National S'mores Day 2015: Three twists on classic campfire recipe

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By: Danielle Waldron
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There are no rules when it comes to s’mores. It’s likely nobody will reach a decision about marshmallow fluff versus marshmallows, or whether a half or a whole chocolate bar should be used. 

But really, as long as there’s an open fire and three basic ingredients, there’s no wrong way to make the treat.

National S’mores Day is Monday, Aug. 10, according to Hershey.

Celebrate the day, and maybe one last bonfire before school starts, by gathering around the fire pit and grabbing some skewers. 

For those who don’t mess with the classics, here’s the traditional take on s’mores from Food Network

Ingredients

  • 8 sheets honey graham crackers 
  • 4.4 oz. bar of milk chocolate, broken into eight pieces
  • 8 large marshmallows 

Directions

  1. Break each graham cracker in half. Top one cracker with a piece of chocolate and a marshmallow, then smash another cracker on top.
  2. Wrap in foil and place over fire until gooey. 

HOT S’MORES DIP
From Spend with Pennies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips 
  • 2 tbsp. milk 
  • 2 cups marshmallows, divided 
  • Graham crackers for serving 

Directions

  1. Combine chocolate chips, milk and 1½ cups of the marshmallows in a saucepan. Stir until melted and smooth. 
  2. Pour into oven-safe dish and top with remaining marshmallows. 
  3. Broil for one minute until marshmallows are toasted. 
  4. Serve with graham crackers. 

S’MORES DUNKERS
From Raining Hot Coupons

Ingredients

  • Graham crackers
  • Mini marshmallows 
  • 1 bar melting chocolate 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Break graham crackers into fourths and set on baking sheet lined with wax paper. 
  3. Place about eight mini marshmallows on top of each graham cracker, then top with another graham cracker. 
  4. Bake for 3-5 minutes until marshmallows are gooey. 
  5. Melt the dipping chocolate and dunk one side of the graham cracker into the chocolate. Let cool and harden on wax paper. 

S’MORES BAR

The next time you bring out the snacks and s’mores fixings for a bonfire, let guests or children make their own creations at a build-your-own s’mores bar to mix and match ingredients, like: 

  • Chocolate graham crackers 
  • Flavored marshmallows or marshmallow fluff (which is kosher and suitable for vegetarians) 
  • Dark chocolate or cookies-and-cream chocolate 
  • Peanut butter or Nutella 
  • Sliced strawberries 
  • Pretzels 
  • Cookies
  • Fun-sized chocolate candy, like peanut butter cups 

What’s your favorite way to eat a s’more? Let us know in the comments below! 

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