As temperatures fall, the weather is just right to enjoy the classic and beloved confection known as the S’more: jumbo marshmallows roasted over a flame, topped with a square of Hershey's chocolate, and squished to gooey goodness between two plain graham crackers. Beyond the classic recipe there are even s’more possibilities when it comes to creating the perfect dessert for a cozy evening enjoyed outside.
Strange Combination S'mores
Switch up an ingredient here or add an extra there and you have yourself a combination of the classic toasty recipe meets modern mallow fusion. A quick search reveals that you can stuff a lot of imagination between two grahams. There are Reese's stuffed versions, peanut butter and jelly s'mores, salted caramel s'mores, the grasshopper: stuffed with a peppermint patty s'mores, a pineapple white chocolate s'more, s'mores stuffed between chocolate chip cookies, a strawberry shortcake s'more built between two biscuits and finally, "the Elvis"- a peanut butter, banana, and bacon stuffed s'more.
The hybrids take the general concept and flavor profile of the traditional s'more and turn it into some other confection concoction. S’more research turned up marshmallow mutations in the form of s'more popsicles, cupcakes, dips, smoothies, cocktails, even popcorn and nachos all centered around the key ingredients.
Think of these as the fancy cousin to the traditional s'more; a kicked up not so easily executed version of the original, thought up by professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts. These would hold their own on any fine dining menu. Think creme brûlée using chocolate custard, topped with homemade marshmallow fluff, and served with house-made graham crackers; or S’more Pavlovas- meringue pillows topped with chocolate ganache and a dusting of graham crackers.
From specially designed stainless-steel roasting sticks that can toast your marshmallow while cooking a hotdog to infrared electric s'more makers, there is some serious thought behind increasing the accessibility of the s'more and upping the efficacy with which we stuff our face with fluff.
So, take advantage of a relaxed evening gathering and share a S’more by the fire.