S’mores and more s’mores!

S'mores (4071) - BSP Assignment #206005Summer to me, means being outside late, cooking over fires and what better to make over a fire than s’mores!!! The traditional s’more is made by toasting a marshmallow then layering it on top of a square of chocolate between two graham crackers – simple delight!  But, if you’re looking to shake things up a bit as summer goes on, there’s no end to the s’more variations!

ROBINSON CRUSOES: Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter onto 2 graham crackers, then sandwich 1 toasted marshmallow between them – these can be made with or without the chocolate.

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE: Sandwich a toasted marshmallow between 4 thin squares of chocolate and 2 chocolate-covered graham crackers. (consider drizzling chocolate sauce over the whole thing!)

Chocolate mints tend to be thin, so they melt exceptionally well. Toast the marshmallow, then sandwich it between 2 thin chocolate mints and 2 graham crackers.

DOWN AND DIRTY SMORE: Place a toasted marshmallow between 2 chocolate-covered cookies (like  Fudge striped Shortbread, Chocolate covered Mint Cookies, Chocolate covered peanut butter Cookies).

OREO S’MORES: Separate the two side of the cookie, having no concern whether or not the white filling  is on one side or the other.  Place a toasted marhmallow between the cookies along with a half of a miniature size Mr. Goodbar.

Feeling a sugar rush? How about a fruity s’more?

1 marshmallow
2 chewy caramels
2 green apple slices, about 1/2-inch thick
Skewer the marshmallow followed by the two caramels on the same roasting stick. Roast until golden. Slide concoction onto one of the apple slices, top with remaining slice.

* (This recipe came from Lisa Adams Book, “S’mores: Gourmet Treats for Every Occasion”)

Speaking of Gourmet S’mores, head over here and find even more recipes for highbrow versions of this campfire classic!