A S’mores Bar is the perfect way to entertain in the summer, all you need to add is a fire! Whether you are feeding a crowd or a small group I’ve got you covered with tips and ideas.
S’mores season is in full swing and when I went to the grocery store to buy some graham crackers for the Fourth of July weekend I found there had been a run on them. I had to visit three stores to find my graham crackers! We were having a neighborhood gathering in the cul de sac to celebrate and I had volunteered to set up a S’mores Bar. I couldn’t do that without graham crackers!!
I have done a s’mores bar two different ways. It is one of my most favorite things to do at a summer party. Years ago, I put together one for a fun teenage movie night we hosted in our backyard. It was a large crowd of kids so I had lots of ingredients. For a good s’mores bar, variety is the key. I had an assortment of five different marshmallow flavors, sizes and shapes I am a collector of marshmallows and whenever I find a fun new flavor marshmallow I buy it!
A large and variety selection of chocolate is also important. I use regular Hershey chocolate, white chocolate, Cookies & Cream, Hershey’s with Almonds, Carmello, Reeses and Andes Mints. Have the chocolate already broken up into serving size pieces to make things easier.
Finally, you need a nice selection of graham crackers and cookies. For the large event s’mores bar I had a selection of different flavors of graham crackers, regular, chocolate and cinnamon as well as chocolate covered graham crackers.
I also like to include some fruit as part of the selection. Bananas, strawberries and raspberries work well. It is fun to type up a menu of possible S’more flavor combinations to get your guests creative juices flowing.
S’mores Snack Board
In addition to graham crackers I love to use a variety of different crackers and cookies for the base of the s’mores. There must always be graham crackers but I love adding in things like chocolate chip cookies and those fudge striped cookies work great too. One of my favorite things is a Ritz cracker. The saltiness of the cracker is the perfect combination with the sweetness of the marshmallow and the chocolate!
I also like to include some fruit as part of the selection. Bananas, strawberries and raspberries work well. One of my personal favorites to include on my s’mores snack board is lemon curd. It’s amazing on a Ritz cracker and a raspberry on top too!! So good!
It is so fun to see the different flavor combinations people come up with. Trust me on the Ritz cracker combo – it’s so good!!
What would your favorite s’mores combo be???
S’mores Bar Ingredients
- Marshmallows – variety of flavors
- Chocolate – milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate, cookies & cream, peanut butter cups, Andes mints, Carmellos, Symphony Bars.
- Cookies – graham crackers, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate striped cookies, Ritz crackers
- Fruit – strawberries, bananas, raspberries and lemon curd
Here’s to s’more fun!
For some other of our favorite S’mores flavored treats check these out:
Originally posted August 27, 2010
If you’ve tried this recipe or any other recipe on Your Homebased Mom, then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how it went in the comments below, I love hearing from you!