Celebrate National S’mores Day 2013

August 10 is National S’mores Day! For me, s’mores evoke a sense of nostalgia, taking me back to those childhood memories of summer and camping. This Saturday is a great time to bring back those memories and create more. In a previous post, I had talked about adding fruit or dark chocolate to your s’mores to jazz them up, but in honor of S’mores Day, I have found some awesome recipes that will ¬†blow your mind. Even if you aren’t camping or can’t have a bonfire, there are alternatives ways to celebrate!

1. Chocolate Peanut Butter S’moresChocolate Peanut Butter Smore

This decadent treat is sure to please. To make this, you are going to need chocolate wafers or chocolate graham crackers, peanut butter ( smooth or chunky, it’s up to you), and of course, marshmallows. Toast you marshmallow to your liking, I like mine burnt a bit. On one wafer place a glob of peanut butter, then take your toasted marshmallow and place it on top of the peanut butter. Place the second wafer on top and there you have a peanut butter chocolate s’more. I would have some napkins or paper towel on hand, as this could get a little messy.

Ginger Caramel Smores2. Ginger Caramel S’mores

Looking for a s’more with a little kick? This is the s’more for you. Aside from the marshmallow, you are going to need two gingersnaps and caramel filled chocolate square. My brand of choice would be Ghirardelli. Place your chocolate square on top of one of the gingersnaps then take your toasted marshmallow and put it on top. Place the other gingersnap on top of the marshmallow and you have a s’more with a little spice. This is my personal favorite…chocolate, caramel, marshmallow, and ginger….what more could you want?

3. Nutella Banana S’moresNutella Banana Smore

Love Nutella? Love s’mores? Then what could be better than combining the two to make a delightful desert? This s’more is definitely one you are going to want to try. You can use regular graham crackers or if you are looking for something more unique ( and more calories ) you can use peanut butter cookies. Toast your marshmallow as usual, and on one peanut cookie place a gob of Nutella on the flat side. You can use as much or as little as you want, just have some napkins on hand since Nutella tends to melt quickly. Once you’ve got your Nutella on there place a 2-3 pieces of sliced banana on top. Then comes your marshmallow and second cookie. This is a pretty over the top s’more, but here at Harry’s we believe in trying everything at least once….especially when it involves desert.

If you’re not going to be outdoors Saturday or can’t have a bonfire look up recipes for s’mores bars or s’mores brownies. There is even something called s’mores dip! Whatever you pick, just make sure a marshmallow is involved. If you need a fire starter to get that bonfire going or camp utensils Harry’s has what you need. Have a sweet weekend!

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