Saturday, August 10, 2013

Celebrating National S'Mores Day

Do you know what today is????

Well yes it is Antonio Banderas, Justin Theroux and Kylie Jenner's birthday.  

But more importantly, it's

With simplicity of three decadent ingredients, National S'Mores Day celebrates chocolate, caramel and graham crackers and all it's melted gooeyness that makes everyone call for "some more."

The official S'More recipe was first featured in the Girl Scouts Handbook in 1927 but many believe it originated much earlier.  This scrumptious dessert has been passed between generations of campers and has become the quintessential campside treat.  We wanted to share three favorite recipes in celebration of this great day!

Traditional S'Mores

Let this traditional recipe become the foundation of your camping experience.  The carmalization of the sugars in the marshmallow pair sweetly with the creamy chocolate.  Sandwiched between two crunchy graham crackers and this treat beckons outdoor fun.  Add caramel, salt, candied ginger or fruit to elevate this campsite treat.
Click here for the full recipe.

Salted Caramel Monkey S'Mores

Mmmm, this is a self contained treat that will delight everyone.  Sometimes called banana boats, we call them Monkey S'Mores.  Combine one banana, some caramel, chocolate, graham crackers and sea salt and the result is a gooey melt in your mouth campsite (or backyard) outdoor dessert.  Click here for the full recipe.

S'More Martini

Even the adults can get into the S'Mores mood with this S'Mores Martini.  Mix marshmallow flavored vodka, chocolate liqueur, and Irish cream for the drink and pair with some graham cracker and toasted marshmallow garnishes.  Click here for the full recipe.