As lovers of melted chocolate, toasted marshmallows, crunchy graham crackers and camping in the great outdoors, it’s probably abundantly obvious we’re also big fans of August 10th — also known as National S’mores Day — and a holiday we’re celebrating all month. While we’ve long been believers that it’s impossible to outdo the original recipe, we offer up three delicious variations that have us convinced there’s no wrong way to make s’mores.
1. Bacon S’mores
Good chocolate — such as Hershey’s
Freshly cooked crispy bacon
Cook bacon in the skillet until it’s nice and crispy. While it’s cooking, set up your s’more so it’s ready to go: graham cracker on either side, topped with the chocolate in the middle. Toast a marshmallow until it’s crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle. Add the bacon to your s’more set-up and the marshmallow on top. Squeeze down and enjoy the sweet and salty goodness!
2. Nutty S’mores
Nutella Hazelnut Spread
Set up your s’more so it’s ready to go: graham cracker on either side, with a generous helping of Nutella on one side, and a sprinkling of nuts on top of this. Toast your marshmallow until it’s crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle and layer on top of the peanuts. Squeeze down and enjoy the crunchy, nutty take on this old favorite!
3. Gourmet S’mores
Mini Almond Joy or Giradelli Carmel Squares
Taste this modern twist on the old classic by substituting the traditional Hershey’s chocolate bar with a coconut twist using a mini Almond Joy bar, or for extra gooiness, a Milk Chocolate Carmel Square from Giradelli. Get your s’more ready to go while toasting your marshmallow until its crispy on the outside and gooey in the middle. Layer this on top of your set-up, squeeze down and enjoy!