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These Dark Chocolate S’mores with fresh berries are the perfect, easy summer dessert and the best s’mores you’ll ever have!

Front view of a stack of three Dark Chocolate S'mores with Fresh Berries with a sparkler on top

In the summer, our fridge is always full of fresh berries!

These berry s’mores are a great way to enjoy summer’s harvest! They’re easy to make and are the most delicious s’mores ever, along with these cookie dough s’mores!

overhead view of Dark Chocolate S'mores with Fresh Berries being made by putting berries on the toasted marshmallows

I’m guessing most of you have plans that involve a bonfire and s’mores at some point this weekend {and if not this weekend you most definitely do sometime this summer}! Well, it’s time to add an extra delicious, super special flair to your s’mores by using some dark chocolate and fresh berries!

Use GOOD chocolate!

Its’ all about the chocolate. Really. You need to choose high-quality dark chocolate to make this recipe really shine! We all loved  Ghirardelli 72% Dark Chocolate in these Dark Chocolate S’mores with Fresh Berries! Because dark chocolate and fresh fruit is a quintessential summer dessert combination {in my opinion}!

Front view of one Dark Chocolate S'mores with Fresh Berries

I’ll admit that my husband was pretty skeptical about this particular creation. You see, before he took a bite of one of these Dark Chocolate S’mores with Fresh Berries, he thought that the only chocolate that should be used to make s’mores was Hershey’s Symphony Bars…which I’ll admit do make a pretty tasty s’more.

However, as I watched him eat one of these Dark Chocolate S’mores I could see that his mind was changing. Finally he said out loud what I suspected with each passing minute…”these are surprisingly good. In fact, I think they’re better than my “normal” s’mores!”

That’s right folks. Ritch thinks these beauties are better than the way he had eaten s’mores his entire life! Even Bethany, my oldest daughter, said that her raspberry dark chocolate s’more was the best she’s ever had! 10 points for mom!

front view of a stack of three Dark Chocolate S'mores with Fresh Berries

Make these Dark Chocolate S’mores in the Microwave, Oven, or Over the stove!

True Story: We make s’mores year round in our house! It’s one of my kids’ favorite desserts, and they’re so easy and fun to make! In the summer we pull out our backcountry stove and roast our marshmallows over the flame.

In the winter months we roast our marshmallows over the open burners on our stove. And sometimes…I’ll admit…we just use the microwave! Because watching the marshmallows get really big is super fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰

front view of a stack of three Dark Chocolate S'mores with Fresh Berries

How to make Dark Chocolate S’mores with Fresh Berries

  1. Lay out the ingredients. As is true when making any variety of s’mores…the #1 tip to making them great is setting up all the ingredients before roasting the marshmallows. Lay out your grahams with the chocolate on top, select which berries you’ll use and have them in a bowl ready to go. You have to be quick to get that warm marshmallow to melt the dark chocolate to gooey perfection!
front view of a stack of three Dark Chocolate S'mores with Fresh Berries with a sparkler on top

Dark Chocolate S’mores with Fresh Berries: Substations

These are s’mores people. There are four ingredients. If you don’t want to use grahams, mallows and chocolate make a different dessert! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Graham Crackers. Really all that matters is choosing s’mores components that fit your dietary needs. I highly recommend these gluten-free grahams!
  • Marshmallows.  These vegan marshmallows are great if you’re looking for a dairy-free options!
  • Chocolate. Most dark chocolate is dairy-free too {hallelujah}! Just be sure that the variety you choose is both high-quality and works with your diet! Enjoy Life Foods has great allergy-friendly chocolate!
front view of a stack of three Dark Chocolate S'mores with Fresh Berries with a sparkler lit on top

Dark Chocolate Sโ€™mores with Fresh Berries

These Dark Chocolate S’mores with fresh berries are the perfect, easy summer dessert! Great for your 4th of July celebrations and bonfires! Vegan and gluten-free options! 
5 from 2 votes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3 S’mores
Calories 149.3
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time2 minutes
Total Time7 minutes


  • 3 graham crackers gluten free option
  • 3 large marshmallows
  • 3 squares of dark chocolate
  • About ยผ cup fresh berries of choice raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc.


  • Break each graham cracker into two pieces.
  • Place chocolate on one piece of graham cracker.
  • Choose your berries and set them in a bowl near your grahams/chocolate.
  • Carefully roast the marshmallows over an open flame to your desired doneness!
  • Carefully slide the marshmallow onto the chocolate.
  • Quickly place berries on top of warm marshmallow and cover with the second graham cracker.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1s’more | Calories: 149.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 7.5g | Saturated Fat: 4.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.6g | Sodium: 72.9mg | Potassium: 34.3mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 9.9g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Did you enjoy this recipe? Have a question? Leave a comment below!
overhead view of a stack of three Dark Chocolate S'mores with Fresh Berries

Can I be totally real for a second and say that I don’t love the 4th of July {gasp}! For the past 6 years I haven’t seen any fireworks because I’ve either had a newborn or a nursing baby. I mean, why do fireworks shows have to start past my bedtime?! {I know, I know the sun doesn’t set…blah blah blah}!

But really, having little kids on this holiday makes it a bit challenging. Ritch will take Bethany and Gabe this year, but the verdict is still out whether or not Naomi is old enough to tag along without turning into a monster when the clock strikes 10. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I do love that the Hogle Zoo gives free admission to veterans and their immediate family members on the Fourth of July! It has become our family’s tradition to go in the morning every year and we love it!

Question: What are you doing to celebrate the fourth of July?!

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  1. I love this nutritious addition to your standard smores recipe! Wishing I had a batch of these on the 4th – looks delicious!

  2. Not gonna lie, I want the whole stack. It’s crazy this is the first time I’ve seen fruit added to s’mores. It seems like the perfect addition! Can’t wait to add to mine!

  3. I’m all about the smores!! just shared my own dairy free version, but love the idea of adding berries!

  4. OMG we are totally on the same page this week! I posted a similar recipe video ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t go wrong with S’mores!

  5. It sounds like you really got a winner there with your family; I totally agree that you need to set out all the ingredients before roasting the marshmallows. Thank you so much for recommending using berries. I would love to try that now.

  6. This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” recipes! I love love loved s’mores as a child and those berries just look like they belong!

  7. These are so insanely gorgeous! I love the idea of adding berries โ€“ I’ve never thought of doing that with s’mores.