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The Ultimate Guide to Campfire S’mores

The Ultimate Guide to Campfire S’mores

Everything you need to know about this classic summer dessert

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The classic s'more has been one of our favorite desserts for almost a century.

No other food screams summer quite as much as a perfectly molten s’more, cooked gently and slowly over the flames of a campfire. These charred-marshmallow and chocolate-filled treats have been enjoyed by kids (and grown-ups) throughout America since the 1920s, when the Girls Scouts spread the word about this magical sweet treat. Since then, the popularity of s’mores has, thankfully, only increased. Today we seem to be simply unable to get enough of them. Here, we talk you through making the perfect, classic s’more, and offer up some s’more inspiration to ensure that your summer evenings spent round a campfire are as tasty as can possibly be.

The Ultimate Guide to Campfire S’mores (Slideshow)

Never set out on a camping trip, or even think about lighting a campfire, until you’ve stocked up on s’mores-making equipment. You’ll need long skewers, cookies (they don’t necessarily have to be graham crackers, unless you’re a s’mores purist), marshmallows, and chocolate. No fancy equipment is required or desired: S’mores cooked on a stick over a campfire in the middle of nowhere on a warm summer night are always the tastiest.

Click here to learn everything you need to know about campfire cookouts.

While we do love a classic s’more, we can never resist trying out various ways to transform this basic treat into something more extravagant. The fantastic thing about s’mores is that it’s incredibly easy to adjust, alter, and improvise on, according to your own creativity and tastes: As long as there’s a molten marshmallow sandwiched between something sweet and delicious, it counts as a s’more. Try doubling the chocolate by swapping the graham crackers for chocolate chip cookies, or add some saltiness by swapping chocolate for a peanut butter cup. The variations really are endless.

Let your taste buds guide you on your s’mores adventure, but make sure you study up on the key cooking techniques, and our favorite s’mores variations, before you begin.


Ultimate S’MORES : Chocolate Rolo S’MORES

The average response: 1. With this being said, I started thinking – why aren’t more people creative with their chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker combinations? If I were to only eat 1 steak per year – I wouldn’t choose a cut of meat that was just “average.”

It’s time to think outside of the box a little when it comes to s’mores recipes, so I present the first in a series of “Ultimate S’MORES” recipes designed to inspire an above average s’mores eating experience. Just like anything in life, there’s room for improvement and growth. I introduce to you, the Chocolate Rolo S’MORES.

Step 1: Proper Ingredients

For this recipe, I decided to step outside the white puffy marshmallow world. My local grocery stocks a chocolate/vanilla swirled marshmallow – they’re definitely worth seeking out, especially if the chocolate is your favorite of ingredients.

You’re also going to need Rolo “minis.” Not only do they fit perfectly inside of a marshmallow, but they’re also completely unwrapped and campsite ready.

Lastly, graham crackers. I’m sure eventually I’ll become more picky, but for the sake of this experiment – whatever you’ve got will work.

Step 2 : Assembly

With a small amount of pressure, push a single Rolo into the center of your marshmallow – using the flat side as the entry point.

S’Mores – Rolo in the center of the marshmallow

Once you’ve got your chocolate inside of your marshmallow – you’ll need to get it onto the stick. I learned that by inserting the stick through the round side of the marshmallow, and directly through the chocolate center – you can optimize your marshmallow to caramel/chocolate ratio.

Next, roast the marshmallow over your fire. The chocolate will begin to melt a little in the center of the marshmallow. When your marshmallow has reached optimum roasting, sandwich between 2 graham crackers. I found that by ‘squeezing’ the marshmallow a bit between the crackers, I could make the caramel and chocolate ‘ooze’ a bit.

S’Mores to share with friends and family

I highly suggest chocolate Rolo S’mores if you’re camping with kids. This makes the perfect campfire dessert, and will surely become a favorite in your camp. If you’ve got a s’mores Recipe to share, please leave a comment below – I’d love to hear about it!


Ultimate S’MORES : Chocolate Rolo S’MORES

The average response: 1. With this being said, I started thinking – why aren’t more people creative with their chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker combinations? If I were to only eat 1 steak per year – I wouldn’t choose a cut of meat that was just “average.”

It’s time to think outside of the box a little when it comes to s’mores recipes, so I present the first in a series of “Ultimate S’MORES” recipes designed to inspire an above average s’mores eating experience. Just like anything in life, there’s room for improvement and growth. I introduce to you, the Chocolate Rolo S’MORES.

Step 1: Proper Ingredients

For this recipe, I decided to step outside the white puffy marshmallow world. My local grocery stocks a chocolate/vanilla swirled marshmallow – they’re definitely worth seeking out, especially if the chocolate is your favorite of ingredients.

You’re also going to need Rolo “minis.” Not only do they fit perfectly inside of a marshmallow, but they’re also completely unwrapped and campsite ready.

Lastly, graham crackers. I’m sure eventually I’ll become more picky, but for the sake of this experiment – whatever you’ve got will work.

Step 2 : Assembly

With a small amount of pressure, push a single Rolo into the center of your marshmallow – using the flat side as the entry point.

S’Mores – Rolo in the center of the marshmallow

Once you’ve got your chocolate inside of your marshmallow – you’ll need to get it onto the stick. I learned that by inserting the stick through the round side of the marshmallow, and directly through the chocolate center – you can optimize your marshmallow to caramel/chocolate ratio.

Next, roast the marshmallow over your fire. The chocolate will begin to melt a little in the center of the marshmallow. When your marshmallow has reached optimum roasting, sandwich between 2 graham crackers. I found that by ‘squeezing’ the marshmallow a bit between the crackers, I could make the caramel and chocolate ‘ooze’ a bit.

S’Mores to share with friends and family

I highly suggest chocolate Rolo S’mores if you’re camping with kids. This makes the perfect campfire dessert, and will surely become a favorite in your camp. If you’ve got a s’mores Recipe to share, please leave a comment below – I’d love to hear about it!


Ultimate S’MORES : Chocolate Rolo S’MORES

The average response: 1. With this being said, I started thinking – why aren’t more people creative with their chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker combinations? If I were to only eat 1 steak per year – I wouldn’t choose a cut of meat that was just “average.”

It’s time to think outside of the box a little when it comes to s’mores recipes, so I present the first in a series of “Ultimate S’MORES” recipes designed to inspire an above average s’mores eating experience. Just like anything in life, there’s room for improvement and growth. I introduce to you, the Chocolate Rolo S’MORES.

Step 1: Proper Ingredients

For this recipe, I decided to step outside the white puffy marshmallow world. My local grocery stocks a chocolate/vanilla swirled marshmallow – they’re definitely worth seeking out, especially if the chocolate is your favorite of ingredients.

You’re also going to need Rolo “minis.” Not only do they fit perfectly inside of a marshmallow, but they’re also completely unwrapped and campsite ready.

Lastly, graham crackers. I’m sure eventually I’ll become more picky, but for the sake of this experiment – whatever you’ve got will work.

Step 2 : Assembly

With a small amount of pressure, push a single Rolo into the center of your marshmallow – using the flat side as the entry point.

S’Mores – Rolo in the center of the marshmallow

Once you’ve got your chocolate inside of your marshmallow – you’ll need to get it onto the stick. I learned that by inserting the stick through the round side of the marshmallow, and directly through the chocolate center – you can optimize your marshmallow to caramel/chocolate ratio.

Next, roast the marshmallow over your fire. The chocolate will begin to melt a little in the center of the marshmallow. When your marshmallow has reached optimum roasting, sandwich between 2 graham crackers. I found that by ‘squeezing’ the marshmallow a bit between the crackers, I could make the caramel and chocolate ‘ooze’ a bit.

S’Mores to share with friends and family

I highly suggest chocolate Rolo S’mores if you’re camping with kids. This makes the perfect campfire dessert, and will surely become a favorite in your camp. If you’ve got a s’mores Recipe to share, please leave a comment below – I’d love to hear about it!


Ultimate S’MORES : Chocolate Rolo S’MORES

The average response: 1. With this being said, I started thinking – why aren’t more people creative with their chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker combinations? If I were to only eat 1 steak per year – I wouldn’t choose a cut of meat that was just “average.”

It’s time to think outside of the box a little when it comes to s’mores recipes, so I present the first in a series of “Ultimate S’MORES” recipes designed to inspire an above average s’mores eating experience. Just like anything in life, there’s room for improvement and growth. I introduce to you, the Chocolate Rolo S’MORES.

Step 1: Proper Ingredients

For this recipe, I decided to step outside the white puffy marshmallow world. My local grocery stocks a chocolate/vanilla swirled marshmallow – they’re definitely worth seeking out, especially if the chocolate is your favorite of ingredients.

You’re also going to need Rolo “minis.” Not only do they fit perfectly inside of a marshmallow, but they’re also completely unwrapped and campsite ready.

Lastly, graham crackers. I’m sure eventually I’ll become more picky, but for the sake of this experiment – whatever you’ve got will work.

Step 2 : Assembly

With a small amount of pressure, push a single Rolo into the center of your marshmallow – using the flat side as the entry point.

S’Mores – Rolo in the center of the marshmallow

Once you’ve got your chocolate inside of your marshmallow – you’ll need to get it onto the stick. I learned that by inserting the stick through the round side of the marshmallow, and directly through the chocolate center – you can optimize your marshmallow to caramel/chocolate ratio.

Next, roast the marshmallow over your fire. The chocolate will begin to melt a little in the center of the marshmallow. When your marshmallow has reached optimum roasting, sandwich between 2 graham crackers. I found that by ‘squeezing’ the marshmallow a bit between the crackers, I could make the caramel and chocolate ‘ooze’ a bit.

S’Mores to share with friends and family

I highly suggest chocolate Rolo S’mores if you’re camping with kids. This makes the perfect campfire dessert, and will surely become a favorite in your camp. If you’ve got a s’mores Recipe to share, please leave a comment below – I’d love to hear about it!


Ultimate S’MORES : Chocolate Rolo S’MORES

The average response: 1. With this being said, I started thinking – why aren’t more people creative with their chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker combinations? If I were to only eat 1 steak per year – I wouldn’t choose a cut of meat that was just “average.”

It’s time to think outside of the box a little when it comes to s’mores recipes, so I present the first in a series of “Ultimate S’MORES” recipes designed to inspire an above average s’mores eating experience. Just like anything in life, there’s room for improvement and growth. I introduce to you, the Chocolate Rolo S’MORES.

Step 1: Proper Ingredients

For this recipe, I decided to step outside the white puffy marshmallow world. My local grocery stocks a chocolate/vanilla swirled marshmallow – they’re definitely worth seeking out, especially if the chocolate is your favorite of ingredients.

You’re also going to need Rolo “minis.” Not only do they fit perfectly inside of a marshmallow, but they’re also completely unwrapped and campsite ready.

Lastly, graham crackers. I’m sure eventually I’ll become more picky, but for the sake of this experiment – whatever you’ve got will work.

Step 2 : Assembly

With a small amount of pressure, push a single Rolo into the center of your marshmallow – using the flat side as the entry point.

S’Mores – Rolo in the center of the marshmallow

Once you’ve got your chocolate inside of your marshmallow – you’ll need to get it onto the stick. I learned that by inserting the stick through the round side of the marshmallow, and directly through the chocolate center – you can optimize your marshmallow to caramel/chocolate ratio.

Next, roast the marshmallow over your fire. The chocolate will begin to melt a little in the center of the marshmallow. When your marshmallow has reached optimum roasting, sandwich between 2 graham crackers. I found that by ‘squeezing’ the marshmallow a bit between the crackers, I could make the caramel and chocolate ‘ooze’ a bit.

S’Mores to share with friends and family

I highly suggest chocolate Rolo S’mores if you’re camping with kids. This makes the perfect campfire dessert, and will surely become a favorite in your camp. If you’ve got a s’mores Recipe to share, please leave a comment below – I’d love to hear about it!


Ultimate S’MORES : Chocolate Rolo S’MORES

The average response: 1. With this being said, I started thinking – why aren’t more people creative with their chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker combinations? If I were to only eat 1 steak per year – I wouldn’t choose a cut of meat that was just “average.”

It’s time to think outside of the box a little when it comes to s’mores recipes, so I present the first in a series of “Ultimate S’MORES” recipes designed to inspire an above average s’mores eating experience. Just like anything in life, there’s room for improvement and growth. I introduce to you, the Chocolate Rolo S’MORES.

Step 1: Proper Ingredients

For this recipe, I decided to step outside the white puffy marshmallow world. My local grocery stocks a chocolate/vanilla swirled marshmallow – they’re definitely worth seeking out, especially if the chocolate is your favorite of ingredients.

You’re also going to need Rolo “minis.” Not only do they fit perfectly inside of a marshmallow, but they’re also completely unwrapped and campsite ready.

Lastly, graham crackers. I’m sure eventually I’ll become more picky, but for the sake of this experiment – whatever you’ve got will work.

Step 2 : Assembly

With a small amount of pressure, push a single Rolo into the center of your marshmallow – using the flat side as the entry point.

S’Mores – Rolo in the center of the marshmallow

Once you’ve got your chocolate inside of your marshmallow – you’ll need to get it onto the stick. I learned that by inserting the stick through the round side of the marshmallow, and directly through the chocolate center – you can optimize your marshmallow to caramel/chocolate ratio.

Next, roast the marshmallow over your fire. The chocolate will begin to melt a little in the center of the marshmallow. When your marshmallow has reached optimum roasting, sandwich between 2 graham crackers. I found that by ‘squeezing’ the marshmallow a bit between the crackers, I could make the caramel and chocolate ‘ooze’ a bit.

S’Mores to share with friends and family

I highly suggest chocolate Rolo S’mores if you’re camping with kids. This makes the perfect campfire dessert, and will surely become a favorite in your camp. If you’ve got a s’mores Recipe to share, please leave a comment below – I’d love to hear about it!


Ultimate S’MORES : Chocolate Rolo S’MORES

The average response: 1. With this being said, I started thinking – why aren’t more people creative with their chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker combinations? If I were to only eat 1 steak per year – I wouldn’t choose a cut of meat that was just “average.”

It’s time to think outside of the box a little when it comes to s’mores recipes, so I present the first in a series of “Ultimate S’MORES” recipes designed to inspire an above average s’mores eating experience. Just like anything in life, there’s room for improvement and growth. I introduce to you, the Chocolate Rolo S’MORES.

Step 1: Proper Ingredients

For this recipe, I decided to step outside the white puffy marshmallow world. My local grocery stocks a chocolate/vanilla swirled marshmallow – they’re definitely worth seeking out, especially if the chocolate is your favorite of ingredients.

You’re also going to need Rolo “minis.” Not only do they fit perfectly inside of a marshmallow, but they’re also completely unwrapped and campsite ready.

Lastly, graham crackers. I’m sure eventually I’ll become more picky, but for the sake of this experiment – whatever you’ve got will work.

Step 2 : Assembly

With a small amount of pressure, push a single Rolo into the center of your marshmallow – using the flat side as the entry point.

S’Mores – Rolo in the center of the marshmallow

Once you’ve got your chocolate inside of your marshmallow – you’ll need to get it onto the stick. I learned that by inserting the stick through the round side of the marshmallow, and directly through the chocolate center – you can optimize your marshmallow to caramel/chocolate ratio.

Next, roast the marshmallow over your fire. The chocolate will begin to melt a little in the center of the marshmallow. When your marshmallow has reached optimum roasting, sandwich between 2 graham crackers. I found that by ‘squeezing’ the marshmallow a bit between the crackers, I could make the caramel and chocolate ‘ooze’ a bit.

S’Mores to share with friends and family

I highly suggest chocolate Rolo S’mores if you’re camping with kids. This makes the perfect campfire dessert, and will surely become a favorite in your camp. If you’ve got a s’mores Recipe to share, please leave a comment below – I’d love to hear about it!


Ultimate S’MORES : Chocolate Rolo S’MORES

The average response: 1. With this being said, I started thinking – why aren’t more people creative with their chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker combinations? If I were to only eat 1 steak per year – I wouldn’t choose a cut of meat that was just “average.”

It’s time to think outside of the box a little when it comes to s’mores recipes, so I present the first in a series of “Ultimate S’MORES” recipes designed to inspire an above average s’mores eating experience. Just like anything in life, there’s room for improvement and growth. I introduce to you, the Chocolate Rolo S’MORES.

Step 1: Proper Ingredients

For this recipe, I decided to step outside the white puffy marshmallow world. My local grocery stocks a chocolate/vanilla swirled marshmallow – they’re definitely worth seeking out, especially if the chocolate is your favorite of ingredients.

You’re also going to need Rolo “minis.” Not only do they fit perfectly inside of a marshmallow, but they’re also completely unwrapped and campsite ready.

Lastly, graham crackers. I’m sure eventually I’ll become more picky, but for the sake of this experiment – whatever you’ve got will work.

Step 2 : Assembly

With a small amount of pressure, push a single Rolo into the center of your marshmallow – using the flat side as the entry point.

S’Mores – Rolo in the center of the marshmallow

Once you’ve got your chocolate inside of your marshmallow – you’ll need to get it onto the stick. I learned that by inserting the stick through the round side of the marshmallow, and directly through the chocolate center – you can optimize your marshmallow to caramel/chocolate ratio.

Next, roast the marshmallow over your fire. The chocolate will begin to melt a little in the center of the marshmallow. When your marshmallow has reached optimum roasting, sandwich between 2 graham crackers. I found that by ‘squeezing’ the marshmallow a bit between the crackers, I could make the caramel and chocolate ‘ooze’ a bit.

S’Mores to share with friends and family

I highly suggest chocolate Rolo S’mores if you’re camping with kids. This makes the perfect campfire dessert, and will surely become a favorite in your camp. If you’ve got a s’mores Recipe to share, please leave a comment below – I’d love to hear about it!


Ultimate S’MORES : Chocolate Rolo S’MORES

The average response: 1. With this being said, I started thinking – why aren’t more people creative with their chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker combinations? If I were to only eat 1 steak per year – I wouldn’t choose a cut of meat that was just “average.”

It’s time to think outside of the box a little when it comes to s’mores recipes, so I present the first in a series of “Ultimate S’MORES” recipes designed to inspire an above average s’mores eating experience. Just like anything in life, there’s room for improvement and growth. I introduce to you, the Chocolate Rolo S’MORES.

Step 1: Proper Ingredients

For this recipe, I decided to step outside the white puffy marshmallow world. My local grocery stocks a chocolate/vanilla swirled marshmallow – they’re definitely worth seeking out, especially if the chocolate is your favorite of ingredients.

You’re also going to need Rolo “minis.” Not only do they fit perfectly inside of a marshmallow, but they’re also completely unwrapped and campsite ready.

Lastly, graham crackers. I’m sure eventually I’ll become more picky, but for the sake of this experiment – whatever you’ve got will work.

Step 2 : Assembly

With a small amount of pressure, push a single Rolo into the center of your marshmallow – using the flat side as the entry point.

S’Mores – Rolo in the center of the marshmallow

Once you’ve got your chocolate inside of your marshmallow – you’ll need to get it onto the stick. I learned that by inserting the stick through the round side of the marshmallow, and directly through the chocolate center – you can optimize your marshmallow to caramel/chocolate ratio.

Next, roast the marshmallow over your fire. The chocolate will begin to melt a little in the center of the marshmallow. When your marshmallow has reached optimum roasting, sandwich between 2 graham crackers. I found that by ‘squeezing’ the marshmallow a bit between the crackers, I could make the caramel and chocolate ‘ooze’ a bit.

S’Mores to share with friends and family

I highly suggest chocolate Rolo S’mores if you’re camping with kids. This makes the perfect campfire dessert, and will surely become a favorite in your camp. If you’ve got a s’mores Recipe to share, please leave a comment below – I’d love to hear about it!


Ultimate S’MORES : Chocolate Rolo S’MORES

The average response: 1. With this being said, I started thinking – why aren’t more people creative with their chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker combinations? If I were to only eat 1 steak per year – I wouldn’t choose a cut of meat that was just “average.”

It’s time to think outside of the box a little when it comes to s’mores recipes, so I present the first in a series of “Ultimate S’MORES” recipes designed to inspire an above average s’mores eating experience. Just like anything in life, there’s room for improvement and growth. I introduce to you, the Chocolate Rolo S’MORES.

Step 1: Proper Ingredients

For this recipe, I decided to step outside the white puffy marshmallow world. My local grocery stocks a chocolate/vanilla swirled marshmallow – they’re definitely worth seeking out, especially if the chocolate is your favorite of ingredients.

You’re also going to need Rolo “minis.” Not only do they fit perfectly inside of a marshmallow, but they’re also completely unwrapped and campsite ready.

Lastly, graham crackers. I’m sure eventually I’ll become more picky, but for the sake of this experiment – whatever you’ve got will work.

Step 2 : Assembly

With a small amount of pressure, push a single Rolo into the center of your marshmallow – using the flat side as the entry point.

S’Mores – Rolo in the center of the marshmallow

Once you’ve got your chocolate inside of your marshmallow – you’ll need to get it onto the stick. I learned that by inserting the stick through the round side of the marshmallow, and directly through the chocolate center – you can optimize your marshmallow to caramel/chocolate ratio.

Next, roast the marshmallow over your fire. The chocolate will begin to melt a little in the center of the marshmallow. When your marshmallow has reached optimum roasting, sandwich between 2 graham crackers. I found that by ‘squeezing’ the marshmallow a bit between the crackers, I could make the caramel and chocolate ‘ooze’ a bit.

S’Mores to share with friends and family

I highly suggest chocolate Rolo S’mores if you’re camping with kids. This makes the perfect campfire dessert, and will surely become a favorite in your camp. If you’ve got a s’mores Recipe to share, please leave a comment below – I’d love to hear about it!