My family loves to roast marshmallows over a campfire and some of us are huge fans of the traditional s’more (graham cracker, melted chocolate, and a roasted marshmallow – it doesn’t get much better than that!). But lately we’ve been branching out and trying some new things.
Here are a few ideas:
1) Plain roasted marshmallows.
The first time I suggested this, my kids were skeptical. But after an evening of perfecting marshmallow-roasting techniques, they were sold on the simplicity and deliciousness of experiencing a marshmallow by itself. And I was sold on the frugal-ness and simplicity of not needing to buy extra ingredients 🙂
2) Use Reece Cups instead of Hershey’s chocolate bars.
I haven’t personally tried this but my brother made some when we were visiting and Lily said they were possibly better than regular s’mores!
3) Make it (a little bit) healthy.
Instead of using graham crackers to hold our junk food, sometimes we’ll slice an unpeeled banana lengthwise and fill it up with whatever we want. Marshmallows, peanut-butter, chocolate chips… you could even try drizzling caramel or crushing up graham crackers inside the banana. Go here for a photo and more instructions about the grilled banana. (And go here for a similar idea in apple form.)
Just don’t forget to wrap this treat in foil before cooking!
Note: Bananas and apple slices also taste great when cooked on the grill!
4) Roast strawberries in marshmallow fluff.
Another recipe that I haven’t tried yet but really, really want to! Here’s the pin for this beauty of a treat.
When the outdoor cooking fails you:
5) Roast marshmallows inside.
Cooking marshmallows in the oven may not have the same effect as a campfire, but when the kids are itching to camp-out and the weather isn’t cooperating, this is a fun substitute. Just broil the marshmallows until they’re slightly browned and gooey-looking. (Go here for cooking instructions and photos.)
6) Make brownie s’mores!
Lily has made brownie s’mores before and they are delicious! Unfortunately, I have no idea where the original recipe is that she used, but Gluten Free on a Shoestring has never steered us wrong with a recipe, so I’ve pinned this amazing looking brownie s’more recipe for us to try next!
What about you? What’s your family’s favorite campfire dessert?
PS Go here for more camp cooking inspiration and go here for a list of 15 free outdoor activities you can do in 15 minutes or less!
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