What To Do With Leftover S’mores Ingredients?

what to do with leftover smores ingredients

No one likes to waste food, especially delicious treats like s’mores.

So what do you do when you have some leftover ingredients after making this classic summer dessert?

Check out the following ideas for ways to use up those extra marshmallows, chocolate squares, and graham crackers.

You may be surprised at how many different recipes you can make using just a few extra ingredients.

Save marshmallows to make s’mores next time you have a campfire

You can save the marshmallows to roast next time you have a campfire.

They also can be used in sweet dishes such as Rice Krispie treats.

To save leftover marshmallows, place them in a single layer on wax paper on a dish.

Be sure to leave at least 1/2 inch between each marshmallow, as they will expand when left out.

Then, cover lightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store until ready to use.

Make Rice Krispie Treats with graham crackers and chocolate bars

This classic treat can be easily made with leftover graham crackers and chocolate bars.

Just break up the graham crackers into 1-inch squares and melt the chocolate according to instructions on the package, being careful not to burn it.

Stir in the crumbled graham crackers, put in a pan lined with wax paper, and refrigerate until set.

Make s’mores cookies

This delicious treat is similar to the traditional s’more but in cookie form.

Prepare your favorite sugar cookie recipe and follow directions for rolling out dough, cutting desired shapes, and placing it on a baking sheet.

Then top each one with a marshmallow or chocolate square before baking according to recipe instructions.

Then, remove from the oven and carefully make an indentation on top of the cookie with your thumb (or use a small spoon) to create room for the other s’more ingredients.

Fill each one-half full with chocolate chips and peanut butter chips, then top off with another cookie.

Use the leftover Hershey’s Kisses for baking or ice cream topping

If you have leftover Hershey’s Kisses they can be used in baking or as an ice cream topping.

You can either place them on top of cookies, brownies, or cupcakes before baking or melt them and drizzle over ice cream.

Add marshmallow crème to your coffee or hot chocolate

Don’t let those extra marshmallows go to waste.

You can mix them in with your morning coffee or cocoa for added flavor.

Just spoon some into a coffee filter before brewing it into the pot, then add milk and sugar according to taste after the brew cycle is complete.

Or, better yet, just stir in all ingredients at once if you have a single serving machine.

Toss all of the ingredients in a blender, add some milk, and enjoy

This is your basic s’mores smoothie.

Just place all of the ingredients in a blender, add some milk (enough to make desired consistency), and blend until smooth.

You can adjust sugar or chocolate syrup to taste.

Freeze leftover graham cracker pieces for truffles later

You can freeze any leftover graham cracker pieces for later use.

Just place them in a sealed bag and store them in the freezer until ready to use for truffles, ice cream sundaes, or other desserts.

To freeze them for truffles, use the recipe above to make your favorite sugar cookie dough and press some graham cracker pieces into it before baking.

Once cooled, roll in chocolate and/or peanuts (if desired) and store in an airtight container.

Use leftover chocolate squares as cups for chocolate fondue

This is another creative way to reuse your Hershey’s Bars or candy bars.

Simply place a square on a plate and fill it with any other dipping items you desire, such as marshmallows, strawberries, or bananas.

Then add some melted chocolate into the center before eating.

Use leftover graham cracker crumbs to season meatloaf

what to do with leftover smores ingredients

This simple recipe can be used to help bind together meatloaf and add some extra flavor.

Just crush up about a cup’s worth of the leftover graham cracker pieces and add additional ingredients to the meatloaf recipe before baking.

You can also use other leftovers such as stale bread cubes or even potato chips for this same effect.

Add pieces of leftover S’mores to your ice cream sundae for an extra sweet treat

As mentioned above, you can use any leftover S’mores ingredients in your next ice cream sundae.

Just layer chocolate sauce, some marshmallow crème, and some graham cracker pieces on top of one scoop of vanilla ice cream for a delicious treat that the whole family will enjoy.

Add the marshmallows to a mug of hot chocolate or coffee

Just place one or two marshmallows in a mug of hot chocolate, tea, or coffee if you want to enjoy your S’mores without the extra mess.

If you’re looking for something with a little more flavor than the average cup o’ joe, s’mores hot chocolate is also an option.

To make it, just add a few marshmallows and some cocoa powder to hot coffee before adding milk and sugar.

Make a graham cracker crust for your cheesecake

No need to buy pre-made graham cracker crusts when you can make your own using the leftover ingredients.

Just crush up a few cups of graham crackers, add melted butter or margarine, then press into the bottom of a greased springform pan.

Add your desired recipe for cheesecake filling and bake until set.

Use leftover chocolate bits as ice cream, or cake decoration

Place a few chocolate bits on top of a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a rich and chocolaty treat.

You can also use the chocolate in place of frosting on cakes or brownies.

Sprinkle some sugar or cocoa powder over top to add that extra “wow” factor.


There are many ways to reuse your leftover S’mores ingredients, whether you want a quick and easy snack or something a little more indulgent.

I’ve shared some recipes that will help you make the most of your leftovers, so be sure to try out a few of them.

Which one is your favorite?

Further reading:

Classic S’mores Recipe | Food Network Kitchen

24 New Ways to Make S’mores – Taste of Home

Tamara Pierce

Tamara Pierce is a food writer at Elapasony, passionate about exploring diverse cuisines and sharing recipes and food experiences. From trendy restaurants to local hotspots, she's always on the lookout for new and exciting flavors.

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