Photo: Romulo Yanes
One of the best things about camping is cooking your meals over an open fire. With classic dishes like s’mores, beans, stew, fresh fish, hot dogs, pancakes, baked potatoes, chili, and oatmeal, there are lots of outdoorsy eats to enjoy. But, we want you to tell us:
What’s your favorite campfire food?
Today we’re celebrating National S’mores Day with a roundup of creative takes on this campfire classic. Grab the grahams, ‘mallows, and your choice of chocolate, and get roasting and toasting with our favorite s’mores desserts from around the Web.
- Handle The Heat’s Baked S’mores Doughnuts stars marshmallow fluff frosting and graham cracker crumb topping atop a chocolate doughnut.
- S’mores Oatmeal Cookies by The Roasted Root are made to fulfill your sweet tooth with oatmeal, milk chocolate, and marshmallow bites melted into every nook and cranny.
- If you’re a fan of chocolate and pancakes, you won’t want to miss S’mores Pancakes from Live Love Pasta.
- Cookie Monster Cooking bakes S’mores Brownies, providing a favorite summer dessert transformed with a graham cracker crust.
- Chocolate Covered S’mores from The Wannabe Chef are further proof that everything tastes better dipped in chocolate.
- Homemade hand-held pastries take a new spin with Buns in my Oven’s S’mores Pop Tarts
- S’mores Whoopie Pies from Treats and Trinkets are a guaranteed go-to recipe for your next summer bash.
Marshmallows send me into a nostalgic reverie of warm nights around a campfire, a scene I hope to be enjoying in just a few short weeks as we creep into spring. I would toast (ahem, burn) my marshmallow on a long, crooked branch, and then smash them between a bar of milk chocolate and two graham crackers.
I first tried a recipe that harks back to my childhood memories, opting for Chocolate S’more Pie with layers of chocolate cream filling and homemade fluff. The pie is broiled until the marshmallows are browned and crackly, much like the delicate morsels I used to brown over the fire.
For a quirky twist to this campfire classic, I always turn to Avocado Marshmallows, where the sweet, kid-friendly snacks meet the subtle taste of avocado and lime zest. I toast these puffs with a small kitchen blowtorch or over a gas burner until lightly caramelized on the outside. My final marshmallow fix comes in the form of Whoopie Pies that sandwich pillowy fluff inside delicate chocolate cakes.
How do you like to eat your marshmallows?