There are several things are pretty much synonymous with camping. When we think of camping, we often think of sleeping bags, tents, and s’mores. There’s a reason outdoor retailers and grocery stores alike heavily feature the ingredients to make s’mores when summer draws near. The tasty treat has been a staple of camping trips for years now, and I think we can agree that it will continue to be for as long as camping is possible. As far as s’mores are concerned, I’ll always be a huge fan. However, I’ve also had the privilege of experiencing a few different takes on this classic snack, and I wanted to share two of them with you today.
S’Mores in a Cone
Waffle ice cream cones
Filling items – chocolate, marshmallows, coconut, nuts, etc.
1. Fill each waffle cone with ingredients and wrap securely in foil.
2. Place foil-wrapped cone near enough to campfire to get heat.
3. Allow ingredients to cook thoroughly and remove from heat.
4. Let cool for a few minutes, unwrap, and enjoy.
*I’ve seen people use several different types of ingredients—brown sugar, toffee chips, caramels, almonds, pecans, carob, and even fresh fruit like bananas or strawberries—when making this snack. If this is the way you go about it, I suggest using separate bowls, or even a muffin tin, to separate the ingredients and allow everyone to choose their own.
Dutch Oven, or cast iron pan/skillet
1 ½ to 2 cups graham cracker crumbs or premade graham cracker pie crust
*1/3 cup sugar
*6 tbsp butter
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups marshmallows
*Add other ingredients to suit your tastes
1. If you buy a premade crust, skip this step. If not, you’ll need to melt the butter and mix it with the graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Then press it into the pie tin.
2. Cover the crust with a layer of chocolate chips. Cook until chocolate is melted (around 5 min)
3. Cover melted chocolate with a layer of marshmallows. Cook until melted (around 10 min)
4. Remove from heat and allow to cool before serving.