Learning how to make smores as a kid is so fun! We’ll cover the original smores ingredients recipe (like for campfire food step by step) and other dessert smores ideas, like how to make the dessert in the oven and a fun indoor smores idea for these easy desserts (so you can even make them in a classroom or during a group sleepover inside!).
How To Make S’mores Homemade
Learning how to make smores is kind of a rite of passage for summer activities or fall cookouts, don’t you think?
How To Make S’mores (Traditional Way)
How To make S’mores Step by Step:
- Break a graham cracker in half. Place the two pieces on a plate.
- Place a milk chocolate square on top of one of the graham cracker halves.
- Roast your marshmallow to the desired doneness. (Some people like their smores marshmallows likely toasted brown and some people like their marshmallows blackened.)
- Place your toasted marshmallow on top of the graham cracker chocolate square side. Using the empty graham cracker, carefully slide your toasted marshmallow off the marshmallow roasting sticks onto the chocolate side.
- Place graham cracker on top of toasted marshmallow and push down a little.
- Eat immediately!
(see full recipes and instructions below)
What are S mores made of?
In case you’ve never made s’mores, it’s super easy and they’re a great dessert treat to make with kids! S’mores ingredients are just three things!
S mores Ingredients
- Graham crackers
- Chocolate bar
(Yep! That really is it!)
What crackers are best for smores?
The best crackers for smores (and most traditional crackers) are graham crackers. Stick with the name brand graham crackers (like Honey Maid) to give you that extra crunch with your s’mores treat and give you a sturdy cracker. However, you can try other non-traditional smores recipes like Club crackers, Ritz crackers, and even cookies!
ALSO TRY OUR OTHER S’MORES RECIPES:
Air Fryer Ice Cream Smores
How To Make S’mores In The Microwave
How To Make S’mores Without Graham Crackers
You can get creative and make s’mores out of anything (and they’ll still be yummy). If you’re wondering how do you upgrade s mores, check out these ideas!
What can I use instead of graham crackers for s mores?
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Saltine crackers
- Ritz crackers
- Rice Krispie Bars (for s’mores rice krispie treats!)
- Pecan Sandie cookies
- Belvita Breakfast Biscuits
- Pretzel Crisps
- Butter cookies
- Nutter Butter cookies
- Keebler Chocolate Covered Deluxe Grahams
- Keebler Fudge Striped Cookies
- Small pancakes (for s’mores pancakes)
- Ice cream cones (filled and cooked on the fire for s’mores cones)
(You can use almost anything to make s’mores cookies!)
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What is the best chocolate for S mores?
Milk chocolate is usually the best chocolate for s’mores because it melts easily. However, if you don’t mind smores with chocolate that holds it’s form and doesn’t melt as easily, try dark chocolate or any of your favorite chocolate candy bars!
What goes well with S mores?
Pair your smores recipe up with:
- Hot chocolate
- Chocolate milk
- Strawberry dipping sauce
- Peanut butter
- Salted caramel sauce
- Blondie brownies
Onto the smores desserts!
How To Make Smores Recipe
S’more are fun to make because first you get to roast the marshmallows (which usually includes a campfire) and then you have an easy dessert to eat!
(We love these telescoping roasting sticks as the best sticks to use for roasting marshmallows and you can even use them for hotdogs, too!)
But, we also have a recipe for how to make smores in the oven and also using an indoor smores kit after the recipe — smores alternatives from the traditional recipe and s’mores variations.
Don’t miss more smores recipes after this one! [KEEP SCROLLING!]
First, we’ll start with how to make s’mores at campfire.
ALSO TRY OUR:
How To Make S’mores In The Microwave (2 Easy Ways) — perfect if you’re wondering how do you make s mores in your classroom!
How To Make Smores (Traditional)
This is the easy, traditional, best smores recipe using only three ingredients!
- 4 sheets Graham Crackers
- 2 Hershey Chocolate Candy Bar
- 4 Large Marshmallows
- Carefully break apart the graham crackers so that they form squares. (You should have 8 total squares.)
- Break apart or cut chocolate bars into square pieces. (You should have 4 squares of chocolate.)
- Before roasting the marshmallows, place a row of graham crackers on a plate and then place one piece of chocolate on top of each graham cracker square. Now you've prepped the bottom of the smores and are ready to roast your marshmallows (next step)!
- Place marshmallows on the roasting sticks (one or two on each stick, depending on what kind of stick you are using). Carefully roast over the top of the fire, turning the stick the entire time so that the marshmallows are roasted evenly.
- With the marshmallow still on the roasting stick, place it on top of the prepared graham cracker bottoms and chocolate (from Step 3). Then, using another graham cracker square, carefully slide off the marshmallow from the roasting stick onto the chocolate. Place the graham cracker square on top and lightly press down.
- Enjoy the gooey smore!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 82mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.
How To Make Smores At Home
How do you make smores in a fireplace?
If your electricity is out (or if it’s just a cozy fall or winter evening), you can even make smores in a fireplace. Just follow the traditional s’mores recipe and roast your marshmallows the same as you would if you had an outdoor fire.
Then, assemble your s’more as normal.
How To Make S’mores Bars (more than one at a time):
Try this for smores on grill or oven smores, too!
How To Make Indoor Smores
What if we told you that you didn’t need a campfire to make these campfire desserts?
How To Make S’mores Indoors
If you’re having a camping theme party or backyard camping sleepover or want to skip the campfire part of the s’mores recipe (especially if you have little ones that you don’t want around fire), you can actually do some indoor s’mores with s’mores kit.
You can grab this super affordable indoor s’mores maker and not worry about your kids being around the campfire (or even worry about your campfire day getting rained out!).
(Yep! You can learn how to make s’mores in the house!)
I love this s’more maker because you can use it all year ’round whenever your kids need to know how to make s’mores at home indoors!
But, can you make s’mores in the oven?
Here’s how to make baked smores…
How To Make S’mores in the Oven
How To Make S’mores Without A Campfire
Another indoor smores idea is this smores oven recipe.
Baking smores in the oven is also a great idea if you want to have a large number of smores available all at once for a party — it’s kind of a s’mores bake!
Here’s how to make s’mores in a pan in the oven:
To make smores in the oven check out our new S’mores Bake Recipe
What’s your favorite smores recipe?
How To Make Smores with Scaredy Squirrel (Camping Study Unit for Kids)
We decided to pair up our smores with the book Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by author and illustrator Melanie Watt.
If you’re not familiar, Scaredy Squirrel is a fabulous little squirrel who is afraid of, well, everything (and had a lot of OCD).
In this book, Scaredy Squirrel decides to go camping for a very unique reason… so that he can watch camping on television and not have to deal with all the scary stuff outdoors — including the Three Little Bears and zippers. (Yep, zippers.)
But, to plug in his television, Scaredy Squirrel needs to stretch an extension cord from his tree and across the campground to the only available outlet.
As you can imagine, along the way across the campground Scaredy Squirrel learns a thing or two, including that the outdoors may not be as scary as he thinks—and learns how to roast marshmallows (just like we need in our smores recipe!).
If you’ve never experienced the books by author and illustrator Melanie Watts, you are in for a treat!
She writes (and illustrates) them like a hysterical how-to guide.
You won’t be disappointed!
Listed Book Age Range: 4-8 years
The book, our camping printable for kids, and the s’mores recipe makes a great unit study for homeschool or classroom project, too!
WARNING: It goes without saying that if you’re working around a campfire then you’ll want to keep a really close eye on the kids. You may even be more comfortable helping them roast the marshmallows and then allowing the kids to assemble their own s’mores.
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The Ultimate Guide to Camping with Kids
Thanks for the great step by step, easy for kids to understand recipe . It is good to know all the different ways to make smores!
I hope you have fun with them, Jamie!