5 Recipes for Gourmet S'mores

S'mores in Disguise
You don’t need to stick to the standard stacked ingredients approach to s’mores -- the flavor combo you love translates perfectly to other treats like cake, crepes and even cocktails. ©iStockphoto/Thinkstock

S'mores don't have to be saved for casual fire-side snacking; in fact, they can be dressed up and taken from the classic hand-held campfire snack to a more adult dessert just by rethinking how you put together the three stars of the show.

Wake up to brunch with cinnamon crepes filled with chocolate sauce and homemade marshmallow cream, or bake chocolate crème brulee topped with marshmallow meringue and a dusting of graham cracker crumbs. Make s'mores-inspired ice cream sandwiches for summertime snacking, or s'mores-style cupcakes topped with toasted marshmallow frosting and a sprinkle of crushed graham crackers for any celebration where toasting marshmallows over a flame just won't work. Also consider replacing the traditional marshmallow with a soft, meltable cheese such as Brie or your favorite soft goat cheese; just add grilled fruit and a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

And for those looking for adults-only s'mores, forget about eating your desserts and serve a s'mores cocktail instead; Mix together one part chocolate liqueur, one part marshmallow-flavored (or vanilla-flavored) vodka, and two parts cream or half-and-half. Pour into a martini glass rimmed with homemade marshmallow cream or chocolate syrup, cocoa powder, or finely crushed graham crackers.