Nothing, and I mean nothing, caps off an outdoor adventure like some good, old-fashioned s’mores. Roasting marshmallows over a crackling fire with stars twinkling overhead is the perfect recipe for gooey summertime smiles.
S’mores are simple treats where toasted marshmallows are squeezed between graham crackers and chocolate. Of course, anyone who has been on one of our trips knows, simple is hardly good enough for our intrepid guides. In their never-ending quest to create the most joy possible, they’ve pushed s’mores to their maximum level of fun.
Here are three over-the-top s’mores recipes that will turn your next camping trip into an adventure party.
Huckleberries are a classic Montana addition to, well, everything. They can often be found on the side of the trail in Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. Now, they can also be found on your s’mores.
The simplest recipe in the bunch, Huckleberry s’mores add some flavor to the tried-and-true s’mores recipe.
Huckleberry sauce (you can order a Montana-made substitute here)
2 cups huckleberries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons water
In a saucepan over medium heat, add huckleberries, granulated sugar and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water. Slowly stir into the huckleberry sauce and heat until thoroughly combined and thickened.
Over a campfire (or gas burner), toast two jumbo marshmallows until somewhere between golden brown and burning-in-the-bottom-of-the-pit.
Place marshmallows on half a graham cracker.
Pour huckleberry sauce over marshmallows.
Place square (or squares) of chocolate on top of marshmallows.
Place other half of graham cracker on top of slowly melting chocolate.
Squeeze toasted marshmallows between halves.
What could be more fun than a plateful of s’mores? How about a skilletful of s’mores PANCAKES!
Your favorite pancake batter (premixed)
Chocolate bars (melted)
Marshmallow Fluff (heated)
Butter or oil to cook
Heat butter in skillet over fire (or on the stove).
In a separate container, melt chocolate bars over or near the fire.
In order to stir and spread the marshmallow fluff, heat it near the edge of the fire while the pancakes are cooking.
Pour pancake batter into skillet into four-inch puddles (in multiples of two).
Flip pancakes once bubbles begin to form in the batter, and the edges begin to brown.
Cook until both sides are golden brown.
Remove one pancake to plate, spread marshmallow fluff over pancake and drizzle with melted chocolate. Place other pancake on top, making a sandwich.
Pour maple syrup over whole stack if you need extra calories for a big adventure (or you hate your pancreas).
S’mores Shot Glasses
Sometimes if just makes sense to mix the two most popular campfire activities: s’mores and booze.
Jumbo marshmallows (the biggest you can find)
Chocolate bars (melted)
Graham crackers (crushed)
Booze – your choice, but Bailey’s Irish Cream or Kahlua work best
Melt chocolate bars over fire or stove.
Toast marshmallows over the fire (or gas burner) – make sure to skewer them through the end, but don’t penetrate both ends. The skewered end is now the “top”.
Once marshmallow is toasted, use tongs (or very clean pliers) to pull the melted guts out of the marshmallow. Make sure that you remove enough to pour in a decent amount of alcohol.
Dip tops in melted chocolate (use a spoon to pour some chocolate inside if you’d like).
Sprinkle crushed graham cracker crumbs into the chocolate and set aside to cool, allowing chocolate to harden up.
Pour in alcohol.