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How to Make a S’mores by the Campfire

by Olivia

Want to make the best s’mores over a campfire?

This American favorite is a staple part of camping from family getaways to scout camps. The nostalgia attached to cooking s’mores over the campfire brings back happy memories of childhood and fun. Simple to make and endlessly satisfying, the perfect s’mores are a real crowd pleaser, but be warned… one is never enough!

How to make S’mores

The ingredients you will need to make traditional s’mores are:

  • Graham crackers
  • Milk chocolate (I recommend Hersheys bars because they break perfectly to fit the size of a graham cracker)
  • Large marshmallows (use several smaller ones if necessary – it can just be a bit more fiddly!)

Note: While graham crackers are readily availabke in th US, if you’re in another part of the world, thry might be hard to find. Some good substitutes include McVitties Digestive biscuits or Arnott’s Marie biscuits.

Equipment needed to make s’mores is:

  • A long skewer for toasting marshmallows

Note: Many bbq tool kits come with some long metal skewers included (12″ to 15″ long). I find that these aren’t always the best for toating marshmallows because they mean your hand has to get too close to the fire. This is especially worth considering if you have young children using them. I recommend finding some good long sticks from your surroundings. Try to find ones with a nice skinny end for stabbing your marshmallows. The other good thing about using sticks is there’s no washing up!!

How to make the best s’mores on the campfire:

    • Take a cracker or biscuit and place enough squares of chocolate on top so it’s pretty much covered.
    • Using a skewer or long, thin stick, toast your marshmallow to the desired level.
      (I’m a fan of the lightly toasted “golden all over” kind of result, but I know others who like to let their marshmallow catch fire, blow it out and have that crispy black finish on theirs!)
  • Once you’ve toasted your marshmallow, carefully slip it off the end of your skewer and place it on top of the chocolate.
  • Place another cracker or biscuit on top and gently squeeze the whole lot together for ten seconds, allowing the hot marshmallow to soften the chocolate.
  • Eat and enjoy!!

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Different Kind of S’Mores to Try:

Get creative with your s’mores. Why not try some new flavor twists such as adding peanut butter, banana, or berries? You can double layer your chocolate or even add in some pretzels or sprinkles for fun! You really are only limited by your imagination.

Let me know if you have some awesome s’mores recipe ideas to try – I’m always keen to mix it up!

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S’mores by the Campfire

Want to make the best s’mores over a campfire? This American favorite is a staple part of camping from family getaways to scout camps. The nostalgia attached to cooking s’mores… Outdoor Cooking Recipes How to Make a S’mores by the Campfire European Print This
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Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
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  • Graham crackers (broken into squares)
  • Plain milk chocolate bars (broken into sizes for fitting the graham cracker squares)
  • Suitable size jet puff marshmallows


  1. Break the large graham cracker in half and use one for top cracker and one for the bottom cracker. Repeat with additional graham crackers and make enough for the roasted marshmallows.
  2. Unwrap milk chocolate bar and then break the milk bar into smaller pieces. And make those small pieces of chocolate in a right size which means that covering one of the graham cracker halves with chocolate pieces to fit your graham cracker.
  3. Put one or two marshmallows on the s’mores stick and hold it over the fire until roasted. Toast marshmallows over a campfire, turning the stick until the outside of the marshmallow has a golden brown color and just starts to get mushy. Some people tend to roast them for a few minutes, and then they make them catch on fire, blow them out, and finally, the marshmallows are done to their liking. You can choose the way to deal the marshmallows!
  4. Take the toasted on stick marshmallow and lay it or them both on the side of the graham cracker with a small piece the chocolate. Then take the other half of the graham cracker and cover the hot marshmallow, pressing down firmly enough to pull out the stick. Be sure not to get hurt.
    5. When the S’more is fully assembled, let it sit for a few seconds or at around a minute. The heat will somewhat melt the chocolate, and you will not burn your mouth by laying aside a few seconds!


There some equipment you need when making the s’mores. You need at last 8 bamboo s’mores sticks or you can use long stainless steel skewers to roast the marshmallows.

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