lemon ginger smores lemon ginger smores Israeli Kitchen It's like s'mores for grownups, only kids will love them too. (Photo: Sarah F. Berkowitz)

Lemon ginger s'mores

Your favorite campfire treat goes gourmet with candied lemon slices and chewy gingersnaps.

  • Yield: 12 s'mores
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 45 minutes

S’mores are as much a part of summer as sunburns and juicy watermelon slices. Each year, we look forward to building up a small fire in our fire pit and roasting those good old chocolate s’mores. But truth is, they’re a bit sweet for my taste. So this year we changed it up by introducing a tart, kicky, yet still deliciously gooey and satisfying, summer s’more.

What will you put in your s’more?


  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  • 1 package ginger snaps
  • 2 small lemons, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Wooden skewers


Heat sugar and water in a small pot. Add lemon slices and allow to simmer and boil down for 30-45 minutes.

Remove lemon slices with a slotted spoon and transfer to parchment paper. (For a cool sugared look, sprinkle cooled lemon slices with more sugar.)

Roast marshmallows in a fire pit (or over a tea light at your kitchen table!).

To assemble, place a lemon slice on a ginger snap, press down hot marshmallow over the lemon slice, and top with a second ginger snap. Enjoy warm!

Related Topics: Desserts, Entertaining

Recipes from the Israeli KitchenRecipes from the Israeli Kitchen