Fancy S’mores

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I ate a lot of s’mores as a kid. It all started at our family’s annual summer vacations to Kentucky Lake. Later, at home, my sister and I would make them regularly in the microwave. Authentic “camp” flavor doesn’t happen in the microwave, but it was fun to watch them rise and (nearly!) explode.

It probably comes as no surprise that hershey bars and jet puffed marshmallows aren’t quite my thing anymore. So, last weekend, Jack and I headed to Whole Foods where we gathered ideas and ingredients to make these fancy pants gourmet s’mores.

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Most of our inspiration came from the fancy chocolate aisle. I could lose myself in that section all day… So. many. pretty. packages. Jack waited impatiently while I decided which bars looked prettiest together which flavors would go best together.

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Truth be told, we tried to make our own homemade vegan marshmallows. It was a big fail, but these vegan homemade-like ones by Sweet and Sara are awesome. (Find them in the refrigerated section).

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To keep things somewhat classic, we used regular (365 brand) graham crackers. We also stocked up on fruit and a jar of Jeni’s Salty Caramel Sauce. (I never said these were going to be healthy s’mores!).

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Here are the combos we came up with! They were all delicious but I think our favorite was the one with strawberries & white chocolate (made with the Divine White Chocolate & Strawberries bar, pictured above).

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fancy s’mores

  • graham crackers
  • marshmallows
  • variety of fancy chocolates
  • fruit such as: bananas, strawberries, blackberries
  • salted caramel
  • almond butter
  1. roast marshmallows over a campfire (or your gas stove).
  2. Assemble s'mores.
  3. Smush and eat!

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  1. Kenny Hall

    I would use dark chocolate, homemade vanilla marshmallows, and fresh raspberries.

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  2. Kristen

    The Smackberry looks delicious!

    The only variations I’ve done are use different flavored chocolate bars (I like milk with almonds) or fruit flavored gourmet marshmallows…but I think I’d like fresh fruit better!

  3. Sara from

    My favourite s’more combo is vegan marshmallows, gluten free graham crackers, crushed cashews, and melted caramel. I love the fruit idea! It looks Devine!

  4. Renae from

    Love my S’mores with Reese’s peanut butter cups!

  5. Marie

    coconut flakes, caramel, marshmallows, and dark chocolate layered between shortbread style cookies (samoa-inspired)!

  6. Stacey

    These look delicious! I’m thinking dark chocolate & peanut butter! Yum!

  7. these look SO good! i would love something a dark chocolate and salted caramel for that salty sweet combo i love.

  8. Sarah

    I definitely think a bittersweet espresso cream layer is in order–cut the sweetness, but bring out the chocolate flavor. Yum.

  9. Ashley from

    These are out of control AMAZING! I think I would add toasted coconut to the caramel s’more you made above and call it a day. 🙂

  10. Kristen

    Pretzel peanut butter s’mores!

  11. gaby

    I’ve never really made fancy smores, this is hard! I think it would be awesome to recreate an argentine alfajor, I’ve been meaning to make dairy free dulce de leche forever!
    I also think turning it into an ice cream sandwich with banana peanut butter ice cream and a marshmallow.

  12. Jessie C.

    My idea for a gourmet s’more: 99% unsweetened dark chocolate, marshmallow and fresh blueberries.

  13. Jenn

    I like using peanut butter cups, or caramel cups, in place of the chocolate bar. And cinnamon grahams for me, please!

  14. Nicole Wilson

    I never thought to add fruit to my s’mores, but next time we make them I am definitely trying blackberries or dark cherries!

  15. Binnie from

    Your blog is superb, and your photos spectacular!

    What camera do you use?

    Keep it coming! 😀 😀


  16. M. Soleil

    Would a pumpkin-pie inspried one work? With spiced pumpkin filling and pecans held together with the marshmallow?

  17. Mel

    I would definitely use vegan marshmallows and fancy chocolate. I would add almond butter for a creamy, sweet kick!

  18. Amanda Sakovitz

    I love the idea of graham crackers, milk chocolate, marshmallow, caramel, and m&ms!

  19. Trish

    Crunchy peanut butter + dark chocolate + gooey melted vegan marshmallow!

  20. Jen

    I LOVE making’smore cupcakes- with marshmallow icing that I brulee using a kitchen torch.

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