I’m really glad that Hershey’s decided we need a National S’mores day, all great things should have a “holiday” to celebrate them! I don’t have any fun pictures to share on today’s post, but I did want to talk a little about the adventures in s’mores land that I had last summer. Maybe some of these ideas will inspire you to come up with your own creations!
1. Try substituting other candy for the chocolate – ideas are (but not limited to): peanut butter cups, white chocolate, Andy’s mints, Symphony bar (the one with toffee chips), Caramello bars or even throw a few Oreos on there.
2. Try being creative with add on’s: caramel sauce, banana slices, strawberry slices, peanut butter, nutella, cinnamon, fruit jams, butterscotch sauce and believe it or not, bacon!
3. Switch out the cracker for another type of treat: cookies (gingersnaps, chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodle etc), sweet breads or even other types of sweet crackers.
A little tip for creating the perfect s’more – while you’re roasting the mallow – place one side of the cracker with the chocolate on top on a rock near the fire. You don’t want it too hot, just enough to get the chocolate nice and soft!
Don’t have a campfire to roast your mallows on? My sister and I used to roast ours over the stove top – not the same, but in a pinch it will do. You can also throw everything together in a foil packet and toss it in the oven for a few minutes at 400 degrees.
HAPPY NATIONAL S’MORES DAY!