Smores…how do I love thee:
…let me count the ways!
Take all of the ingredients in a s’more individually and if you ask me they aren’t anything spectacular. Graham crackers – eh, they are OK. Marshmallows – sweet and chalky, then mushy, and finally sticky. Chocolate – well, OK chocolate is great but I am not sure the standard Hershey’s chocolate bar would be my first choice if I’m going to splurge on calories. But you put all those ingredients together and something magical happens! I am pretty sure it has something to do with the amount of effort it takes to toast the marshmallow just to your liking and the science that goes in to how the warm marshmallow melts the chocolate not too much but JUST right. Anyone who has ever tried an “indoor s’more” in the microwave knows what I am talking about here-you just can’t duplicate the toasty goodness of a campfire s’more.
While I am sure there are many of you that are s’more purists, I thought I would share some tasty variations on the s’more that you might enjoy. The nice folks at Sheri’s Berries also reached out to us with some new versions on the old classic with the cool infographic below! You can check out their awesome products here: http://www.berries.com/
Use Kraft Jet-Puffed Toasted Coconut marshmallows and Hershey’s with Almonds, Graham Crackers
Same marshmallows and grahams with Hershey’s Dark Chocolate
Chocolate Grahams, regular marshmallow, York peppermint patty.
Honey graham crackers, strawberry jam, regular marshmallow, Hershey’s white chocolate.
The Lazy Man:
Moonpie roasted on a stick. (As good as it is easy!)
Toasted marshmallow between two fudge-stripe cookies.
1/2 ounce Chocolate syrup
1/2 ounce cream or half and half
1/4 ounce Bailey’s
1/2 ounce Marshmallow Vodka
Pour syrup in bottom of glass, mix remaining liquids in a shaker with ice and pour. Top with mini marshmallows. If you really want to get fancy you can rim the glass with chocolate syrup dipped in crushed graham crackers.
And submitted by Joe Panfalone:
Ice Creme Cone Smores
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, or more to taste 12 ice cream cones 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows, or more to taste 12 12×12-inch squares of heavy-duty aluminum foil
Place about 1 teaspoon chocolate chips into an ice cream cone, followed by a layer of mini marshmallows. Continue layering chips and marshmallows into the cone until full. Repeat with remaining chips, marshmallows, and cones. Wrap each cone tightly in aluminum foil.
Heat the foil-wrapped cones in a campfire until chocolate and marshmallows are melted, 3 to 5 minutes.
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I’ve had smores before but have never tried making my own