Eat s’mores by the spoonful! The classic campfire treat is turned into a trifle for an easy and quick dessert any night of the week – ready in 10 minutes!
You know what’s awesome? S’mores. I have a bit of a thing for s’mores – they’re sort of my food crush. A s’more is the perfect combination of crunchy, melty and chocolately.
I can’t think of a single person who would disagree with me, so it’s the perfect treat to bring a group of friends together for a summer party.
You know what’s not awesome? Rainy days. How are you supposed to gather your friends around a campfire and reminisce about your great day at the beach when it’s pouring outside? It’s just mean, Mother Nature. Mean.
We’ve had nothing but rain recently and it’s been impossible to have fun outdoors! Well, unless you enjoy constantly wearing rain boots and taking up a second residence under your umbrella.
I looked around the house to find inspiration. I opened the fridge and stared at the shelf of salads, layered in mason jars. I saw the flowers on my kitchen table where I’d been using a large mason jar as the vase. And then I noticed my shelf of empty mason jars – they were just sitting there on the shelf, looking for a purpose. And what kind of person would I be if I didn’t get them a purpose? The answer was so obvious – S’mores Trifle! It was the perfect way to create handheld desserts for my guests indoors that wouldn’t result in messy hands and melted marshmallows all over my house.
Ingredients for a s’mores trifle
- 1-12 ounce mason jar (feel free to use an 8 ounce jar instead – that will fill it up to the top, whereas the 12 ounce jar has room in it)
- 2-1.55 oz Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars
- 4 Honey Maid Graham Cracker Squares (3, if you leave them whole)
- 4 Kraft’s Jet Puffed large marshmallows
I don’t think you can find them anymore, but the Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows were awesome for s’mores – they were square shaped so that everything lined up perfectly! The symmetry of square graham cracker, chocolate square and square marshmallow together makes my heart sing.
It reminded me of the scene in Father of the Bride where he goes to the grocery store and starts taking hot dog buns out of the packages because he wants eight hot dogs, and eight hot dog buns.
It’s so true. Why DON’T more companies team up to make products that go well together? Let’s give a round of applause to Hershey’s, Honey Maid and Kraft for this genius coordination.
[insert applause here]
How to make a s’mores trifle
- You’re going to break up all of your ingredients. Chop the chocolate, crush the graham crackers in a plastic baggie, and cut the marshmallows into fourths. You could also just break the chocolate apart with your hands and leave the marshmallows whole – it’s going to taste just as delicious either way!
- You’ll pop the marshmallows in the oven just long enough to toast the tops and then layer all your ingredients in the jar and hand it over to your guests with a spoon. That’s it!
It takes less than 10 minutes, and you could even decorate each person’s jar so they feel extra special.
It’s like a hug in a jar… but, you know, with s’mores.
Optional step, but encouraged
If you want to make it even more ooey gooey, just stick the finished jar in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to melt the chocolate and marshmallows a little more.
But keep an eye on it! The marshmallow will bubble up, so make sure it doesn’t overflow on you.
Just look at it. If your guests aren’t already your best friends, they will be after you serve them this.
Okay, let’s just look at it one more time:
This is my new favorite way to make s’mores any night of the week. Tell me about yours in the comments!
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10-Minute S’mores Trifle
- 2-1.55 oz Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, broken
- 4 Honey Maid Graham Cracker Squares, crushed
- 4 Kraft’s Jet Puffed S’moreMallow, quartered (3, if left whole)
- 1-12 oz mason jar
- Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Set aside.
- Break each Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar apart and chop each pip in half. If you don’t want to use a knife, just snap them in half with your fingers!
- Place Honey Maid Graham Cracker Squares in a small plastic bag and crush them into small chunks.
- For the marshmallows, you have two options: You can leave them whole, or cut each Kraft’s Jet Puffed S’moreMallow into four pieces. Or a mix of both for kicks! Place marshmallows on prepared baking sheet and set aside.
- Place ½ of your crushed graham crackers in the mason jar. Set aside.
- Set oven to broil and place sheet of marshmallows in the oven long enough to toast the marshmallows on top to a light golden color. It won’t take very long, so keep an eye on it!
- Carefully scoop (or place) ½ your marshmallows on top of the graham cracker layer in the jar.
- Add ½ of your chopped chocolate on top of marshmallow layer, and repeat the sequence again (all but a pinch of the remaining graham crackers, marshmallow, and then chocolate).
- Sprinkle the remaining graham crackers on top and serve immediately. Enjoy!Tip: Want it to be extra ooey-gooey? Pop the assembled jar into the microwave for 10-15 seconds before serving.