Some More S’Mores, Please!

You know that moment? The one where you’ve just grabbed a cold one out of the cooler and leaned back into an Adirondack chair next to the crackling bonfire? You’re about to pop the top on your beverage and engage in some grown-up conversation when the kids come shrieking out of the cabin with graham crackers, chocolate bars and a huge bag of marshmallows.

So what do you do? Join in the fun, of course! That’s one of our favorite things about going to the cabin…getting everyone to gather around the fire and fire up some s’mores. The grown-up conversations will wait. But biting into that heavenly combination of ooey-gooey chocolatey perfection and making a memory with the kiddos won’t!

Although history can’t seem to agree, rumor has it the Girl Scouts probably invented the tasty campfire treats back in the 1920s. Since then, variations have popped up all over. Here are some of our favorite suggestions for upping your s’mores offerings at the campfire:

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Substitute the Chocolate with:

  • Rolos
  • Nutella
  • Cookies ‘n Cream bar
  • Peanut Butter
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Peppermint Patties
  • Andes Mints
  • Ghiradelli Squares

Substitute the Marshmallow with:

  • Peeps
  • Flavored Marshmallows
  • Marshmallow Fluff

Substitute the Graham Crackers with:

  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Oreos
  • Chocolate Graham Crackers
  • Cinnamon Graham Crackers
  • Ritz Crackers

Mix In Options:

  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Sliced Bananas
  • Sliced Kiwi
  • Sliced Apples
  • Sliced Cherries
  • Pineapple Tidbits
  • Orange Slices
  • Raspberry, Grape or Strawberry Jelly
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Chocolate or Vanilla Frosting
  • Ice Cream
  • Coconut
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Mini M&Ms
  • Red Hots
  • Bacon

Oh, and if you get rained out at the lake or get a craving for some more s’mores over the winter months, did you know you can stack them up and pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to get your fill any time of year? Or heat them up in a cast iron skillet? ;) We kind of wish we hadn’t figured that out!

Let us know if you make any mixed-up s’mores and what your favorites are!