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Smores Dessert Shooters

Updated on August 9, 2013

Ready for a very special dessert - try a Smore Dessert Shooter!

It doesn't have to be a summer evening to sit beside a campfire and serve up some delicious Smores Dessert Shooters. Less messy than their traditional counterparts, Smore Dessert Shooters are just right to follow a filling meal of hotdogs and hamburgers.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Dessert Shooter craze, these desserts are served in smaller sized glasses, usually from 2 ounces to 5 ounces and are just right to satisfy even the toughest sweet tooth after a filling dinner.

Unlike traditional S'mores which are handheld, I'm going to teach you how to create this delicious dessert in a different presentation - they're mini desserts served in smaller glasses (4 ounces or so) or, for the tiniest mini desserts, serve these delicious dessert shooters in shot glasses. But, beware, your diners might want 'smore.'

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If you prefer the traditional s'mores, check out my friend Virginia's lens Smore's makers.

These dessert shooter glasses are just right for Smore Dessert Shooters

Note: do not use plastic dessert shooter glasses for these desserts as they will melt when you toast the marshmallows! Glass dessert shooter containers only!

There festive dessert shooters are as much fun to put together as they are to eat (not really but it sounded good).

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 4


  • 1 Hershey's chocolate bar melted
  • 8 squares Hershey's chocolate bar
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 T melted butter
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 8 small marshmallows


  1. Mix the graham crackers and butter together. Pat 2 T in the bottom of each dessert shooter glass. Note: if you're using a long, narrow glass, use a demitasse spoon to pat crumbs into the bottom.
  2. Add in 1 T of the melted chocolate bar. Add in 2 small marshmallows and 2 squares of the chocolate bar.
  3. Repeat layer with graham crackers and melted chocolate.
  4. Top with 2 large marshmallows and use a small culinary blow torch to quickly brown the top marshmallows. Top with another piece of the Hershey's chocolate bar for garnish.
  5. Sprinkle top with graham cracker crumbs and serve with a glass of ice cold milk.
  6. For an interesting variation, add a small amount of vanilla ice cream to the layers.
Cast your vote for Smore's Dessert Shooter Recipe

Check out this microwavable s'mores maker?

Oh, now, I'm not usually tempted but this is doing it. I love s'mores and would love them even more if I could have them nightly right out of the microwave.

Prep Solutions by Progressive Microwave S'mores Maker
Prep Solutions by Progressive Microwave S'mores Maker

Cooks 2 s'mores in less than 30 seconds! Talk about instant gratification.


A kitchen torch is just the right tool to brown the marshmallows

This kitchen torch works great and very quickly so your marshmallow tops will come out brown and crispy each time.

Some more products on Amazon to help you in your quest to make Smores

I didn't even know there was such a thing a a "Smore maker" for the microwave. Now, that's COOL!

What's your fondest memory involving S'mores? - I'd love to hear it!

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      Corrinna Johnson 3 years ago from BC, Canada

      Yum! S'mores are so fun to eat, but they are sooo messy! I love your idea of eating a s'more in a glass so much better!

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      mariacarbonara 4 years ago

      This page is one big heart attack, but so hard to resist these!

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      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      i'm really looking for a good smores recipe, and i think i just found it! great lens!

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      Campfires at the ranch - always loved s'mores!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I'll never think of S'mores the same way after experiencing this mind and stomach expanding lens. Gourmet marshmallows. Wow. Who knew? I want to try some of those mocha flavored marshmallows in my first S'more shooter. Of course, what I'm really looking forward to is torching the top of this particular dessert shooter. Sounds like a lot of fun. Who needs a campfire when you can shoot flames with a culinary torch right in your very own kitchen. Perhaps we should add a fire extinguisher to the list of recipe items. You think?

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      rawwwwwws lm 5 years ago

      Visited your lens before, but s'mores came on my mind! I love s'mores and I think I am going to make some now... great lens

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      joehelms 5 years ago

      Awesome idea. But where's the picture!? I was drooling by the end of the recipe, but I can't see what one looks like. I'd just make one myself but I'm sitting here at work!

      Thanks for the idea, great lens!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Sitting around roasting marshmallows (because smores just aren't quite right unless the marshmallows are roasted)... Blessed!

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      AshleySears LM 5 years ago

      S'mores makes me think of camping as a Girl Scout. I never knew that you could make dessert shooters out of them!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Is there a memory that I have that is more fond than others about s'mores? They're all pretty awesome! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      This is cute and it seems to satisfy the quest for a lens Girl Scout related

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      AgingIntoDisabi 6 years ago

      Love s'mores. They force you to slow down and enjoy life.

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      dellgirl 6 years ago

      My fondest memory involving S'mores is sitting outside after dark with the kids making S'mores talking giggling and having the time of our lives together.

      This brings back some really fond memories, thank you.

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      CruiseReady 6 years ago from East Central Florida

      These sound wonderful! I'll bet they bring back memories of summer camp for everyone who is served one!

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      Rick McBride 6 years ago from Dallas

      I am really hungry after reading this. I love s'mores.

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      BrandonSharp 6 years ago

      Oh my, who doesn't love smores?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have lots of good memories of making smores by a campfire. Love them.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I have lots of good memories of making smores by a campfire. Love them.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Never tried them! Great lens!

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: Holy crow! There's a national S'more Day??? I'm all about THAT!!!!

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      National S'More Day is coming up quite soon. I have my marshmallows ready.

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      DebMartin 6 years ago

      Oh, my, do I LOVE this idea. S'mores all year round! Never heard of plush puff marshmallows. Thanks

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      Blonde Blythe 6 years ago from U.S.A.

      Never tried them, but this lens definitely makes me want to! :)

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Every summer, in the cottage, our neighbors bring the s`mores essentials and the kids make them around the camp fire.

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      @bames24 lm: Glad you liked it. I love this particular dessert shooter too.

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      Namaste12 6 years ago

      These sound awsome.. No carb, no fat right? doesn't matter, i'm there.

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      bames24 lm 6 years ago

      oh I love smores.... tried your recipe and it is great... :)

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      @Namaste12: Namaste: you've got me thinking about my next dessert shooter lens - no carbs (can't do the no fat though)...Atkins will be proud!

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      @lasertek lm: Lasertek: I never even think of kids as I didn't breed (I have 6 dogs instead...)! Good idea though - there's gotta be something they can do to help (not the blow torch part!).

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      It would be nice to let the kids be involved. They will definitely enjoy making their own shooter.

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      Frischy 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I think it was a camping trip to Mammoth Cave I took with my Little Sister and a bunch of people in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program about 20 years ago. Lots of those kids had never been camping before and we had some very funny adventures. Thanks for the memories! These dessert shooters are sure to bring back many fond memories for folks!

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      @Nancy Hardin: I love Zion. Was there when I was 12 and still remember it quite well. Time for another visit. Thanks.

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: Hi, Virginia. Trust me, I've put some amazing stuff into shot glasses!

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Quite creative. I look forward to what you will turn into a dessert shooter next.

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I'll never tell! :)

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Camping with my family in Zion National Park was a great s'mores experience, but I love your idea of a less messy taste of s'mores. Thanks for sharing.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Since moving here to Arizona (where it is HOT), I went with 2 grandkids to Bass Pro Shop one hot summer day. They were serving S'mores out front when we left. What a hot yummy mess! Your S'mores in a cup sound great and much less messy!

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for the comment Jo! I come up with these things to keep mom interested - not that she isn't a huge hog these days (said in the nicest way possible...)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I want to be in your kitchen while you experiment with all of these things. SMILE! Not only would it be humorous, but eating the "oops" could be fun. SMILE!