GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted July 3rd,
Happy Camper Blog
August 10 is
National S’mores Day, so there’s no better time than right now to celebrate
this cherished (and delicious) camping tradition. No one knows for sure who
invented s’mores, but they at least date back to 1927 when a recipe for “some
mores” was published in a Girl Scout handbook. The name is easy to
understand, because once someone tries one of these tasty treats, they’ll
soon be asking for s’more!
Classic s’mores are made by sandwiching a toasted marshmallow and
pieces of chocolate between two graham cracker squares. But over the years,
clever campers have come up with plenty of creative variations. Here are a
few for you to try.
Instead of regular graham crackers, try substituting
chocolate-flavored, chocolate-covered or cinnamon graham crackers. Or skip
the graham crackers altogether and replace them with sugar cookies, chocolate
chip cookies, ginger snaps or fudge-striped cookies.
When it comes to the chocolate bars, there’s certainly nothing
wrong with regular milk chocolate, but you can put a new twist on your
s’mores by using mint-flavored chocolates, peppermint patties, snack-sized
coconut-filled chocolate bars or peanut butter cups instead. (A word of
caution, though—you may have to hide these sweet ingredients from your fellow
campers until it’s s’mores time!)
Add In Some Extra Fun
Now comes the really fun part. Why not see how creative you and
your family can get with add-ins? How about some crispy bacon left over from
breakfast? Or maybe some caramel candies or rainbow sprinkles. How about
spreading some peanut butter on your graham crackers? You can even add some
healthier ingredients like sliced bananas, apples or strawberries. Your
choices are only limited by your imagination!
Take Your S’mores on the Go
Here’s an idea the kids will love—walking s’mores! Take a
snack-sized bag of teddy bear-shaped graham crackers and add in a couple of
freshly toasted marshmallows and pieces of chocolate candy. Quickly blend
together the ingredients with a fork and your portable s’mores will be ready
Happy National S’mores Day from all of us at
GoCampingAmerica.com. When you’re ready for
s’more great camping, use our convenient Find a
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