While it’s far too hot for old-fashioned s’mores around a campfire, there are many places in Austin to enjoy this nostalgic summer treat with the family.
S’mores for breakfast
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S’mores for dessert
One of my favorite sweet indulgences these days is a crispy, cinnamon-y churro. The Churro Co. offers your choice of as-is churros and cheeky, inventive churro-based desserts like the Blue Ivy (churros topped with blueberry compote and lemon curd). But if it’s s’mores you seek, ask for the “Campfire,” which offers churros tossed in graham cracker sugar and topped with Mexican chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and torched marshmallows.
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For an immersive Southern-comfort experience, top off your dinner at Lucy’s Fried Chicken (don’t forget the Juicy Lucy watermelon margarita) with a piece of s’mores pie. It’s a slab of chocolate atop a graham cracker crust, topped with a good half-inch of bruleed marshmallow.
Special Occasion s’mores
This boxed delight is a bit higher-end than the typical Hershey’s chocolate-and-graham-crackers combo. Amy’s combines high-quality chocolate, Biscoff cookies, and artisanal marshmallows make a great gift or a special treat on your next camping trip. Be sure to check the menu board for S’mores ice cream while you’re there, as it’s making the rounds right now.
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These artisanal chocolates from Austin’s upstart chocolatier. Maggie molds El Rey milk chocolate in a snakeskin-imprinted cube, then fills it with house-made spiced graham cracker and vanilla marshmallow. The perfect playful-yet-elegant gift for your favorite client or teacher — or yourself.
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S‘mores for s’mores sake
What if you just want some straight-up s’mores? We’ve got you covered.
Go check out a screening of The Princess Bride and other family-friendly classic films and pick up s’mores from the concession stand to enjoy from your house.
One of the most well-known spots for s’mores in Austin. Small packages of Honey Maid graham crackers, fun-size Hersehy bar, and standard marshmallows arrive with a personal-sized butane heater for table side grilling.
Where are your favorite places for s’mores in Austin?
About the author: Melanie Haupt is a wife, mom, cook, writer, teacher, and friend. She has lived in the Austin area (off and on) since 1988 and did both her Bachelor’s and her PhD at UT-Austin. She is a sometimes-runner, local food junkie, and knits dishcloths to keep her hands busy.