Okay, here’s a fun game: when I say “go,” start listing all the things that make you think of summery dessert goodness. Ready? Go.
If, like me, your mind raced to campfires and ooey gooey marshmallowy-chocolatey wonderfulness, then you’ll completely understand why this blog post makes my heart flutter.
I grew up spending my summers in northern Michigan, smack dab in a land ‘o lakes (and, subsequently, a land o’ lakeside beach campfires). I’m of the fervent belief that there’s no lovelier way to watch the sun go down than to be gathered round a stone-lined beach fire on the shores of Lake Michigan (cue the sighs) with some sort of tasty morsel cooking over the hot embers. And by tasty morsel, I mean s’mores. Lots of them.
[*campfire photo by Gregwar]
Please tell me you know what s’mores are. If you don’t know (and no offense is meant here), your childhood and entire life up until this very moment is lacking a critical, foundational element.
Here’s the breakdown. S’mores involve three basic things: a marshmallow toasted over an open fire; a slab of chocolate to snuggle up against the toasty marshmallow; and two crispy graham crackers to sandwich around the goldeny, melty, drippy, your-hair-WILL-fly-into-it s’more center. This is the old school version. Plain and simple, yet sophisticated in its time-honored longevity.
But the old school s’more is enjoying a come-back, y’all. Big time. And by come-back I mean fancy-pants awesomeness. Below you’ll find a small yet holy-cow delicious collection of ways people have been transforming s’mores into new and luscious hybridized decadence. Trust me, you’ll want to have a snack handy while reading this post. [*s'more photo by sanchom]
Thank you to the incredibly clever, talented, and inspired people who created the desserts below—if I could, I’d make a pilgrimage to each of your kitchens.
S’mores Cupcake Ice Cream Sandwiches, from: 52 Kitchen Adventures
S’mores Cake in a Jar, from: How Sweet it is
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