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These easy s’mores trifles are perfect when you want to serve up the classic burnt, crunchy, gooey, graham cracker and melted chocolate flavors but don’t have a campfire handy. They take almost no work at all and because you eat these s’mores with a spoon you won’t get them all over your face.
Memorial day weekend is coming up and that means s’mores season is finally kicking off! S’mores are one of America’s finest inventions, in my opinion. The combination of flavors and textures is wonderful and never gets old. The one minor gripe I have with s’mores is their messiness, there is just about no way to eat them without bathing your hands, cheeks and chin in chocolate and marshmallow goo. How do you get around that? Very simple, you turn the s’mores into the trifles that I have here and eat them with a spoon.
How to make pumpkin spice s’mores trifles:
The trifles are made up of layers of crumbled graham crackers, chocolate layers that consist of Nutella and marshmallow cream layers. I got the idea for this recipe from this s’mores trifles recipe on My Baking Addiction, which features s’mores flavors along with fresh strawberries. For the recipe here I left out the strawberries and added the pumpkin spice (because it works great with the hazelnutty chocolate).
You start with 1/3 cup crushed graham crackers (about 2.5 sheets).
Next you mix 1 tablespoon melted, unsalted butter and 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin spice into the crackers.
To assemble the trifles, layer the graham crackers with Nutella (warm it up a bit in the microwave to make it easier to drizzle) and marshmallow cream (you can pipe or spoon the cream). Torch each marshmallow cream layer with a kitchen torch.
Pumpkin Spice S’mores Trifle Recipe Tip:
One thing is important when you assemble the trifle: don’t use too much Nutella or marshmallow cream because they are both very, very sweet. You want about half of each spoonful to be graham cracker crumbles. (This doesn’t come across in the photo because the marshmallow cream tends to spread to the outside of the glass and hides a lot of the graham crumbles from view).
Anyway, there it is, a very easy, fast, cheap and delicious s’mores dessert that doesn’t get your hands (or face) dirty.
More easy and delicious stovetop dessert recipes:
10-Minute Pumpkin Spice S'mores Trifles
For the graham cracker layer:
- 1/3 cup crumbled graham crackers (about 2.5 sheets of graham crackers)
- 1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter
- 1/8 teaspoon pumpkin spice
For the chocolate layer:
- a drizzle of hazelnut spread (Nutella), warmed up for a few seconds in the microwave
For the marshmallow cream layer:
- marshmallow cream
- Mix all the graham cracker layer ingredients together in a bowl.
- Layer graham crackers, hazelnut spread* and then marshmallow cream* into glasses (you can either pipe or spoon the marshmallow cream). Toast each layer of marshmallow cream with a torch.
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