Friday, August 30, 2013

Summer Sweet Treat: S'mores Recipes You'll Love

Today is National Toasted Marshmallow Day.  In a couple of weeks we'll be on our way to our last camping trip of the season, and I plan to be well-prepared with marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate!  As I was reading about the origin of National Toasted Marshmallow Day, I came up empty, but did manage to find a variety of S'mores recipes that piqued my interest.

S'mores are a staple for our camping menus, but I've always kept my recipe simple and traditional:  top a graham cracker with a mini Hershey chocolate bar and a freshly toasted marshmallow (I like mine charred).  Top with another graham cracker and smash.  Bon Appetit!

After reviewing quite a few variations, I'm convinced I must venture out into the great unknown of s'mores, and try one of these gourmet alternates:

  • Use a Reese's peanut butter cup instead of Hershey's chocolate and add banana slices
  • Replace the graham crackers with ginger snap cookies, and use a caramel filled chocolate instead of the Hershey's.
  • Add coconut flavor by replacing the Hershey's chocolate with a mounds bar.
  • Add sliced strawberries to the traditional chocolate and marshmallow mix. 
  • Spread graham crackers with Nutella instead of a chocolate bar and add banana slices.

If you have other ideas or recipes you've made, let us know with a comment.

Have a happy day!

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