The leaves are changing, the temperature is finally dropping, and the days are getting shorter. That means it’s my favorite time to go camping. I can enjoy being outside since it’s not too hot out, and there’s more time to relax around the campfire as the flames dance up from the firepit in the night sky. The best part? Making s’mores. (Yes, I’ll always be a bit of a child at heart.) There’s something about making a s’more over a campfire that no other s’more experience can compare to. While it’s a classic treat, there definitely are some tricks to crafting the perfect one.
A stick/skewer (This can be as fancy or basic as you want. Just make sure you can safely stick a marshmallow in the fire with it.)
Chocolate (Even as a dark chocolate devotee, I’d recommend milk chocolate for this.)
Break your graham cracker in half.
Put your chocolate on top of one of the graham crackers. You want the cracker to be a bit wider than the chocolate (this will make it a bit less messy when the chocolate starts melting). If you want the chocolate to be extra melty, place them closer to the fire so the chocolate warms up.
Roast your marshmallow over the campfire. I like to do a slow roast a few inches above the red coals, keeping a slow, steady rotation. Try not to put the marshmallow directly into the flames.
Once your marshmallow expands and reaches a nice caramel brown on the outside, put the marshmallow on top of the chocolate and graham cracker and place the other graham cracker on top of the marshmallow to pull it off the stick.
That’s it! You’re ready to enjoy your delicious s’more!