No campfire? No problem! If you haven't considered making Smoky Grilled S'mores on the pellet grill it's time to up your dessert game.
S'mores aren't something you normally think about when firing up a smoky pellet grill.
But you should!
Cooking S'mores over a campfire is a deliciously nostalgic activity that always reminds me of summer. But sadly, a campfire isn't something I have sitting around to use anytime I get a sweet tooth. Fortunately, my pellet grill sits ready and waiting.
Although marshmallows were never a pantry staple of my childhood, if there was a campfire involved there's a pretty good chance they would make an appearance.
Smoke from the pellet grill adds so much flavor to desserts
When I fired up my pellet grill today, that initial smell of smoke brought back memories of summers gone by.
A bygone era where the biggest concerns were how much swimming you can get in an afternoon, or which field will be the best for chasing fireflies.
Many of my childhood summer evenings were spent roasting marshmallows over an open fire. Some of the best were ones when we were lucky enough to make S' mores.
Today I was able to capture and replicate a few of my summer memories in a dessert for the pellet grill. Smoky Grilled S'mores.
Unlike when I would quell my childhood cravings, I wanted today's s' more to have a stronger emphasis on the smoky flavor.
The smoke will add dimension to the sometimes sickly sweet taste of melted marshmallow while injecting some savory nuances to the milk chocolate.
To allow the chocolate and marshmallow enough time to soak in the smoky flavor, I chose canned biscuits instead of graham crackers as a vessel for the dessert.
This would also be delicious if cooked on a Kamado grill because the hardwood lump charcoal would add plenty of smoky flavors.
If you're interested, my article on what type of charcoal is used in a Kamado grill shares some insight into cooking with hardwood lump charcoal.
Smoky Grilled S'mores on the Pellet Grill are a simple treat you can quickly whip up anytime you get a taste for something sweet.
Using a pellet grill allows a smoky flavor to infuse the chocolate and marshmallows adding a delicious dimension of flavor.
- Heat safe dish
- Food safe non-stick spray
- Canned biscuits
- Milk chocolate chips
- Pellet Grill
- Preheat your pellet grill to 350F
- Spray your heat-safe dish with food spray
- Use a very sharp knife to cut 2 biscuits in half lengthwise. A sharp knife will cut evenly and prevent the dough from tearing
- Place the cut biscuits in the baking dish
- Top biscuits with chocolate chips
- Cut 3 marshmallows in half
- Place marshmallows on biscuits
- Cover with other half of biscuit
- Cut 3 marshmallows in half
- Place chocolate chips on top of biscuits
- Add marshmallow slices and additional chocolate chips
- Place dish on pellet grill
- Cook for 20 minutes or until biscuit is golden brown and marshmallows have melted and browned.
- Allow the S'mores to cool for 5 minutes before eating so you don't burn your mouth
This is a basic way to do S'mores on the pellet grill but consider adding some fun ingredients to make this dish more delicious.
Fruits like blueberries, bananas, huckleberries, and strawberries would all be delicious.
Other sweet add-on's like butterscotch chips, peanut butter, or hazelnut chocolate spread would also work well.
These S'mores are a perfect dessert to my Smoked Meatloaf Burgers. You should consider trying both of these recipes the next time you fire up your pellet grill!