S'mores Ideas & Tips for Summer
One of the most delicious, and underrated summer-time treats classically consists of graham crackers, fire-roasted marshmallows, and chocolate.
As Porter (from Sandlot) taught me as a child,
“ First, you take the graham.
You stick the chocolate on the graham.
Then, you roast the mallow.
When the mallow's flaming, you stick it on the chocolate.
Then you cover it with the other end.
Then, you scarf.
Kind of messy, but good. ”
S’mores are an experience – and one that you can enjoy with (or without!) your kiddos. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up a few special s’mores ideas (and other pro tips) so you can live it up this Summer.
Pretty much the same idea, but instead or chocolate, use a Reese's peanut butter cup. That creamy peanut butter adds the perfect touch to an already sweet snack.
SALTED CARAMEL S’MORES
Place your roasted marshmallow between two graham crackers dipped in caramel sauce and a sprinkle of sea salt.
RICE KRISPIES S’MORES
Lose the graham crackers altogether and use Rice Krispies Treats instead. We halved ours with a warm knife, but it's up to you.
Want S’more Tips? Try these:
Pro Tip 1)
Place your graham and chocolate on a warm rock next to the fire.
Pro Tip 2)
Roast the mallow, gently remove only the roasted outside (be careful not to burn your fingers!) and then roast the remaining inner portion of the mallow still left on the stick, for double the caramelized crunchy goodness. If you wanna go crazy, put these two delicious half-mallows on either side of the chocolate, to hold it in place, and to make sure that first bite really wows your crowd.
The Great Debate…
Finally, let’s look back at Porter’s ageless advice for crafting the perfect S’more....
Let the mallow burn?
Pro Tip 3)
Heat rises (obvi), meaning 1 to 2 feet above the flame is actually the best place to slow-roast your mallow for the perfect golden-brown. Too low, and you’ll burn your mallow… too high, and you (or perhaps more critically, your little customers) are going to need a lot of patience.
Most folks look at the flame and put the mallow right there. Unless you love a burnt mallow on your S’more, don’t go there.
The Right Wood
Pro Tip 4)
Finally, we’ve had a lot of questions around which firewood species makes for the best S’mores experience. You can certainly roast mallows on (or above) a direct flame, but the best S’mores are made above the coals, and the denser consistency of our hardwood mix ensures a longer burn-time, including those lasting minutes and hours with perfect coals for your mallows.
We hope to hear from you this Summer, after your many experiments, trials and great times making S'mores around the fire. Don't forget... the most important ingredient is premium, kiln-dried firewood, which burns cleanly and evenly, so you can focus on roasting your mallows to that golden-brown hue of perfection.
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