Death by S’mores: Reviewing 10 S’more Combinations

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No snack captures the essence of childhood and camping like the s’more. Toasted marshmallow and melted chocolate sandwiched between graham crackers, it’s a mouthwatering, albeit messy, treat. But, could it be better!? Could this classic trio be improved on?

To answer this, I convinced my partner to try 10 different s’more combinations with me. From creamy peanut butter to spicy chilli, from crispy bacon to melted caramel, we tried and rated all of them out of 5. Where we disagreed, I averaged the scores. Bon appetit!

Simple Swaps

Two ingredient s’more recipes that have you pairing your favourite cookies and desserts with melted marshmallows. These are delicious, chocolaty, and easy to make!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

S’more combinations: Reese’s peanut butter cups + marshmallows

Ingredients: A toasted marshmallow on top of a Reese’s peanut butter cup

Rating: 4.5/5

We are suckers for Reese’s peanut butter cups! So, no surprise, we loved them as a swap for graham crackers or sandwiched between them.

Chocolate Brownie

S’more combinations: chocolate brownie + marshmallow

Ingredients: chocolate brownie and marshmallow

Rating: 4/5

Who doesn’t love a warm chocolate brownie? It’s extra good topped with gooey marshmallow.


S’more combinations: Oreo + marshmallow

Ingredients: Oreo cookie and marshmallow

Rating: 4/5 Fantastic.

Twist the chocolate wafers apart and mix marshmallow with the Oreo’s creamy centre. Double stuff or mega stuffed Oreos encouraged!

Chocolate Chip Cookie

S’more combinations: chocolate chip cookie + marshmallow

Ingredients: chocolate chip cookie and marshmallow

Rating: 4/5

There’s a reason chocolate chip cookies are so beloved, so why not use them to smoosh together some marshmallows? We used rainbow chocolate chip cookies because I’m a sucker for their candy coating, but the classic cookie’s chocolate chips would melt easier. Yum!

Questionable Combos

They’re not all bad, but definitely not our favourites! Okay, okay…some of them are bad.

Peanut Butter and Jam

S’more combinations: peanut butter + strawberry jam + graham cracker + marshmallow

Ingredients: peanut butter, strawberry jam, marshmallow, and graham cracker

Rating: 1.5/5

One of the lowest rated on our list. It’s dry, the texture sucks, and the flavour isn’t the greatest. We’ll stick to peanut butter and jam sandwiches.

Cookies and Cream

S’more combinations: cookies and cream + graham cracker + marshmallow

Ingredients: Hershey’s cookies and cream chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallow

Rating: 3/5

Cookies and cream chocolate bars are one of my all time favourite treats, but do they make a good s’more substitute? Not really – stick with the classic.

Crispy Bacon and Dark Chocolate

S’more combinations: bacon + chocolate + graham cracker + marshmallow

Ingredients: cooked bacon strips, graham cracker, dark chocolate, and marshmallow

Rating: 1.5/5

Bacon and dark chocolate are surprisingly great pairings, the sweet and salty flavours jive well. But, don’t pair them with marshmallow and graham cracker – yuck!

Melted Caramel

S’more combinations: caramel + graham cracker + marshmallow

Ingredients: caramel, graham cracker, and marshmallow

Rating: 3/5

I thought this would be a 5/5. If I did it again, I’d sprinkle some crushed peanuts on the top and add some dark chocolate.

Must Tries

Seriously – try these! Enough said.

Cinnamon and Chilli

Great combo: chilli + cinnamon + chocolate + graham cracker + marshmallow

Ingredients: cinnamon, chilli, marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker

Rating: 4/5

Out of all the combos on this list, this is the one that I’ll continue to make on the regular. It’s inspired by Mexican hot chocolate and it’s just as delicious. You could also try swapping the chilli for cayenne.

Vanilla Ice Cream

#1 combo: vanilla ice cream + chocolate + graham cracker + marshmallow

Ingredients: vanilla ice cream, graham cracker, marshmallow, and dark chocolate

Rating: 5/5

The best for last! This was so delicious. Logistically, ice cream by a campfire is tricky and mixing frozen dessert with hot marshmallow is messy! But, I promise it’s worth it. If you are RV camping or at a cottage, you have to try this!

S’mores Tips

  • To get a perfectly roasted marshmallow, try cooking over hot coals instead of flames. This will reduce the chance of your marshmallow catching fire.
  • To melt the chocolate, stick it in the centre of your roasted marshmallow.
  • A traditional s’more has you smooshing the marshmallow and chocolate between two graham crackers. That’s okay, but we found using two cookies masked the flavour of the other ingredients. Use one cookie for a better balance.

What S’more Combinations Should We Try Next!?

If you try any of these s’more combinations, let me know how you’d rate them. And send me your favourite recipes, I’d love to try them! Happy camping!

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