our taste-tested top s’mores combinations + how to roast marshmallows in the oven – in partnership with Walmart
This time of year my boys love having bonfires in the backyard and roasting marshmallows, and I thought it would be fun to try making them with different ingredients and see which ones we like best. Our kitchen counters were covered with every different type of s’more ingredient you can imagine, and we were all in a happily miserable sugar coma when all the taste testing was over.
Below you’ll find our top seven favorite combinations and tips for making them in the most delicious, least messy way. Yes, seven is a random number, but we couldn’t decide on just five. There were too many good ones! And I’ll share how I roast marshmallows in the kitchen when the weather isn’t cooperating to have a fire outside. If I’m being honest – I 100% prefer this method because I can make a bunch of perfectly toasted marshmallows at a time, and I don’t end up smelling like a bonfire. 🔥 Let’s make some s’mores!
THE PERFECT S’MORES FORMULA:
- something crunchy – example: graham cracker, pretzel, cookie – not a soft one!
- something creamy – example: slightly melted chocolate, peanut butter, caramel
- a perfectly toasted marshmallow
HOW TO TOAST MARSHMALLOWS IN THE OVEN:
Turn the broiler on high with an oven rack positioned in the center. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place marshmallows flat side down so they don’t roll around. Space the marshmallows a few inches apart so they don’t stick together when they expand from the heat. Place the baking sheet under the broiler and watch them very carefully. It only takes a few minutes, if that, to brown on one side so don’t walk away from the oven. After the first side is toasted to your liking, take them out of the oven, gently turn them over with a pair of silicone-tipped tongs, and place them back in the oven to toast the opposite side. This side will brown even faster, so again don’t walk away from the oven! As soon as they reach toasted perfection, immediately pull them out and allow to cool slightly before transferring them to your s’more.
REESE’S TAKE 5 CANDY BAR S’MORE
original graham cracker + peanut butter + marshmallow + pretzel crisp + peanut butter cup
HOW TO MAKE: Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on two squares of graham cracker – crunchy would be more like the Take 5 bar, but you can use creamy too. To one graham cracker add a peanut butter cup, a warm toasted marshmallow, a pretzel crisp, and the second graham cracker on top.
MINT CHOCOLATE S’MORE
chocolate graham cracker + marshmallow + andes chocolate mints
HOW TO MAKE: Place Andes chocolate mints on a graham cracker square and top with a toasted marshmallow and a second graham cracker square.
ICED OATMEAL COOKIE S’MORE
iced oatmeal cookie + marshmallow + white chocolate
HOW TO MAKE: Place a piece of white chocolate on an iced oatmeal cookie and top with a toasted marshmallow and another iced oatmeal cookie.
COOKIES ‘N CREAM S’MORE
oreo chocolate sandwich cookie + marshmallow + cookies ‘n cream chocolate
HOW TO MAKE: Separate one chocolate sandwich cookie. Add a piece of cookies ‘n cream chocolate and a toasted marshmallow to one of the halves and top with the remaining cookie half.
TIP: Since an Oreo is so much smaller than a graham cracker square, it might be better to use mini marshmallows for this s’more instead of the regular size. Better marshmallow to cookie ratio.
SALTED CARAMEL CHURRO S’MORE
cinnamon graham cracker + marshmallow + white chocolate + salted caramel sauce + sea salt
HOW TO MAKE: Place a piece of white chocolate on a cinnamon graham cracker and top with a toasted marshmallow. Add a drizzle of salted caramel and sea salt to a second cinnamon graham cracker and place on top.
COOKIE BUTTER S’MORE
cinnamon graham cracker + marshmallow + cookie butter
HOW TO MAKE: Spread a fairly thick layer of cookie butter on two squares of cinnamon graham cracker. Add a toasted marshmallow to one graham cracker and top with the other.
NUTELLA BANANA SPLIT S’MORE
graham cracker + marshmallow + nutella hazelnut spread + strawberry + banana
HOW TO MAKE: Spread a thin layer of nutella on two squares of graham cracker. Add a toasted marshmallow and slices of fresh strawberry and banana to one graham cracker. Top with the other graham cracker.
TIP: place the sliced fruit on a paper towel to dry off excess moisture before adding them to the s’more. They will slide around less and stick to the Nutella better!
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We had so much fun playing with all the different s’mores recipes, and I hope your family will enjoy the ideas we’ve put together as well. Let me know what your favorite s’more is! Even with all the ingredients I bought, I was able to save money with low-cost quality brands from Walmart. I love their online order and pickup option, but I tried Walmart delivery for the first time and it’s a game changer for our busy life!
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