Sweeten Up the Campfire with These Creative S’mores Recipes

Oct 28, 2020 | Food & Camp Cooking

Sweeten Up the Campfire with These Creative S’mores Recipes

There are plenty of ways to prepare everyone's favorite campground dessert. Take your s'mores game to the next level with these fun twists.

By Ashley Rossi

Everyone loves a classic s’more around the campfire, but why not add a twist next time you’re craving this delicious dessert outside. From walking s’mores to graham cracker alternatives, there’s a s’mores recipe waiting to become your new favorite camping treat.

Swap Out the Graham Cracker

Oreo s'more

What can you use instead of graham crackers for s’mores? There are plenty of creative ways to sandwich your roasted marshmallow and melted chocolate. Here’s a list of some of our favorites:

  • Oreos for a decadent dessert.
  • Rice cakes for a lower calorie alternative.
  • Apple slices for a healthy treat.
  • Cookies for a delicious indulgence. 
  • Stroopwafels for added caramel goodness.
  • Pretzel thins for a salty crunch.

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Swap Out the Chocolate Bar

Graham crackers with roasted marshmallows, raspberries, and white chocolate

Up your chocolate game with one of these tasty alternatives. 

  • Change it up with white chocolate, and add blackberries while you’re at it. 
  • Make it minty with a York Peppermint Patty.
  • Go nutty with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
  • Use a Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme bar.
  • Spice it up with some pumpkin butter, pumpkin pie filling, or leftover pie for a fall twist.
  • Add edible cookie dough for extra sweetness.

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Top It Off

Sugar-coat any s’more by adding some tasty toppings like thinly sliced fruit or berries—strawberries are a favorite—caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, butterscotch, or whipped cream.


Simple and Fun S’mores Recipes 

Below are four recipes that offer a twist on classic s’mores. 

Campfire Cones

Avid campers know this recipe by heart, but for those new to this mess-free treat, here’s what to do. 

Ingredients: 

  • Chocolate chips
  • Waffle cones
  • Mini marshmallows 
  • Toppings of your choice

 Directions: 

  1. Fill cone with marshmallows and chocolate chips.
  2. Wrap the cone in tin foil and place it on the edge of the campfire (or on a grill).
  3. Let marshmallows and chocolate melt for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Unwrap, add toppings, and enjoy with a spoon.

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S’mores Nachos 

Break out the cast iron skillet for this one. 

Ingredients: 

  • Graham crackers 
  • Jumbo marshmallows 
  • Chocolate bars or chips
  • Extra toppings or candy of your choice
  • Chocolate sauce

Directions: 

  1. Break up graham crackers and layer in an aluminum or cast iron pan. 
  2. Add marshmallows, chocolate, and toppings.
  3. Place on a campfire using a grate or directly on the grill. 
  4. Cook for about 10 minutes or until chocolate is melted and marshmallows are golden brown. Top with your favorite sauce and candy extras.
Golden brown marshmallows in a cast iron skillet with graham crackers and chocolate base

Liquid S’mores

Did you know you can drink your s’mores? As an added bonus, you can make this recipe boozy.

Ingredients: 

  • Milk
  • Hot cocoa mix 
  • Instant chocolate pudding
  • Chocolate chips
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Graham cracker squares
  • Marshmallows or fluff
  • Bailey’s or other liqueur (optional)

Directions: 

  1. Heat milk, cocoa mix, and instant pudding over medium heat until steaming hot. Whisk so there are no clumps. 
  2. Fill a mug with the liquid and add optional alcohol. 
  3. Top with roasted marshmallows (or fluff), chocolate chips, sauce, and a side of graham crackers. 
Chocolate drink in glass mug topped with roasted marshmallows

Walking S’mores

These s’mores are ideal for kids and super easy to make. 

Ingredients: 

  • Teddy Graham snack pack
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate bars or chips

Directions: 

  1. Open snack packs and add chocolate. 
  2. Melt or broil marshmallows until golden brown (about 1 minute). 
  3. Add marshmallows to the snack pack and shake to coat. Serve with forks.

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How do you roast marshmallows without a fire?

No fire, no problem. You can make s’mores indoors by cooking them in the oven for three to five minutes at 400 degrees or softening them in the microwave for about 15 seconds. You can even brown the marshmallows in an air fryer by halving them and placing them on top of graham crackers for about five minutes at 390 degrees—add the chocolate after, it will melt from the heat. And for those with a grill: Craft your s’mores and then wrap them in foil and heat on the grill for about five minutes.


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Ashley Rossi

Ashley is the managing editor at Togo RV. She comes from a background in travel writing which has taken her from Australia to Haida Gwaii. Her favorite national park is Zion and she's helping her parents plan an epic cross-country retirement trip in an Airstream.

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