Recipe: S’mores Date By Ayesha Erkin
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Recipe: S’mores Date By Ayesha Erkin

Level up your dates

Ayesha Erkin is a fan of the date – from sweet to savoury, her book Date Of The Day is the ultimate guide to dates. It’s packed with a variety of date combinations and they’re all matches made in heaven, from chilli and cheese, to miso and caramel, and this s’mores-inspired version with smokey campfire vibes and a gooey, sweet marshmallow taste. Add drama and use a blow torch to scorch the mallow or put them into a pre-heated oven.

Recipe: S’mores Date by Ayesha Erkin


  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 10-20 mini marshmallows
  • 10 small pieces of chocolate (half an inch squares)
  • ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs 
  • Sea salt for sprinkling 

Special Equipment:

Mastrad Kitchen Blowtorch



  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C if using the oven.
  2. Stuff a pitted sate with one marshmallow and a piece of chocolate.
  3. Once all the dates are stuffed, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Sprinkle the cracker crumbs over the top and press down so they stick.
  5. Bake the dates for 5-7 minutes or until the marshmallows are melted. Or if using a blow torch, torch the marshmallow. 
  6. Remove from the oven and allow them to cool for a couple of minutes before serving.
  7. Sprinkle sea salt on top to enhance the chocolate flavour.

Date Of The Day by Ayesha Erkin is now available in hardback.

Credits: photographer Mackenzie Smith Kelley, stylist by Maite Aizpura, prop styling by Audrey Davis. Cover graphics were done by Suhaila Baheyeldin at Kohl Studio.