S’mores are summertime classic, but I have to admit; they’re not really my jam. The melty chocolate together with the gooey marshmallow is a bit too much for me. But, I absolutely love roasting marshmallows. I love the challenge of finding that sweet spot over the fire, turning it so that it toasts evenly, ensuring that the center is completely soft. And then, finally, the satisfaction of putting that little bit of blackened char on it! But what to do with that molten nugget of sweetness? I needed some new s’mores recipe ideas!
Summertime dessert to me means stone fruit and berries. (You know how much we love berries around here!) So I turned to another classic summertime dessert—Peach Melba.
Peach Melba is a simple combination of creamy vanilla ice cream topped with peak-season peaches and a sweet-tart raspberry sauce. I use those flavors for this s’mores recipe idea. You know when your vanilla ice cream is melty and you have a puddle you have to scoop up in the bottom of your bowl? It has that softness to it, and it’s warmed up a bit so it’s sweeter and more intensely flavored than when it’s frozen solid? That’s basically the middle of a toasty, roasty marshmallow. Pair that ‘mallow with peach slices and raspberries, and you’ve got Peach Melba S’mores. You’ll never need “s’more” s’mores recipe ideas after this one.
But I think my favorite thing about this s’mores recipe is the social aspect of it. We often have friends over for dessert and drinks on summer evenings. It’s so much easier than hosting a full meal! No major prep, minimal clean up, but good times with friends. A s’mores bar is perfect for a summer evening. You don’t have to turn on the oven, and the ingredients are easy to keep on hand for impromptu get-togethers. Just huddle up around the fire pit, watch the kids get giddy with delight, and settle back into your chair with your drink. Peach Melba S’mores pair perfectly with friends—and a cold glass of rosé.
Peach Melba S'mores
- Graham crackers
- Peaches, thinly sliced
- Skewers or long sticks for roasting marshmallows
- Place a few peach slices on a graham cracker square. Top with a few raspberries. Set it aside with another graham cracker square while you prepare your marshmallow.
- Add a marshmallow to a skewer. Toast over a fire until your desired level of toastiness.
- Carefully place the marshmallow on top of the fruit. Sandwich the second graham cracker on top, and carefully pull out the skewer.