OUTDOOR LIVING | Reinventing the S’more

S’mores are the perfect combination of sweet, gooey goodness. The s’more doesn’t need to be reinvented. It can be fun, however, to mix things up and put a new twist on this classic summer sweet.


Graham crackers, milk chocolate and a fire-roasted marshmallow is a winning combination. If you’re making s’mores while camping, though, consider buying graham crackers or cookies with the chocolate already incorporated, to keep transport and cleanup easier. For a new taste, replace the milk chocolate with hazelnut chocolate spread. Add peanut butter to a classic s’more for a sweet-and-savory treat. Switch out the graham crackers for ginger snaps for a spicy version.


If you’re more adventurous, you can completely overhaul the s’more. Put your roasted marshmallow on a skewer and then dip in melted chocolate and then graham cracker crumbs. Throw a completed s’more into the blender with some ice cream and milk for a s’more milkshake.

FROZEN S’MORES TheMaverickObserver.com offers this recipe for a frozen take on the original s’more.


1 pint (2 cups) vanilla ice cream

12 whole graham crackers

2 cups mini marshmallows

1/2 cup mini chocolate chips


1. Preheat your broiler to high.

2. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Spread the marshmallows on the baking sheet and broil until deep brown, about 30 seconds. Remove from the oven and set aside for 10 minutes to cool.

3. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat ice cream on medium-low speed, just until soft. Add the toasted marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, and 3 of the graham crackers (broken up into small pieces) and mix on low, until just combined.

4. If your ice cream mixture has softened up too much, place it in the freezer until it is no longer soupy. Otherwise, work quickly and start composing your ice cream sandwiches.

5. Freeze until firm, at least two hours, and serve