10 S'mores-Inspired Desserts You Didn't Know You Were Craving
To paraphrase Oliver Twist: "Please sir, I want s'more."
(SPOT.ph) The mention of s'mores likely brings back memories (or pretend memories) of camping trips and slumber parties, by a small fire or over a candle. The graham cracker sandwich, fastened by roasted melted marshmallows and a slab of chocolate, was made popular by Girl Scouts back in the 1920s. Now, thanks to those who know how to adapt, the gooey, chocolatey concoction may be enjoyed outside the camp setting, with different versions sprouting left and right, much to the delight of its eager fan base.
Here’s our shortlist of treats inspired by the well-loved dessert, each one a testament to how after all these years, each forkful still, quite effortlessly, demands another round of “some more.”
S’mores Pizza (P170) from California Pizza Kitchen
The U.S. pizza chain proves it can go beyond savory California-style pizzas with a sweet side trip. Their S’mores Pizza is a mouthwatering fusion of the classic treat and their specialty pizza dough. CPK’s is topped with (are you ready for this?) butter, crushed graham crackers, dark Belgian chocolate, marshmallows, walnuts, and a hefty scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Click here for a list of CPK branches.
S’mores Pie (P145/slice; P850/whole) from Pi Breakfast & Pies
Pi’s strong suit has always been their range of pastries and cakes; and with their S’mores Pie they definitely don't disappoint. The pie is made from scratch, a beautiful mix of homemade marshmallows, chocolate fudge, graham crust, chocolate chips, and crushed pistachio toppings.
Pi Breakfast & Pies is at 39 Malingap Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City. Read more about Pi Breakfast & Pies.
S’mores Doughnut (P45/single, P250/six, P460/12) from Cello’s Doughnuts & Dip
The generous toppings on Cello’s S’mores Doughnut should be enough to reel you in. Each bite guarantees an explosion of flavors, thanks to their signature sweet dough, chocolate icing, graham cracker squares, and roasted mini marshmallows.
Cello’s Doughnuts & Dip has branches at 2/F K2 Building, 341 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City; and 2/F Sky Garden, SM City North EDSA, Quezon City.
S’mores Macaron (P55) from Mrs. Graham’s Macaron Café
Owner Anna Graham says her S’mores Macaron is particularly special since it led to her quaint cafe’s firsts: first out-of-the-box flavor creation and first bestseller. The macaron is an ingenious jumble of chocolate shells, graham cracker buttercream, and a crown of roasted marshmallow.
Mrs. Graham’s Macaron Cafe is located at 51C Scout Rallos, Street, Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City. Read more about Mrs. Graham's.
Greed S’mores Skillet (P178) from Wicked Kitchen
The Greed S’mores Skillet stays true to its distinction, embodying the very essence of what it means to be greedy. While the canister of graham crackers and the deadly combination of melted chocolate and puffed marshmallows can serve two to three persons, sharing is optional.
Wicked Kitchen is at 189 Maginhawa corner Makadios Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City.
S’mores Tart (P95) from Cupcakes by Sonja
Grab some brewed coffee before sampling Cupcakes by Sonja’s interpretation of this campfire classic. The sweetness is off-the-charts (okay, maybe about 8.5 out of 10). Sonja’s offering features a sturdy honey cinnamon crust, filled to the brim with chocolate ganache, marshmallow fluff, a graham cracker, and a caramelized marshmallow.
Click here for a list of Cupcakes by Sonja branches.
S’mores Cake (P195) from Publiko Eat + Drink
The team behind Draft Gastropub, Opus, and Beso Cucina Vinoteka has time and again shown that they're pretty well-versed in the language of sweet tooths. Their Publiko S’mores Cake specifically hits home. It’s essentially a cream and graham cracker refrigerator cake, topped with chocolate ganache and a torched marshmallow. Consider this a warning: devouring a slice can lead to devouring an entire round!
Publiko Eat + Drink is at Eastwood Citywalk, Libis, Quezon City.
S’mores Dessert Fondue (P300) from Eleven Tables
If you are into the more traditional, have-it-your way kind of s’mores, then Eleven Tables might just be the place for you. Their S’mores Dessert Fondue features a stack of graham crackers, thick chocolate sauce, and huge marshmallows, and when pinned together make for a toothsome treat for your palate.
Eleven Tables is at Ace Hotel & Suites, United Street corner Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
Freshly Baked Caramel Brownie S’mores with Rhum Raisin Ice Cream (P330) from The Perfect Pint
The Perfect Pint teaches us that a good dessert can pair perfectly with good beer, too. This beer haven recommends a bitter-sweet treat for a meal-ender: a pint of dry or Irish stout or dark lager to go with their Freshly Baked Caramel Brownie S’mores with Rhum Raisin Ice Cream, a rich, sinful opus of fudgy chocolate brownies overloaded with nuts, chocolates, marshmallows, and topped with their signature rhum raisin ice cream.
The Perfect Pint is at Crossroads Building, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City.
Seeing Double (P120) from The Lost Bread
Seeing Double is The Lost Bread’s twist on the famous s’mores. It consists of torched marshmallows, melted white and semi-sweet milk chocolate, and crushed graham crackers all on top of a soft, melt-in-your-mouth brioche French toast. The very unique blend of flavors and textures is something else: It’s like biting on a warm chocolate sandwich while chewing on marshmallows roasted directly from a campfire.
The Lost Bread is at the StrEat Maginhawa Food Park, 91 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City. Read more about StrEat.