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TIP OF THE DAY: Throw A National S’mores Day Party

Classic S'mores
[1] Classic S’mores (photo courtesy Dandies vegan marshmallows [they’re great].

Fancy S'mores
[2] Gourmet S’mores made with a Petit Écolier chocolate-topped biscuit and a chocolate chocolate chip marshmallow (photo courtesy Plush Puffs gourmet marshmallows).

S'mores Pie Recipe

[3] No-Bake S’mores Pie (photo courtesy Brown Eyed Baker; here’s the recipe).

 

August 10th is National S’mores Day—that warm, gooey delight for kids and grown-ups alike.

To make the basic S’mores sandwich cookie, you need one or two marshmallows, two graham crackers and a piece of chocolate bar to fit the grahams for each.

The marshmallow is toasted and placed on top of the chocolate and the bottom graham, followed by the top graham. The heat of the toasted marshmallow melts the chocolate into a gooey delight. Don’t forget the napkins.

We’ve got lots of favorite s’mores recipes (our list is below), but this year we’re having a S’mores party with a twist: fun substitutions.

SUBTITUTES FOR THE CHOCOLATE BARS

  • Chocolate mints (e.g. Andes Mints)
  • Flavored chocolate bars (e.g. Lindt’s Crunchy Caramel with Sea Salt Bar; chile, coconut, orange, raspberry, toffee, etc.)
  • M&M’s
  • Nutella
  • Peanut butter cups
  • White chocolate
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    SUBTITUTES FOR THE GRAHAM CRACKERS

  • Brownies or blondies (slice the squares in half)
  • Chocolate chocolate chip cookies With White Chips (or butterscotch chips, PB chips, etc.)
  • Chocolate chip cookies
  • Chocolate chocolate chunk cookies
  • Gourmet graham crackers (or homemade)
  • Pavlovas (meringue cups)
  • Peanut butter cookies or other favorite
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    SUBTITUTES FOR THE MARSHMALLOWS

  • Gourmet marshmallows
  • Marshmallow cream (e.g. Fluff)
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    ADD-ONS

  • Bacon
  • Cherry cheesecake spread (mix cream cheese with cherry preserves)
  • Dulce de leche
  • Nuts
  • Toasted coconut
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    THERE ARE RECIPES BELOW, BUT FIRST…some history.

  • Chocolate Bar History
  • Graham Cracker History
  • Marshmallow History
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    THE HISTORY OF S’MORES

    We don’t know who invented S’mores, but the Girl Scouts certainly popularized them: The first published recipe is in their 1927 handbook.

    S’mores around the campfire has been a happy tradition: a stick, a fire, two toasted marshmallows, a square of chocolate and two graham crackers get you a delicious chocolate marshmallow sandwich.

    The combined flavors of toasted marshmallow, melty chocolate and crunchy grahams is oh-so-much tastier than the individual ingredients (or, to quote Aristotle, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts).

    The name of the sandwich cookie comes from its addictive quality: You have no choice but to ask for “some more.”

    But you don’t need a campfire, or even all of the classic ingredients, to celebrate with S’mores, as you’ll see below. Don’t have a heat source to melt marshmallows? Use Fluff or other marshmallow cream.

     
    MORE S’MORES RECIPES

  • S’mores Baked Alaska
  • Cinnamon S’mores and a cappuccino cocktail
  • Creative S’mores Recipes
  • Fancy S’mores (banana split, peach, peanut brittle etc.)
  • Grilled Banana S’mores
  • Gourmet Marshmallow S’mores
  • Ice Cream S’mores
  • S’mores With Other Types Of Cookies
  • S’mores Ice Cream Cake, Ice Cream Pie and Cupcakes
  •  target=”_blank”S’mores In A Cup Or Mason Jar
  • S’mores Cookie Bars
  • S’mores Ice Cream Cake
  • S’mores On A Stick
  • S’mores On The Grill
  • Triscuit S’mores
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    S'mores With Homemade Graham Crackers
    [4] S’mores with artisan graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate (photo courtesy Burdick Chocolate).

    Ice Cream S'mores

    [5] Ice cream sandwich S’mores with S’mores ice cream—chocolate ice cream with pieces of marshmallows and graham crackers (photo courtesy Babble.com).

     
    NOT ENOUGH?

    Check out these 25 different S’mores combinations.

      




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