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The summer feeling might be winding down, but the fun doesn’t have to! Whether you are gathered around the fire or at the kitchen table, we’ve got the tips to help you make a delicious treat that will have the whole family wanting “s’more.”

Ingredients

S’mores are gooey, chocolatey, 8_10_SW_Smores_image 2crunchy morsels of deliciousness. The best part? They only call for three ingredients: Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. It’s a trifecta of tastes. Building your own dessert is always fun and often budget-friendly. Best of all, when you’re done, you get to eat what you’ve created—an edible masterpiece!

Cooking Methods

Roasting marshmallows over an open fire is the customary start to making these choco-licious treats; however, a campfire isn’t necessary to satisfy your s’more craving. Ovens, cast iron skillets and even microwaves have become an increasingly popular way to whip up this layered delight.

If you choose to use one of these unconventional methods, the preparation is simple.

For ovens: Preheat to broil. Carefully split a graham cracker in two, down the seam, and place the halves side by side on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Next, top one cracker with chocolate, and the other with 8_10_SW_Smores_image 3marshmallows. Broil until the chocolate has melted, and your marshmallow starts to brown. Keep an eye on everything to make sure it doesn’t burn.  Remove from oven, and let cool slightly.  Flip one side onto the other and press together. All that’s left to do is eat!

 For cast iron skillets: With a skillet, you can use traditional chocolate pieces or you can substitute chocolate chips. Place the chocolate in the bottom of the pan and top with your favorite marshmallows. Next, you can place the skillet in the oven or heat on low on the stove-top to melt the ingredients until they are warm and gooey. Scoop your s’mores mixture onto graham crackers and you’re ready to enjoy.

For microwaves: Layer a graham cracker half with your favorite chocolate in a microwave-safe dish and top it off with a marshmallow. Cook in 10-second increments until your marshmallow begins to puff. Remove from the microwave, add your second graham cracker to the top, let cool and enjoy!

Mix it Up!

If trying new things is right up your alley, we have a few new twists for you to check out:8_10_SW_Smores_image 4

  • Try an alternative to milk chocolate, sub in dark or white chocolate instead.
  • Marshmallows come in new and exciting flavors. Try using coconut or strawberry marshmallows.
  • Go crazy with fillings. Add a peanut butter cup or caramel chew. Nutella is a great filling choice, as well as peanut butter. To incorporate a savory element into your s’mores, try adding bacon!
  • Are you a chocolate fanatic? Try chocolate marshmallows with chocolate graham crackers for the ultimate chocolate lover’s dream.

 

Ready for dessert yet? Give these yummy morsels a try. Invite s’more guests to join in on the fun. They won’t be disappointed!

Sasha W.

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Sasha W. began her career at Publix in 2007 as a cashier and has since gained experience in both Event Planning and Social Media – which is perfect, because the combination of those two interests are what drive the writing behind her favorite blog posts! A New England girl turned southern belle, Sasha loves taking her puppy on tropical adventures all throughout Florida. Describing herself as fifty percent manatee and fifty percent flamingo, Sasha hopes to bring fun and unique ideas to your future events!

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