When you are getting ready to go camping, no matter where you’re going, or what you’re planning on doing, there is one packing item that stays on the list: S’mores! A camping trip is not a camping trip without this delicious, traditional American treat.
You can thank the Girl Scouts for this ingenious camping snack.
A Girl Scout leader in the 20’s created the S’more and secured her place in history. If you’ve ever gone camping with other people, you’ll know that each group has its own special way of making S’mores.
For example, what’s the best way to roast the marshmallow?
Do you use the open flame or stick that gooey ball near the embers? Do you like a light roast, or are you one of those people who just light it up and let it burn to a crisp? Do you use four chocolate pieces, or just two? No matter how many times you’ve gone camping with friends and family, the conversation on how to cook the perfect S’more is inevitable! The crunchy graham cracker, creamy chocolate, and fluffy marshmallow go so well together, it seems as if they were created simply to make this camping treat.
While the traditional S’mores are about as close to perfection as any food on the planet, there are some great ways to change them up.
Adding a slice of banana takes the flavors up a notch and lets you feel less bad about eating three or four! Or what about adding peanut butter to the cracker with the chocolate? What’s better than peanut butter and chocolate?! For a completely new twist, we recommend using Ritz crackers, dark chocolate, and peanut butter with your marshmallow. Get your fix of salty and sweet with this concoction.
Our all-time favorite is adding Rolos after the marshmallow is warmed up.
However, you choose to eat your S’mores, there never seems to be enough to go around. Next time you’re heading out to the wilderness, make sure you pack double!