Apparently, Sunday is National S’more day. Being that I just returned from a trip to Canada where every night I roasted half a dozen sugary treats over an open fire, I decided I’m an expert of all things s’mores and marshmallow goodness, and that it was my duty to pass on this knowledge. S’mores may have been invented by kids (Campfire Girls? Girl Scouts?), but they are no longer just for the little ones. I thought I’d pull together my favorite recipes, tips, and tricks for making the perfect campfire desserts.
HOMEMADE BEER MARSHMALLOWS? IN DOUGHNUTS?
Okay, when I read this recipe my mouth literally started watering. I’d never set eyes on something so delicious. Tieghan over at Half Baked Harvest is a freaking genius. I mean, I guess I realized you could make your own marshmallows pretty easily, but with beer? And you could put them in a doughnut? I’m sold!
So, this is technically not a s’more, but it is still amazing and worthy of being included. What an easy and great dessert to make over an open fire! Check out this recipe from Sherri at Made from Pinterest. To make it even more campfire-y, you could use marshmallow fluff on top instead of whip cream!
BOURBON & BACON S’MORES
Wait, wait, wait…Bourbon? Bacon? Chocolate? Marshmallows? These are four of my favorite things in the whole world! Jessica over at How Sweet It Is crafted this absolutely brilliant recipe.
DON’T FORGET THE BAILEY’S
Whoever says roasting marshmallows is just for kids never had one dipped in Bailey’s. This trick is delicious! I’ve also seen the giant kind of marshmallow roasted, hollowed out, and used as a shooter (but this can tend to be messy). Bob over at BS’ In the Kitchen shares his family’s history with Bailey’s marshmallows, which you should check out. I’ve also tried to dip the mallow in the Bailey’s prior to roasting, which works just as well and can result in a crispier outside if you do it correctly. I’ve also seen these done with Kahlua. While this isn’t quite a s’more, it is a campfire treat, and I couldn’t resist sharing.
Want an ooey-gooey s’more without all of the mess? These cones from Rachel at Kids Activities Blog are brilliant! Can you imagine if you added Nutella to one of these instead of chocolate chips? Mmmmm! And, even better, if you are someone who constantly catches your marshmallow on fire while roasting, this will be a much better method for you.
What are your favorite S’more recipes or campfire treats? Let us know in the comments!
Photo courtesy of Len Davis of Bonny Bay Camp—my home away from home for a week every summer for the last 9 years. Sign painted by the stunning local artist Mary Larocque and created by her husband, the master of all things driftwood and blueberries, Elden