DIY Smore's Bar // The Beard and The Baker
Desserts Outer Banks

DIY Smore’s Bar

I’m not sure if you guys are aware of this but I love a good DIY concept when it comes to food. It might come from having family members and friends who all have different likes and dislikes and my constant need to make them all happy. You can seriously apply this theme to just about any type of gathering. Lucky for us, we decided to apply it to smore’s on our recent trip to Outer Banks. 

I mean it’s the middle of summer and we have a beach side house, I feel like we are obligated to make smore’s. There was a little bit of campfire singing, but I won’t subject you to that. Instead, I’ll tell you all about the yummy fixin’s that we chose for our DIY dessert by the shore. Personally, I love cinnamon and sugar graham crackers, so those definitely had to make the list. We also went classic with some basic Hershey bars but added Reese Cups and Kit Kat’s to be a little adventurous. 

Does this make you uncomfortable or do you also purposely burn your marshmallows? I’m impatient, so I just burn them and they get gooey immediately. I know everyone does it differently, but this is how I do it and I like it!  I mean it’s basically carcinogenic at this point, but it’s fine. 

Since we are on the beach and fires on the beach are pretty prohibited, we improvised and used our gas grill and it worked flawlessly. All you really need is an open flame, so don’t worry if you don’t have a log and some matches. My other fine smore’s tip is to make sure to wet the sticks you are using if they are commercially made. I mean growing up, we literally used sticks in the woods which now horrifies me. If you don’t let them soak for a little bit, they might burn and/or crack and nobody wants chocolate with a side of burnt wood. 

Ahh, the perfect smoosh. I threw on a Reese Cup, because hellooo chocolate and peanut butter is the BEST. I’d love to hear what kind of goodies you’d put in your smore’s bar, share with us in the comments! 

DIY Smore's Bar
What makes smore's better? Adding your favorite candy bar!
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Total Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 10-pack mini Kit Kat's
  2. 10-pack Reese Cups
  3. 10-pack mini Hershey Bars
  4. 1 box Honey Graham Crackers
  5. 1 box Cinnamon Sugar Graham Crackers
  6. 1 bag marshmallows
  1. Heat grill or start fire, whichever you are using.
  2. Wet sticks, if using commercially made wooden ones.
  3. Display ingredients for easy assembly.
  4. Put marshmallow on stick and hold over fire until desired doneness.
  5. Smoosh between two graham crackers and piece of candy.
  6. Enjoy and repeat until full of yummy smore's.
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