11 S'Mores Inspired Desserts for Those of Us Stuck Inside

Look, we think s’mores are magical as is. They’re the holy trinity of everything you loved as a child — graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows — all sandwiched together into melty, summertime goodness.

So why mess with perfection? If we’re being honest, it’s because we want s’mores all the time. Not just once in a blue moon, whenever we go camping, but always. We need s’mores at the office to get us through the day; we want them waiting for us when we come home. We crave the most spectacular, marshmallow-filled confection to feast on at midnight, when no one is looking.

And that’s where the s’more-inspired treat comes in. From tidier dessert sandwiches to marshmallow-studded waffles, we rounded up the best ways to get your s’mores fix, no campfire needed. Sure, if you ever find yourself in the wild with a bag of marshmallows, we hope you’ll grab a twig and do things the old-fashioned way. Until then, dig in.

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by Lisa Siva


Dessert for breakfast is perfectly acceptable when it comes in the form of pancakes. Stuffed with chocolate chips and drizzled in marshmallow fluff syrup, these pancakes from A Pastry Affair are a decadent start to the morning — just the way we like it.

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Little Leopard Book introduces s’mores to waffles, and it’s everything we ever dreamed of. Plus, it’s gluten-free, which means it’s completely healthy…right?

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S'more Jars

When in doubt, put everything a jar — not only is your dessert portable, but it’s also ten times cuter. Some Kitchen Stories shows us how to pack our s’mores for the road.

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Nutella Pockets

The mad scientists at Cooking for Keeps make a s’mores inspired pop tart with two of our favorite things: Nutella and peanut butter. Heck, yes.

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Chocolate Mousse Cups

This one’s for those of us who ate s’mores mostly for the chocolate. Half Baked Harvest whips up chocolate mousse and marshmallow fluff — all inside a chocolate cup.

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Fudgy S'more Brownies

What’s better than melted chocolate in your s’more? A whole brownie, obviously. A Farmgirl’s Dabbles tops hers with toasted marshmallow meringue and a graham cracker sliver.

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Ice Cream

Got toasted marshmallow and graham cracker leftovers? Churn them into your next batch of ice cream, à la Half Baked Harvest.

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Red velvet cake and s’mores? Don’t mind if we do. Grandbaby Cakes whips up a milkshake for the ages.

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Mini Chocolate Cakes

Don’t be fooled — these miniature, meringue-enclosed cakes may be small, but they are fierce. Half Baked Harvest has the recipe.

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Inside-Out S'mores Cake

This is the dessert you make when you’ve got people to feed, and thirty guests lighting marshmallows on fire doesn’t sound like the best idea. Hungry Rabbit has a show-stopping graham cake, layered with chocolate ganache and marshmallow frosting.

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5-Minute Mug Cake

And this is the cake when it’s just you and some chocolate at 2am. Thanks, How Sweet Eats!

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