No-bake s’mores parfaits

A fun Canadian twist on a classic summertime treat!

Serving individual portions of dishes in canning jars will undoubtedly continue to be as popular as ever this summer and these desserts are a great option. They’re easy to make, delicious and super festive. Replacing the traditional graham crackers with crushed maple sandwich cookies gives them a uniquely Canadian flavour! If you’re as big a fan of s’mores as I am, you might also enjoy this caramel crunch s’mores dip or these decadent s’mores brownies. I created this recipe for Ottawa At Home magazine, where I serve as food editor. 


  • 2 cups (100 g) miniature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup (185 mL) whipping cream or 1 can of real whipped cream spray
  • 2 teaspoons (8.4 g) granulated sugar (omit if using whipped cream spray)
  • 1 cup (100 g) coarsely crushed maple sandwich cookies (or graham crackers)
  • 2/3 cup (100 g) chocolate chips (mini or regular)


  • Divide marshmallows into 1/3 cup (90 mL) bundles on a foil-lined baking tray, with about 2 inches (5 cm) between each portion. Use a kitchen torch to toast the marshmallows or place under a hot broiler for 10 – 20 seconds until the tops are scorched. Set aside.
  • If using whipping cream, pour into a medium sized bowl and whip with an electric beater until soft peaks form. Add sugar and whip for a few seconds more. This step can be done up to 6 hours ahead; refrigerate whipped cream.
  • When ready to serve, spoon or spray 2 generous spoonsful of whipped cream into six 1 cup / 250 mL canning jars or small bowls.
  • Sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons of the crushed cookies over the whipped cream, followed by 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips.
  • Repeat layers of whipped cream, cookies and chocolate chips.
  • With a spatula or spoon, place one bundle of scorched marshmallows on top of each jar.
  • Serve immediately.

Serves 6.

Author: Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. If you enjoy this space be sure to check out my Rogers TV Ottawa cooking show, Paula Roy's Favourite Foods, available on local cable, streaming and a dedicated playlist on Rogers TV's YouTube channel.

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