Bacon Chocolate S’mores

Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to join bacon and s’mores in holy matrimony.

If any person can show just cause why they may not be joined together – you’re too late!

Y’all read that right: BACON. CHOCOLATE. S’MORES. The instant I saw this on the internets, I knew these two should become one!

The Review

Was it good? Yes. I love the salty contrast to the chocolate and marshmallow. And bacon is just a wonderful thing.

Was it great?

I wouldn’t rank it in my top 3. Unlike the chocolate chip cookie s’mores I wrote about last week, which are, in general, universally loved by all, this one is more likely to be deeply loved and adored by a select few.

Keys to Making it Turn Out Well

  • Use plenty of bacon. Be warned: the bacon easily gets drowned out by the marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker! Avoid this potentially dangerous pitfall by putting a full strip of bacon on the s’more.
  • Make the bacon before you leave home for your camp out so you don’t have to fry it on site.

Hope y’all enjoy this! Check out my other s’more recipes here: Advanced S’more Recipes.

Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores

This weekend while camping with friends in Bastrop State Park I tried chocolate chip cookie s’mores for the first time ever and my mind was blown. How I never thought to try this delicious combination before, I don’t know, but my after-dinner s’more ritual will never be the same. They were seriously so good!

My previous favorite, Fudge Stripe S’mores, still comes in at #2 in my favorite s’mores of all time list but these win the top spot.

There were some key aspects to these s’mores which made them stand out:

  • The cookies were home made. Need I say more.
  • The cookies were thin. Having a thin cookie kept the cookie-to-marshmallow proportion just right, so the cookies didn’t overpower the marshmallow.

Making the perfect s’more is an art!

Ingredients

  • Homemade chocolate chip cookies
  • Jumbo marshmallows
  • Telescoping skewers

Instructions

  • Roast your marshmallow to your heart’s content
  • Put the chocolate chip cookies near the fire to warm them up
  • Sandwich the marshmallow between two chocolate chip cookies
  • Enjoy!

So good it should be illegal.

PS. In order to get these pictures for the blog, I have to make my s’mores in daylight, which means eating them before I’ve actually had any dinner. It’s the cross I must bear.

Chocolate Caramel S’mores

Mmmmm…s’mores. Caramel lovers, this one’s for you. While it doesn’t have the wow factor that peanut butter cup s’mores or Nutella s’more have, this is still delicious.

For other unique s’more recipes see the Advanced S’more Making section of this blog.

What You’ll Need

Instructions

  • Drizzle the caramel sauce over the chocolate and graham cracker (you’ll want to have a plate handy)

  • Toast your marshmallow to your heart’s content (do you like it burned or golden brown?)
  • Enjoy!

Fudge Stripe S’mores (The BEST ones yet!)

One of the crosses I have to bear with this blog is testing out s’more recipes for the Advanced S’more Making section. It’s a hard job, but someone has to do it! So far I’ve tried Strawberry Nutella S’mores, Chocolate Reeses S’mores, and many others, but I’m excited to announce today that I’ve tried my favorite one yet: I present…drumroll please… the Keebler Fudge Stripe S’more.

How could this be better than a normal s’more?! you may be wondering. To this I respond:

  1. The consistency of the fudge stripe cookie is softer than a graham cracker and therefore harmonizes better with the soft gentle texture of a roasted marshmallow.
  2. The cookie comes with chocolate already applied, so you don’t have to juggle a second package of chocolate while also dealing with the marshmallow and cookie. Simplify your life.
  3. The chocolate melts faster than a typical chocolate bar and we all know that melted chocolate tastes better than cold chocolate! No unpleasant crunch, just warm gooey goodness.
  4. The fudge stripe cookie is the exact width of a normal roasted marshmallow, so you don’t have any bites of s’more that don’t have marshmallow. And for those of you OCD types like me, it’s more pleasing to the eye to have the ratios precise. One compact little marshmallow and cookie experience with all of the proportions perfect. (Is it weird that makes me really happy?)
  5. Lastly, it takes up less space in your camping gear and is less expensive! Not that s’mores break the bank…

As you can see, I’ve thought through this. Here is the recipe, I hope you try it out!

What You’ll Need

Instructions

  1. Roast the marshmallow according to your heart’s desire. (Are you a burnt mallow person or a lightly toasted mallow person?? I’m a burnt person myself.)
  2. Slide it off in between two fudge stripe cookies.
  3. Enjoy.

Here’s the before and after:

Before…

After…

Nom.

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Critical S’More Making Tools

There are two pieces of equipment that have really upped my s’more making game: 1) a grill rack to help melt the chocolate and 2) telescoping skewers. I talk about them below. If you like melted chocolate and the perfect s’more, then read on! If you don’t, well…I will keep you in my prayers.

Grill Rack

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Place this near the fire and let the chocolate melt while you roast marshmallows. I honestly didn’t think this would make a difference in the taste of the s’more but it has.

S’Mores Grill Rack, Amazon.com, $12

Telescoping Skewers

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4-Pack Telescoping Skewers, Amazon.com, $15

These are great because they don’t take up much space and are very long, keeping your hands out of the hot fire.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup S’mores, y’all!

The second installment in Advanced S’More Making.

Attention chocoholics, peanut butter lovers, and sweet treat aficionados: this recipe is for you.

While I still feel loyal to the original s’more with plain graham crackers and Hersheys chocolate, these chocolate peanut butter cup ones slay me. Everything I love, wrapped up in one gooey, delicious and chocolatey package. Sigh.

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So delicious…

Ingredients

  • Chocolate graham crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Directions

Break the graham crackers into squares.

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Place one peanut butter cup on half of the graham crackers.

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Roast your mallow. (I liked mine melted on the inside and burned on the outside, how about you?)

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By the way how perfect is this coal oven we created?

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While your marshmallow is roasting, set your graham cracker and peanut butter cup near the fire so the peanut butter cup can start to melt. I use this s’more grilling rack from Amazon.

Slide the marshmallow off the stick using the top and bottom graham cracker/peanut butter cup layers as guides.

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If that’s wrong, I don’t want to be right.

Try these on your next glamping trip and you’re guaranteed to get an “ohmahgah sho goob!” or some other illegible praise from someone with their mouth full. It’s a sign of love.

(For more Advanced S’More Making, see also Nutella and Strawberry S’Mores.)

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Nutella and Strawberry S’mores…OMG

S’mores are one of my favorite sweet treats of all time. The taste of roasted sugar in an oozing marshmallow, the straightforward simplicity of milk chocolate, the crunch of a graham cracker, and the sound of a crackling campfire combine to form ultimate dessert perfection.

They say If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  But over Valentine’s Day, I tampered with the sacred s’more.

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Brandon and I were camping at Colorado bend as our “romantic Valentine’s Day getaway” and I was looking to make the weekend special, so I looked no further than Nutella.

Why not try spreading Nutella on the graham cracker instead of Hershey’s? I thought. And add strawberries as a nod to a traditional Valentines day fruit?

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It worked. They were heavenly.  I probably had Nutella on my face that night but oh well. At least it’s dark around the campfire.

Here’s how to make them.

What You’ll Need

  • One box of graham crackers
  • One bag of marshmallows
  • One jar of Nutella
  • A dull knife (for spreading)
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Long sticks or skewers (I recommend these telescoping skewers from the camping section Academy – under $5 ea)

NOTE: Before you leave, slice the strawberries and put in Ziploc bag.

Instructions

Break the graham cracker in half

Liberally spread Nutella on the graham cracker. When you think you have enough, add more.

Press sliced strawberries into the Nutella

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Roast a marshmallow over the campfire to your version of perfection. What qualifies as the perfectly roasted marshmallow is a hotly contested issue. (Get it, hotly contested?)

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Rest the marshmallow on the Nutella-covered graham cracker

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Using the other half of the graham cracker, guide the melty mallow off the stick.

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Press down gently and enjoy!

Relish in the deliciousness that is Nutella and strawberry s’mores, and see if it doesn’t add a romantic twist to your evening by the campfire.

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I’m drooling, how about you?