It's hard to beat a classic, especially one that's been around for more than a century. But a time-tested recipe is a good starting point for experimenting with new flavors and textures. There's no doubt that a traditional s'mores recipe of graham crackers, chocolate, and roasted marshmallows remains popular, but it is possible to do more with your s'mores. Here are a few ideas to try the next time you're cooking over an open flame.
1. Rainbow S'mores
Give your s'mores a burst of color and make your guests smile with rainbow sprinkles. As soon as you assemble the graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallow, gently press on it until you see the gooey center of the marshmallow oozing out the sides. Then roll the edges in sprinkles so the soft marshmallow holds the sprinkles in place.
2. Dip and Roll
You'll have to do some prep work to make this deconstructed s'more. Set up a dipping station with melted chocolate, crushed graham crackers, toasted coconut, and sprinkles. You can roast the marshmallows on skewers and let them cool slightly, or use them straight out of the bag. Dip a marshmallow in melted chocolate and then roll it in your favorite toppings.
3. Salty Caramel Bacon
Satisfy sweet and salty cravings with s'mores flavored with salty caramel and bacon. Instead of using a regular chocolate bar, add a piece of chocolate filled with salty caramel filling. Sprinkle some crisped bacon bits on top of the chocolate bar as you assemble the sandwich. S'mores Girl Scout cookies have nothing on this combination of flavors.
4. Lemon Meringue
Take your s'mores game into new territory by substituting lemon curd for the chocolate. The tart citrus flavor balances the sweet marshmallows and tastes like a lemon meringue pie. If you make your own curd, you can experiment with other fruit flavors (including tangerine, raspberries, and passion fruit) for different flavor combinations.
5. Fluffernutter S'mores
According to The Boston Globe, the name Fluffernutter first appeared in the late 1960s when food manufacturer Durkee-Mower used it in advertisements for its marshmallow cream, a key ingredient in peanut butter and marshmallow sandwiches. The ingredients also work in a s'more. Just skip the fluff and use a roasted marshmallow sandwiched between layers of peanut butter and graham crackers.