Build your own s'mores bar

It’s the beginning of August, and I have s’mores on my mind. Two things in particular:

  • News alert: You don’t have to wait for a campfire to make s’mores
  • S’mores can be more than just marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate bars

S’mores can be made year-round (on the stovetop) and they can be decked up in all sorts of ways (see below for a bunch of ideas).

A Build-Your Own S’mores Bar

Why not make a DIY s’mores bar for your next get-together?

Whether you’re planning a baby shower, bridal shower, wedding, or other celebration, your guests will undoubtedly love creating their own dessert.

A DIY s’mores bar is an extremely easy dessert option with minimal prep time. Simply lay out all of your toppings and let guests build their own s’mores.

DIY s'mores bar

Pedicures and S’mores: The Perfect Girl’s Night

The other night, I got together with some friends for pedicures, pizza, wine. and an unanticipated dessert. It was the perfect summer evening. Here are our pedicured feet:

Pedicures

After dinner, the host (my friend Ellen) asked if anyone wanted s’mores. We shouted out a collective “yes”, but scratched our heads wondering  how she would toast marshmallows without a flame.

Stovetop smores

Making s’mores on the stovetop (be careful!)

Well, we learned something awesome that night: You don’t have to have a campfire to make s’mores. Just a gas stove. Indoor s’mores. Brilliant idea. Thanks Ellen!

 

DIY S'Mores Bar

DIY S'Mores Bar

Practice safe indoor s'mores making: To make stovetop s'mores, you'll need a fork, metal chopstick, or other non-flammable object to put a marshmallow on. The technique isn't much different than traditional campfire s'mores making. Just be extra careful because you're inside. Beware of oozy melting marshmallow, and have a bucket of water on hand just in case.

Ingredients

Basic ingredients

  • Graham crackers
  • Large marshmallows

Topping options

  • Hershey's chocolate bars
  • White chocolate bars
  • Peanut butter cups
  • Almond butter
  • Peppermint patties
  • Mint chocolate chips
  • Nutella
  • Peanut butter
  • Toasted almonds
  • Sliced bananas
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Cinnamon-sugar
  • Sea salt flakes

Instructions

  1. Place toppings on a tray or serving table. Be sure to have small spreading knives available if you are including peanut butter, almond butter, or Nutella. Prepare s'mores as usual.