Get ready to celebrate National S'mores Day with these recipes for the summer favorite

Grab some marshmallows and find a campfire — National S'mores Day is this Sunday, Aug. 10! Jenna Helwig, food editor of Parents magazine, is showing how to celebrate the holiday to its fullest by dishing out recipes for traditional s'mores, s'mores milkshakes and more. 

Traditional s'mores

  • Marshmallows
  • Milk chocolate
  • Graham crackers

Layer a square of milk chocolate with a toasted marshmallow between two graham crackers. 

PB&J s'mores

  • 1 graham cracker
  • Peanut butter
  • Jam or jelly (grape or strawberry)
  • 1 marshmallow, toasted
  • Milk chocolate

Spread the peanut butter on one graham cracker square. Spread the jam on another. Sandwich with the toasted marshmallow and chocolate square.

Peppermint s'mores

  • 1 graham cracker
  • 1 York peppermint patty
  • 1 marshmallow, toasted

Sandwich the toasted marshmallow and peppermint patty between two graham cracker squares. 

Wafer s'mores

  • 2 Nilla Wafers
  • 1 square chocolate
  • 1 marshmallow, toasted

Sandwich the toasted marshmallow and chocolate square between two Nilla wafers. 

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Fruity s'mores

  • 1 banana, still in its peel
  • 1 graham cracker
  • 1 square chocolate
  • Strawberries, thinly sliced

Grill the banana in its peel until it's gooey. Carefully open peel and scoop some banana onto a graham cracker. Add the chocolate and the sliced strawberries. Top with the second graham cracker square. 

S'mores brownies

S'mores brownies TODAY
  • Brownie batter (mix or homemade)
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Graham crackers, for crumbling

Prepare your favorite brownies in an 8-inch x 8-inch square or round broiler-safe pan. When just cooked through, top with mini marshmallows. Broil until toasted. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with crumbled graham crackers. 

S'mores milkshake

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. chocolate syrup
  • 4 toasted marshmallows
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 graham cracker, plus more for crumbling
  • Toasted mini-marshmallows

In a blender, mix the milk, chocolate syrup and toasted marshmallows until smooth. Add the ice cream and graham cracker. Blend again until just combined. Pour into a tall glass and top with toasted mini-marshmallow and crumbled graham cracker. 


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