If you’re cooking out, you have a chance to make one of the best summertime desserts out there: campfire s’mores. Campfire s’mores are the original s’mores, where the marshmallows are toasted over and open flame and sandwiched with a piece of chocolate between two crisp graham crackers. Despite the name, you don’t really need a campfire (although it doesn’t hurt). Typically, I opt for a barbecue with the heat cranked up or a fire pit (which more s’mores-loving people are installing in their back yards!) to make s’mores.
To make s’mores, you need graham crackers, chocolate, marshmallows and fire-proof skewers. Wood skewers are probably the most traditional, but long metal ones are generally the best choice. You want a chocolate that melts well from the heat of the marshmallow, so a milk chocolates, with their high cocoa butter content, tend to be better choices than dark chocolates for sheer meltability. Jet puff marshmallows tend to give better results than homemade because they hold up to the heat better. Any kind of graham cracker big enough to contain the chocolate and marshmallow goodness will work.
The assembly is easy:
- Skewer your marshmallows and toast them until dark golden brown over an open flame.
- While the marshmallows toast, place a square of milk chocolate on a graham cracker. Squish hot marshmallow onto chocolate using a second piece of graham cracker.
- Allow to melt and cool just enough not to burn your tongue.
- Take a big bite and enjoy!