You childhood crush is all grown up and ready to melt your heart! If you’re mouth still waters for s’mores — aka your favorite campfire food crush — cook up some ooey, gooey treats on National S’mores Day on August 10. You can heat up date night at campgrounds, restaurants or your kitchen.
Mix it Up
S’mores traditionally sandwich roasted marshmallow and melted chocolate between two graham crackers. The sticky concoction is the perfect bite of creamy and crunchy!
How could you love s’mores even more? Try ingredient tweaks. Spread peanut butter, caramel, jam or Nutella on graham crackers before adding the toasted marshmallow and chocolate bar. Maybe use Reese’s Cups or flavored-filled Ghirardelli chocolate squares instead of a standard Hershey bar. Or, replace graham crackers with fudge-dipped cookies.
Date Night S(more)
A camping date night still cooks up epic s’mores fun. But you can forgo the wilderness – because less is s’more – and date night at hotspots with s’mores for any meal of the day.
Crepevine Restaurant | Mountain View, CA and other CA locations
Ready for an early sugar high? Feast on S’more Crepes stuffed with toasted marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate kisses. The crepe is topped with whipped cream and ice cream. Oh my! Crepevine.com
Savanna Restaurant | Chicago, IL
S’mores French Toast are filled with melted marshmallows and topped with extra marshmallows and Nutella. And the rest of the breakfast menu is equally impressive with Breakfast Stuffed Potato Skins, Red Velvet Pancakes and Crab and Lobster Benedict. Yelp.com
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Frank and Steins | Orlando, FL
Refuel at this game-filled eatery with the sweetest slice of heaven. Franks S’mores is a flatbread smothered with Nutella, marshmallow fluff and chocolate chips baked to gooey goodness. FrankAndSteins.com
Flo and Santos Pizza and Pierogi | Chicago, IL
Get cozy in either a red booth inside or a picnic table in the outdoor beer garden. Order the S’more Pizza dripping with hot marshmallow and chocolate. FloAndSantos.com
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Master sushi making with yummy s’mores sushi rolls!
Cheesecake Factory | Nationwide
Sinfully indulge with Toasted Marshmallow S’mores Galore. It’s a whopping slice of Hershey’s cheesecake topped with chocolate ganache, toasted house-made marshmallow and Honey Maid graham crackers. TheCheesecakeFactory.com
Coopers Hawk Winery | Nationwide
Pair a dessert wine with the S’more Budino. It’s made with caramel custard, Valrhona chocolate mousse and brown-butter toasted graham crackers. CoopersHawkWinery.com
Dominique Ansel Bakery | New York, NY
Pastry genius Dominique Ansel rose to fame when he invented the cronut, an awesome croissant-doughnut hybrid. This chef also created the Frozen S’more. It’s vanilla custard ice cream encased in chocolate, smothered with homemade marshmallow topping and hand-torched to perfection. DominiqueAnsel.com
Hamburger Mary’s | Nationwide
Have some fun at this spicy entertainment eatery with Mary Tyler S’mores. The DIY roasting kit overflows with graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows to create customized date night dishes. HamburgerMarys.com
Outlook Bar and Kitchen | Boston, MA
Wanna play with your food like a child? Order the Campfire Torte, a grown-up blend of dark chocolate ganache, hazelnuts, graham cracker crust and toasted meringue. It’s served with a mason jar of house-made toasted and smoked marshmallows.
Bar Louie | Nationwide
This urban restaurant and bar made a name for itself with martinis, cocktails and a dynamic beer selection. So, order the S’mores Martini, a flawless blend of Absolut Vanilla, Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, toasted marshmallow and chocolate syrups, cream, more marshmallows and a graham cracker rim. BarLouie.com
DIY Recipe | Home
Make your own Summer S’mores Martini. Shake it up with liquor, chocolate syrup and a dusting of graham cracker crumbs.
Forget that tub of ice cream. Sweeten your at-home dessert experience with s’mores.
- Roast marshmallows over an outdoor fire pit, indoor fire place, charcoal grill, in the microwave or baked in a skillet.
- Or, skip the roasting sticks and try S’mores Cake in a Jar, S’mores Semifreddo or a S’mores Milkshake. And check out this delicious list of “s’more hacks.”
- If you get all sticky eating s’mores, take a romantic bubble bath together! Toss in a S’more Bath Bomb (from Etsy).
Family Date Night
No babysitter, no problem… cook up family fun together.
- How about a Do Good Date Night? National S’mores Day events will take place at 21 Camp Kesem campsites across the country. Camp Kesem supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer; so lend a hand.
- The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will also host an event with games, crafts and s’mores.
- And the Girl Scouts will host a celebration in Las Vegas, NE and Liberal, KS with s’mores sundae bars.
Find more ideas, log onto the National S’mores Day Facebook page. Happy #NationalSmoresDay!
Feature image credit: National S’mores Day Facebook
Nancy DeVault is the managing editor of Date Night Guide and a contributor to publications such as Babble, AmeriDisability Services Magazine and Orlando Magazine. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her husband and toddler.