The S’moreo

The S'moreoDon’t you hate it when you come up with a great idea only to realize that its already been done by someone else? That’s what happened to me with the s’moreo.

You see, I opened my kitchen cabinet one day recently to notice a half-finished package of Oreo cookies sitting next to a couple Hershey’s chocolate bars that I had left over from when I made my s’mores quesadilla. Immediately a thought popped into my head. Why not make some s’mores using Oreo cookies instead of graham crackers?

After a quick Google search I realized that quite a few people had already come up with the exact same idea, right down to the clever “s’moreo” name. I originally planned on scrapping the idea completely, but then I thought again about how good a s’moreo sounded and decided to make a few anyway. Boy am I glad I did!

Long story short, Oreo cookies are the perfect substitute for graham crackers when it comes to making s’mores. First off, they seem to soften up a little more than graham crackers when you heat them, so whereas a graham cracker will often break when you bite into it (leaving you with crumbs all over yourself and/or melted marshmallow and chocolate stuck to your fingers) this isn’t the case with s’moreos.

Second, they’re smaller, which provides a perfect cookie to marshmallow to chocolate ratio. Will these two factors cause me to permanently switch from traditional s’mores to s’moreos? It’s hard to say, but it’s definitely nice to know that there’s an alternative out there!

14 Comments on The S’moreo

  1. Crucifist
    January 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm (3 years ago)

    I must know what kind of marshmallows you’re using here. It almost looks like they’re little flat “sandwich cut” marshmallows, or did you do that yourself?

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    • Nick
      January 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm (3 years ago)

      I actually bought them like that! They make flat marshmallows that are made just for s’mores! They rule!

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      • michelle
        January 23, 2012 at 6:34 pm (3 years ago)

        where on earth do u find them flat marshmallows

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        • Nick
          January 23, 2012 at 6:36 pm (3 years ago)

          I think I actually got them at Target, but they’re seriously the best for making s’mores!

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        • Silka
          January 26, 2012 at 4:33 am (3 years ago)

          I’ve seen them at some WalMarts, over by the other marshmallows. Just look around; you’ll find ‘em eventually. :D

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  2. Zachary Jacob Zblewski
    January 20, 2012 at 3:28 am (3 years ago)

    I would use Golden Oreos.

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    • Nick
      January 20, 2012 at 8:56 am (3 years ago)

      I’ve actually never even heard of Golden Oreos until I Googled them just now but those would work perfectly for s’moreos!

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  3. The Crib Keeper
    January 20, 2012 at 10:33 am (3 years ago)

    I now know what I was put on this earth to do. HELLO NEW WEEKEND PLANS!!!!!!

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  4. Jen
    March 7, 2012 at 7:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Mm all these ideas just make me so hungry! Dying to go buy some of these ingredients and try out these snacks now.

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  5. Lisa Ann
    September 5, 2012 at 10:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Nice! I just discovered the combination of pineapples, cream cheese and potato chips. Try it. SO awesome. I’m glad to see I’m not the only crazy food combiner out there.

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    • Nick
      September 6, 2012 at 8:34 am (2 years ago)

      I’ll have to try it out! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  6. @benmorrow
    September 30, 2012 at 5:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Going to have to make this dessert to cap the weekend

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  7. Missy
    July 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm (3 months ago)

    Did you put these in the oven or microwave? Looks yummy!

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    • Nick Chipman
      July 21, 2014 at 7:12 am (3 months ago)

      I don’t really remember since it was so long ago, but either way would work just fine I’m sure.

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