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Dark Chocolate Cherry Smores. These are simply amazing! Give s'mores a grown-up flair with rich dark chocolate and ripe fresh cherries. Mmm.Did you know Sunday, August 10 was National S’mores Day?

I did. If I were a clever blogger, I’d have posted this recipe then. But I’m not. I’m a woops-that-happened blogger who at least comes up with some damn good s’mores. So I figure that makes up for it, right?

Dark Chocolate Cherry Smores. These are simply amazing! Give s'mores a grown-up flair with rich dark chocolate and ripe fresh cherries. Mmm.My ultimate all-time favorite s’mores are certainly my blackberry white chocolate s’mores, because, I mean, come on. They’re perfect! But a close second? These dark chocolate cherry s’mores, layered with fresh cherries and rich, slightly bitter dark chocolate, all pillowed by a gooey, torched marshmallow. Tender, buttered graham crackers are your hedonistic vessels, delivering that rich, perfect combination to your face (emphasis on the ‘face’ part, especially in O’s case.. sorry, honey! Even fancy lawyers and marathon runners have to hear embarrassing stories sometimes).

We all know and love the classic pairing of dark chocolate and cherries, and this is s’more is a current, totally down-to-earth iteration of the delectable duo. Make them while cherries are in season! They’d be perfect for a Labor Day dessert, thrown together casually outdoors–little to no prep required. Beautiful, right?

Dark Chocolate Cherry Smores. These are simply amazing! Give s'mores a grown-up flair with rich dark chocolate and ripe fresh cherries. Mmm.And people will love them. They just will. Remember my marshmallow-less s’mores I made for friends? In a thank you note from the birthday girl, she mentioned her husband loved the gourmet s’mores so much, he’d made her make them already! And that was without marshmallows, people.

Make these. You’ll get invited to a lot more summer get-together after, I swear!

Recipe By: Cheryl Malik
5 from 3 votes

Dark Chocolate Cherry S'mores

Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
Ripe, sweet cherries melt into rich, bitter dark chocolate, cushioned by a gooey, torched marshmallow for the perfect late-summer dessert.
1 person


  • 2 graham crackers
  • 1 teaspoon butter , melted
  • 1 large marshmallow
  • 1 square (about 1 ounce) good dark chocolate, from a bar
  • 2 ripe cherries , halved and pitted


  • Preheat your broiler.
  • Brush both sides of the graham crackers with melted butter. Place in a single layer on a microwave-safe plate and lay a square of dark chocolate on graham cracker (for every two). Microwave about 30-45 seconds, or until the dark chocolate is beginning to soften and melt. Don't microwave too long, or parts of your graham cracker will burn!
  • Transfer the graham cracker with white chocolate on it to a pan and place a marshmallow on top of the dark chocolate. Place under broiler and watch carefully--about 90 seconds to 2 minutes. The marshmallow should puff up and begin to brown; don't let over-brown or your graham cracker will suffer! If you prefer your marshmallow a bit more toasted, use a kitchen torch to brown the naked edge.
  • Spoon halved cherries onto top of toasted marshmallow and top with remaining graham cracker. Serve immediately.
Top with remaining graham cracker. Serve immediately.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1gCalories: 98calProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 101mgTotal Carbs: 13gSugar: 6gNet Carbs: 13gVitamin A: 125IUIron: 1mg
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Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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  1. Oh Cheryl, these are so beautiful and sophisticated! I ‘never’ eat marshmallows on their own… something about the texture, but with grahams, cherries (or blackberries) and chocolate… now that’s something I can love! I’ll take two please! 😀5 stars

    1. Ew, I don’t eat them alone either. Fresh, maybe, but never from a bag. Super weird texture. But these are pillow and fluffy and ermahgah delicious! 😀 Thanks always Traci!!

    1. 🙂 They definitely take a s’more from a remnant memory from childhood or something otherwise relegated to bonfires.. to a company-worthy treat!

  2. Cheryl, I don’t eat a lot of s’mores (like any) but I absolutely must try these. Chocolate and cherry is my favorite flavor combo these days and these look irresistible! Also, your photos are stunning. Can I ask what camera and lens(es) you use?

    1. Oh thanks Nora! That’s so so sweet. And I don’t eat too many smores either, but these gourmet fruity ones are REALLY doing it for me. A plain ol’ Hersheys bar will never cut it again! And I use a Canon Rebel T3 with a 50mm lens 🙂5 stars

    1. What?! That’s madness!! I honestly don’t eat them that often–or didn’t before–and never got super excited about s’more-this and s’more-that but these more gourmet fruity ones have changed that! And seriously, cherries are the best!5 stars

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