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My Top 5 S'more Concoctions

One of the best things about camping is the golden brown marshmallows s'mores. Here are five ways to step up your s'more game!

By: Kalli Hawkins + Save to a List

Everybody loves the traditional Hershey's chocolate with a golden brown marshmallow fresh from the fire smothered between two graham crackers. However, recently I have begun to create my own s'more concoctions while camping. Here are five of my favorites.

1. Samoa Cookies

This is my absolute favorite, I'm a sucker for cookies and sweets. To make it ten times better, I place the two cookies on the warm rocks lining the fire ring and let them soften up just a bit. I then place the golden marshmallow between the two warm cookies, it makes the s'mores extra messy but undeniably delicious!

2. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter? Chocolate? Oh yes. I fell upon this one when I was headed out camping and happened to remember the marshmallows and graham crackers, but forgot the Hershey's chocolate. We stopped at a gas station along the way to fill up the jeep and I ran inside to see what chocolatey treat I could find. The creativity began at that moment.

3. Kit Kat Bars

Another delicious treat, similar to the traditional s'more, only I substitute for Kit Kat bars. The bars can be a little hard, so I tend to place the Kit Kat bars on a warm rock next to the smoldering fire to soften them up while I'm roasting my marshmallow.

4. Thin Mints

Who doesn't love thin mints? I like to make a sandwich placing the roasted brown marshmallow between two cookies.

5. Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I love a good old fashioned oatmeal raisin cookie. I like to make my own cookies at home, but if I haven't done any baking in a while, I resort to a Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookie that you can find at a gas station. Since the cookies tend to be quite large, I cut them in half and then make a marshmallow sandwich.


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