A cold marshmallow to eat is alright, but because of its thermo versatility, when you add it to a hot chocolate you will see it melt into a sweet silky goo making it that much sweeter. In the summertime we tend to spend more time outdoors and even sleep and camp outdoors. Around a campfire you can plop a marshmallow at the end of a stick and stick it close to the fire source to soften and warm the mallow. Put it in between two pieces of chocolate and then two pieces of graham cracker and voila you have yourself a s’mores sandwich.
As the fire snaps, crackles and pops the wood’s aroma envelopes the surrounding area. Sitting around a campfire has become ubiquitous since the invention of fire. It provides warmth, light, and fuel source. Plus, you can roast marshmallows! Here we will break down the best roasting methods, which marshmallows are best to use, a classic s’mores recipe, and tips and tricks to make your s’mores leaving you wanting more.
Form a heat source, from campfire, to barbeque grill, to food grade Sterno.
Halve your graham cracker sheets so you have 2 equal portions to create a top and bottom to your s’more.
Place a piece of chocolate on each graham cracker.
Poke marshmallow with skewer or stick and bring within an inch or two from your heat source and let toast while turning occasionally until it becomes puffed up and golden brown.
Grab your graham cracker and place your toasted marshmallow on top while grabbing other graham cracker to top. While squeezing crackers together, pull skewer away.
Enjoy while still gooey, melty and warm!
If building your own fire is too much, make sure to get to ChocoVivo this summer for Make Your Own S’mores at your table.
Variations & Tips
*Play with different types of graham crackers, such as a cinnamon sugar graham cracker with a higher percentage chocolate to perfectly balance sweet, bitter, earthy and healthy-ish S’mores!
*If you want less sugar in your S'mores, try our paleo blends.
*Use or make a longer stick for the marshmallow to stay further from the fire source and thus staying cooler.
*Use a multi prong skewer to roast multiple marshmallows at once.
*Stuff your chocolate into the marshmallow before toasting to ensure a melted piece of chocolate in your S’more.
*How toasted should the marshmallow be? This is a subjective answer. Some people will like a charred super gooey, or charred on outside cold on inside, or for the super patient keeping it far away from the flame and letting the whole mallow get melty and gooey. You are the master of your S’mores.
* Which is the best variety of Marshmallows to use? As we mentioned the popularity of marshmallows in hot chocolate, those tend to be small bite sized marshmallows, tiny. The ones you want to use are large marshmallows which usually will be described for S’mores. See chart below.