August 10th is National S’mores Day!
Whenever I see or smell a campfire, I think of S ‘mores. I was in Girl Scouts for a number of years, and the classic S’mores (graham crackers, marshmallows, and Hershey’s milk chocolate bar) were our go-to dessert! Also, my grandparents had a camper and whenever we would visit them, grandpa would make a fire (the man loved lighter-fluid!) and grandma would have S’mores fixings!
I love roasting marshmallows! I roast mine very carefully, slowly twirling the stick until the whole marshmallow has turned a toasty golden brown, puffed up, and looks like it’s about to fall off the stick! No burnt marshmallows for me- not if I can help it! One bite, and I have melted chocolate around my lips and gooey marshmallow on my chin! Oh so good!
To honor National S’more’s Day, I decided to make it a little more special. Homemade marshmallows, homemade graham crackers, and Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate. Small changes, but wow, what a difference!
Now, I didn’t build a campfire and I don’t have a gas stove, so I improvised with the broiler. I was able to get one side of the marshmallow nice and golden brown and it puffed up nicely. That first bite was just the same- chocolate around my lips and gooey marshmallow on my chin!
To make S’mores using an electric oven, turn the broiler to high. Place a graham cracker, bottom side up, on a cookie sheet. Top with a piece of chocolate, then top with a marshmallow. Place in the oven and check every 30 seconds until the marshmallow has toasted to your liking (mine took 1 1/2 minutes). Remove from the oven and immediately top with another graham cracker. Eat and enjoy, but be careful because the marshmallow is going to be warm!
*I did not make any changes to Bi-Rite Creamery‘s graham cracker recipe. I really like the taste and texture of these graham crackers. However, I will say to have patience with the dough as you are rolling it out. The dough is on the crumbly side (as you would expect) and so it will take a little more time to roll it out. I wouldn’t let that deter you though, as I believe you will enjoy these as much as I do!
Made with love, not calories!