I first learned about cold s’mores during the summer of 2006 when my son was enrolled in the sweetest little cooking class for preschoolers (it was actually the summer before he started preschool, he wasn’t even three years old!).
It was a mommy and me style cooking class where we made simple and easy recipes with our children. This recipe for cold s’mores was one of the first snacks we made and it immediately became a snack staple in our house, repeated over and over ever since.
It also became my go-to easy snack recipe to make with the kids when I started teaching cooking classes for the preschool and elementary school children a few years later.
Oh, you didn’t know that I used to teach cooking classes for kids? I did! I did! I also taught a cute preschool art program at my son’s preschool back in the day.
Art and cooking. My all-time favorites.
I loved being a stay at home mom but I also loved popping into the schools and bringing my favorite past times to the children. I had something to offer and I just loved being involved in my son’s schools (getting to know all of the kids, seeing what went on etc.).
Back to the recipe.
These cold s’mores are really easy to make and perfect for eating year round. Tradition has it that s’mores require some sort of oven (or campfire) to melt the chocolate and marshmallows, but these cold s’mores are a no bake snack because they are created by mixing together your marshmallows and chocolate chips with whipped topping!
That’s right, there’s no melting or cooking involved. All you have to do is mix up s’mores ingredients, spoon onto your graham crackers, close them up to make sandwiches and then freeze until you are ready to eat.
You can make a bunch in advance and keep them in the freezer for the moment when a snack attack strikes.
I wrap up the cold s’mores in aluminum foil, either one or two per pack.
Over the years I have revised the cold s’mores recipe only to include healthier versions of the ingredients. It’s not about the calorie content (this snack is fairly light if you ask me), it’s about finding the ingredients which are made without the artificial stuff and preservatives.
I get my graham crackers at Trader Joe’s and discovered this truwhip at Whole Foods. And yes, the taste and texture is just as good as Cool Whip! I haven’t had an issue and my son hasn’t complained so that means it’s good.
As for the chocolate chips, I usually use Trader Joe’s semi sweet or get Ghiradelli mini semi sweet chocolate chips. You can totally use whichever kind of chocolate you prefer, even chopping up a giant dark chocolate bar <- the pound plus from TJ is my favorite! I can’t always find the “healthier” marshmallows but they do exist.
Feel free to double or triple this recipe in order to stock your freezer to the brim with these Cold s’mores.
Oh and if you are thinking about adding a spread of peanut butter to the graham cracker before closing up your Cold s’mores sandwich, go for it! I have done it and its fabulous.
- 2 cups of marshmallows
- 2 cups of whipped topping (thawed)
- 2 cups of chocolate chips (any kind, your choice)
- 1 sleeve of graham crackers (broken in half)
- aluminum foil
- Thaw your whipped topping and then measure out 2 cups.
- In a bowl, mix together whipped topping, marshmallows and chocolate chips.
- Line counter with aluminum foil sheets (large enough to wrap up the cold s’mores)
- Place 2 halves of graham crackers on each foil sheet (or 4 halves if you want to wrap up 2 cold s’mores at a time).
- Using a spoon, place a good dollop of your s’mores mixture on 1 graham cracker and then close it up like a sandwich using the other graham cracker.
- Wrap up your cold s’mores in the foil to create a foil pack and place in freezer.
- Freeze the cold s’mores for 40 minutes to 1 hour before eating.
- Eat immediately upon removing from freezer.
- Cold S’mores can be stored in the freezer indefinitely (so long as you wrapped them up real good!)
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Have you ever taken a cooking class?
Are you a s’mores fan? Do you make them at home?
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