Enjoy these creamy frozen s’mores bites straight from the freezer for a sweet treat any time of year. Only 3 simple ingredients needed!

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Some childhood recipes taste exactly the same as they did when you were growing up. Others may have you wondering why you thought they were good when you eat them as an adult. *wink* Thankfully, these creamy frozen s’mores bites fall into the first category. And one of the best parts? They only require 3 simple ingredients!

I grew up calling these Hershey’s Candy Balls, but I kinda think I like the new name my kids and I came up with when I was making them this week. Both my older kids agreed that “they look like s’mores balls”. While I’d never thought of them that way when my mom made them, I thought it was a good description. Technically, you could argue that the Cool Whip is like marshmallows and the vanilla wafers are like graham crackers. And so, creamy frozen s’mores bites were born.

Before you get started making these s’mores bites, I’ve answered a couple of questions you might have:

Can I substitute marshmallow cream for the Cool Whip?

Technically, the answer is yes. Like Cool Whip, marshmallow cream will not freeze. But there are a few differences between Cool Whip and marshmallow cream.

  • Density: Marshmallow cream is more dense than Cool Whip.
  • Dairy vs non-dairy: Marshmallow cream contains eggs but no milk. Cool Whip contains milk but no eggs. If you have allergies in your family, this may be a worthwhile substitution.
  • Size: Marshmallow cream containers usually come in 7 oz, while Cool Whip comes in 8 oz (and larger). This means the proportions would be slightly off.
  • Flavor: Marshmallow cream tastes different than Cool Whip. If you use marshmallow, it will alter the flavor of the s’mores bites.
  • Texture: Cool Whip has a lighter texture than marshmallow cream. Using marshmallow will also change the texture of the s’mores bites.

Can I substitute graham crackers for the vanilla wafers?

Yes. While the flavor and texture of graham crackers and vanilla wafers are different, they are interchangeable in this recipe. If you are going for a more “true” s’mores bite, using the graham crackers will help achieve that.

How to make Creamy Frozen S’mores Bites

In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate bars in microwave in 30 second increments until soft but not runny.

Fold in the Cool Whip using a spatula or hand mixer until well blended. Chill in the freezer for 20 minutes.

While mixture is chilling, crush vanilla wafers. I don’t have a food processor, so I use a Ziploc bag and a rolling pin. You don’t need it to be a fine powder, so keep some of the larger pieces in. Pour the crumbs onto a plate.

Line a cookie sheet with a silicone backing mat, wax paper or parchment paper.

Using a small cookie scoop, drop balls on top of the crushed wafers. With a spoon (or your hands), cover the balls with the cookie pieces. Once completely covered, gently pick up the ball with your hand and form it into a round shape.

Place the balls on the cookie sheet and put them in the freezer. After about an hour, you can move them to a storage container with a lid.

Keep the s’mores bites stored in the freezer and serve frozen.

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Creamy Frozen S’mores Bites

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 King size Hershey's milk chocolate bars
  • 2 8 oz containers Cool Whip
  • 50 vanilla wafers crushed

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate bars in microwave in 30 second increments until soft but not runny.

  2. Fold in Cool Whip using a spatula or hand mixer until well blended.

  3. Chill in freezer for 20 minutes.

  4. While mixture is chilling, crush vanilla wafers. You don't need it to be a fine powder. Keep some of the larger pieces in. Pour onto a plate.

  5. Line a cookie sheet with silicone mat, wax paper or parchment paper.

  6. Using a cookie scoop, drop balls on top of crushed wafers. With a spoon or your hands, cover the balls with the cookies. Once completely covered, gently pick up the ball with your hand and form it into a round shape.

  7. Place the balls on the cookie sheet and put them in the freezer. After about an hour, you can move them to a storage container with a lid.

  8. Keep the s'mores bites stored in the freezer and serve frozen.

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