S’mores: The Official Dessert of Tailgating

November 25, 2011

grilled s'mores for tailgating

You want s’more?  S’more what?  S’more s’mores courtesy of Grill Grrrl just in time for your latest and hopefully greatest tailgate party this weekend!

One of my all time favorite desserts is S’mores. My first memory of making s’mores was when I was a brownie (like a junior girl scout) and we made them on a camping trip. According to Wikipedia, the first recipe for a s’more was documented in a 1927 Girl Scout cookbook, so that would make sense!

Camping, in my mind, is just another form of tailgating, and this is a perfect treat to make when you’ve already got a hot grill from earlier goodies. After the grill has cooled down a bit to less flame and more hot coals, it is perfect marshmallow roasting time!

The 3 key ingredients for s’mores are:

  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars
  • Graham Crackers
  • A bag of large marshmallows (you need large ones for roasting over the flame, small won’t skewer)

Take BBQ skewers and put marshmallows up 3/4 of the way, arranged so that all marshmallows can reach the heat. Grill until nice and golden brown. I often get my marshmallows close to the fire and they will catch on fire and then I blow them out and they are still perfectly fine for making a s’more. Ever the perfectionist, my husband said this was “amateur hour” as far as marshmallow roasting goes, but I like a little char on mine (as evident by the photos).

marshmallows for grilled smores


Beautiful golden brown grilled marshmallows. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM…..!

Some nice additions to a s’more:

  • toasted coconut (see my first foray into blogging about s’mores here: toasted coconut smores on graham crackers)
  • peanut butter or peanut butter chips
  • granola pieces (for crunch)
  • toffee or caramel
  • Nutella!!! (need I say more)
  • blueberry or raspberry preserves

For a nice variation of the average smore, you could take a candy bar and cut it into pieces, and then add the bar pieces to the skewer interchanged with the marshmallows. Grill until slightly charred/melted. Put the whole concoction between two pieces of graham cracker and you have one, ooey-gooey mess of perfection.

Hershey’s has declared the s’more the official dessert of tailgating and I agree — how do you like your s’more?

Related Topics: Chocolate | Desserts | Robyn Medlin Lindars | Robyn Medlin Lindars Aka Grillgrrrl | S'mores | Tailgate

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