5 Recipes for National S’Mores Day
Happy National S’Mores Day!
What’s that? You didn’t realize there’s a holiday dedicated to celebrating the most delicious, ooey-gooey summertime treat? Don’t worry: we’ve got your last-minute celebration covered. Make one of these sweet and simple recipes with your family (no campfire required!), and you’ll see a lot of smiley and sticky faces.
1. S’Mores Bars
Mix butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then add egg and vanilla. Blend the dry ingredients (graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking powder and salt) and add to the butter mixture. Layer half of a baking pan with the mixture, then top with miniature chocolate candy bars, a spread of marshmallow creme and the rest of the graham cracker blend. Bake until golden brown, cool and cut into bars.
Finely crush graham crackers into crumbs, then add powdered sugar and melted butter. Add crumb mixture to each cup of a greased mini muffin pan. Bake for 5 minutes, then add chocolate pieces and marshmallow halves (cut side down) to each cup. Bake or broil for a few more minutes until the marshmallows are softened and golden.
3. S’Mores Dip
Pour chocolate chips in an even layer on the bottom of a cast iron skillet or baking pan. Place a layer of marshmallow halves on top of the chocolate, then bake – watching carefully so marshmallows don’t burn – for 5 to 7 minutes. Let it rest for a few minutes, then serve with graham crackers to dip.
Place a layer of Oreos on a baking sheet and add a marshmallow to each. Broil for a few minutes, watching closely, until marshmallows are toasted. Top each marshmallow with warm peanut butter and a second Oreo.
(If it’s just too darn hot to consider turning on your oven, this last recipe is the perfect solution: a tasty no-bake dessert just for National S’Mores Day!)
Make a graham cracker crust by mixing cracker crumbs, malted milk powder, sugar and salt, then adding melted butter and heavy cream. Press it into a pie pan and refrigerate. Melt chocolate, corn syrup, cream and butter together on the stove and pour over the chilled pie crust. Add a layer of marshmallows and chill to set the chocolate. Then use a kitchen torch to toast the marshmallows.
What will you be indulging in for National S’Mores Day? Happy snacking!