Recipe Rundown: S’mores-Inspired Sweet Treats

This morning, Philly got its first snow of the season (OK, it was just a few flurries, but that still sends me excitedly running around the house like a 5-year-old)! It hardly ever snows in North Carolina anymore, so even the slightest showing of snowflakes is a big deal to me. Naturally, I spent half the morning fighting the urge to curl up on the sofa under a cozy blanket with a Christmas movie on TV and a mug of apple cider in my hands. Fortunately (or unfortunately, maybe) I resisted, but that doesn’t mean my craving for cold-weather treats disappeared entirely. Instead, I found myself daydreaming of steaming cups of hot chocolate, sticky-sweet butterscotch haystacks and, my favorite, S’mores.

Now, I know some people like to enjoy S’mores poolside throughout the summer, but it’s a winter treat all the way for me, conjuring up memories of cozy bonfires and cold nights shacked up in a lakeside cabin with my college friends. And though you just can’t beat the original S’mores—toasted marshmallows, melted Hershey’s chocolate and graham crackers are a match made in snacking heaven, right?—I thought it’d be fun to scope out a few new twists on the treat. From French toast to truffles, I think it’s safe to say I found a handful of delicious S’mores-inspired options:

Clockwise from top left: S'mores rice crispies via 17 and Baking; S'mores-stuffed French toast (recipe via BS' in the Kitchen); Chocolate chip cookie peanut butter S'mores via How Sweet It Is; S'mores truffles via Just a Good Recipe; and S'mores milk chocolate mousse-filled chocolate cups with marshmallow frosting via Half Baked Harvest.

Clockwise from top left: S’mores rice krispies via 17 and Baking; S’mores-stuffed French toast (recipe via BS’ in the Kitchen); Chocolate chip cookie peanut butter S’mores via How Sweet It Is; S’mores truffles via Just a Good Recipe; and S’mores milk chocolate mousse-filled chocolate cups with marshmallow frosting via Half Baked Harvest

Do you prefer good ol’ S’mores or a new twist on the classic treat? And what are some of your other favorite cold-weather sweets?

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