Take the classic campfire dessert to the next level.

S'mores Bars with Marshmallow Meringue
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It's not summer without gooey, marshmallowy s’mores. Celebrate National S'mores Day with these over-the-top upgrade ideas.

1. Add banana and Nutella. Creamy bananas and hazelnutty Nutella add a whole new dimension of flavor to the classic camping treat.

Banana-Nutella S'Mores

2. Replace the graham cracker with biscuits. Using flaky biscuits instead of graham crackers makes s’mores a lot sturdier and extra-delicious—especially when the biscuits are studded with chocolate.

Campfire Biscuit S’mores

3. Or swap out graham crackers for pound cake. Buttery store-bought pound cake is fantastic with fluffy marshmallows, melty chocolate and, as an extra bonus, peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Pound Cake S'mores
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4. Make them into a pizza. Instead of making individual s’mores, make one big s’mores pizza. The crust cooks right on the grill while the toppings melt.

S'mores Pizzas
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5. Add coconut. Bobby Flay adds toasted, shredded coconut to his s’mores for tons of flavor and crunch.

6. Make a stuffed banana version. Star chef Gail Simmons peels a banana, stuffs it with marshmallows, chocolate and throws it on the grill.

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7. Make them into dessert bars.These crazy-delicious bars feature a salty, crunchy graham cracker crust topped with a rich chocolate filling and fluffy, light, marshmallowy meringue.

S'mores Bars with Marshmallow Meringue
Biting into marshmallow meringue is like biting into a cloud of sugar. These s’mores bars have the ideal marshmallow-to-chocolate ratio, with a graham cracker crust that’s thick enough to hold the weighty toppings.