3 S'mores for Your Kitchen

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Samantha Clark
Associate Director, Quality Assessment & Due Diligence 

 

In the time of COVID-19, we're going to miss sharing s'mores with friends over a campfire this season. But that doesn't mean we can't share them virtually...

These three recipes can be made right in the comfort of your kitchen. In fact, they're kid-tested and counselor-approved. If you're missing an ingredient, or need to make some dietary substitutions, fear not: consider these recipes more inspiration than rule! Whether you're craving chocolate, nut butter, or caramel, we've got just the treat to bring a little camp magic home to you. 

  

The Happy Camper

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Think classic, but oh-so-delicious. When it comes to s'mores, even simple doesn't disappoint.

What You'll Need:

  • 1 graham cracker per s'more
  • 1-2 of your favorite marshmallows per s'more 
  • 1-2 pieces of your favorite milk or dark chocolate per s'more

To put a spin on this camp staple, try cinnamon graham crackers, shortbread cookies, or thick-cut pretzels for the sandwichand flavored marshmallows inside. As for your substituting chocolate with your go-to candy bar, our general rule of thumb is: why not? 

To get cooking sans campfire, turn to your favorite kitchen device:

  • For the microwave: Place a graham cracker on a microwave-safe dish. Top with chocolate and marshmallow, and heat in 5 to 10 second intervals for a total of 10 to 20 seconds. While melting, the marshmallow will expand. When both chocolate and marshmallow are warm, place the top half of the graham cracker on your s'more and enjoy!
  • For the toaster oven or oven: Place the bottom half of the graham cracker on a tray lined with aluminum foil (for no-mess melting). Top with chocolate and marshmallow and heat in the oven or toaster oven until marshmallow is soft and browning (time will depend on temperature of oven).

 

The Rockstar
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This sizzling s'more just makes us want to sing (and shout, and let it all out...). Yep, it's just that goodcourtesy of the bacon, banana, and nut butter happening below. 

What You'll Need: 

  • 1 graham cracker per s'more 
  • 1 milk or dark chocolate peanut butter cup per s'more
  • 2-3 slices of peeled banana per s'more
  • 1-2 marshmallows per s'more
  • 1-2 slices of cooked bacon per s'more (optional)

For a gluten-free version, opt for gluten-free marshmallows and skip the graham cracker completely. Instead, sandwich your s'more with the banana slices or your favorite fruit (and maybe find a fork!). You can also swap the peanut butter cup for plain chocolate, or a different nut butter and chocolate pairing of choice.

 

 

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The Trailblazer

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Grab an apple. We know it sounds counterintuitive to making a groundbreaking-good s'more, but it works (right alongside the caramel, that is). 

What You'll Need: 

  • 2 apples slices per s'more
  • 1-2 marshmallows per s'more
  • 1-2 pieces of your favorite milk or dark chocolate per s'more
  • Warm caramel, for drizzling

Do you have any other favorite s'mores varieties or camp desserts? We'd love to hear them! Share with us at info@seriousfunnetwork.org

 


 

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