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The Art of S’Mores: Campfire and Marshmallows

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They are sticky and gooey and messy! But, boy are they delicious. We are talking about a S’More, the tasty concoction of a marshmallow, chocolate and graham cracker. Add a little fire to it, and you have one delicious treat. S’Mores are an American classic that has been passed down from generation to generation. The story goes that S’Mores got their name from frequent requests for “some more” whenever they were made. Traditionally, S’Mores are made over an open fire outside. Legend has it that the first known recipe appeared in the 1927 Girl Scout hand book called Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.

While most of the roasting results in an amazing S’More, there are always good laughs when a marshmallow drops into the fire or is burned to an unappetizing crisp. There is not a right or a wrong way to make a S’More. Make it anyway you like!

Basic recipe:

Ingredients:

Graham crackers, broken into squares and large marshmallows.

Plain milk chocolate bars (we always use Hershey’s) broken into sizes to fit the graham cracker squares.

Equipment Needed: 8 wood sticks or long metal skewers for roasting the marshmallows over a campfire.

Instructions:

Take one (1) large graham cracker and break it in half (one for top cracker and one for bottom cracker).

Notice graham crackers are scored across the middle, creating two sub-crackers.  Break apart at this part.  Repeat with additional graham crackers.

Unwrap chocolate bar.  Break bar into smaller pieces as indicated by manufacturer’s indentations in the surface of the chocolate.  Cover one of the graham cracker halves with chocolate pieces to fit your graham cracker.

Put a marshmallow (or two) on the stick and hold it over the fire until roasted.  Toast marshmallows over a campfire, turning the stick until the outside of the marshmallow is golden brown and just starting to get mushy. There are some folks who like to roast the marshmallow for a few minutes until it catches on fire. Then blow the fire out.

 

 

Take your toasted marshmallow (still on the stick), and lay it on the side of the graham cracker with the chocolate. Now take the other half of the graham cracker and cover the hot marshmallow, pressing down firmly enough to pull out the stick.

Happy S’Mores Time!

 

 

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