There are few things more quintessentially camping than sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows, and making s’mores. This classic treat is a staple of outdoor cooking, and for good reason – it’s delicious! But while the traditional graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow combination is always a crowd-pleaser, there are many other ways to enjoy s’mores around the campfire. In this blog post, we’ll explore five unique and creative ways to elevate this classic camping treat.
If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to enjoy s’mores without the mess of roasting marshmallows, try making a s’mores dip. All you need is a cast-iron skillet, some chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and graham crackers for dipping. Melt the chocolate chips in the skillet over the campfire, then sprinkle the mini marshmallows on top and broil until they’re golden brown and gooey. Serve with graham crackers for dipping and enjoy!
For a twist on traditional s’mores, try making s’mores nachos. Start with a layer of graham crackers on the bottom of a cast-iron skillet or aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Top with a layer of chocolate chips and mini marshmallows, then repeat the layers until you’ve used up all your ingredients. Heat over the campfire until the chocolate is melted and the marshmallows are toasted, then serve with additional graham crackers for scooping.
Who says you can’t have pizza for dessert? For a fun and unique way to enjoy s’mores around the campfire, try making a s’mores pizza. Start with a pre-made pizza crust or make your own using a cast-iron skillet. Spread a layer of chocolate hazelnut spread or Nutella on the crust, then top with mini marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs. Heat over the campfire until the marshmallows are toasted and the chocolate is melted, then slice and serve.
S’mores Ice Cream Sandwiches
For a cool and refreshing twist on s’mores, try making s’mores ice cream sandwiches. Start by roasting marshmallows over the campfire until they’re golden brown and gooey. Place a square of chocolate on a graham cracker, then top with the roasted marshmallow and another graham cracker. Place the sandwich in the freezer until the chocolate and marshmallow are firm, then top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and another graham cracker for a delicious and decadent treat.
If you’re looking for a way to cool off and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time, try making a s’mores milkshake. Blend together vanilla ice cream, milk, chocolate syrup, and graham cracker crumbs until smooth and creamy. Pour the milkshake into a tall glass and top with whipped cream, mini marshmallows, and more graham cracker crumbs for a delicious and indulgent treat.
Bonus tip: Alternative ingredients
Who says you need graham crackers or chocolate bars to make a s’more? Instead of graham crackers, use chocolate chip cookies. Instead of chocolate bars, use peanut butter cups. Instead of marshmallows, use…. well, you probably need the marshmallows.
There are many unique and creative ways to enjoy s’mores around the campfire. From s’mores dip and nachos to pizza, ice cream sandwiches, and milkshakes, there’s something for every taste and preference. So the next time you’re planning a camping trip or backyard bonfire, be sure to try some of these fun and delicious s’mores variations and see how they can take your outdoor cooking to the next level. Happy camping!
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