It's National S'mores Day! Here's How To Celebrate Without A Campfire

Photography by Will Anderson/Atelier Management; Prop Styling by Gozde Eker; Food Styling Ali Nardi.
S'mores are one of those nostalgic childhood treats that we will never, ever outgrow. There is something so perfect about that ooey, gooey marshmallow, sandwiched between two crunchy graham crackers and the perfect amount of luscious, melted chocolate. In honor of National S'mores Day, we've compiled three crave-worthy s'mores treats to celebrate. And don't worry if you don't happen to be near a campfire on this random Monday in August. You can easily make all of these in your own kitchen — no collective Kumbaya sung to an acoustic guitar necessary.
S’mores Cheesecake


For Crust
1 cup crushed graham-cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons butter, melted

For Cheesecake Filling
(12 oz.) good-quality chopped chocolate or chocolate chips
2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For Topping
1 package jumbo marshmallows
1/4 cup chocolate chips or chocolate shavings
1 tablespoon crushed Graham Crackers
1. Combine the crushed graham crackers and melted butter in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.
2. Melt chocolate in the microwave for 60-90 seconds, stirring at 20-second intervals until smooth. Set aside.

3. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and flour until smooth in a large bowl. Add eggs and beat on low until combined. Stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and melted chocolate. Pour filling over crust.

4. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from oven and arrange the marshmallows over the top; then, return the marshmallow-covered cheesecake to the oven and cook 5-10 minutes more, until the marshmallows are puffy and starting to brown. Let cool for at least an hour before removing from the springform pan.

5. Garnish slices with crushed graham cracker crumbs and strategically arranged chocolate chips or chocolate shavings.
No-Bake Teddy Grahams S’mores Clusters

1 package Teddy Grahams
1 package mini marshmallows
1 stick of butter
1 package of chocolate chips
1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan or dutch oven over low heat. Add 3/4 of the package of mini marshmallows and stir until melted and well combined. Remove from heat.

2. Gently add the Teddy Grahams to the marshmallow mixture and stir with a rubber spatula to coat, being careful to not crush the Teddies. Then, stir in the remaining mini marshmallows and chocolate chips.

3. Drop evenly spaced spoonfuls of the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with a baking mat or parchment paper. Let cool completely before serving.

S’mores Dumplings

1 package of gyoza or wonton wrappers
1 package of mini chocolate chips
1 container of Mallow Bits (can substitute chopped mini marshmallows if needed) cooking oil spray
Confectioners’ sugar for dusting
Chocolate fudge sauce for dipping
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place about a teaspoon each of crushed graham cracker, Mallow Bits, and mini chocolate chips in the center of each wrapper.

2. Brush a tiny bit of water on the edge of the skin and fold in half; then, press to make the two sides stick together.

3. Arrange the dumplings on a baking pan lined with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat; then, spray them with a light coating of cooking spray. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until crispy and golden-brown.

4. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

5. Heat chocolate fudge sauce according to package directions and serve on the side for dipping.

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