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S'mores over an open fire

S’mores over an open fire!

With spring here now, when the temp allows, we have the anticipation of sitting around a campfire or fire pit enjoying s’mores with kids, friends and loved ones.  I know there are all the ways to properly toast a marshmallow from slowly letting it brown to just catching it on fire right away and eat it blackened.  Each to there own taste there.  What I want to talk about is the fact that so many accept the old-fashioned ingredients, marshmallows, Hershey bars and graham crackers.  Don’t get me wrong, I love these and have eaten hundreds.  I started looking around and seeing other options for preparing this campfire treat and you wouldn’t believe all the ways people doctor them up or change it all together.  Here are just a few that really sound interesting and quite good to me:

  1. Wrap them in a biscuit and add sliced strawberries in the middle of the chocolate and marshmallow.
  2. Make them with sliced peaches, brie cheese and dark chocolate
  3. Dip the toasted marshmallow in Bailey’s Irish Cream before putting it in the chocolate and graham cracker center.
  4. Add peanut butter to the mix.
  5. Instead of using graham crackers, use chocolate chip cookies.
  6. Use a sliced donut instead of the graham cracker.
  7. Here is a new one- instead of chocolate, use lemon curd.
  8. Use Ritz crackers instead of graham crackers- everything is better on a Ritz they say
  9. Use Shortbread cookies instead of graham crackers.
  10. Another unique one- use white chocolate and pineapple with the marshmallow and graham cracker.
  11. Use waffles instead of graham crackers
  12. This one really hits home with me- chocolate everything- use chocolate grahams, chocolate marshmallows, and bittersweet chocolate chips.

Any way you do it, nothing beats sitting back in a comfortable Adirondack chair, by a fire on a cool night, telling stories, looking at the stars and eating a carefully crafted sweet treat. 

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