Gourmet marshmallows and chocolate graham crackers make this s’more extra special. Photography courtesy Recchiuti Confections.




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October 2005
Last Updated August 2013

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A Gourmet S’mores Party

Page 2: Graham Cracker S’more Recipes


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The Process

1. Review the recipes below, and choose some (or all). Or, create your own.

2. Invite an appropriate group of revelers for dessert.

3. Set each person up with the ingredients to make his or her S’mores—by roasting the marshmallows over the votive, then sandwiching them on cookies with a slab of chocolate. Don’t use Sterno—it imparts a chemical taste to the marshmallow. If you don’t want to use flames, Tiny Trapeze’s  Marshmallow Creme is a heavenly option.

Gourmet marshmallows add a little something extra: here, chocolate and coconut flavors. Photo by Elton Lin | THE NIBBLE.

Gourmet Graham Cracker S’mores Recipes

1. The Classic S’more Recipe

  • Take 2 graham crackers.
  • Top one with a one-ounce square of chocolate.
  • Toast a marshmallow.
  • Place toasted marshmallow on top of chocolate.
  • Put second graham cracker on top to complete the “sandwich.”


Modern alternative: marshmallow creme. It first hit supermarket shelves in cans as Toot Sweet Marshmallow Fluff in 1917 (now simply Marshmallow Fluff). This ingredient works especially well with chocolate covered graham crackers.

Variation: Peanut Butter S’mores: Use mini peanut butter cups instead of the chocolate bar.


marshmallow creme
Top quality marshmallow creme can be an improvement over conventional supermarket marshmallows. Photo courtesy Tiny Trapeze.

2. The Chocolate Graham S’more Recipe

  • Take 2 chocolate-covered graham crackers (we used these beauties from Eli Zabar (photo at right); and have also used Jo’s chocolate grahams, which are sweeter (Jo’s Candies private labels the chocolate-covered graham crackers sold at Starbucks).
  • Place a toasted marshmallow between two cookies.
  • For a quick, no-flame treat, use marshmallow creme as a “sandwich filling.”

Chocolate Grahams
When life gives you a box of chocolate-covered graham crackers, make gourmet s’mores. Photo courtesy Eli’s.

3. The Uramaki S’more Recipe

Uramaki is the “reverse roll” at the sushi bar (the rice is on the outside). We call this s’more version the “Sumo,” for reasons soon to be apparent.

  • Take 2 chocolate bars, one milk, one dark.
  • Top each with a graham cracker.
  • Top each graham with toasted marshmallows or marshmallow creme.
  • Sandwich together....or if the thought is too daunting, eat each as an open-face sandwich.

Put the toasted marshmallow atop a chocolate bar, then top it with a graham cracker. Photo by Melody Lan | THE NIBBLE.


4. The Little Schoolboy S’more Recipe

The graham cracker and chocolate are replaced by Petite Écolier (Little Schoolboy) cookies—butter cookies with a real chocolate bar embedded on top (photo at right).

  • Take two Petite Écolier cookies.
  • Sandwich a toasted marshmallow between the cookies—or use marshmallow creme.
  • Bon appetit!

Le Petit Ecolier Smores
When life gives you a box of chocolate-covered graham crackers, make gourmet s’mores. Photo courtesy Eli’s.

5. The Open Face S’more Recipe

This variation was created by Jaclyn of the blog CookingGlassy.com (click for the recipe).

  • First, you can use a cookie cutter to make graham cracker rounds from the square boards.
  • When the warm marshmallow comes out of the broiler, insert a Hershey’s Kiss or a Rolo caramel-filled chocolate.
  • For a sweet-and-salty riff, use Saltines.

Open Face Smores
Use a cookie cutter to cut graham crackers into circles. Photo courtesy CookingClassy.com.

6. S’more Bar Cookie

Beyond lemon bars and oatmeal bars are... s’mores bars. Here’s the recipe.


7. S’mores Pie

What comes after s’mores bars? A s’mores pie, of course. The photo is below; here’s the recipe.


Smores Cookie Bar
S’mores become a bar cookie. Photo courtesy SheKnows.com.


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Smores Pie
S’mores become a pie. Photo courtesy PixilatedCrumb.com.