Guest Author - Gillian Scianna
The weekend is begging for campfires. S'mores and campfires go hand in hand quick, easy and so tasty. Bring an all time favorite to your next outdoor gathering.
Graham crackers, broken into squares
Hershey's plain milk chocolate bars, broken into sizes to fit the graham cracker squares
8 wood sticks or long metal skewers (for roasting the marshmallows)
campfire, fire pit, barbecue or a commercial indoor S'mores Maker
Take one (1) large graham cracker and break it in half, this will make your two S'more layers, one for top of the S'more and one for bottom of the S'more. Split the graham crackers where they are noticeably scored, that way you will have two even pieces to start building your campfire dessert. Repeat with the required amount of graham crackers.
Unwrap chocolate bar. Break bar into smaller pieces as indicated by manufacturer's indentations in the surface of the chocolate. Cover one of the graham cracker halves with chocolate pieces to fit your graham cracker. Put your chosen amount of marshmallows on the stick and hold it over the fire until roasted – yet not a ball of fire. Toast marshmallows over a campfire, turning the stick until the outside of the marshmallow is golden brown and just starting to get soft. Take your toasted marshmallow (still on the stick), and lay it on the side of the graham cracker with the chocolate. Now take the other half of the graham cracker and cover the hot marshmallow, pressing down firmly enough to pull out the stick.
When the S'more is fully assembled, let it sit for a few seconds. The heat will start to melt the chocolate. I like to let them rest a couple of minutes before taking the first bite, once burned twice shy.
There is also another way to make S'mores around the campfire – this is unique and kind of runs along the same lines as the old Jiffy pop containers.
Supplies needed for S'mores maker:
Foil pie pan
A roll of foil
Top make the S'mores you layer the graham crackers on the bottom of the pie pan. Place a Hershy's chocolate piece on each graham cracker -- then place the marshmallow on top of the Hershey's. Cover with another graham cracker, place the second pie tin on top. Wrap in several layers of foil. When your ready for dessert, place the foil disk at the side of the flames in the campfire. Leave there for about 2 to 3 minutes, pull out using the long tongs. Let it rest for a few minutes then open and Voila...Smores.