Suburban S’mores

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Our neighbors go camping every summer. Even when she was like 8 months pregnant. Even when they had a newborn. I shudder just thinking about that kind of an experience. NO THANK YOU. Oh, I think she’s a rock star and I give her mad props for the ruggedness. It’s just not me, well not with kids who aren’t able to fend for themselves more at least. For now this girl will ‘rough it’ down at a local park for a few hours or something.

But there is something I miss from family camping trips (something we’ll bring back when girls are much older) and refuse to give up – S’mores.

Graham cracker + marshmallow (toasted) + a few squares of milk chocolate (or chocolate chips!)

INSANELY GOOD.

If you just threw them (as shown above) onto a sheet of foil under a broiler for a minute or two though… well you could fake it from comfort of your own kitchen. Oh and guess what? They taste better since the chocolate gets melted a bit too.

I find putting a second graham cracker on top helps make it more manageable. But let’s be real – I’ll eat one of these any way I can get it.

Just call me a suburban camper.

If you’ll now excuse me, I’m going to go direct a scrapbooking camp. Quite happily (and minus bug spray) too.

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9 responses »

  1. I am so there on the “roughing it” at home, we do love the smores though so we’ve done them in the oven even in the microwave in a pinch.

    I am loving camping from the comfort of my chair sans bug spray in the cool breeze from the airconditioner. With all the inspiration for scrapbooking you’ve been sharing I’d have to say the BEST camp EVER!!

  2. OMG, why have I never thought of this? I’m so doing this for the 4th! I’ve only ever had s’mores over a campfire. So it’s been many, many years since I’ve had them. I’m just not an outdoorsy girl and I’d rather camp down at the Marriott with electricity, bathroom and a comfy bed. Not to mention TV and Internet…

    Thanks for the great idea!

  3. I was pretty excited the day I realized I could roast marshmallows on a stick over the stovetop. That said, I do love camping. I’m not as brave as your neighbor, as we waited until our son was nearly 3 to go for the first time.

  4. Hey May!
    I love your s’more idea! We’re a major roughing it kind of family so we usually make ours over a blazing fire at our campground, but anyway you can enjoy a s’more is a good way!! Have you seen the new GIANT marshmallows? They are huge! We just bought some to take with us on our Utah hiking adventure. My kids say that you can use a whole chocolate bar with one (LOL)!

    PS I’ve been loving loving loving CAMP SCRAP! I’ve been so busy getting ready to leave for our trip, that I haven’t had a chance to post or chat…but I’m totally enjoying the inspiration and ideas it’s generating and can’t wait to put it all into action. LOVE IT!! Hugs-

  5. S’mores are a 4th of July favorite when we get together with my husband’s family. We’ve done them over a charcoal grill, and an outdoor fireplace thingie. We have a fireplace in our family room and enjoy making them for dessert in the middle of the winter. 🙂

  6. I’ve always been grateful that ours was not a camping family. I didn’t even do girlscout camp. I don’t think I could handle a day without a proper bathroom.

    We make smores (with vegan marshmallows :)) on the gas stove. Soooooo good!

  7. Can I confess, I’ve never had s’mores (a s’more?) in my life… although I did go to camp as a kid and we did something similar. We used to take a banana (peel on) and cut a section lengthwise out of it. It made a sort of boat which we’d fill with squares of chocolate (I recall Neilson’s milk chocolate was best) and mini marshmallows – and then put the top section back on, wrap the whole thing in tin foil and put them on the fire for a bit. Yummy!

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