My “niece-in-law” (is that a real thing?) is someone I think of as the “Queen of the Back Country”. She is a vegetarian and eats some pretty healthy meals, but she is also an expert at making back-country treats. She knows her sugar!
Her SMORE making technique was such an improvement over the way I had been making them for years, I have never gone back to my old, slow, traditional way.
BTW, for people who have never eaten SMORES – it’s a campfire classic. If you haven’t guessed already, the name comes from saying “that was so good I think I want smore”.
This is magic with only three ingredients.
1 Marshmallow – the regular size
2 Graham Cracker Squares
1 square of plain milk chocolate – the extra cream chocolate bars are the best e.g. Lindt
Campfire with a lot of coals
New way: Marshmallow stick
Old way: Square of Tinfoil
Old Way: Spread out the tinfoil and place one square of graham cracker on top. Place a square of chocolate on the graham cracker. Top the chocolate with the marshmallow. Then place a second square of graham cracker on top of the marshmallow. It should look like a chocolate and marshmallow sandwich. Wrap it in tinfoil and place it on the coals or on the rocks beside the campfire. Then wait patiently, turning it often until it is hot enough you think the marshmallow will be soft. Unwrap and eat. Then repeat. In fact you may want to have two cooking at the same time so you don’t need to wait for the second one.
New Way: Place the graham cracker and chocolate on the rocks beside the campfire. Toast the marshmallow over the coals. When it is done, set it on the chocolate and use the second graham cracker to pull it off the stick. Place the second cracker on top of the marshmallow and squish it together. Wait about 20 seconds for the heat of the marshmallow to melt the chocolate and enjoy. Then – of course – repeat!
Last year I tried using two chocolate covered digestives. I put the toasted marshmallow in the middle so there was chocolate on the top and bottom of the marshmallow. It was pretty good, but I am going to stick with the graham cracker and chocolate.
For more SMOREs check out these recipes at MEC.
Another unique method using a waffle cone.