June 26th, 2015

Strawberry Shortcake S’mores

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Nothing says summer quite like s’mores. Of course, summer weather isn’t always ideal for s’more making, especially here in Colorado, where evening thunderstorms are pretty common. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy our s’mores indoors. In fact, it gives us a chance to get really creative with our s’mores, and even pair them with other summer favorites like strawberry shortcake for an extra special treat like these Strawberry Shortcake S’mores.

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We love having friends over to watch the local July 4th fireworks display from our back yard. But I can’t tell you how many times we’ve ended up sitting inside, listening to the rain come down, when we should have been outside enjoying the evening. Which is why I like to have something amazing up my sleeve to cheer everyone up when things get rained out.

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This is such a quick, simple dessert, and if you’re hosting a summer get-together, it’s easy to make plenty for everyone. You’ll need some strawberries and a store bought pound cake or angel food cake, and of course, all the classic s’mores ingredients: Hershey’s Chocolate Bars, Jet Puffed Marshmallows and Honey Made Graham Squares.

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First you’ll need to cut your cake into cubes and slice your strawberries. I find that small (4 oz.) Mason jars are perfect for these s’mores, but any small, oven-safe dessert dishes will do. To start, simply add a layer of cake cubes and some sliced strawberries to your jars.

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I like to press my cake down into the bottom of the jar. You want to make sure you have enough room to add the marshmallows at the end! After you’ve added the strawberries, you’ll start adding those classic s’mores ingredients.

There’s really no right or wrong way to do this. I like to crush my graham crackers up pretty well, and chop up my chocolate bars, but if you prefer larger pieces, or even whole squares of chocolate, go for it!

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After you’ve added your graham cracker and chocolate layer, take three whole marshmallows and stand them up on top of everything else. You should still have a bit of space left at the top of your jar to help hold the marshmallows in place.

To finish off your Strawberry Shortcake S’mores, just place your jars on a baking sheet and pop them under the broiler for about one minute. Be sure to keep a close eye on things so your marshmallows don’t burn! 

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When my s’mores come out of the oven, I like to add a slice of strawberry, a square of Hershey’s chocolate and a few graham cracker crumbs for garnish. Then all that’s left to do is grab a spoon and enjoy this gooey, delicious s’mores and strawberry shortcake combo!

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Strawberry Shortcake S'mores

Preparation 8 Cook Time 2 Total Time 0:00

Ingredients

  • Store bought angel food or pound cake, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (about 1 cup of cubes)
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries (plus more for garnish)
  • 3-4 Honey Maid Graham Squares, coarsely crushed (plus more for garnish)
  • 1-2 Hershey's milk chocolate bar, coarsely chopped (plus more chocolate squares for garnish)
  • 18 large Jet-Puffed marshmallows
  • 6 small Mason jars or other oven-safe dessert dishes

Instructions

  1. Layer cubed pound cake in jars, followed by sliced strawberries, crushed graham crackers and chopped chocolate bars.
  2. Preheat broiler. Place 3 marshmallows, flat side down, in each jar and press down gently. Place the jars on a baking sheet and put under the broiler for about 1 minute or until marshmallows are toasted and a deep golden brown.
  3. Remove from oven and garnish with additional graham crumbs, sliced strawberries and Hershey chocolate squares, if desired.
Whether you’ll be making s’mores indoors or outside, it’s so easy to find what you’ll need right now at Walmart. I usually pick up enough of everything for a few nights of s’more making. That way you’re prepared no matter what the weather is like!

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My family loves this fun s’mores dessert so much, we even make them when the weather is beautiful. But if we’ve learned anything living in Colorado, it’s that when we’re planning outdoor fun, it’s always good to have a back-up plan!

I’d love to hear about your favorite ways to enjoy s’mores indoors on those rainy summer nights.

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Comments

  1. Oh yum! And here I thought s’mores couldn’t get any better. This looks so delicious I must give it a try! Thanks for sharing your recipe! #client

 

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