Taking S’mores to the Next Level
If you are of the opinion that food tastes better outside and that anything with chocolate is heaven, you are most likely a fan of s’mores. That sticky stack of graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate has been a favorite of generations of campers. While there is nothing like a good old classic, consider these ways to take your s’mores game to the next level.
Give the traditional s’more a delicious twist. Instead of putting a piece of chocolate between the graham crackers, mix it up with your favorite chocolate candy. Peanut butter cups make a delicious, nutty treat. Peppermint patties add a refreshing spin on the s’more. Substitute a Kit Kat for the chocolate to get a crunchy, gooey indulgence.
Orange and chocolate flavors complement each other well, and you can use this to your advantage when turning your s’more expectations upside down. Cut a fresh orange in half and scoop out the fruit. Put some chocolate squares in the bottom of the hollow rind and top it with marshmallows. Crumble graham crackers on top, and put it over your campfire or in the oven until the marshmallows are as gooey as you like. Grab a spoon and enjoy your orange infused s’more cup.
S’mores aren’t exactly a neat food. By the time you are on your second s’more, you are often sticky all over. You can get all of the yumminess with less of the mess by making your s’mores dippable. Simply fill the bottom of an 8-inch pan with chocolate squares, and layer marshmallows over the top. Bake in the oven until the tops of the marshmallows are golden brown. Grab a handful of graham crackers and dip in.
Chocolate Chip S’mores
For a truly delicious treat, ditch the graham crackers, and pull out the big guns. Chocolate chip cookies will take your s’mores to an entirely different plane of deliciousness. Make the s’mores as you normally would, except cap the ends with everyone’s favorite cookie. It makes the s’more softer and far more decadent.
If you want s’mores that push the indulgence meter to its limits, try using dougnuts as a substitute for the graham crackers. A pair of glazed donuts stuffed with marshmallows and chocolate is so good it should be illegal.
Deep Fried S’mores
If you love s’mores but just think they are too healthy, pull out the deep fryer. A battered and fried s’more is a confection worthy of any carnival or street fair.
It seems to have become the fashion among foodies to offer traditional dishes deconstructed. You can get in on this trend by separating the s’more into its basic elements and putting them on a stick. Grab a metal skewer and load it up with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers. You may have to use different types of chocolate and graham crackers to see what works best on your kabob.
Since the fondue craze of the mid-20th century, chocolate lovers everywhere have been dipping their marshmallows. You can make your own s’more fondue by melting chocolate on the stove or in the microwave and dipping a fork-speared marshmallow into the sweet liquid.