Above: Just one of the options for a s’mores party bar. Image courtesy McCormick.
Since the Girl Scouts popularized s’mores (the first published recipe is in their 1927 handbook), they have been a happy tradition around the campfire. Two marshmallows toasted on a stick, a square of chocolate and two graham crackers make a delicious chocolate marshmallow sandwich.
The heat from the toasted marshmallow melts the chocolate a bit to add more lusciousness. The name of the sweet sandwich snack comes from its addictive quality: You’ll always ask for “some more.”
These days, the grill most often replaces a campfire, but the treat is just as sweet. And the original concept has given way to different riffs on s’mores.
This set of s’mores-inspired recipes, from McCormick, doesn’t even need a grill. It uses marshmallow creme, and sets up a build-your-own s’mores bar that offers different cookies in additional to graham crackers.
Want more than a cookie sandwich? Make “ice cream s’mores” by crumbling the cookies and piling the ingredients atop a scoop of vanilla.
Of course, you can use your own favorites instead of these ideas. Brainstorm with family and friends to come up with winning combinations:
MORE S’MORES RECIPES
We love the combination of chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers in any combination. You can:
Here are variations on the classic s’mores recipe:
S’mores sundae: crumble the cookies on top. Photo courtesy McCormick.com.
MARSHMALLOW ICE CREAM
If you can’t find marshmallow ice cream in the store, here are two ways to create it:
Vanilla Ice Cream + Marshmallows: Soften a container of vanilla ice cream enough to be pliable, mix in halved mini marshmallows and return to freezer.
Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream: For even more flavor, toast the marshmallows first. Here’s a recipe for toasted marshmallow ice cream.