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Bacon S'mores

Nathan Congleton / TODAY
Cook Time:
15 mins
Prep Time:
15 mins

Chef notes

The whole idea of this recipe was to make a s'more with new flavors that still held the original structure of the s'more. Changing a graham cracker with bacon but still keeping the s'more structure intact is a really cool technique.

Technique tip: Pressing the bacon together to form the bacon square is the most important part of this recipe. Take you time to do it one by one with a spatula, or use another pan that fits within the main pan to press them all evenly.

Swap option: If you don't want to press the bacon, you could make a regular s'more and just put a bacon slice in it.


  • 24 slices bacon
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy (whipping) cream
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 regular marshmallows



To magically transform your bacon into a cracker shape, cut each strip in half and press the fatty parts together to form a square. Place the squares in a skillet over medium heat (you may need to work in batches) and use a spatula or a steak weight to press the bacon down as it cooks and fuses into a glassy pane, 3-4 minutes per side.


Combine the chocolate chips, cream, and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium power for 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is just melted and the mixture is combined. Be careful not to overheat the ganache, as it can become grainy.


Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and turn the broiler to its highest setting. Preheat for 5-10 minutes. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.


Place the marshmallows on the prepared baking sheet. Broil them until they're golden brown on top, about 3 minutes. Keep a close eye on them.


Transfer 12 bacon squares to a serving dish. Top each square with 2 teaspoons of ganache, 1 toasted marshmallow, and another square of bacon. Serve immediately.