The traditional s’mores treat is shaken up with these creamy and fruity Dark Chocolate Blackberry S’mores.
But actually, can’t you just imagine the crunch-smoosh noise as you bite into one of these dark chocolate blackberry s’mores? It’s a delicious flood of toasted marshmallow, sea salt dark chocolate, ever-so-slightly muddled blackberries, and buttery graham crackers that you can’t go wrong with. Nope. Nothing about these says wrong. You’ve never seen something so right.
The journey to get to ‘right’—especially for these dark chocolate blackberry s’mores—is a messy but fun one. You know how it is with s’mores; you can picture the scene.
You’re sitting in a loose ring in front of a hot, smokey campfire, probably perched in an old canvas camping chair. If you’re Canadian, you might be wearing a pair of old Roots sweatpants or a baggy Parks Canada hoodie. Your grimy hands break open a sleeve of graham crackers as you unsteadily hold a toasting marshmallow on a foraged stick. When you finally get the chocolate bar open and broken up, you have a burning marshmallow, the camping version of glue stick hands, and a messy, squished, broken s’mores treat.
But it’s so worth it. These dark chocolate blackberry s’mores are just as delightfully messy and rewarding. Plus, you don’t have to be bitten by a swarm of mosquitoes and have your hair smell like a campfire for a week.
S’mores are delicious, but that sugar overload can be too much sometimes. By swapping out milk chocolate for dark sea salt chocolate and adding in the mature, subtle fruitiness of blackberries, this treat becomes even better—and more legitimate to serve to guests. Or you could be like me and eat all of them yourself.
Both work just fine.
Total Cost = $1.81 (Budget breakdown below recipe)
- 8 graham crackers
- 1 tbsp. butter, melted
- 4 large marshmallows
- 4 large squares dark chocolate with sea salt chocolate bar*
- ½ pint blackberries, lightly muddled
- Preheat oven broiler. Meanwhile, brush both sides of all graham crackers with the melted butter and shake off any excess. Place in a single layer on a plate and add one chocolate square to every second graham cracker. Microwave for 30 seconds or until chocolate is just barely softened.
- Place the graham crackers onto a baking sheet and top each chocolate-covered cracker with a marshmallow. Put under broiler with oven door open and watch carefully until marshmallows are golden, about 1-2 minutes. Pull out immediately.
- Spoon lightly muddled blackberries onto the crackers with chocolate and marshmallow, then top with remaining plain graham crackers. Serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from 40 Aprons.
8 graham crackers = $0.15
1 tbsp. butter = $0.06
4 large marshmallows = $0.10
4 large squares dark chocolate with sea salt chocolate bar = $0.25
1/2 pint blackberries = $1.25