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Strawberry Shortcake S’mores

Two classic desserts collide, S’mores and a traditional Strawberry Shortcake Recipe, into one marvelous treat. Strawberry Shortcake S’mores are nostalgic, indulgent, and bursting with fresh summer berries!

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National Strawberry Shortcake Day is June 14th, and to celebrate we are sharing a spin on one of our family’s favorite summer treats!

I wait all year long for shortcake season… known by it’s more popular name summer.

And when it finally arrives, I’m prepared.

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I stock up on bright blushing Driscoll’s Strawberries, butter, and cream so that when the craving strikes, I can whip up a batch of warm crumbling shortcakes in no time at all.

Yet this year, I’ve been dreaming about my strawberry shortcake recipe so much, all sorts of variations have come to mind.

Today’s S’mores Strawberry Shortcake Recipe is one such variation that has become a new family favorite.

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After all, it’s not one dessert.

It’s two treats transformed into a gooey, sticky, chocolate dripping, berry-filled sandwich of sugary perfection.

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These s’mores are built on thin freshly baked shortcakes.

The shortcakes are soft and tender so the fillings don’t all squeeze out when you bite into them. Okay… they do a little, but not like they would if you were using graham crackers or shortbread cookies.

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Once baked, I cut gorgeous ripe Driscoll’s strawberries into think slices and topped the shortcake halves with milk chocolate pieces and marshmallows.

Then I placed the shortcakes under the broiler for just to few seconds, so the chocolate would melt and the marshmallows toasted.

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Simply squash the toasted marshmallows flat, pile on fresh dripping strawberries, and sandwich the two sides together!

Like this…

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Swoon!

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Seriously friends, this is one of the best treats I’ve shared this year.

A must-make on your “Desserts You Gotta Try” Pinterest Board.

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No campfire needed for these s’mores.

With fresh Driscoll’s Berries available all year long, you can have this S’mores Strawberry Shortcake Recipe anytime you want!

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S'mores Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Yield: 14

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons cold butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream + 2 Tb. for tops
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 3-4 tablespoons amaretto
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons turbinado sugar
  • 14 large marshmallows
  • 7 ounces milk chocolate bar, broken into pieces
  • 1 pound Driscoll's strawberries, sliced

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in the food processor. Pulse a few times, then add the butter cubes. Pulse a few more times until the butter is broken into pea-sized chunks.

  2. Pulse in 1/2 cup heavy cream, egg, amaretto and vanilla, until the dough just comes together. Dump the dough onto a floured work surface. Quickly press into a disk with your hands, and roll out to ½ inch thick.

  3. Using a 2-3 inch cookie cutter, cut out 28 thin shortcakes—try your best to get them all in one cut. Dough gets tougher the more you play with it. Lay the shortcakes on two parchment paper lined baking sheets. Brush them with cream and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Pop in the oven immediately. The goal is to work fast enough to get them in the oven while the butter is still cold—that’s what creates the light flaky texture. Bake for 10-12 minute, then cool for at least 5 minutes before trying to move.

  4. Turn the oven to broil. Flip the shortcakes over and top half of them with marshmallows and half with chocolate pieces Place under the broiler for 5-20 seconds, until the tops of the marshmallow are golden-brown. DO NOT take your eyes off of them--marshmallows burn fast. Then flip the marshamallows over and repeat so that the marshmallows are toasted on both sides.
  5. Now gently press the marshmallows down to cover the surfae of the shortcake. Place fresh sliced Driscoll's strawberries on top of the melted chocolate pieces and top with a marshmallow topper. Serve immediately.

Making this recipe? Why not take a quick shot and share it on Instagram! Make sure to tag it #ASpicyPerspective so we can see what you're cooking!

Our Strawberry Shortcake S’mores Recipe is also on Driscolls.com today with many other Strawberry Shortcake Recipes.

Also make sure to enter Driscoll’s Berries The Joy of Strawberry Shortcake Sweepstakes for a chance to win a KitchenAid Mixer + Berries for an entire year!

Disclosure: Paid Endorsement from Driscoll’s – Visit www.driscolls.com for more berry recipes and to enter their summer sweepstakes. All opinions are my own.

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44 Responses to “Strawberry Shortcake S’mores”

  1. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitnessposted June 4, 2014 at 4:38 am

    It’s like chocolate covered strawberries on steroids! (In a good way!) These look incredible Sommer…love that there is no campfire needed…we aren’t allowed those in our condo ;) Pinned!

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  2. Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Bakerposted June 4, 2014 at 5:33 am

    Man this is such a great combination of dessert. Warm oozy marshmallow and chocolate, juicy berries, that is one flavour bomb mouthful

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  3. How to Philosophize with Cakeposted June 4, 2014 at 5:58 am

    What a great idea! I love dessert hybrids, and this looks like a totally doable and totally delicious one! :)

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  4. Jenny Flakeposted June 4, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Yes please!! So fun for summer!

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  5. Tieghanposted June 4, 2014 at 6:39 am

    These are so fun and they sound delicious!! perfect summer S’more!

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  6. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted June 4, 2014 at 6:59 am

    What a fun strawberry treat!

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  7. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted June 4, 2014 at 7:33 am

    Gimme s’more! #sorrynotsorry

    Reply

  8. Julie @ Table for Twoposted June 4, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Love the dessert collisions! The best ‘accident’ to happen ;)

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  9. Erin | The Law Student's Wifeposted June 4, 2014 at 7:41 am

    L-O-V-E this Sommer! Strawberry Shortcake is one of my family’s traditions, as are s’mores. You combined them perfectly! I might have to add whipped cream too though ;-)

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  10. Mariaposted June 4, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Perfect S’mores for summer!

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  11. Naomiposted June 4, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Great way to use strawberries!

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  12. Gabyposted June 4, 2014 at 8:23 am

    So incredibly delicious!

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  13. Heather Christoposted June 4, 2014 at 8:31 am

    this is pretty seriously genius!

    Reply

  14. Meredithposted June 4, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Seriously delicious and perfect for summer!

    Reply

  15. Liz @ The Lemon Bowlposted June 4, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    This is brilliant – I have been craving s’mores lately!

    Reply

  16. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted June 4, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I am IN LOVE with this!!! S’mores + strawberries? Genius. Pinned!

    Reply

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  18. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted June 5, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Such a fun recipe, these are just perfect for summer!

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  19. marlaposted June 5, 2014 at 7:04 am

    These are so creative & FUN Sommer!

    Reply

  20. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted June 5, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Oh so fun and yum! Strawberries are just ripening here in PA and I’m super excited to get picking with the kids next week. Let summer fun begin!
    Have a great day Sommer!

    Reply

  21. Samina | The Cupcake Confessionposted June 5, 2014 at 10:25 am

    You can’t just see such a drool-worthy post and not pin it! These look ABSOLUTELY incredible! Pinning!

    Reply

  22. Marlyposted June 5, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Strawberry shortcake is the best summer recipe. Your variation looks so fun!

    Reply

  23. MIssposted June 5, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    I know my whole family would love these, such a fabulous twist on my summer favorite.

    Reply

  24. Marie @ Little Kitchieposted June 6, 2014 at 7:24 am

    LOVE this idea!

    Reply

  25. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addictionposted June 6, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    This is such a great dessert mash up! Love it!

    Reply

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  28. Catherine McCordposted June 12, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Come on!? This is every kid (and adults) dream dessert!!

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