26 Scrumptious S’mores Dessert Ideas

Have your chocolate and marshmallows at the ready for these 26 Scrumptious S’mores Dessert Ideas inspired by the classic campfire treat!

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S’mores Bars from Foodness Gracious

You may have encountered them in the light of a crackling fire at one time or other: S’mores! These classic campfire treats have been a fixture in American outdoorsy culture for decades. Wherever crickets are chirping and an open fire is going in the summertime, these toasty marshmallow sandwiches aren’t far behind. 

S’mores are sweet, sticky, loaded with chocolate and fluffy, melty marshmallows, and just plain fun. And they’ve transcended the camping scene! You’ll find s’mores-themed desserts ranging from s’mores ice cream to brownies, Krispie treats, and more.

We’ve rounded up the most crave-worthy s’mores recipes for your snacking pleasure!

4 smores on a wood serving board

What Are S’Mores?

So, what is a s’more? If you’ve never had one, a s’more is a slab of chocolate with a toasted marshmallow sandwiched between two graham crackers. The heat from the marshmallow melts into the chocolate, creating an ooey-gooey, crunchy, mini dessert sandwich. Yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds.

The s’more is believed to have originated around campfires, where toasted marshmallows abound. You’ll now find recipes for making s’mores on the stovetop, in the oven, in the microwave, and even in the panini press!

Where Did the Name Come From?

The name “s’more” is a contraction of the words “some more.” This appears to have been coined by the bonafide masters of campfires and cookies: the Girl Scouts. In a 1927 edition of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts, the guidebook included the recipe for “Some More.” The instructions involved toasting two marshmallows over the fire to a “crispy, gooey state” and putting them inside “a graham cracker and chocolate bar sandwich.”

Why would the recipe be called “Some More” in the first place, though? The Girl Scout recipe included the note, “though it tastes like ‘some more’ one is really enough.” A lesson in the dangers of overindulgence, maybe. With all that melted marshmallow and chocolate going on, it’s probably a wise warning. 

Later in the 30s and 50s, the shortened term “s’more” grew in popularity for the graham cracker-chocolate-marshmallow combination. Nowadays, no bonfire or campout is complete without s’mores. But why stop there? The humble s’more has inspired loads of dessert ideas to date, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites below!

26 S’Mores Inspired Recipes to Try

A collection of easy and scrumptious s’mores desserts to try! Campfires optional.

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S’mores Lasagna

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A decadent no-bake dessert inspired by s’mores and assembled like a classic lasagna! This icebox cake features layers of chocolate whipped cream, toasted marshmallows, pudding, and (of course) crunchy graham crackers.

S'mores Pie with a fork

S’mores Pie

This chocolate and marshmallow pie recipe is baked to golden goodness and is so delicious! Ooey-gooey melted chocolate mingles with toasty marshmallows and clumps of graham crackers, set in a buttery graham cracker crust.

S'mores cookies stacked on top of each other on a metal plate.

S’mores Cookies Recipe

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Who needs a cherry on top when you can have toasted meringue? These tender and chewy s’mores cookies are gorgeous to look at, and taste even better! Made from a perfect sugar cookie topped with rich chocolate ganache and a mountain of marshmallowy goodness.

A Piece of Pumpkin Smores Poke Cake Next to a Bowl of Marshmallows

Pumpkin S’mores Poke Cake

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Moist and tender pumpkin poke cake set in a chocolate graham cracker crust, soaked in chocolate pudding, and loaded up with a cloud-like marshmallow whipped cream topping! The ultimate dessert for pumpkin and s’mores lovers alike.

Smores Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies with gooey marshmallows inside

S’mores Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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You’re going to want s’more of these stuffed chocolate chip cookies, that’s for sure! These are everything you love about s’mores, literally wrapped up inside a soft and chewy, thick chocolate chip cookie.

S’mores Rice Krispie Treats

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Crushed graham crackers and chocolate are all you need to transform your average, marshmallowy Rice Krispie treats into something extra-s’more-dinary. Sink your teeth into these sweet and sticky dessert bars for a treat of epic proportions!

The cocoa bombs on a white serving plate.

S’mores Hot Chocolate Bombs

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Stay cozy with your own homemade hot chocolate bombs, made from white chocolate molds filled with hot cocoa mix and mini marshmallows! These fun s’mores bombs come together easily, drizzled in even more chocolate, and set onto a graham cracker base.

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Pumpkin S’mores Cake

This easy dessert recipe brings together all the delicious flavors of moist pumpkin cake, marshmallow buttercream, chocolate ganache, and toasted mini marshmallows. Live out your campfire s’mores fantasies in cake form!

White Chocolate S’mores Gooey Cake Bars

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These gooey bars are a decadent dessert made with yellow cake mix, loaded up with graham crackers, white chocolate, and – in true s’mores fashion – lots of pillowy marshmallows!

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Krispie Treat S’mores

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Double up on all that gooey marshmallow goodness when you make these Krispie treat s’mores! This recipe trades honey graham crackers for thin homemade Rice Krispie treats. While keeping the melted chocolate, of course.

A chocolate chip cookie cup with melty chocolate and a toasted marshmallow on top with a bite taken out.

S’Mores Cookie Cups

Keep sticky fingers to a minimum with this genius recipe for s’mores cookie cups! Featuring soft chocolate chip cookie cups loaded up with all the ingredients of a classic s’more. Complete with a melty toasted marshmallow top!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana S’mores

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This easy s’mores recipe makes chocolate peanut butter dreams come true! Chocolate peanut butter hot fudge sauce is drizzled over crackers, topped with a banana slice, then with a melty marshmallow. The best part is that you can make these in your oven!

No campfire? No worries! This s’mores bread pudding for two made right in the oven is a great way to have an indoor campfire date night! Sweet tooth, required.

S’mores Bread Pudding for Two

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This easy recipe for s’mores bread pudding for two lets you turn up the heat on date night – without the fire! These sweet s’mores desserts toast up gloriously golden and warm in the oven for a delicious little bite of romance.

Gooey S’mores Brownies

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This recipe levels up your humble chocolate brownie with all the toasty campfire flavors of a s’more! Rich, fudgy brownies are baked on top of a graham cracker crust and then placed under the broiler with a layer of poofy marshmallow fluff.

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Oreo S’mores Brookies

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Brownie. Cookie. S’mores. You need these in your life! Try to eat just one of these soft and fudgy, crunchy, chocolatey treats. We dare you.

Gooey chocolate s'mores bars with marshmallow topping

Easy S’mores Bars Recipe with Marshmallow

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These s’mores dessert bars are guaranteed to have you craving s’more. Made from a thick layer of homemade chocolate ganache layered over a crunchy honey cracker crust, topped with a fluffy layer of golden-broiled marshmallows.

Toasted Marshmallow S’mores Ice Cream

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A cool and creamy homemade ice cream recipe bursting with the flavor of classic s’mores! This s’mores ice cream is made in an ice cream maker and full of chocolate chunks, squishy toasted marshmallows, and crunchy graham crackers.

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Baked Chocolate Cake S’mores Donuts

What do you get when you cross a soft and fudgy, gluten-free chocolate donut with a s’more? Pure, marshmallow chocolate bliss, that’s what. These baked donut sandwiches are filled with toasty marshmallows and dipped in chocolate for a special dessert that you can make for any occasion.

Air Fryer S'mores Hand Pies

Air Fryer Smores Hand Pies

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Chocolate and marshmallows are wrapped up in puff pastry in this quick and easy recipe for homemade hand pies! The result is a flaky, gooey, chocolatey bite that you’re going to crave for days afterward. Luckily, whipping up another batch is a breeze!

Instant Pot S’mores Cheesecake

In case you wanted a reason to try out cheesecake made in the Instant Pot, here you go. Name a better way to enjoy rich and decadent, gorgeous cheesecake, than a recipe brimming with s’mores goodness!

S’MORES BARS! Gooey marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate s’mores bars! Like rice krispies but with graham crackers. This is the ultimate s’mores treat!

S’mores Bars

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These no-bake dessert bars come together with crushed graham crackers, melted marshmallows, and chunks of chocolate. Party snack perfection that you can whip up in minutes!

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Sources: Mashed.com, Foodandwine.com

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