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

I convinced my partner, Sam, to try 10 different types of s’mores with me. We had fun and came away with some interesting combinations – some you’ll love and others you might want to pass on.

Rating the S’mores

The s’mores are listed in the order we tried them and rated out of 5. Where we disagreed on a rating, I averaged our scores.

1. Peanut Butter and Jam

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

Rating: 1.5/5

One of the lowest rated on our list. We love peanut butter and jam sandwiches, so we’ll stick to those.

2. Cookies and Cream

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

Rating: 3/5

Good, but nothing to write home about.

3. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Ingredients: roasted marshmallow and Reese’s peanut butter cup

Rating: 4.5/5

Very good. You could add graham cracker to this one, but we liked it without.

4. Bacon

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

Rating: 1.5/5

I expected this one to be better than it was. Bacon and dark chocolate are great combinations, but don’t pair as well with marshmallow and graham cracker…It didn’t help that I overcooked the bacon.

5. Caramel

Ingredients: caramel, graham cracker, and marshmallow

Rating: 3/5

I thought this would be a 5/5, but 3 isn’t bad! If I did it again, I’d sprinkle some crushed peanuts on the top.

6. Brownie

Ingredients: brownie and marshmallow

Rating: 4/5

We loved this. The brownie was moist and the roasted marshmallow was excellent with it. Definitely give this one a try!

7. Chocolate Chip Cookie

Ingredients: chocolate chip cookie and marshmallow

Rating: 4/5

If you’re a fan of chocolate chip cookies, you’ll love this. We used Chips Ahoy rainbow chocolate chip cookies.

8. Oreo

Ingredients: Oreo cookie and marshmallow

Rating: 4/5

Fantastic. The chocolate wafer cookies are great with marshmallow.

9. Cinnamon and Chili

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

Rating: 4/5

I didn’t expect to like this one, but it turned out to be one of my favourites. You could also try cinnamon and cayenne.

10. Ice Cream

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. But, if you are RV camping or at a cottage, you got to try this!

Our Top Three and Bottom Two

After some debate, our top three choices are ice cream, cinnamon and chili, and Reese’s peanut butter cup. They are followed closely by brownie, chocolate chip cookie, and Oreo.

Our bottom two are bacon and peanut butter and jam.

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.

Do You Have a Favourite S’more?

If you try or have tried any of these s’more combinations, let me know how you’d rate them. Also, recommend me your favourite s’more and maybe I’ll give it a shot!

Interested in other campfire recipes? Check out my 3-day/2-night backcountry meal plan.


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