Ideas for a summer S’mores party including S’mores recipes, party decorations and S’mores topping ideas.

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Who loves S’mores? I certainly do! We do a lot of outdoor cooking during the summer and on grilling nights our favorite dessert is S’mores roasted over the last of the glowing charcoal on the barbecue. I decided to take that concept one step further and create a S’mores bar. 

My first step in the planning process was to purchase my ingredients. I wanted to make the table look festive so I decided to go with a summery theme of a red checkered picnic style tablecloth and lots of fresh sunflowers. You don’t have to spend a fortune to have creative party decorations. I made my S’mores banner with a roll of brown packaging paper and some doilies from the dollar store.

 

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I displayed the marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers on a tiered stand for my guests to make their selections.

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I also put some marshmallows on skewers so that they were easy for my guests to grab and then toast to perfection.

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I had some platters of toppings for people to customize their S’mores including other types of Hershey’s chocolate bars, spreads and sundae toppings,  as well as some homemade items like caramelized bananas and fresh strawberry sauce.

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Of course the classic S’mores were a big hit!

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After a little bit of mixing and matching of toppings, I came up with a recipe for a fun S’mores flavor combination to share with you today. It’s a strawberry banana S’mores which combines the classic S’mores with some caramelized bananas and a homemade strawberry sauce.

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A S’mores bar is a super fun way to celebrate summer. It’s quick and easy to put together and is always a crowd pleaser. Whether it’s for a special celebration or just for fun on a weekday, a S’mores will brighten up anyone’s day. You don’t even need to have a campfire to make S’mores, you can use a torch like I did, a barbecue or even a toaster oven! So tell me, how do you do your S’mores?

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5 from 2 votes

Strawberry Banana S'mores

AuthorSara Welch
How to throw an amazing summer S'mores bar party plus a recipe for strawberry banana s'mores.
This recipe for strawberry banana S'mores is a fun way to dress up a classic dessert. The leftover strawberry sauce makes a great ice cream topping!
Time
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Serves 2

Ingredients 

  • For the strawberry sauce:
  • 3 cups fresh strawberries chopped
  • 1/4 cup sugar (if your strawberries are on the tart side, increase to 1/3 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • For the S'mores
  • 4 Honey Maid Graham Cracker Squares
  • 4 Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows , toasted
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons butter

Instructions 

  • For the strawberry sauce:
  • Combine the strawberries, sugar, vanilla and lemon in a pot. Place the pot over high heat, boil for 5 minutes or until strawberries have started to break down. Mix together the cornstarch with 2 teaspoons cold water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the strawberries and boil for 1 additional minute until sauce thickens slightly; cool.
  • For the caramelized bananas:
  • Method 1: Slice the banana into 1/2 inch thick rounds. Sprinkle the rounds with sugar. Use a culinary torch to lightly caramelize the bananas.
  • Method 2: Melt the butter in a pan, add the bananas and sugar. Cook over high heat for 2-3 minutes or until bananas have browned.
  • To assemble:
  • Place a graham cracker square on a plate. Add 1/2 of a Hershey's bar, top with 2 toasted marshmallows. Place half of the bananas on top of the marshmallows and top with 1 tablespoon of strawberry sauce. Repeat the process for the remaining ingredients to make a second s'more.

Notes

Make Ahead: The strawberry sauce can be made a day in advance.

Nutrition

Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Vitamin C: 129.6mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2.4mg

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  1. Wow, this dessert looks decadent. My kids love s’mores. I like the idea of having a s’mores table/party.

  2. How fun! Those s’mores look amazing and you made such an adorable tablescape!

  3. What a great idea for a party! S’mores are the best summertime dessert. A s’mores bar sounds like such a fun party!

  4. Who wouldn’t love a S’mores’ Party? What a great idea for block parties! Love the toppings, too!

  5. Yum! Chocolate and strawberry is one of my favorite creations so I can only imagine that this would be just as amazing!

  6. That looks like so much fun! We are going camping this weekend and we will definitely be making s’mores!

  7. I love all the toppings and using different flavors of chocolate. I would definitely go for the strawberry sauce on mine. Our kids are desperate for smores even resorting to the microwave at times. A smores bar sounds fun.

  8. We are getting ready to move and this would be a great party to throw to have our neighborhood friends over before we leave.

  9. You know, I never would have thought of combining strawberries with a smore…but now that I think about it, I can imagine that those flavors would mesh together really well!

  10. Oh my word! I kinda want these right now. I love the party table concept and design colors! And as always, beautiful photography! xoxo

  11. What a fun post! We love s’mores, but I have never thought to add fruit. I love the idea!