S’mores are good any time of year, but they’re especially good in the summer while friends and family are gathered around the campfire telling stories and being all around goofy. I love the traditional s’mores, you know, graham crackers, chocolate and toasted marshmallow; but it’s also fun to get creative and add some new flavors in to give your s’mores a facelift.
I decided to go with a fun patriotic S’mores twist adding in strawberries and blueberries for the 4th of July. If you’re hosting a 4th of July party, these would be fun to toast the marshmallows on the grill and have these already made up for the guests to enjoy. The brightness of the berries give them a festive pop of color in an otherwise neutral looking s’more. Not less delicious, just neutral colors.
Here’s how I did it. It’s not much of a recipe, but there is a little trick to it. You want to make sure the marshmallow is touching the chocolate so it melts it a bit. Melty chocolate on a s’more is fantastic. You also want it to spread out over the berries to hold them on the graham cracker. To achieve this I put the chocolate on one side and the berries on the other. Place the toasted marshmallow on top of the berries, then smush it with the chocolate, top graham cracker side.
You’ll notice my placement of berries. This was strategic so I had the most coverage and the easiest way to get smushed toasted marshmallow to cover all of the berries. Plus, by organizing them this way, you also get maximum visual appeal for the red, white and blue theme.
This is my new way to enjoy S’mores during a grill out or while camping. Sure I’ll still indulge in the traditional way, but the berry flavor gives it a new layer of sweetness. It sort of brightens it up a bit both visually and in taste.
I’m surprised I was able to hold the kids back long enough on these to get pictures!
What’s your favorite way to eat a s’more? Tell us in the comments below.