Graham crackers. Chocolate bars. Marshmallows. We all know what that equals, the tried and true beloved Smore. Smores just scream summer to me, whether you make them while your camping huddled around a campfire or in your pajamas at a sleepover using a microwave, smores go over great with everyone. I love how the “smores” flavor has become so popular. It’s not just limited to campfire fare but now there’s cookies, brownies, fudge, pie, cupcakes, you name it. There’s so many cool variations that I even have a pinterest board just for anything smores related.
This post is actually more of an assembly line of ingredients rather than a specific recipe. There’s so many ways to put a creative spin on Smores that there’s no strict ingredients or techniques to follow, this is just another way to get the creative juices flowing and have a little fun with a simple, but much loved treat.
I decided to call this post Smores Remix because it’s an enhancement of a classic, which is what a remix is right? Maybe enhancement is a strong word because smores do not need to be changed but if your looking to move past the typical graham cracker, Hershey’s chocolate bar and extra large marshmallow line up, look no further. I’ve compiled a couple of alternative spins that are sure to become new traditions when it’s time to make smores.
So let’s get into it.
In exhibit A (photo above) you have what appears to be your typical smores lines up. Graham cracker bottom, Hershey’s bar center, and of course a big, puffy, slightly charred marshmallow. The charred spots on this marshmallow are courtesy of my kitchen torch, no campfire required to makes these smores. Everything looks normal except for the little chunk of almond sticking out of the chocolate bar. That’s right, it’s a slight changed but it makes a big difference. I’m a huge fan of chocolate covered almonds and I love how Hershey’s milk chocolate with almonds bar tastes in a smore. You get chocolate with the extra flavor and crunch of almonds. It’s a small adjustment, but definitely worth the mix up.
Now for my second example, I took out the chocolate bar completely and replaced it with a thick, generous helping of Nutella. Ah yes, that wonderful chocolate hazelnut spread comes in handy yet again and makes the typical smore extra ooey gooey and over the top good. If you love Nutella, you’ll love it sandwiched between a graham cracker and a marshmallow.
This one is for my peanut butter lovers. Instead of a chocolate bar in your smores, what about a Reese’s peanut butter cup? I mean, I don’t think it’s possible for these things to taste bad no matter what you incorporate them into. If you really want to blow your peanut-butter-lovin mind, how about take a graham cracker, smear creamy peanut butter in place of the chocolate and then, add your Reese’s cup to that, stick the marshmallow in it’s usual spot and BAAM, peanut butter smores heaven.
Now this little doozy is all about the chocolate. Chocolate graham crackers, with a milk chocolate almond hershey’s bar, reese’s cup, and a big fat marshmallow. If you don’t get a sugar rush from this than I don’t know what will but I thought it was pretty inventive. It’s double chocolate, peanut butter, crunchy almonds, melted marshmallow and graham cracker all in one. I mean, c’mon.
Now I can’t pick this one and the next one on which is my favorite. All of these variations have something going for them. This particular one I like to call cookies n’ cream smores. Chocolate graham cracker, hershey’s cookies n; cream bar and marshmallow. This is one of the best things ever. If you like cookies n’ cream anything, you’ll love this. Simple yet creative. Like I said, you’ll love this variation.
Now for one last smores remix…
Don’t tell me you thought I wouldn’t find a way to get some sprinkles in the mix. With all the melted marshmallow, nutella spread, and melted chocolate all over the place I just knew there was a special spot for sprinkles. And seriously, how good does that look? Messy, yes, but what Smores isn’t. There’s no fun without the mess with these babies. This particular one is chocolate graham cracker, hershey’s milk chocolate with almonds (because I love chocolate covered almonds) melted marshmallow and of course, the sides dipped in sprinkles.
I hope this gets your imagination going with how many tasty, fun ways you can mix up traditional recipes. Of course, the traditional Smore holds a special place in our hearts but it’s also fun to mix it up and see what different creations we can come up with. Have some fun with this over the summer and let me know what variations you guys come up with!
- Original or Chocolate Graham Crackers
- Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars
- Hershey's Milk Chocolate with Almonds Bar
- Hershey's Cookies n' Cream Bar
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
- Nestle Crunch Bars
- Nutella Hazelnut Spread
- Creamy or Crunchy Peanut Butter
- Trader Joe's Cookie Butter
- Marshmallow Sundae Topping
- Caramel Sundae Topping
- Rainbow Sprinkles
- Take 1 full graham cracker and break it in half. Using different types of chocolate and candy, build and customize your Smore anyway you like. If camping; char marshmallows over the fire and then sandwich them between the choclate and graham crackers. If making these at home, either use a microwave or kitchen torch to help heat up the marshmallows.