How To Celebrate National S'mores Day 25 Delicious Ways
Happy National S'mores Day! Aug. 10 marks a day dedicated to celebrating the messiest, most delicious dessert of our youth. The summertime staple is engrained in our collective memories, evoking nights out by the campfire, balmy afternoons around fire pits, and an unbridled excitement to roast marshmallows and put together the perfect dessert. In celebration of all these wonderful memories, here are 25 National S'mores Day recipes that take your childhood favorite to next-level decadence.
With just a few more weeks left of summer, you'll want to make the most of the time you have left, and this seasonal go-to of yesteryear is the perfect way to do it. From doughnut to pavlova to calzone remixes, the classic s'more gets a second life in these over-the-top recipes. Go beyond marshmallow, chocolate bar, and graham cracker in favor of creamy Nutella, chocolate mousse, and bacon. Yes, bacon. Take your marshmallows' flavor up a notch by way of bourbon and beer. Switch out crumbly graham crackers for Ritz crackers, tortillas, and tart crust. Let your inner child loose today and dive into the sweet chocolatey gooey indulgence of the classic summertime dessert in these upgraded variations. The recipes in this roundup are guaranteed to have everyone begging for s'more.
1. Campfire Grilled S'more Calzones
You can stick to the classic campfire routine to achieve these beautiful bites of cinnamon-spiked pizza dough and a generous serving of Hershey's chocolate squares. Recipe creator Half Baked Harvest recommends dusting powdered sugar and a sprinkle of crushed graham crackers for delectable results, and even pairing the warm chocolate and marshmallow-filled pies with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream.
2. S'more Doughnuts
Get your doughnut and s'more fix simultaneously with these sweet treats by The Simple, Sweet Life. Made with whole wheat flour, they're slightly healthier than their fried counterparts but are best consumed covered in chocolate icing and marshmallows.
3. S'mores-Stuffed Strawberries
Put regular chocolate-covered strawberries to shame with this s'more-inspired take by How Sweet It Is. The berries are injected with melted marshmallow and sprinkled with graham cracker crumbs for the ultimate bite-sized indulgence.
4. Toasted Marshmallow S'more Tart
Against All Grain brings some sophistication to the messy campfire treat with this lovely tart recipe that delivers all the s'more flavor without the ooey gooey mess.
5. Fudgy S'more Brownies with Toasted Marshmallow Meringue
These bite-sized fudgy brownies by A Farm Girl Dabbles are made extra beautiful (and delicious) with a layer of glossy chocolate ganache and a high swirl of light and fluffy marshmallow meringue, topped with a piece of graham cracker.
6. S'more Doughnut Sandwich with Easy Homemade Beer Marshmallows
Take the doughnut and the s'more to out-of-this-world greatness with this sinful masterpiece from Half Baked Harvest. You still get the necessary crunch from the crushed graham crackers that top the inventive dessert, but you also get the chewy goodness of the doughnut and gooey beer marshmallow combination.
7. Red Velvet S'mores Brownies
This tasty triple threat by How Sweet It Is combines red velvet cake, brownies, and s'more for results much greater than the sum of all parts.
8. Flourless Chocolate S'more Cookies
Take the mess out of the picture while still satisfying all your s'more cravings with these flourless s'more-infused cookies by Deliciously Yum. Almost like brownies, these six-ingredient babies are fudgy, chocolatey, and super chewy.
9. S'more Macarons
Class things up and serve your s'mores as macarons with this recipe by The Simple, Sweet Life. The quintessential American treat gets some Parisian flair with these adorable morsels.
10. S'mores Pavlova
Go all out with this decadent pavlova by A Cozy Kitchen. Sifted cocoa powder is folded into dark chocolate layers and melted in with a marshmallowy seven-minute frosting. Crushed graham cracker is sprinkled generously throughout and a gooey, fudgy center awaits inside.
11. Meringue-Encased Chocolate Mousse S'more Cakes
These baby cakes by Half Baked Harvest are perfect for a small bite-sized treat, though it may be impossible to have just one. Mini chocolate cakes are met with mousse, graham cracker crust, and blow torched meringue.
12. Gooey S'mores Ice Cream Cake
This ice cream cake by How Sweet It Is is like a giant s'more with the satisfying addition of cold ice cream.
13. S'mores Bars
Brown Eyed Baker's take on s'mores bars are complete with thick layers of graham cracker crust, fudgy milk chocolate ganache, and massive, puffy, toasted marshmallows.
14. S'more Ice Cream
Skip the baking altogether and opt instead for this sensational frozen number by The Simple, Sweet Life. The perfect way to beat the last of the summertime heat.
15. Bourbon Marshmallow Bacon S'mores
Meet your new favorite dessert. This concoction by How Sweet It Is switches out your childhood marshmallows for bourbon-infused beauties and tops it all off with crispy bacon.
16. Nutella S'more Churro Quesadilla
Cooking For Keeps encourages you to bring out your inner child with this experimental venture that maintains that same messy gooeyness you loved in your youth. Graham crackers are switched out for two tortillas smothered in creamy Nutella and sprinkled with mini marshmallows and cinnamon and sugar. The quesadillas are then brushed with butter and sauteed to perfection.
17. S'more Milk Chocolate Mousse Cups
These cuties are like your favorite peanut cups but even better. Half Baked Harvest combines graham crackers, chocolate, and light whipped mousse for a perfectly contained s'more that doesn't compromise on flavor.
18. Salty Peanut Butter S'mores Truffles
Cookies & Cups boldly used Ritz crackers for her s'mores recipe, making "poppable" truffles bursting with s'more-flavored goodness.
19. S'mores Cake In A Jar
Now you can have your classic s'more ingredients without all the mess, thanks to this mason jar variation by How Sweet It Is. Melted butter is mixed with graham cracker crumbs and salt to serve as the base to this layered dessert of chocolate and marshmallow perfection.
20. S'more Tart
The Simple, Sweet Life serves up another clean way to get your s'mores fix with this pretty layered tart.
21. S'more Cheesecake Dip
Forget s'more sandwiches that crumble between your fingers with every bite. This dreamy bath of marshmallows, chocolate, and cream cheese by A Pretty Life In The Suburbs makes for the ultimate dessert dip for graham cracker after graham cracker.
22. S'mores Krispie Bars
Combine two childhood favorites with this mashup by Foodie Crush that marries Rice Krispies with everything we love about s'mores.
23. Perfect S'more Cookies
These classic chocolate chip cookies by Baked By Rachel get a s'mores-tastic upgrade with mini marshmallows.
24. Three-Ingredient S'mores Cookie Bites
Opt for no-bake, no-fuss dessert fun with these three-ingredient s'mores bites by The Comfort Of Cooking that deliver all the crunch and gooeyness of the original.
25. Pumpkin S'mores Cupcakes
Finally, ready yourself for the impending fall with these pumpkin-infused s'mores cupcakes by How Sweet It Is.
Images: How Sweet It Is (6), Half Baked Harvest (4), The Simple, Sweet Life (4), Against All Grain, A Farm Girl Dabbles, Deliciously Yum, A Cozy Kitchen, Brown Eyed Baker, Cooking For Keeps, Cookies & Cups, A Pretty Life In The Suburbs, Foodie Crush, Baked By Rachel, The Comfort Of Cooking