No camping trip is complete without an over-indulgence of s'mores. I think they are such an American institution, and one my kids (and I) have only ever done on our camping trips here in the US. They were never part of my camping experiences as a kid in the UK.
Our s'mores supplies are always plentiful. In fact, when delving into my camping gear cupboard in the garage this week, I found 3 big bags of marshmallows waiting (so really no need for me to have bought another 3 that day!).
For those not so familiar with S'mores or who aren't into a little camping and campfire Three simple ingredients - marshmallows, chocolate and Graham crackers. And here is a 'how to do it' guide.
The oozing gooeyness of perfectly toasted marshmallows is always wonderful (with a perfectly browned outer edge). However, trying to get them warm enough to melt the chocolate does create a few burnt to a cinder or falling into the fire casualties along the way!
A little web browsing brings up all kinds of twists on traditional s'mores, so even if you aren't camping with an open fire, you can still try a few new spins on this camping classic whilst in the comfort of you own home.
(I made a version of these for Ruby's birthday last year - a huge success)