Everything You Need to Know about Campfire S'Mores

Everything You Need to Know about Campfire S'Mores

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Making campfire s'mores is a summertime must-do whether you're on a family camping trip or around the fire pit in the background. With the melty-gooey goodness of the roasted marshmallows combined with the sweet chocolate and crunch of the graham cracker, it's a mouth-watering and classic combo.

But where exactly does this summer tradition come from? How can you make the perfect campfire and s'mores without creating a sticky mess?

In this blog, we're sharing everything you need to know about campfire s'mores. Read on to learn more about this delicious sticky treat and how to create the perfect s'mores on your next camping trip.

Why are S'Mores Called S'mores?

Have you ever wondered where does s'mores originate from? No one really knows why s'mores are called s'mores, but our theory is that it's impossible to eat just one...which leaves you constantly yearning for 'some more.' When spoken quickly, this sounds like 's'more!'

How Were S'mores Invented?

Have you ever wondered who invented smores? Some say that s'mores were created during the American Civil War when soldiers roast marshmallows over open fires and sandwich them between two graham crackers. Others credit Girl Scouts for inventing s'mores. Regardless of where they come from, campfire s'mores with graham crackers have delighted families for generations.

What Biscuits Should I Use?

The traditional biscuit used to make s'mores is the graham cracker. While the graham cracker may look simple and plain, it's essential in all s'more recipes. While graham crackers are sweetened with honey, they are still plain compared to the roasted marshmallow and melted chocolate. The plainness makes it the 'go-to' biscuit for your campfire s'mores. Life is about balance, after all.

The Best Campfire S'mores: Tips and Tricks

Nothing beats gathering around the campfire, making s'mores as you soak up the great outdoors. These delicious treats are always a huge hit among kids and adults alike. Here are some tips and tricks so you can safely make the perfect s'mores every single time:

Fire Safety

If you plan on making a fire-roasted marshmallow, it's important to consider fire safety. This means you want to ensure your roasting stick is long enough to keep a comfortable distance from the open flame. We suggest using a long stick or skewer. It's best to keep a bucket of water or sand nearby, just in case. And, of course, never leave the fire unattended.

Roasted Marshmallows

The best campfire s'mores are when the marshmallows are roasted to perfection. To get them golden brown, you want to position them over the embers or hot coals and not the flames. This will make sure the marshmallow doesn't light on fire and burn. Feel free to also roast two marshmallows at once. When you roast two marshmallows, the chocolate bar will melt faster and more thoroughly.

Melted Chocolate

You have a lot of freedom when deciding which chocolate bar to use. Many people love Hershey's chocolate bar, while others don't mind as long as it's milk chocolate. Our general rule of thumb is that you can experiment with the chocolate bars so long as the chocolate melts properly.

Add them while the marshmallow is still hot to make sure your chocolate pieces melt. Otherwise, you will have chocolate that is too hard to bite into.

Making S'mores: Try these Delicious Recipes

If you're wondering how to make the perfect campfire s'mores so it's love at first bite every single time, check out this classic s'mores recipe and some fun variations.

Classic S'mores Recipe

To make traditional s'mores synonymous with summer, campfires, and childhood memories, you'll need the three basic ingredients: graham cracker, toasted marshmallow, and chocolate. You'll also need a long stick so you can roast marshmallows over the open flame.

Start by toasting your marshmallows until they are slightly golden brown or have reached that gooey state you love best. When you've roasted your marshmallow, create a sandwich around the marshmallow and chocolate using two graham crackers. Let the hot marshmallow melt the chocolate. It's the perfect balance of crunch, gooey, and delicious!

If you want to spice up your campfire s'mores recipe, use cinnamon graham crackers instead of a plain graham cracker square. If you're feeling really adventurous, you can also use flavored marshmallows or substitute milk chocolate for Nutella.

S'mores in a Bag

We cannot deny that although s'mores are delicious, they can also be messy when you take a bite. That's why we love the idea of campfire s’mores in a bag by My Kitchen Escapades. You can create these mess-free s'mores using a bag of Teddy Grahams. Cut the bag open and add your chocolate pieces. (Chocolate chips make a great choice because of their size). Next, roast your marshmallow (again, mini marshmallows are a great choice due to their size). Once toasted, add them immediately to the Teddy Graham bag so that they melt the chocolate chips. Use a fork to mix it and enjoy!

S’mores Cone

If you want to try something a little different, use a cone instead of a graham cracker to create your s'mores. We love this recipe by Gud Gear. It's easy to do! Start by taking your ice cream cone and filling it with mini marshmallows and chocolate pieces. Wrap it in foil and place it on the grill over your fire pit. If you don't have a grill, you can put it on the coals once they've cooled down a little. After a few minutes, the marshmallows and chocolate should be melted and ready to unwrap and eat!

S'mores Nachos

To make s'mores nachos by Let's Camp Smore, you'll need foil and a foil pan in addition to your traditional s'mores ingredients. Start by layering the broken graham crackers on the bottom of the pan. Then add mini marshmallows and cover with chocolate chips. You can cook them over the campfire, on the grill, or in the oven. They take around 7 minutes using a cast iron gas grill. If baking in the oven, bake at 350 degrees for 10+ minutes.

The Easiest Way to Light Your Fire

Spend less time lighting your campfire and more time enjoying yummy s'mores thanks to the RocketFire Torch. This handy tool is able to light your wood or charcoal in a matter of seconds. Requiring absolutely no matches, kindling, or liquids, this portable torch is the perfect solution for lighting your campfire stress-free. You can even use the Tri-Flame Cone Tip to add a little extra roast to your marshmallows!