Who doesn’t love the decadent yummy-ness of a slightly burnt marshmallow with melting chocolate on a graham cracker?
The first time I camped with my parents I was just a few weeks old- I’m sure I didn’t have a bite of a s’more then but as a lifelong camper and Girl Scout I sure have had my share.
I’ve made them over a campfire, on a BBQ and in my toaster oven- who says you can’t make a s’more when it is snowing outside?
This week take time to make a s’more- really. It may sound like a small thing, but it is so much more than eating gooey chocolate. It’s about taking the time to sit and rotate a marshmallow over a flame while talking with friend and family.
It is impossible to make a perfect s’more while texting or updating your Facebook status. You must sit adn wait and say “rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” to make the smoke blow in another direction. Making s’mores means making memories.
To make your own memory, I mean s’more you’ll need:
1 large marshmallow per s’more
1 graham cracker per s’more
1 square of chocolate per s’more
- Heat the marshmallow over an open flame until it begins to brown and melt WARNING: take care not to let it drop off into the fire
- Break the graham cracker in half. Sandwich the chocolate between the cracker and the hot marshmallow. NOTE: allow the marshmallow to cool a moment before eating, I learned the hard way.
As an adult I’ve come to use a thin mint instead of a plain chocolate square. What’s your favorite s’more recipe? Any tips to share?