17 ooey gooey ways to celebrate National S'mores Day

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Whether it's a outdoor barbecue, a party or movie-under-the-stars night, you can sweeten this season's fun and celebrations with an iconic summer treat. In case you've been living an extraordinarily sheltered life, a s'more is a delicious treat made from three simple ingredients—graham crackers, toasted marshmallows, and melted chocolate bars. August 10, National S'mores Day, is a great reminder to make the most of what's left of the summer.

The first official s'mores recipe was published in the Girl Scout Handbook in 1927, but culinary historians believe that the tradition began much earlier. Over the years, the recipe was passed from camper to camper and eventually became the most famous campfire dessert of all time. Ever wondered why it is called a s'more? Obviously because you'll always want "some more" of this rich, decadent treat. Big companies have taken note of this and carry products based on the super s'mores craze:

In honor of this holiday filled with chocolatey goodness, we've rounded up a couple recipes that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. Grab a couple friends, make a campfire, and try one of these delicious recipes.

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17 ooey gooey ways to celebrate National S'mores Day

S’mores Popsicles 

Layers of vanilla ice cream, graham cracker crust and charred marshmallows are dunked in Magic Shell, creating the s’mores pop of our dreams.

Photo Credit: Sheri Silver 

Vegan S'mores Sandwich Cookies

These cookies are special cookies, because they are sort of healthy seeing as though they are gluten free and vegan. They are also decadent s’mores cookies which officially means you can have it all. Healthy eating and pure decadence, who knew?

Photo Credit: Beard & Bonnet 

S'mores Bars 

Marshmallow fluff topped with the remaining dough and the second pouch of graham-cracker crumbs. These unbelievable S’mores Bars were contributed to the initial Traveling Apron Recipe Swap by Nicole White.

Photo Credit: Aimee Broussard 

S'more Pie

Don’t know who couldn’t like toasted a marshmallow and sandwiching it between chocolate and graham crackers. That first bite when the chocolate just starts to melt and starts to ooze out, then add in that gooey marshmallow. 

Photo Credit: A Happy Food Dance 

Grilled S'more Pizza With Snickerdoodle Crust

We admit that there is nothing “homemade” in this grilled dessert, but the dessert is  SO decadent, so delicious, I felt so guilty. It’s a little slice of summer heaven.

Photo Credit: The Cookie Rookie 

Loaded S'more Crepes 

These Loaded S’more Crepes make breakfast or dessert a delicious and memorable event. Stuffed with chocolate, graham cracker crumbs, and of course marshmallow. The best flavor combo on the planet.

Photo Credit: The Cookie Rookie 

S'mores Cake

The marshmallow frosting made with dandies is spread between 2 layers of graham cracker and then the cake is topped with cacao nibs and crushed graham crackers. Let me warn you, this is not a cake for the faint at heart - this is a super sweet & moist cake that will make your taste buds dance.

Photo Credit: Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes 

S'mores on a Stick

This game day treat, or any day of the week treat for that matter, comes together so fast with minimal ingredients.

Photo Credit: Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes

(Almost) Paleo S’mores

These grain/gluten/nut free, almost Paleo S'mores are the very best & healthiest version of s'mores you can have when you NEED a fix.

Photo Credit: Health Starts in the Kitchen

S'mores Smoothie 

Move over S'mores Frappuccino, this is probably the coolest way you'll ever drink s'mores.

Photo Credit: Eating Made Easy 

S’mores Affogato with Marshmallow Whipped Cream 

Assemble your s'mores affogato by placing 4 ounces of ice cream into 2 coffee cups. Pour 1/2 cup of espresso into each cup and then dollop with the marshmallow whipped cream. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs on top.

Photo Credit: Cooking & Beer 

Pumpkin Butter S'mores 

For those of you not familiar with this spread it’s pretty much pumpkin pie filling that you can eat for breakfast without people judging you aka fall’s answer to summer preserves.

Photo Credit: Wit & Vinegar 

S'mores Ice Cream Sandwiches 

A scoop of vegan chocolate ice cream filled with vegan marshmallows and mini chocolate chips sandwiched between two gluten-free “graham” cracker cookies creates the most satisfyingly S’mores ice cream sandwich a person can ask for.

Photo Credit: Fork & Beans 

S’mores Cups

No campfire required for these S’mores! Now, you can enjoy the delicious taste of traditional s’mores with these easy, less messy S’mores Cups. Perfect for when you have that craving for the graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow-y treat but don’t have a campfire or it’s just way too hot outside to sit by the fire.

Photo Credit: Deliciously Sprinkled

Mixed Berry S'mores 

Initially these meant to come across a little more ‘red-white-and-blue’ for all the patriotic summer festivities, but it really just came across as purple and white. And we're okay with that because they taste so dang good.

Photo Credit: Dessert for Two 

Strawberry S’mores Cupcakes

Topped with allergy-friendly chocolate, organic strawberries, and vegan marshmallows, how can they be beat?!

Photo Credit: Eating Whole

Chocolate S'mores Cookies

These cookies are a spin on Fettle Vegan's favorite chocolate cookie base, but are PACKED with scrumptious s'more goodness in every bite. The ooey-gooey marshmallows, the rich dark chocolate, and the crunch of buttery graham cracker...excuse us while we wipe the drool off my keyboard.

Photo Credit: Fettle Vegan 


Did we miss you favorite way to make s'mores? Please leave it in the comments below and have an incredibly tasty National S'mores Day!

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