It’s finally starting to get cool enough to light a fire in the fire pit in our backyard and burn up some of the brush that’s fallen over the summer. I grew up in the country, and was dismayed to find that starting a big fire in your backyard is frowned upon in many suburban areas (OOPS!)
That means s’mores. And while I do love the traditional Hershey bar, toasted marshmallow, graham cracker variety I was looking for a little extra pizzazz. Maybe I’ve been watching too much Food Network. Anyway, here are are few of the combos we tried and enjoyed:
The picture above is my Caprese S’More. I toasted a small ball of fresh mozzarella until it was melty, and then popped it on a Triscuit with a chuck of fresh tomato and a leaf from my nearby basil plant. YUM!
Here’s another crowd favorite:
Dark chocolate, cinnamon graham cracker smeared liberally with raspberry preserves, and a toasted marshmallow (yes, I like mine charred).
We also tried Nutella in place of chocolate, which was exceptionally good on the cinnamon graham crackers.
There are a million different directions you could go with this, both sweet and savory. I’d love to experiment more with fire-roasted vegetables, perhaps with cream cheese on mini-bagels. The guys are thinking chocolate graham crackers, peanut butter, and jumbo marshmallows.
Let me know what your family comes up with!