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Oct 9, 2009 07:53 PM

Smores Variations?

I love smores, and I want to have a smores party this fall. I'm trying to think of different variations on the traditional ingredients, but always resulting in a delicious, gooey dessert. Any ideas?

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  1. How about:

    Nutella instead of a chocolate bar
    A little bit of peanut butter or crushed peanuts
    Sliced bananas
    Shredded, toasted coconut
    Different kinds of crackers
    Homemade marshmallow? (Or W-S marshmallow- sooo good!)

    1. Do you want different ingredients in the form a traditional s'more or the s'more reworked into another form?
      We had a interesting dessert at a culinary school(Sage Bistro in Omaha)---S'more soup --thick hot chocolate shot with a home made graham cracker stick and home made marshmallow.
      Some other ideas:

      If you wanted to keep with the idea of the traditional form, use homemade graham crackers. good dark chocolate. and home made marshmallows. You could add toasted pecans. coconut, dried fruit. Maybe use a chocolate thin wafer with caramel sauce and the marshmallow. You might also use white chocolate. You might change the flavor of the marshmallows

      1. - re QSheba's suggestion of different types of "crackers" - chocolate wafers, vanilla wafers, gingersnaps, oatmeal cookies, chocolate chip cookies
        - fruit spreads, caramel sauce, butterscotch sauce
        - white chocolate, Mexican chocolate

        1. Better Homes and Gardens had a recipe years ago for s'mores w/jam. i can't find the recipe but found one close to it. IIRC, the BHG recipe didn't have white chocolate.

          I think carmel and toasted marshmallows between two chocolate (not dipped) graham crackers would be really good.

          1. Not that far from traditional, but on one of the Barefoot Contessa episodes, she made them using chocolate Digestives. I bought some milk chocolate Digestives for that very purpose, but I keep forgetting to buy marshmallows, and keep eating the biscuits as is.