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No Campfire? No Problem! Try These S’mores-Inspired Recipes Instead

S'mores bars by Dinner then Dessert, a s'mores skillet brownie by Half Baked Harvest, and s'mores chocolate pie by Lil Luna.
Dinner then Dessert/Half Baked Harvest/Lil Luna

If you love everything about roasted marshmallows smashed in melty chocolate and enclosed in crispy graham crackers, then these s’more-inspired recipes are sure to thrill your taste buds.

Learn everything there is to know about this fun summertime treat! You can make any of these delicious recipes next time you’re in the mood for s’mores but don’t have a campfire handy. (Or, you could always invest in the mind-blowingly awesome Solo Stove.)

All About S’mores

A black and white image of the 1927 edition of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts, featuring an image of a scouts troop and the first known recording of a s'more recipe, which used to called a "Some More."
Persephone Bakery

Ever wondered who invented s’mores? While there’s no way to know for sure, a 1927 Girl Scouts publication called Tramping and Trailing included some recipes for “some mores.” Later publications changed the spelling to “s’mores.”

Marshmallows, that all-important ingredient in s’mores, were enjoyed by the ancient Egyptians as far back as 2000 B.C. When it comes to cooking these treats, everyone has their own idea of what toasty perfection looks like. Luckily, there’s a handy chart to help you determine your perfect roast.

Today, some top American manufacturers create s’more-flavored treats, featuring graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows.

Camp Meade currently holds the title for “World’s Largest S’more.” In 2019, at the Winter S’morestice—an annual event in Middlesex, Vermont—a team of employees and volunteers actually made a 343-pound s’more!

Now that you know a little more about these much-beloved toasty treats, it’s time to take things up a notch with some fun s’mores-flavored recipes.

S’mores Cupcakes with Graham Cracker Frosting

Two images: The left image is a side view of a s'mores inspired cupcake topped with a marshmallow, a piece of Hershey's chocolate and a graham cracker. The right image features the same cupcake sliced in half to show the melted chocolate center of the cupcake.
House of Nash Eats

If you consider yourself a cupcake (or s’mores) fanatic, then there’s one recipe that you don’t wanna miss—s’mores cupcakes! The cakey base starts with a simple graham cracker crust and is stuffed with a piece of chocolate or an ultimate gooey bite.

The graham cracker cream cheese frosting brings out so much flavor in these cupcakes, and the decorative toppings make them gorgeous to look at. Before serving, a toasty marshmallow, a bar of Hershey’s, and a graham cracker really create a tasty effect.

What a great way to celebrate the fun flavors of summer, cupcake style.

Get the Recipe: House of Nash Eats

Gooey S’mores Skillet Brownie

A large skillet filled with a baked s'mores brownie, topped with two scoops of icecream.
Half-Baked Harvest

Half Baked Harvest has done it again with the intoxicating images that make your tummy rumble. This skillet dish is an ultimate mashup, featuring all the goods that a s’more offers, all mixed into a giant brownie.

You’ll find every bite to be decadent and ooey-gooey, to say the least. So, spoon it onto a plate and enjoy it with vanilla bean ice cream, or grab a few graham crackers and ready yourself for the dip of a lifetime.

Get the Recipe: Half-Baked Harvest

S’mores Pizza

A s'mores pizza with one missing piece and a single slice on a napkin.
Life, Love and Sugar

Ahh, s’mores pizza, a nontraditional dessert pie built for parties and summertime indulgence. It all starts with a quick pie crust base. Then, it’s topped with butter and graham cracker crumbs.  Chocolate and marshmallows are next to top this pretty pie, and then into the oven it goes.

What you’ll have before you is a marvelous, melty dessert that the entire family will love eating. Be sure to get the little ones involved in making this one for tons of fun.

Get the Recipe: Life, Love and Sugar

S’mores Bars

Four stacked s'mores bars surrounded by marshmallows, chocolate chips, and graham crackers.
Dinner then Dessert

S’mores bars are perfect to take to parties, picnics, and barbecues. Both kids and adults adore these! The best part is that the simple, five-ingredient recipe is so easy to make—no campfire required.

Get the Recipe: Dinner Then Dessert

S’mores Cookies

Two images: The left image features two cookies placed on a small side place along side of a glass of milk and the right image features s'mores cookies cooling down on a cooling rack.
Preppy Kitchen

Any dessert recipe list is simply incomplete without cookies, and boy does this recipe deliver! These chewy, gooey s’mores cookies deliver a mouthfeel that’s just right.

Classic cookie dough combined with mini marshmallows, Hershey’s chocolate, and chopped graham crackers create a wonderful treat. Be sure to read through the pro tips as well to ensure that your cookies look and taste amazing every time.

Get the Recipe: Preppy Kitchen

S’mores Chocolate Pie

A s'mores chocolate pie topped with toasty mini marshmallows and a slice on a plate.
Lil’ Luna

If you love chocolate cream pie and you appreciate the warm, summery flavor of a s’more, then this recipe is one that you’ll want to make.

The pie offers a crumbly, graham cracker crust with a light and fluffy chocolate cream filling, and it gets topped with mini marshmallows for a gentle browning session. If there’s one recipe that you have to try, it’s this one!

Get the Recipe: Lil’ Luna

Smore’s Dip

Two images of s'mores dip made in a cast iron skillet. The right image features someone pulling up toasty melted s'mores dip with a graham cracker.
Five Heart Home

Finally, for the ultimate indoor version of s’mores, we give you S’mores dip! It’s perfect for accompanying a fancy s’mores board and super fun for slumber parties.

It’s as simple as layering chocolate and marshmallows into a cast-iron skillet and then letting it bake. Once it’s done, take it out of the oven and start dipping graham crackers in it. Keep in mind that you’ll have a scorching skillet, so serve it with caution.

Get the Recipe: Five Heart Home

Next time you have a s’mores craving but no campfire in sight, serve up a batch of any of these ooey, gooey recipes, and enjoy all the praise!

Emilee Unterkoefler Emilee Unterkoefler
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »
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