Dining

10 Ways to S’mores

Jennifer RUSSO

There are just some things that go with the heat of summer – the beach, flip-flops, hot dogs, lemonade … and, of course, the dessert that has become synonymous with the season, S’mores. Even though the weather is cooling off, Smore’s are great for fall.

In recent years, I have begun to get a little more creative with these, rather than using the standard graham-Hershey’s-marshmallow combo that we all know and love. Not that there is anything wrong with the basic recipe, but there are so many other options.  Try a few of these at your next campfire or family barbecue, and I promise, you’ll wonder what took you so long.

The PB Chocolate: This is the same as your basic S’more, but instead of using a piece of plain chocolate, switch it out for a Reese’s Cup. Game changer.

Banana-Cinnamon: You heard me right. Use cinnamon graham crackers, sliced bananas, marshmallow and milk chocolate on this one.

S’moreos: Use chocolate graham crackers, milk chocolate, marshmallow, and an Oreo cookie. You can even spread the grahams with white frosting before you add the fillings.

Caramel: Get a jar of caramel ice cream topping and put a teaspoon of it on one graham cracker, then proceed as usual.

White Chocolate Raspberry: Use white chocolate squares, marshmallow and raspberry jam for an interesting twist. Switch out the jam for sliced pineapple for a more tropical twist … or use both.

Mint Chocolate: Chocolate grahams, Andes mints or York patties, and marshmallow.

Strawberry Cheesecake: You will need to prep a little for this one. Mix softened cream cheese and powdered sugar together until you get that delicious cheesecake taste. Spread on the inside of the grahams and add marshmallow, sliced strawberries and a piece of white chocolate.

Cookie S’mores: Who says you have to use graham crackers anyway? Use two oatmeal raisin, peanut butter or chocolate chip cookies instead!

Lemon Zinger: Grahams, lemon curd and marshmallow for a tart take on the dessert with a nice summer taste.

Bourbon Bacon: EVERYTHING is better with alcohol and bacon. Either pre-cook and cool the bacon or buy that pre-cooked stuff. When the marshmallow is done, dip it in a glass of bourbon, then sandwich with the bacon and chocolate.

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