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Spicy Baked S’mores

In these Spicy Baked S’mores, the classic s’more’s recipe is given a spicy spin. Marshmallows are oven-roasted and nestled between graham crackers, chocolate, and red peppers or jalapeños. By the way, this post is dedicated to those of you who love s’mores but do not have access to an outdoor firepit.

Sweet Spicy Oven Baked S'mores

Whenever our little family has had a backyard fire pit, s’mores usually take center stage. And, they (meaning the s’mores) usually have some sort of quirky spin to them. We have the main components of chocolate, graham crackers or chocolate chip cookies, and marshmallows. But, we also add in jalapeños, or grilled avocado, or strawberries, sometimes even potato chips to keep things interesting.

diy fire-pit

When we moved to our current home, one of our first backyard projects was to make a fire pit.

When it was done, we brought out the marshmallows, Ghirardelli chocolate squares (by the way, this isn’t a sponsored post for Ghirardelli, it’s just one of our favs), and graham crackers and christened that firepit.

But, my daughter and I haven’t always lived in homes with backyards. And, there have been times, when even when we had access to a backyard, it has been too cold or we have been too lazy to stoke a fire!

Which brings us to the spicy baked s’mores you see here today! 

But first I need to take a quick detour. I love to find out the stories and fun facts associated with food. Recently, I came across a little fun fact about s’mores. Maybe you already know about it. But I found out that one of the first recipes found using the components of s’mores was titled “some more” and appeared in “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts” which was available in 1927!

S’mores were not really a thing when I was growing up between Sri Lanka and The UAE. As a result, I was first introduced to s’mores when I was in my mid-twenties. And, ever since, I’ve loved to put my spin on them.

There was that time when I shared our favorite microwave s’mores recipe on here. Then there was that s’mores mug cake.

And, more recently, s’mores featuring grilled avocado. My daughter and I loved the addition of grilled avocado but it seemed to garner more nays than yays on social media.

Adding graham crackers, chocolate squares to baking tray to make baked s'mores.

But… back to these s’mores…

My daughter and I simply adore these spicy baked s’mores because:

• They are a delightful blend of sweet and spicy,
• No fire-pit is needed,
• You can make them any day or anytime you fancy, and
• They can be made in 15 minutes – less if you are using leftover grilled/roasted chilies!

Baking tray with graham crackers, chocolate, roasted peppers and marshmallows

I so love that these s’mores are baked. Or, rather broiled. Which means neither rain nor snow can come between me and a tray of these!

I have made these s’mores with leftover grilled jalapeños. I have also made these s’mores with oven-roasted/ broiled red and green chilies. There have even been times when I pan-roasted jalapeños and used them to make these.

Spicy baked s'mores fresh out of the oven

No matter how you choose to prepare your chilies/jalapeños, to me, they added a lovely hint of heat that seemed to balance off the sweet chocolate and marshmallow, beautifully. The graham crackers were the ultimate unifiers of this delicious sweet and spicy combo.

Delicious baked s'mores with red chili and jalapenos!

if you are a fan of the sweet and spicy combo of flavors, then you gotta try this! Please do let me know your thoughts on these spicy baked s’mores in the comments below. Or, tag a photo of your creation with @savoryspin #savoryspin on Instagram or Pinterest.

Sweet Spicy Oven Baked S'mores

Spicy Baked S'mores

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

In these Spicy Baked S’mores, the classic s’more’s recipe is given a spicy spin. Marshmallows are oven-roasted and nestled between graham crackers, chocolate, and red peppers or jalapeños. This post is dedicated to those of you who love s’mores but do not have access to an outdoor firepit.

Ingredients

  • 6 graham cracker rectangles broken into 1/2 for a total of 12
  • 6 chocolate squares (I used Ghirardelli)
  • 6 large marshmallows
  • 6-8 roasted/grilled red chiliesand/or jjalapeños

Instructions

  1. First off, prepare the red chilies/jalapeños. Slice them in half, and carefully remove as many of the seeds as you can. If you like it super spicy, then leave the seeds in. IF PAN-ROASTING: add a bit of oil to a pan and pan-roast them until they are charred (about 3 minutes, then flip and char on the other side as well). IF BROILING: Pre-heat broiler to 525, then place the cut chilies/jalapeños on a foil-lined baking tray and broil for 3-5 minutes. Remove and carefully flip the chilies/jalapeños over and broil for another 3-5 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to assemble onto s'mores.
  2. Make sure the broiler is set to 525.
  3. Place the graham cracker squares on a foil-lined baking tray. I like to use foil as it is easy to clean everything up.
  4. Then place a chocolate square on top of each.
  5. Place a roasted chili/jalapeño on top of the chocolate and then place a marshmallow on top .
  6. Place the baking tray with s'mores under the broiler and let broil for about 4-6 minutes. Keep an eye on the marshmallows as each oven differs and with some 4 minutes could be too long. You just want a golden hue to your marshmallows.
  7. Remove from the oven, top with a remaining graham cracker square and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 211Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 2mgSodium 97mgCarbohydrates 25gFiber 1gSugar 13gProtein 2g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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David @ Spiced

Friday 20th of August 2021

Say what!? Jalapeños in a smore? This I need to try! It's almost like Mexican chocolate with that little bit of spicy kick. And that caramel? Yes, please! On a side note, we did the same thing as you when we moved into this house - added a big firepit in the backyard. We love it! Now that we're talking about moving, I hope the next place has a firepit. If not, we'll add one!

Jacque Hooper

Thursday 19th of August 2021

This was such a fun twist to a traditional s'more! Loved the added kick; looking forward to making s'more this way from now on!

Pam

Thursday 19th of August 2021

You had us at spicy! We love all things spicy, including sweet dishes so this is right up our alley!

Beth

Thursday 19th of August 2021

These s’mores were so delicious and tasty! Such a different and unique recipe! Can’t wait to make this again!

Teodora Grujic

Thursday 19th of August 2021

Really interesting and fun recipe! Will definitely try it! Thanks

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