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These 11 Holiday S’mores Recipes Taste Like Winter Cheer

Get into the winter spirit with 11 custom recipes for the most classic backpacking dessert.

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With a fire always crackling in the hearth and an abundance of sugary treats on hand, there’s no better time than the holidays to get creative with your s’mores. These winter-themed creations are sure to satisfy kids and adults alike, and are just as good around the campfire or inside the coziness of your home.

Santa’s Helper

Sugar cookies + peppermint bark + toasted marshmallow

The Nutcracker

Peanut brittle + marshmallow fluff + Ferrero Rocher

No Ferrero Rocher on hand? Use whatever chocolates you have.

The Dark ‘n Stormy 

Gingerbread cookies + rum-soaked marshmallow + chocolate-covered candied ginger

Note: Soak marshmallows for five to ten minutes; long enough that they take on some flavor, but not so long that the sugar dissolves in the alcohol.

(Photo: Louisa Albanese)

The Christmas Morning

Molasses cookies + roasted banana + whipped cream + drizzle of maple syrup

If you’re feeling fancy, make maple whipped cream at home by whisking a cup of heavy cream with two tablespoons of maple syrup. Bake the bananas at 400°F for 15 minutes, or until soft (drizzle them with honey or brown sugar first if you like). Or, roast them over an open flame as you would a marshmallow.

The Stocking Stuffer 

Social Tea biscuits + triple sec-soaked marshmallow + dark chocolate + candied orange

For a variation, swap in a dark chocolate-covered graham cracker or biscuit instead of tea biscuits.

Mulled Wine S’more

Spice cookies + poached pear + honey + whipped cream

Use your favorite poached pear recipe, or use raw ripe pear for a fresh take.

An English Christmas 

McVities Christmas Pudding Digestives + toasted marshmallow + strawberry jam

The Flying Dutchman 

Caramel Stroopwafel + toasted marshmallow + toffee chocolate bar

Eggnog S’more

Cinnamon graham crackers + bourbon-soaked marshmallow + nutmeg

For a more decadent version, smother an open-faced s’more with eggnog custard.

The Vegetarian Cousin 

Peanut Butter Cookies + dark chocolate + roasted banana

The Rudolph 

Shortbread + cranberry Wensleydale + dark chocolate

Cheese on s’mores? Trust us, it’s better than it sounds.


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