The Trader Joe's Staple That Will Transform Your S'mores

Nothing screams camping quite like a s'more, but just because it's a classic, doesn't mean it can't be upgraded. Traditional campfire s'mores require nothing more than graham crackers, chocolate, and gooey, roasted marshmallows. However, you don't have to stop with those signature ingredients.

An array of grocery store spreads work wonders in transforming your classic graham cracker sandwich into something a little more unique. Peanut butter, for example, has already proven successful as a sweet s'mores upgrade, as have peanut butter cups. For another, creative addition, however, you'll want to head to Trader Joe's. There, cookie butter reigns supreme and will enhance the flavors of your graham crackers. Try adding a heaping of cookie butter to both sides of your graham crackers. Simply lather on the butter, and continue to make your s'mores as normal. This cookie-inspired addition alters the flavor and simultaneously serves a practical purpose in keeping your dessert together.

Try cookie butter and these other alternatives to enhance your s'mores

Spiced cookie butter enhances the sweetness of your tried-and-true s'mores while keeping the whole concoction together. If you've ever made a s'more, you likely know that graham crackers are inclined to crack. Crumbly graham crackers can cause your marshmallow treat to fall apart, resulting in a gooey mess. Cookie butter, however, may circumvent this common mishap. The sticky spread acts as a binder that ultimately helps keep your s'mores, together. The stickiness of the cookie butter allows your graham crackers to better adhere to the spread, protecting the chocolate and marshmallow interior. 

Beyond cookie butter, other spreads and replacements work similar wonders in enhancing the flavor and structure of your s'mores. For an even greater cookie flavor, replace your graham crackers with actual cookies, whether you want simple sugar cookies or gingersnaps. To really keep up with the cookie theme, you can even add cookie dough to make a cookie-stuffed s'more. So if you're looking for a twist on this campfire classic, just try these ingredients and you'll have a delicious snack that everyone will enjoy.