S'mores lovers, this is your day. Yes, there really is a National S’mores Day, and it lands each year on August 10. Which, coincidentally, is around when camping season peaks. I see what they did there. But you hardcore s'mores fans don't need a campfire to enjoy the classic flavor trifecta of graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallow. Instead, here are 10 decadent ways you can mark this glorious day -- without the pesky wood smoke and mosquito bites.
There may not be s'mores in the title, but this recipe is s'mores to the core. Layers of coffee ice cream and chocolate fudge nestled in a graham cracker crust get topped with gooey marshmallow cream and itty bitty marshmallows. Then the whole thing gets lightly toasted and you get a huge round of applause.
For this 5-star beauty, chocolate and marshmallows are melted together and folded into whipped cream to make a luxurious fluffy filling atop a graham cracker crust. To make it Instagram-worthy, you can simply drizzle a little more chocolate over the top in concentric circles and draw a knife from the center outward to make a fancy pattern.
When you need a quick and easy s'mores fix, this simple 4-ingredient dessert comes together in just minutes to give you all the pleasure of warm, melty chocolate and marshmallows scooped up with graham crackers. Perfect for binge-watching nights.
In this super easy s'mores variation, chocolate and marshmallow get all melty with graham cracker crumbs inside pan-grilled flour tortillas. Let's just go ahead and call these s'mores quesadillas.
Here's a grown-up take on s'mores: Yes, the ingredients are layered and baked in a pan, then cut up into bars for serving. But what elevates this dessert is the layer of rich chocolate ganache in the middle. (Ganache is simply chocolate melted in hot cream to make it extra sinful, so don't be intimidated by the name or the technique.)
Layers of ice cream, chocolate pudding, and graham cracker crumbs go into these adorable pudding pops. You can put a touch of chocolate liqueur in the pudding mix just to fancy it up for the grown-ups, if you'd like.
Try this baked-in-a-pan version of s'mores when prowling bears have you stuck inside without a campfire.
This frozen pie has everything you love about s'mores: graham crackers, chocolate in the middle, and toasted marshmallows over the top. Watch the video to see how it all comes together.
How about an ice-cold big gulp of liquid s'more goodness? So refreshing on a hot summer's day.
10. S'mores in a Cup
Easy-to-serve individual s'mores cups are sophisticated enough for grown-ups and cute enough for the kid in you.
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