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National S'mores Day: Toasting Marshmallows, S'mores Recipes, and Other Ideas
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National S'mores Day is August 10. However, don't let this limit you to exploring numerous options for eating toasted marshmallows, creating s'mores, and making other s'mores recipes and items all year round. S'mores are perfect for all sorts of backyard parties and camping trips as well as weddings and other special events.
- National S'mores Day at Holiday Insights
Learn about the history of the holiday and how you can celebrate it during prime campfire season.
How to Roast Marshmallows on a Campfire
Classic S'mores Roasting
While you may be ready to switch up the classic s'mores experience for National S'mores Day or the next time that you're ready for a s'mores treat, there is nothing wrong with sticking to the traditional experience either. After all, what is there to improve? If possible, please seek out an opportunity to roast marshmallows over a fire in a backyard, at a campsite, or in another outdoor setting. Some people opt for s'mores makers or gas stoves, but neither of these options provides the same experience or flavor.
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Switch Up the Ingredients
One of the simplest ways to have a s'mores variation is so switch up one or more of the ingredients. Instead of graham crackers, use another suitable cracker or cookie such as Vanilla Wafers. Why not split an Oreo cookie and put the chocolate and marshmallow in the middle? Instead of milk chocolate, use dark chocolate, chocolate with filling (i.e. caramel), or Reese's cups. Are you looking for a challenge? Make your own marshmallows. They may not toast the same as store bought marshmallows, but they will offer varied, rich flavors.
There are more s'mores desserts than you ever would have imagined possible. This concept has exploded during the last five years. From cupcakes to bar cookies to ice cream, there is something out there for every dessert preference. I have included just a few options here, but you can search Pinterest or Foodgawker or do a regular Google search for many more recipes.
How to Make a Toasted Marshmallow Cake Frosting
Chocolate S'mores Martini - Tipsy Bartender
Turn the amazing concept of s'mores into a drink. Most of the s'mores drink recipes out there are alcoholic, but there are a few great non-alcoholic options as well, namely hot chocolate or cocoa and milkshakes. Additionally, many restaurants that have extensive specialty drink menus offer dessert drinks that may include a s'mores choice.
Enjoy a s'mores martini at a restaurant.
A s'mores bar has become a popular choice for large outdoor gatherings, wedding receptions, and other special events. For an outdoor event, it is easy enough to have everyone toast their marshmallows over a large fire. For indoor events, many people opt to have smaller roasting stations throughout a buffet table. The more choices that you have for s'mores components, the more possibilities there are for finished desserts. In addition to the switching up the ingredients, some people offer toppings (i.e. chopped nuts, hot fudge sauce) and additional add ins, such as fruit.
A s'mores gift set is a simple, inexpensive present for family, friends, and co-workers on minor holidays such as Halloween and Valentine's Day. If you have a party with a s'mores bar, take away boxes and/or s'mores wedding favors can fill out the theme nicely. Don't forget about packaging. A few personalized details can make all the difference.
Pretend play is such an important part of childhood. Why not add to the experience with some s'mores? Etsy is a great place to find handmade felt and crochet pretend s'mores food as well inexpensive patterns so that you can make your own pretend food.
Wall Art and Décor
There are lots of creative ways to display your love of s'mores through wall art and other home décor. If you can't find exactly what you are looking for, consider making it yourself. You never know when you may start a new craze on Pinterest or a new trend among your friends and family.
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