S’mores: The True Camping Accessory

Nothing says America and camping like a s’more. The chocolate bar melting slightly then mixing with the gooey, delicious toasted marshmallow, smashed heavenly between two graham crackers. Just thinking about s’mores makes us want to break out one of our portable fire pits and start roasting right here in the shop.

We did some research on this campfire classic and wanted to share a couple recipes we think might just get you wanting s’more s’mores.

In the Know

First, a little history. No one has ever claimed responsibility for this magical concoction, but after our research, we are going to give credit to the Girl Scouts, another American institution. These little troopers published a “Some Mores” recipe in their “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts” book in 1927. The first known publication was in a recipe book from the early 20’s and they were called Graham Cracker Sandwiches. However, like we said, this one goes to our little Girl Scouts because s’more just sounds so much more fun.

The Goods

For these recipes, you will need the three basic items. Also, Grab a rod or stick and sharpen one end to use as a roaster for the marshmallows, depending on which recipe you are following.

  • Breakable Chocolate Bar
  • Marshmallows (large or small depending)
  • Graham Crackers

Recipe #1: The Classic

  1. Take a graham cracker out of the box or bag and break it in half. They are usually serrated down the middle for easy breaking.
  2. Break a piece of chocolate to the size of the cracker, stacking it on top of one half of the cracker.
  3. Take 1-2 large marshmallows and slide them onto the end of your rod/stick. Put them far enough down that they do not slide off into the fire. Roast them to your liking, usually golden brown and slightly gooey.
  4. Once roasted, place the marshmallow, still on the stick, on top of the chocolate and graham cracker stack.
  5. Grab the other half of the graham cracker and place it on top of the marshmallow. The heat from the roasted marshmallow will melt the chocolate slightly.
  6. With pressure, grab the crackers and slide the marshmallow off the stick.
  7. Devour!

Recipe #2: The Big Dipper

This is a nice twist on the s’more and it’s done in the oven. This recipe is for those rainy cold days when you are stuck in the house and can only daydream of campfires and escape. It’s also a fun and delicious way to enjoy them with the family.

  1. Take a large cast iron skillet and line the bottom with pieces of the chocolate.
  2. Sprinkle a bag of small marshmallows on top.
  3. Low broil for 5-8 minutes, keeping an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
  4. Remove and let cool slightly and use the graham crackers to dip.
  5. Devour!