It’s National S’mores Day on August 10th, and we can’t think of anything that says campfires and summertime more than this delicious gooey treat! The s’more was enjoyed by the scouts for years before it was first written about in a recipe book published by the Campfire Marshmallow company in the 1920s, and we’ve been obsessed with the American classic ever since. Check out all things s’mores below!
How to make a campfire s’more
If by some miracle of deprivation you’ve never enjoyed a s’more, we’re here to help you rectify that right now. Here’s how to make a proper campfire one:
What you’ll need:
Package of graham crackers
Hershey’s plain milk chocolate bars (must be milk chocolate so it melts quickly)
Bag of large marshmallows
Wood or metal skewers (we like these safer-for-kids extendable skewers HERE)
Campfire or bonfire
What to do:
- Break up a graham cracker sheet into two equal pieces, and do the same with the chocolate bar so it fits pretty evenly on the cracker
- Take one half of your graham cracker and place the piece of chocolate on top
- Pierce one marshmallow with a skewer and roast it over the fire until it’s nice and brown all over (no worries if it catches fire, just blow it out and keep on roasting a bit more)
- Now, here comes the fun part: Place the roasted marshmallow on top of the chocolate and graham cracker, add the second half of the graham cracker on top, and squeeze it all together while removing the skewer.
- And now the hard part: It won’t be easy, but you really should wait a couple of minutes so the chocolate melts a bit! It’s totally worth it!
Check out a complete tutorial HERE.
S’mores in the oven
But who says you have to make s’mores over an open fire? If you’re not the camping type and you’re nowhere near a bonfire, you can still enjoy this tasty treat. Make them in the oven and don’t even think twice about it! These indoor s’mores are perfect for a crowd and will have your dinner party guests oohing and ahhing. Get the instructions HERE.
S’mores in the microwave
The ultimate in convenience, microwave s’mores can quickly satisfy your cravings. They won’t have that delicious roasted flavor, but there’s hardly any cleanup and you can have one in your craw in 60 seconds or less. #winning Get the how-to HERE.
Make a s’mores bar
Slather a s’more with peanut butter, add some berries, swap the Hershey’s with Nutella…you get the idea. Or just hang out with a few ten-year-olds and get some fun ideas (like the Dirty Pillow or simply adding gummy worms). Set up a little s’mores bar at your next backyard BBQ with some fixings and you’ll be the talk of the neighborhood. Get the hacks HERE.
The s’more is a versatile treat, and its simple ingredients and flavors can be adapted into many delicious desserts, like this fabulous pie. Forget the plate and just grab a fork for this one. Recipe HERE.
Bliss out to the combination of velvety cheesecake, chocolate, and marshmallows with the fantastic crunch of a graham cracker crust. Recipe HERE.
This delicious gooey concoction will be a hit with kids and grown-ups alike at your next get-together. Learn how to make it HERE.
Cookie munchers will go ga-ga over these s’mores-inspired bites! They make for a perfect lunchbox snack, and you can freeze the dough into individual balls for fresh cookies any time of the year. Pro tip: Warm them up and serve over ice cream. #swoon #yourewelcome Get the recipe HERE.
S’mores granola bars
When it comes to the s’more, this granola bar is as healthy as it gets! Recipe and instructions HERE.
S’mores French toast
As if you need an excuse to enjoy s’mores for breakfast, but we’re making it a little easier to indulge with this AMAZING French toast recipe. Get ready to be named parent of the year with this one! Check out the recipe HERE.
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