Most everyone loves s’mores. It seems quite un-American not to. And let’s face it, it’s hard to resist that oooey, gooey toasted marshmallow sandwiched between graham crackers with dripping melted chocolate. Every summer I make it a point to make s’mores and somehow this summer I haven’t had any.
I hosted a BBQ last week and since I didn’t have time to bake a dessert I thought s’mores would be the perfect option. However, living in the city I don’t have the luxury of making a campfire and having a gas grill doesn’t compliment making s’mores the same way a Weber grill does. SO I made frozen s’mores and though they don’t quite have that gooey toasted marshmallow melt in your mouth flavor, they are a close second and were a huge hit.
It seemed fitting to serve these last week since August 10th was National S’mores Day. This treat is such a popular campfire ritual that of the 90 million pounds of marshmallows Americans buy each year, 50% of those are toasted over a fire during a summer evening.
There are many recipes to chose from if you don’t want to make s’mores the traditional way, but if you are looking for something easy and can’t make the ‘real thing,’ I highly recommend giving these a try.
Here’s the scoop: Using the ingredients below, break a graham cracker in half, spread fluff on each side, sprinkle chocolate chips on one side and put a big scoop of ice cream on top then stick the graham crackers together to make your sandwich complete. Next, put in the freezer for at least an hour before serving.
1 box graham crackers
1 jar fluff
1 bag mini chocolate chips
Vanilla ice cream
Give this recipe a try – it’s not too late to celebrate National S’mores Day!