One of my fondest memories as a child was sitting around the campfire, toasting fork in hand, roasting the tasty marshmallows that would soon be sandwiched with a square of chocolate between two graham crackers.
Is there anything more delicious than a good s'more? They're just about the most perfect summertime treat. Well, they're practically perfect; as I've gotten older, I've become aware of one tiny flaw that didn't bother me as a kid: s'mores are messy!
Call me an old fuddy-duddy, but I dislike sticky fingers. But do you think that's going to keep me from enjoying my favorite flavor combo? No way! Luckily, a quick search of Tastefully Simple's extensive online recipe database provided lots of alternatives to the traditional version of s'mores – just as ooey-gooey delicious, but a lot easier to eat. Next time you've a hankering for s'mores, why not try …
Have S'more Cookies. Absolutely Almond Pound Cake balls coated in graham cracker crumbs are baked into chewy cookie, then spread with marshmallow cream and drizzle with melted chocolate. Talk about a bite-sized slice of heaven!
Caramel S'more Dip. Here's one that's scrumptious all year round: melty marshmallows, chcolate and caramel as an irresistible warm dip. Twisty Grahams make the perfect dipper – all the delicious flavor of graham crackers, but sturdier than regular graham crackers for really digging in to that dip!
Gotta Have S'more Cake. Not enough marshmallow toasting forks for everybody? No problem: This mega version of a s'more serves 12! It's luscious and impressive, too. Bring to your next potluck or picnic and wait for the oohs and aahs.
I won't give up traditional s'mores entirely, no matter how sticky they are. But I'm sure glad there are a lot of options to enjoy them whenever the mood strikes!