With summer fast approaching, we’re already prepping for a memorable campfire season. Collecting the best timber, dusting off the sitting logs, brushing up on our stoking skills, and most importantly, dreaming up the most fantastic s’mores.
We could argue about the most important part of the s’more all day, but for now we’re focusing on the marshmallow. Below, we’ve collected our favorite marshmallows for summer snacking.
The Best Marshmallows for S’mores
Jet-Puffed S’more Vanilla Marshmallows, $2.48
While original Jet-Puffs have always been our steadfast go-to, the brand’s S’more Vanilla Marshmallows are quite literally made for the treat. These delicious mallows are square shaped and fit perfectly between two graham crackers. Plus, the subtle hint of vanilla gives any s’more extra oomph.
Hammond’s Chocolate Chip Marshmallows, $12.50 (two bags)
For more indulgent marshmallow roasters, Hammond’s Chocolate Chip Marshmallows are made with cocoa and mini chocolate chips. With these treats, an extra layer of chocolate may not be necessary—unless you’re a chocolate fanatic.
ALDI’s Baker’s Corner Giant Marshmallows, $1.90
These massive, fluffy marshmallows make the list not only because they’re as plump and sweet as Jet-Puffed, but because they also cost less.
365 by Whole Foods Market Large Marshmallows, $2.29
Whole Foods is known for producing some of our favorite top-tier snacks, and these marshmallows also hit the mark. They’re a good size—not too big, but not too small—and make the neatest s’mores out of the bunch. With less sugar, these mallows are a little less sweet and therefore don’t totally overwhelm the other s’mores ingredients.
Stuffed Puffs Cookies ‘n Creme $4.24
These marshmallows allow s’more connoisseurs to get creative with flavors. Take the dessert to the next level with mallows stuffed with white creme and chocolate cookie crunch. The best part of these sweets is the crunchy cookie texture when you bite down.
Honorable Mention: Jet-Puffed Color-Changing Marshmallows, $2.99
It’s tough to imagine anything could make s’mores better than they already are, but Jet-Puffed managed to do just that with new Color-Changing Marshmallows. These mallows may feel and taste like the classics, but once skewered and held over a crackling fire, they turn different bright, vivid colors. Color-Changing Marshmallow bags are filled with light blue and pink marshmallows, but when touched by heat, the blue turns to a bright green and the pink turns a shocking orange. Prepare for the kids to go wild.
For more ways to vamp up your s’mores game, check out 9 Ultimate S’mores Recipes.
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