How do you air fry s’mores? Follow this air fryer s’mores recipe, and you’ll learn how to make s’mores indoors! Air frying is the best way to roast marshmallows indoors without heating the house with the oven. You’ll love this easy small batch air fryer dessert that takes less than 10 minutes to make! The combination of gooey toasted marshmallow, melty chocolate, and crisp graham crackers is one of my favorite campfire treats.
S'mores in the air fryer? Oh yes!
This classic campfire dessert just got a makeover. Once you earn how to make s’mores in an air fryer, you can enjoy this snack even on the rainiest of days.
I mean, who doesn’t love a good s’more? The name itself is an ode to its allure, a contraction of “some more.” (Because once you try one, you’ll probably want some more!)
Indeed, you can find the flavors of this popular chocolate dessert everywhere. I’ve seen recipes for s’mores dip, s’mores pizza, s’mores egg rolls, and s’mores-stuffed crescent rolls.
I’ve even seen recipes for healthy s’mores (well, “healthier”). Just split a banana lengthwise, and stuff it with chocolate pieces and mini marshmallows. Then wrap it in foil and air fry it for air fryer banana s’mores.
It’s not the same as true camp fire s’mores, but might satisfy a sweet craving.
What I wanted with this recipe, though, was the original. We’re making a s’more sandwich, with graham cracker on the outside and marshmallow and chocolate in the middle.
It’s just like you might remember it from childhood. The only difference is we’ve toasted marshmallows in the air fryer. I hope you enjoy it if you choose to indulge in this one!
📋 Calories, Net Carbs, Protein
One serving of Air Fryer S’mores has 255 calories, 45.5 grams net carbs, and 2.5 grams protein. This is for a smore made with Dandies vegan marshmallows and pieces of a king-size Hershey bar. You can make your treat a little lighter using a regular Hershey bar and regular Kraft marshmallows.
Why make s’mores in the air fryer? S’mores are a fun food, and the reasons we make them aren’t generally nutrition-related. Here’s why my family likes this recipe:
- Festive: S’mores aren’t an everyday food, and that makes them special for celebrations. They’re fun to have on staycation, as a backyard camping treat, at birthday parties, or as after school snacks. You can also enjoy these at a July 4th cookout when the fire pit or grill is being used for other foods.
- No bonfire needed: If you’re an apartment dweller (or otherwise don’t have access to an outdoor fire pit) you can still have these.
- No charring: We don’t want to create a fire hazard, so we’re not blackening the marshmallows here. Toasted marshmallows come out perfectly browned when air fried, with no burnt taste.
- Get the perfect cracker to filling ratio: Do you like more cracker and less marshmallow and chocolate? Or maybe you prefer less cracker to sweet filling? Whatever you like, you can customize this air fryer s’more recipe to get it.
- Easy clean up: Eating s’mores can be messy, but cleaning up the air fryer is a breeze! It’s so much easier than scrubbing a grill.
- Reminiscent of childhood: If you’re looking for a taste of the carefree days of youth, these s’mores may bring you back. They’re just like you may remember from scouting adventures. Delicious!
You only need three ingredients to make air fryer s’mores:
- Graham crackers
- Chocolate bar pieces
Crackers for S’mores: I used Annie’s Honey Graham Crackers for this recipe. You are welcome to use Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams or your favorite brand instead. Chocolate graham crackers or cinnamon graham crackers would provide a fun flavor twist on the original.
Marshmallow substitutions: I used Dandies Vegan Vanilla Marshmallows here. Feel free to use another large marshmallow, such as Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows. You can also use jumbo marshmallows (like Chocolate Stuffed Puffs), but you’ll probably want to use only one marshmallow per cracker.
I don’t recommend mini marshmallows for this recipe, as they’re more likely to blow around the air fryer. Save your mini marshmallows to make air fryer s’mores pie. (A graham cracker crust filled with melted chocolate and topped with marshmallows.)
You can use Marshmallow Fluff or Toonie Moonie in place of the marshmallows. Use 1-2 tablespoons per s’more (depending on how marshmallow-y you like things and how much mess you can tolerate). Refrigerate the fluff so it is stiff before putting it on the graham cracker.
If you use the fluff option, take 2-3 minutes off the air frying time. If you heat the fluff too much, it oozes off the cracker and makes a mess.
Chocolate substitutions: I love Hershey’s King Size Milk Chocolate Bars for s’mores. They’re thicker than regular Hershey bars, making your s’more extra chocolate-y. Feel free to use regular Hershey’s bars, if you’d rather.
Instead of milk chocolate, you could also use thin dark chocolate bars, a Reese’s peanut butter cup, or a dab of Nutella. We used to use mint chocolate bars when I was a kid; they made really yummy s’mores.
To make s’mores in the air fryer, you’ll need an air fryer and a good knife. The knife is used to cut the marshmallows.
I use a 10-Quart Kalorik Digital Air Fryer Oven, but any size air fryer can work. I’ve seen folks making s’mores in the Ninja Foodi, Cosori, Pampered Chef Air Fryer, Actifry, Nuwave, Instant Vortex, Cuisinart, Philips, Power Air Fryer, and other air fryers.
Keep in mind you may need to make slight adjustments to the cooking times depending on the air fryer you use. I always watch the food closely the first time I try a new air fryer recipe and recommend that you do too.
🔪 How to Make Air Fryer S'mores
Let’s air fry s’mores! For each s’more you’ll be making, break one graham cracker in half. You want to split it width-wise, into two squares.
You also need to cut two marshmallows in half width-wise for each s’more. If you’re using very large marshmallows, you may only want to use one. Keep in mind that the marshmallows will expand a bit in the air fryer.
(P.S. If you do better with visuals, there’s a video for you in the recipe card below. I highly recommend taking a peek if you want to see everything coming together.)
Ok, now it’s time for assembly! Put one graham cracker half on your air fryer tray (or in your air fryer basket) for each s’more. I could fit up to 6 graham cracker halves in a single layer on the air fryer tray.
Top each cracker half with four marshmallow halves. Push the marshmallows, cut side down, onto the cracker. You want to help them stick a bit so they don’t blow around in the air fryer.
Put the tray with the crackers into the air fryer (use the top rack of the air fryer oven). We’re ready to cook!
️⏲ Cooking Time and Temperature
What temperature for air fryer s’mores? It took a total of 6 minutes in an air fryer at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200C) to air fry s’mores.
Start by air frying the s’mores for 4 minutes. Check them, since the marshmallows may be done to your liking at this point. I chose to air fry them one more minute.
Remember, you’re just looking to make them a little browned and smoosh-able. Please do not try to blacken them- I don’t want you to have to put out a kitchen fire!
Next, take the marshmallow-covered crackers out of the air fryer and put a piece of chocolate on top of each one. I always use 3 “squares” (actually rectangles) of Hershey’s chocolate. Cover the chocolate with a cracker half, effectively finishing your s’more “sandwich.”
You could stop there and start eating. However, I highly recommend taking the extra step of melting the chocolate. It makes a messier s’more but also (IMVHO) a more delish s’more!
To melt the chocolate, put your s’mores back in the air fryer for 1 minute at 400F (200C). Again, you’ll want to put them on the top rack if you’re using an air fryer oven.
That’s all there is to it! Let them cool a minute or two before enjoying. The chocolate and marshmallow are very hot!
Leftover s’mores don’t keep well. This recipe only takes a few minutes to make so I highly recommend only making what you’ll eat. Store the leftover ingredients at room temperature until the next time you want s’mores!
💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). My goal here is to help inspire you to create a healthy, happy, and delicious life with my recipes. Idk about you, but s’mores definitely make my life happy and delicious. In general, though, I wouldn’t say they’re the healthiest thing we could be eating.
The three ingredients commonly used in s’mores all count as ultra-processed foods. Also, s’mores are loaded with added sugars and highly refined grains. I think most would agree they’re a “fun food” that’s not very nutrient-dense.
I’m extending an olive branch to the dietitian haters with this recipe. We’re not the food police, so please don’t be afraid to come see us. A good dietitian will help you where you are to meet your goals. 😊
Also, I only have s’mores a couple of times each summer. I wanted to record this so I remember how to make it.
I sought out a marshmallow without artificial colors and flavors and ended up with Dandies Vegan Marshmallows. These marshmallows contain no gelatin and are quite dense as a result. The calories and sugar in two Dandies marshmallows match the calories and sugar in FOUR Jet-Puffed marshmallows.
I tend to put two large marshmallows in each of my s’mores no matter the brand. Choosing Jet-Puffed means I’ve knocked about 9 grams of sugar and 50 calories off of each s’more compared to Dandies.
Vegan marshmallows tend to get a health halo because they’re “plants.” However, unless your religious or cultural preferences dictate otherwise, I’d stick with regular marshmallows. You’ll cut back on added sugar without any effort, and likely save some money on your marshmallows too.
Plus, who doesn’t like a fluffy marshmallow? I know I do!
Believe it or not, s’mores (under the name “graham cracker sandwich”) started appearing in cookbooks as early as the 1920s. Texts from that time indicated that the marshmallow dessert was already enjoyed by Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. They’ve remained a popular treat in the United States.
You’ll need gluten free graham crackers to make gluten free s’mores (try these). Many marshmallows and chocolate bars are naturally gluten free. Check the labels of the product you’re buying to ensure they’re GF friendly.
Many brands of marshmallows and graham crackers are naturally dairy free (always check the label to be certain). The chocolate is your major barrier to making s’mores that are dairy free. (Even Hershey’s Special Dark contains milk fat.) These Hu Chocolate Bars are one dairy-free option to try.
S’mores are not typically vegan because they usually contain milk chocolate and marshmallows with gelatin. You should check that the graham crackers are vegan-friendly as well (occasionally a brand will put butter in there). These Hu Chocolate Bars are vegan and Dandies Vegan Marshmallows are gelatin-free for vegan s’mores.
To make keto s’mores, you’ll need low carb alternatives for graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate. La Nouba and Max Mallow offer sugar-free marshmallows while Lily’s and The Good Chocolate have keto-friendly chocolate bars. Here’s a keto and low carb graham cracker recipe.
Turn your oven broiler on high. Layer a graham cracker half, chocolate, and marshmallow (in that order). Broil for 2-3 minutes about one-third of the way from the top of the oven. Watch it closely- the marshmallow burns quickly! Top with another graham cracker half and enjoy.
👩🏻🍳 Other Air Fryer Desserts
Want more recipe ideas for desserts in the air fryer? Here you go:
- Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
- Gulab Jamun Cheesecake with Air Fryer Gulab Jamun
- Air Fryer Popcorn (really more of a snack than a dessert, but still good)
All recipes on this website may or may not be appropriate for you, depending on your medical needs and personal preferences. Consult with a registered dietitian or your physician if you need help determining the dietary pattern that may be best for you.
The nutrition information is an estimate provided as a courtesy. It will differ depending on the specific brands and ingredients that you use. Calorie information on food labels may be wildly inaccurate, so please don't sweat the numbers too much.
For more information on how the three recipe levels may help with a weight management goal, refer to my overnight oats no sugar post. Let's get cooking!
Air Fryer S’mores
- 2 large marshmallows
- 1 graham cracker
- 1 piece chocolate (I recommend using ¼ of a king-size or ¼ of a regular-size Hershey bar- three squares in each case)
- Split the graham cracker in half (width-wise) into two squares. Cut two marshmallows width-wise with the knife. (If your marshmallows are big, you may only need one to make the s'more.)
- Put one graham cracker half on an air fryer tray. Top with four marshmallow halves. Press the marshmallows onto the cracker, cut-side down.
- Put the tray with the cracker into the air fryer (use the top rack of the air fryer oven). Air fry the s’more for 4 minutes at 400°F (200°C). Check it, since the marshmallows may be done to your liking at this point. I chose to air fry for one more minute.
- Next, take the marshmallow-covered cracker out of the air fryer and put a piece of chocolate on top. I always use 3 “squares” (actually rectangles) of Hershey’s chocolate. Cover the chocolate with a cracker half.
- To melt the chocolate, put your s’more back in the air fryer for 1 minute at 400°F (200°C). Again, you’ll want to put it on the top rack if you’re using an air fryer oven.
- Let it cool for a minute or two before enjoying. The marshmallow and chocolate are very hot!Note: I made 6 s'mores in the recipe video because I was feeding a crowd. Feel free to double, triple, etc. this recipe as needed!