Can you make s’mores on the grill?
YES! A resounding yes! I am so, so happy to be sharing this s’mores recipe with you because I firmly believe it is the best option for your summer cookout dessert. Like, seriously. I’m one of those people who would eat cardboard if it were on top of grilled bread, so taking traditional s’mores ingredients and throwing them on top of crusty grilled bread was a no brainer.
- your favorite crusty bread (baguette, sourdough, whole grain bread, whatever you like!)
- chocolate bars / squares
- maldon sea salt
- graham cracker crumbs or regular graham cracker cookies
- a big appetite
How to make s’mores on a grill
Begin by cutting bread into ¼” thick slices. Drizzle olive oil on both sides (trust me, it adds so much flavor!) then grill over medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes per side.
Remove bread from grill, then immediately add chocolate squares. The heat from the bread will begin to melt the chocolate. Spread with a knife or spoon, then add a generous sprinkling of maldon sea salt and graham cracker crumbs.
The marshmallows can either be roasted traditionally over a camp fire OR placed on skewers and held a few inches above the flame of a grill (my preferred method!). Rotate skewers slowly so marshmallows don’t catch on fire or burn too much on one side. When cooked to your liking, place on top of crostini and eat immediately. You could even stack ’em up and are a grilled s’mores sandwich!
Grilled s’mores crostini, you are everything that is good about summer and I hope you stick around forever and ever.
Can s’mores be made ahead of time?
No. There’s something magical about making s’mores fresh over a flame (whether that’s a campfire or a grill). And in this instance in particular you really want the warm bread, melted chocolate, and hot, gooey marshmallow. I’d only recommend making these if you can enjoy them piping hot with your guests!
I prefer to roast the marshmallows with a kitchen torch (you can buy one on Amazon for less than $15!), but you absolutely can heat these up over an already warm grill. If the marshmallows touch the grill grates, they will begin to melt immediately, so place on skewers and hold them up a few inches!
Can I switch up the ingredients?
Absolutely! You could find a sweet bread (e.g., cranberry walnut or chocolate brioche would be delicious!) and grill those up instead.
As far as chocolate, go nuts! Like, literally, feel free to use chocolate stuffed with peanuts or almonds or pistachios. How amazing does that sound? Not a fan of milk chocolate? Use dark chocolate or white chocolate instead!
Want to switch out the graham cracker crumbs? Take literally any cookie that you’ve got on hand and turn it into homemade cookie crumbs! The possibilities are endless.
Just remember: August 10 is National S’mores Day and I am hoping each and every one of you has one of these bad boys in your hand (or rather, in yo’ mouth!) by the end of the day. Happy eating!
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Grilled S’mores Crostini
- 1 loaf crusty bread such as baguette, cut into ¼” thick slices
- 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- Chocolate bars enough to cover bread
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Marshmallows about 1-2 per slice of bread
- 1 cup graham crackers crushed
- Grill spray
- Kitchen blow torch optional, but recommended
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat and coat with grill spray. Drizzle bread on both sides with olive oil, then season with kosher salt. Place directly on grill grates, cover, then cook about 2-3 minutes per side, or until bread is charred and crispy, but not burnt.
- Place bread on a large tray. Immediately top with squares of chocolate. Chocolate will begin to melt slowly by itself, or you can throw it back on the TURNED OFF grill for 1-2 minutes to speed it up. When chocolate melts, spread to cover toast, then sprinkle on sea salt.
- I used a kitchen torch (linked above in post) to quickly roast the marshmallows on all sides. This can also be done with a gas burner on your stove. Place marshmallows on metal skewers and hold about 1-2 inches above flame and rotate slowly. Alternatively, you can hold the skewers a few inches over a hot grill, then rotate slowly until charred. Cook to your desired doneness.
- Sprinkle chocolate with graham cracker crumbs, then place roasted marshmallows on top. Serve immediately.