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This quick and easy S’mores Trifle recipe is a tasty twist on the traditional campfire treat. With the same sandwich flavors and a few simple steps, you’ll have all the elements of outdoor s’mores turned into a decadent indoor layered dessert.
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Table of Contents
  1. S'mores Trifle Dessert
  2. Why We Love This S'mores Trifle Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make S'mores Trifle
  7. Tip From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Trifle Recipes
  11. S’mores Trifle Recipe

Our S’mores Dessert Trifle is a simple spin on the classic campfire sandwich, easily made as a layered dessert without stepping foot near a fire.

Filled with the same chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallow flavors as the traditional outdoor treat, this quick and easy trifle recipe brings all the fun indoors in only 15 minutes.

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S’mores Trifle Dessert

Our S mores Dessert Trifle recipe is so easy to make simply by layering graham cake squares, whipped cream, graham cracker crumbs, Hershey’s chocolate, and marshmallows in a big glass bowl.

Whether you bake your cake from a box or buy one at the store, there’s nothing better than bringing together the nostalgia of an outdoor treat with the ease of an indoor indulgence.

This recipe tastes just as delicious, looks a bit fancier, is definitely less messy, and is just as perfect as its namesake; scoop, share, and eat it by the spoonful without sticky fingers!

Why We Love This S’mores Trifle Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in 15 minutes.
  • Uses simple kitchen staple ingredients.
  • Takes the traditional outdoor treat and transforms it into a Trifle.
  • Browning the marshmallows under the broiler makes the smore trifle seem special.
  • Family-friendly dessert that can be enjoyed all year-round.
  • No campfire needed to recreate the flavors of a s’mores sandwich.
  • Perfectly portable for picnics, potlucks, parties

Other Easy S'mores Recipes

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Ingredients

  • Graham cake (plus the ingredients listed on the box)
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Hershey chocolate bars
  • Graham crackers
  • Marshmallows

Substitutions and Additions

  • Swap The Cake Squares: You can substitute the graham cake with brownies, chocolate cake, yellow cake, or even Oreo cookies.
  • Change The Cream: Instead of using a homemade whipped topping, feel free to replace it with Cool Whip, homemade chocolate pudding, instant chocolate pudding, or marshmallow creme.
  • Make Them Mini: I don’t blame you if you don’t want to share your s’more snack! For an individual indoor s’more, swap the trifle dish for mason jars and try making my S’mores In A Jar.
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How to Make S’mores Trifle

  1. Bake: Add crushed graham crackers to the cake mix and bake according to the package directions.
  2. Create The Whipped Cream: Whip together the heavy whipping cream and chocolate sauce.
  3. Brown The Marshmallows: Broil the marshmallows for 5 minutes. Cool before removing them from the pan.
  4. Layer: Assemble the trifle by layering the graham cake squares, the whipped cream, crushed graham crackers, more cake squares, chocolate squares, the rest of the whipped cream, and finally topping it with the broiled marshmallows.
  5. Serve: Scoop, serve, and enjoy!

Tip From Our Recipe Developer

  • I made my graham cake by combining a boxed white cake mix with 1 ½ cups of crushed graham crackers and baking according to package directions. To make this recipe even easier, you can buy a pre-made cake at the store.
  • If you’re not serving this trifle immediately after assembling, store it in the fridge.
  • You can use cocoa powder and a bit of sugar instead of chocolate sauce to make the chocolate whipped cream.
  • Broil your marshmallows on “low” instead of “hi” in order to minimize the danger of burning the marshmallows.

Storage

  • To Store: Leftovers can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make a Trifle in Advance?

You can easily make the individual components of your trifle ahead of time, but I do not recommend assembling it until the day you plan on serving or eating it. You can certainly bake the cake, crush the graham crackers, and make the whipped cream a few days in advance.

Do I have to Serve This Dessert In A Trifle Dish?

You don’t need to layer your dessert in a true trifle dish, although I highly recommend using something similar to a trifle dish so that the layers are apparent. If you don’t have a trifle bowl, any deep bowl with high sides will do. You can also make your trifles in individual wide-mouthed mason jars.

Do I have to Brown My Marshmallows In The Oven?

If you have a kitchen torch or heat gun, you can place the marshmallows on the top of the assembled trifle and brown them that way.

smores trifle with hershey chocolate

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5 from 2 votes
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S’mores Trifle

Serves — 12
This quick and easy S’mores Trifle recipe is a tasty twist on the traditional campfire treat. With the same sandwich flavors and a few simple steps, you’ll have all the elements of outdoor s’mores turned into a decadent indoor layered dessert.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 9×13” graham cake sliced into 1” cubes
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup chocolate sauce
  • 3 full sized Hershey chocolate bars broken into squares
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers
  • 12 oz bag of marshmallows

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, whip together 2 cups of heavy whipping cream with the chocolate sauce to create a chocolate whipped cream. Set aside.
  • Spread the marshmallows evenly over the surface of a lined baking sheet. Broil the marshmallows for 5 minutes or until golden brown and allow them to cool before removing them from the pan.
  • Assemble the trifle by layering half of the graham cake squares, the chocolate whipped cream, crushed graham crackers, the other half of the cake squares, the Hershey chocolate squares, the remaining whipped cream, and finally the broiled marshmallows.
  • Scoop, serve and enjoy!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
Leftovers can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Tips:
  • I made my graham cake by combining a boxed white cake mix with 1 ½ cups of crushed graham crackers and baking according to package directions. To make this recipe even easier, you can buy any pre-made cake at the store.
  • If you’re not serving this trifle immediately after assembling, store it in the fridge.
  • You can use cocoa powder and a bit of sugar instead of chocolate sauce to make the chocolate whipped cream.
  • Broil your marshmallows on “low” instead of “hi” in order to minimize the danger of burning the marshmallows.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 672kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 879IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 3mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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