How to Make the Ultimate Campfire S’mores
Few things are as heartwarming as roasting s’mores on a campfire. Although they’re traditionally known as a summer activity, campfire s’mores can be enjoyed any time of year. Whether you’re hosting a family camping trip or just looking for a fun Sunday night activity, making campfire s’mores is an eminently delicious way to enjoy a campfire evening with family and friends. Read on for some tips on how to enjoy s’mores the right way.
Gather the Right Ingredients
Before you begin to assemble your campfire s’mores, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients on hand. Although classic s’mores recipes are prepared with graham crackers, chocolate bars, and marshmallows, you can get creative with other ingredients to make your s’mores unique. Try adding other ingredients to your s’mores like banana slices, nutella, different candy bars, and caramel sauce or sprinkles.
Select Your Firewood
When selecting your firewood, make sure it is dry and the bark is not excessively thick. Small logs between 2-3 inches in diameter are ideal, as they will burn quickly without smoldering. If you’re well-stocked with kindling (dry, combustible material) then you’re ready to get started on your campfire.
Prepare Your S’mores Station
To make the s’mores station, place your ingredients within reaching distance of the fire. In order to make your campfire station, you will need a wire roasting rack, marshmallow forks, chocolate bars, graham crackers, and other treats. Ideally, you would want to have a layer of luminous coals in the campfire that are not too hot but still give off enough heat to help cook the s’mores.
Let’s Roast Some Marshmallows
Once your campfire is burning, it’s time to roast some marshmallows. If you’re using marshmallow forks make sure to use a secure length of rope to hang the forks over the campfire. Pull the rope gently to adjust the height so the marshmallows can get close to the fire . Everyone loves the gooeyness of the melted marshmallow oozing out of the s’more so make sure you don’t scorch your marshmallow – just rotate it over the open flames to one side and then the other. Once your marshmallows are perfectly toasted, it’s time to assemble your s’mores.
Assemble the Perfect S’more
To start with, place a graham cracker on a plate and top it with a square of chocolate. Once your marshmallow is nicely toasted, place it on top of the chocolate and finish with another graham cracker. Once the s’more is assembled, sandwich the graham crackers and marshmallow together until it melts and hold it in place . Whether you’re serving it up to the family or snacking away yourself, your campfire s’more will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. And don’t forget to watch the s’mores instructional video below.
Campfire s’mores are a timeless activity that people of all ages can enjoy. Whether you’re a family of experienced campers or just testing the waters on your first camping trip, roasting marshmallows is an integral part of any fire-lit evening spent outdoors. So get together with your friends and family, and enjoy this delicious treat around the campfire.