21 Campfire-Worthy S'mores Desserts for Summer

Can we ever really tire of s'mores-inspired desserts? NO! Is it impossible because we always want s'more? Yes! All jokes aside though, when it comes to s'mores and s'mores-inspired desserts, everyone is a fan.

A childhood campfire treat fills us with nothing but warm and fuzzy memories, and when you throw in sweet flavors it's always a winning combo. That's why there are many s'more dessert recipes out there New summer = new recipes to try, involving graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows, so hit the store then get to work!

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What are the perfect crackers for s'mores?

For this classic campfire sweet treat, the traditional choice for the perfect s'more is graham crackers. They are both the perfect shape and sturdy enough to handle the melted chocolate and squishy marshmallow.

However, many other varieties have been tested for different flavor combos over the years. Here are a few ideas for you to try this summer:

  • potato chips

  • pretzels or pretzel crisps

  • Ritz crackers

  • saltine crackers

  • Pringles

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What chocolate and crackers are best for s'mores?

This is probably one of those questions that spark fierce debate! For most people though, if they want to build the best s'more possible, they are reaching for a traditional Hershey's chocolate bar and a box of Honey Maid graham crackers.

Milk chocolate is the classic choice for s'mores because of its sweet flavor and creamy texture. Dark chocolate is best for those looking for a richer, less sweet flavor.

Honey Maid Honey Graham Crackers, Family Size, 6 - 25.6 oz Boxes

Honey Maid Honey Graham Crackers, Family Size, 6 - 25.6 oz Boxes
Honey Maid Honey Graham Crackers, Family Size, 6 - 25.6 oz Boxes
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What flavor of graham crackers for s'mores?

Do you use cinnamon or honey graham crackers for s'mores? Most of us are traditionalists when it comes to an ooey-gooey s'more, and we want the "plain" graham crackers. While any brand works just fine, the most popular is indeed Honey Maid Honey Graham Crackers, for their texture and slightly sweet flavor from real honey.

Cinnamon graham crackers would give a unique flavor to your s'mores, especially if using dark chocolate. Mexican hot chocolate contains cinnamon and has such a rich flavor, it might be fun to experiment to see if you could recreate a summer version of a winter treat.

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These 21 s'mores-inspired recipes will get your creative juices flowing. From the S'mores Fluff Salad that is always a hit with the kids to a S'mores Cocktail for those adults-only nights around the campfire, each one of these shows how the flavors we love from a great s'more can be turned into so many delicious things.

Best S'mores Desserts

<p>Mark Boughton Photography</p>

Mark Boughton Photography

No campfire is needed for this cool, creamy dessert that's perfect for a hot day.

<p>Deviation Distilling</p>

Deviation Distilling

You're going to crave cocktail all summer long for its sweet and smoky mix.

<p>Krista Marshall</p>

Krista Marshall

All the flavors from a classic s'more in every spoonful.



A new fun way to enjoy a s'more! Everything tastes better on a stick or in this case a straw! Less mess too!

<p>Laurie Farmer</p>

Laurie Farmer

For those nights when you can't haul out the wood for a campfire.

<p>Chef Paul Sussman</p>

Chef Paul Sussman

Homemade espresso marshmallows are squished between homemade graham crackers with melted chocolate.

<p>Plat 99</p>

Plat 99

A warm coffee-based drink with chocolate sauce, espresso and steamed milk, topped with toasted marshmallows and graham crackers.

<p>Domestic Fits</p>

Domestic Fits

This dessert is the ultimate summer on a plate. Chocolate ice cream pie is made with the addition of stout and holds all the wonderful S'mores flavors, including the toasted marshmallows.

<p>Cookie Named Desire</p>

Cookie Named Desire

Perfect hot summer treat indeed! Graham cracker-infused ice cream swirled with chocolate and gooey roasted marshmallows. This s’mores ice cream is just the way to cool down.

<p>Will Cook For Smiles</p>

Will Cook For Smiles

Happiness, thy name is S’mores Cookie Bars and double happiness would be these double chocolate and double marshmallow layered crumble cookie bars. This treat is filled with white chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate for an extra chocolaty experience.

<p>With Salt and Wit</p>

With Salt and Wit

Boozy take on a S'mores dessert. Dessert cups filled with espresso and chocolate mousse and topped with a toasted marshmallow.

<p>The Gunny Sack</p>

The Gunny Sack

Chocolate cake layered with graham cracker buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache drizzle and toasted meringue.

<p>The Little Epicurean</p>

The Little Epicurean

Bring summer to you anytime with some luscious, rich s'mores fudge. All the campfire treat flavors we love combined in a fudge treat.

<p>Like Mother Like Daughter</p>

Like Mother Like Daughter

Great way to snack after school, during movie night, on a road trip or just because you have a craving for chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows.

<p>Tornadough Alli</p>

Tornadough Alli

Delicious fluffy and creamy marshmallow-flavored cheesecake dip loaded with chocolate pieces and graham cracker crumbles. Great for a simple and cool summer dessert.

<p>The Pinning Mama</p>

The Pinning Mama

Quick and easy layered chocolate treat made with fluffy chocolate pudding, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate ganache and marshmallows.

<p>Eat It and Say Yum</p>

Eat It and Say Yum

Bite-sized cookie treat packed with all the s'mores flavors you can take. Graham crackers are mixed with cream cheese and chopped marshmallows, then coated in smooth chocolate.

<p>Will Cook For Smiles</p>

Will Cook For Smiles

Smooth cheesecake with a buttery graham cracker crust and a fudge and marshmallow topping.

<p>Overtime Cook</p>

Overtime Cook

The flavors of summer baked into a beautiful bundt cake.

<p>Inside BruCrew Life</p>

Inside BruCrew Life

The perfect cake to take to all your summer parties, cookouts and picnics.

<p>Melanie Makes</p>

Melanie Makes

How do you make a brownie better? Make it s'more flavored and stuff it with peanut butter cups!

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