They’re ooey, gooey and oh so delicious. Nothing makes camping more fun or special than roasting marshmallows by the campfire to more some amazing s’mores. But what happens when the weather’s bad and you can’t get outside? The following is your all-season family s’mores guide.
If you’re a s’mores traditionalist, you need a campfire and all the fixings. Pack up your tent, fire starter kit, roasting sticks, graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate. Once you get your fire started, decide how toasty you want your marshmallow to get because everyone has their favorite. Roasting sticks help you get them a nice golden brown without burning your fingers or making a complete mess. Be sure to have your other supplies ready to go so everything can melt together in perfect harmony. If you or a loved one needs the right camping equipment to make s’mores over the fire, check out Cabela’s early Christmas sales, deals and supplies.
When the weather is stormy or you just can’t get away from home, the next best s’mores creator is a gas stovetop. You can still use your roasting sticks to toast your marshmallows in the flame and put your tasty snack together. This is a perfect party trick for sleepovers with your kids or a special treat one night. Your kids will have a blast and you’ll love having some time to bond with them.
Roasting s’mores on an open fire isn’t your only option to combine your three favorite ingredients. You also can bake them. To make s’more in your oven, set it to broil. Break your graham crackers in half and place a marshmallow on top, and set them up on a baking sheet. Place the sheet in the oven for two minutes and then add the chocolate and the top half of the graham cracker. Broil the combination for another minute. When you take your s’mores out of the oven, be sure to let them cool off so you don’t burn your fingers, tongue or roof of your mouth.
You don’t have to just go with the traditional route to make amazing s’mores all year round. There are s’mores cookies, cupcakes, ice cream and brownies. You get all of the marshmallow, chocolate and crunch that you love out of the originals with a brand new twist to delight your palate.
For s’mores cookies, build your s’mores like you normally would with graham crackers, a marshmallow and chocolate. Then, wrap cookie dough around the entire thing so none of the s’more is showing. Put the concoction on a greased baking sheet and stick it in a 350-degree oven for 12 minutes. Let them cool before taking a big bite.
For s’mores brownies, line a greased baking dish with graham crackers. Pour brownie batter of the top, and bake according to the brownie directions. Once you take them out of the oven, cover the whole thing with lots of marshmallows, chopped up chocolate bars and graham cracker dust. Broil all of it together for two minutes in the oven, and you’ll have a gooey treat. Again, be sure to let it cool before eating.
Don’t let bad weather or the indoors get you down. You can have s’mores all year round with a little creativity and imagination. Bon appetit!
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