Celebrate National S’mores Day with these Unique S’more Recipes

What comes to mind when camping? It’s defintely the memories of setting up camp, searching for firewood, and singing around the campfire. But one of the most magical memories from camping may be the simplest of them all–roasting marshmellows until they’re a crispy brown and gooey on the inside, and then smashing them between two crumby graham crackers and a melty piece of Hershey’s chocolate.

Today marks one of the most gooey, crumbly, chocolately days of the year: National S’mores Day. The classic s’more is celebrated annually on August 10. The crumbly goodness derives from the words “some more,” and not much more explanation is needed after that. The exact orgins of the s’more are unclear, but various recipes involving Girl Scout and Boy Scout camping seems to take the credit.

So in honor of this tasty “national holiday,” here are three creative s’mores recipes to try on #NationalSmoresDay.

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This delicious, rich s’more recipe only takes 10 minutes and comes from the Girl Scout Cookies website. It’s a cinnamon bread/s’mores combination with Nutella, and it only serves 1.

You will need:

  • 2 slices cinnamon bread
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella
  • 1 Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties® / Tagalongs®, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon miniature marshmallows

How to prepare:

Place a slice of bread in a greased sandwich iron. Spread it with Nutella and sprinkle on the Girl Scout Cookies and marshmellows. Top the sandwich with the remaining cinnamon slice and close the iron. Cook over a hotcampire, rotating for a couple minutes until it’s golden brown. Then enjoy thisrich, gooey chocolate s’more sandwich pie.

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This is a twist on the classic campfire s’more, and surprise–it also calls for Nutella and cookies.

For a serving of 4, you’ll need:

  • 4 Oreo cookies
  • 3 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 4 whole graham crackers, halved
  • 1 milk chocolate candy bar, quartered
  • 4 large marshmellows

How to prepare:

Spread the sides of the Oreo cookie in peanut butter, and place on oen piece of halved graham cracker and top with a piece of quartered chocolate. Toast your marshmellows over your outdoor cooker or fire until golden brown and crispy. Place over the chocolate nad top with the reamining graham cracker. Serve immediately

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Don’t want the messy goodness of a classic s’more? Try a different version of the tasty ingredients of a s’more with mom’s easy Dutch oven recipe of the popular campout treat. With this, it serves 12–perfect for large camp groups.

You’ll need:

  • 1 package (14-1/2 ounces) whole graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups (12 ouncess) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 2 cups minature marshmellows

How to prepare:

Prepare your girll or campfire for low heat using about 16-20 charcoal briquettes or wood chips. Then, line the Dutch oven with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Combine the crushed graham cracker and melted butter and press these firmly into the bottom of the pan. On top, pour the milk and sprinkle it with chocolate and buttersotch chips. Lastly, top with the mini marshmellows.

Cover the Dutch oven. Once the charcoal or wood chips are covered with white ash (low heat), place the Dutch oven over them and place some wood chips or chocolate pieces (with long tongs) atop the covered Dutch oven so heat is applied evenly. After cooking for 15 minutes, your s’mores dish should be good to go!

About the Author: Jim is a guest contributor from Rural Energy Enterprises, a wholesale distributor of heaters, stoves, furnaces, and outdoor camping accessories.