Knowing how to make Smores is a necessary skill for family camping! These tasty gooey marshmallow sandwiches are a campfire tradition.
Smores have been a part of campfires for almost a century.
The first recipe for "Some Mores" appeared in a Girl Scout publication in 1927.
The name was later shortened to S'mores and eventually to Smores. (I've also heard them pronounced "Schmores".)
Begin building the fire early: long before you will want your Smores.
Let it burn down to coals.
Click here for complete instructions on making roasted marshmallows.
Place the cooked marshmallow with a square of chocolate between two graham crackers.
When the preparation is done perfectly, the hot marshmallow melts the chocolate, producing decadent chocolately gooeyness!
Be careful! It's hot! Proceed slowly.
Lick off the marshmallow goo that's oozing out the sides.
Bite into the center.
Isn't that delicious?
Have you noticed that marshmallows get hard and stale after a while?
You want a nice soft marshmallow that will melt easily.
Don't use the chunky kind. The thinner the bar, the more easily it will melt.
Break it into small squares.
Get the graham crackers and chocolate ready before you start roasting your marshmallows.
Don't wait until the marshmallow is cooked before hunting for the rest of your supplies!
You need to assemble the Smores while the marshmallows are hot enough to melt the chocolate.
As soon as the marshmallow is roasted, slide it off the marshmallow roasting stick onto the chocolate.
Immediately cover with the second graham cracker.
Squeeze the crackers together gently so that the marshmallow innards squish out the sides.
Making and eating Smores is sticky work! For easy clean-up, have damp cloths or wipes close at hand.
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You've probably noticed that Smores are not a healthy snack! We save them for a special treat.
Of course, once you know how to make Smores, your children will want to eat them every night.
To avoid any arguments, I suggest that you decide in advance how many batches of Smores you want to eat on your camping trip. Bring just enough supplies to make that amount. When they're gone, they're gone!
For a healthier alternative, try making Banana Boats.
Instead of a square of chocolate, use chocolate chips. They will melt quickly and easily.
Poke the chocolate chips right into the hot marshmallow.
You might even try butterscotch chips - or a combination of butterscotch and chocolate.
Instead of graham crackers, try saltines. The combination of sweet and salty is very tasty!
Saltines are not as sturdy as graham crackers, so you'll have to be gentle.
Use your favorite cookies instead of graham crackers.
Chocolate chip cookie Smores are delicious!
Spread your crackers with peanut butter, or peanut butter and jam!
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