S’mores – the best summer time sweet! We love an ooey-gooey traditional s'more made over the fire. They're simple, a little messy, and a delicious classic. But while the conventional s'more is perfect for kids, sometimes you need an adult version with more sophisticated flavors and a perfect wine to match. Which is why we came up with this pairing guide of our 11 favorite s'mores and wine combinations to help you upgrade your backyard s'mores game.
These unique s'mores and wine combos are not your average campfire dessert – we're talking cheesecake s'mores, salted caramel s'mores, and more! All paired perfectly with a wine to help complement the s'more flavors and elevate your favorite outdoor dessert to something extra special. Keep scrolling for our 11 favorite s'mores and wine combinations!
S'mores and Wine Pairings
#1 Chocolate Covered Bacon S’more
Bacon...yes please! Pair this s’mores variation with a nice glass of Zinfandel. This fruit-forward wine will make a great and interesting pairing with your s’more. What you’ll need: Graham crackers, dark chocolate, marshmallows, and chocolate covered bacon. What to do: Make the chocolate covered bacon beforehand. Then prepare the s’more just the way you like it, adding in the bacon before eating!
#2 Pumpkin Pie S’mores
Bring the fall season into summer with this mix of s’mores and pumpkin pie! This s’more will taste great with a sweet Riesling or Gewürztraminer. These wines have the perfect amount of sweetness that will pair nicely with the pumpkin flavor without overdoing it. What you’ll need: Pumpkin pie, graham crackers, chocolate bar, marshmallows, and caramel. What to do: Purchase or make a pumpkin pie. Place a couple of pieces of chocolate onto one half of the graham cracker, and drizzle caramel on top. Roast up the marshmallow and place it on top of the chocolate. Add a scoop of the pumpkin pie and place the other graham cracker on top!
#3 Your Favorite Kind of Cookie S’moresCrunchy on the outside and soft on the inside – the perfect cookie! For whatever kind of cookie you enjoy, we've got you covered with these cookie s'mores and wine pairings:
- Chocolate Chip – For those red wine lovers out there try pairing chocolate chip cookies with a Merlot. The tannins in the Merlot will go nicely with the chocolate in the cookie!
- Sugar Cookie – A semi-sweet Champagne goes great with sugar cookies because it compliments the sweetness of the cookie without overtaking it.
- Peanut Butter – A Côtes du Rhône wine is the best pairing for peanut butter anything! It goes nicely with the flavor of the peanut butter without overpowering that amazing taste.
- Snickerdoodles – A fruity Riesling is a match made in heaven with snickerdoodle cookies. The cinnamon in the cookies complements the fruit in the Riesling.
- Brownies – To us brownies are just chocolatey and decadent cookies in square/rectangular form. The best wine pairing for this s’more variation would be Banyuls. This is a French dessert wine that pairs well with warm melty brownies.
What you’ll need: Cookies of your choosing (homemade or store bought), marshmallows, and chocolate bar. What to do: Everything you would normally do with a s’more but replace the graham crackers with cookies!
#4 Lemon Meringue Pie S’mores
Give your dessert a little zing with this fun twist on a traditional s’more. Pairing lemon and wine can be very difficult! You’ll have to find a wine that is both sweet and zesty. Try a Muscat – which usually has flavor notes of lemon. The two lemon flavors won’t be overpowering and will go together nicely. What you’ll need: graham cracker, lemon curd, and marshmallows. What to do: Same thing as a normal s’more but replace the chocolate with the lemon curd!
#5 Cheesecake S’mores
Who doesn’t love a (large) slice of cheesecake? How you make this s’more will depend on the pairing you’ll use. For a plain cheesecake s’more with no fruit filling try a sweet Riesling. For a fruit-filled cheesecake s’more you could also go with a sweet Riesling or try a Sauternes. What you’ll need: Graham crackers, whipped cream cheese, strawberry, raspberry or blueberry jam, and marshmallows. What do to: Place half of the graham cracker down, add the whipped cream cheese, and your desired fruit flavoring. After roasting your mallow, add that on top and then add the other half of the graham cracker!
#6 Salted Caramel and Chocolate S’mores
A sweet and savory s’more that is sure to get your taste buds excited! Pair this s’more with a sweeter style of Chenin Blanc, like Vouvray. The sweetness of the wine will cut through the salty and compliment the sweet flavors coming from the salted caramel. What you’ll need: Graham crackers, chocolate, dulce de leche/caramel topping, coarse sea salt, and marshmallow. What to do: Place a half of the graham cracker down, add the chocolate, dulce de leche/caramel topping. Sprinkle sea salt on top. After roasting the marshmallow to your liking place on top and then add the other half of the graham cracker.
#7 Chocolate Covered Strawberry S’mores
There is fruit in it...so that makes it healthy right? A chocolate covered strawberry s’more pairs perfectly with a Rosé Champagne. The subtle sweetness of the Rosé goes great with the richness of the chocolate. What you’ll need: Chocolate graham cracker, chocolate, sliced strawberries, and marshmallows. What to do: Make the s’more how you normally would but add in the sliced strawberries onto the chocolate bar.
#8 Caramel Delites S’mores
You'll be an “adult” Girl Scout with this s’mores variation! Samoas cookies go best with nice cool glass of Sauternes. With flavors of butterscotch, caramel, and coconut in the wine it will pair nicely with the coconut in the s’mores. Want more of an excuse to get Girl Scout cookies? Check out this pairing guide for wine and Girl Scout Cookies. What you’ll need: Graham cracker, chocolate, dulce de leche or caramel, and toasted coconut marshmallows. What to do: Add everything to the top of ½ of the graham cracker. Then add the other half and enjoy!
#9 Elvis S’more
A little less conversation and a little bit more wine please. We’re honoring The King with this s’more variation! An oaked Chardonnay is the perfect wine to pair with an Elvis s’more. This is because the oaked flavor of the wine will help cut through the banana and peanut butter flavors. What you’ll need: Graham cracker, peanut butter, banana, bacon, and marshmallow. What to do: Put the peanut butter, banana, and bacon onto one half of the graham cracker. Then roast your marshmallow, add it in, then place the other half of the graham cracker on top.
#10 Mexican Chocolate S’more
This one is for those who love a little spice in their lives! A sweet Riesling or Moscato will pair nicely with Mexican chocolate. This is because the sweetness of the wines will balance the little kick of spice. What you’ll need: Graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate bar, chili powder, and cinnamon. What to do: Make the s’more like you would normally do. Then before adding the top graham cracker sprinkle on some cinnamon and chili powder.
#11 Rice Krispies S’more
Ditch the graham crackers and use rice krispies instead! A late harvest Riesling is the perfect match for rice krispies. Since the grapes are harvested later they will end up being sweeter and that sweetness will pair nicely with the rice krispies. What you’ll need: Rice krispies, chocolate bar, and marshmallows. What to do: Instead of using graham crackers use rice krispies!