The hot dogs are all eaten and the fire is still crackling. It’s the perfect time to make some delicious s’mores.
Step 1: Prepare the crackers Prepare your graham crackers by breaking a long one into two equal squares and placing them side-by-side.
Step 2: Place the chocolate on a cracker Then take a piece of chocolate and lay it on one of the squares of graham cracker. Place that on a plate and leave it in on a rock or another convenient place near the fire.
Step 3: Toast your marshmallow Toast your marshmallow by placing a large marshmallow on the end of a long wooden stick or a metal roasting fork. Hold the marshmallow over the red embers of the fire. Turn the stick until the outside of the marshmallow is golden brown and just starting to get mushy.
TIP: S’mores can also be made in the microwave. They aren’t as good, but it’s much faster and you don’t need a fire.
Step 4: Sandwich the marshmallow between the crackers Take your toasted marshmallow—still on the stick—and lay it on the side of the cracker with the chocolate. Now take the other half of the cracker and cover the hot marshmallow, pressing down firmly enough to pull out the stick.
Step 5: Let the hot marshmallow sit for 30 seconds Let the hot marshmallow sit for about 30 seconds, long enough to melt the chocolate and cool off a bit.
TIP: For a classy variation, add a strawberry to the marshmallow when toasting and then follow the same steps as before. Name it something French-sounding, like 'S’mores à la fraise.'
Step 6: Squish and eat Now squish the s’more between your fingers and eat it. Make sure to lick the goo that slides out the sides.
FACT: The first recipe for s’mores appeared in the Girl Scout handbook of 1927.