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Get Creative with S’Mores This Summer

S’Mores are the ultimate camping treat, whether you’re in the backyard or in the woods, these delicious desserts have what everyone loves.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look outside the box and get creative with S’More’s this summer. Here are quite a few ways to enjoy these tasty, gooey treats!

smoresdipS’mores Dip 

This dessert is ooey, gooey, and sure to become a family favorite. Be sure to use heavy cream as called for in the recipe; no substituting milk or half and half.
Makes: 1 cup
3 Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars (1.55 ounces)
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2-3/4 cup miniature marshmallows
graham crackers, for serving
Heat oven to 350 F. Remove wrappers from chocolate bars; break into pieces.
Place chocolate pieces and heavy cream in microwave-safe and ovenproof ramekin or small casserole. Microwave 30 seconds on medium; stir. If necessary, microwave 10 seconds more and stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
Cover surface of chocolate mixture with marshmallows. Heat in oven 10-12 minutes, or until marshmallows are puffed and just beginning to brown. Remove from oven; cool 5 minutes. Serve with graham cracker pieces or pretzel rods.
Note: Recipe amounts can be increased or decreased. Each chocolate bar used will require 1 tablespoon heavy cream.
Recipe courtesy of Hershey’s


caramel smores barsCaramel S’Mores Bars

15 whole Keebler Graham Crackers
2 (11-ounce) bags caramel pieces, unwrapped
16 ounces DOVE Dark Chocolate
2 cups mini marshmallows
Line an 8-by-8-inch pan with foil, leaving 2-inch overhang on each side. Spray pan and foil very lightly with non-stick spray. Place a layer of graham crackers on bottom

Melt one 11-ounce bag of caramels in microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring in between. Pour and spread over graham crackers. Place second layer of graham crackers on top of caramel.

Melt chocolate in microwave at 50% power in 30-second bursts, stirring in between. Reserve 1/3 of mixture. Stir marshmallows into remaining chocolate and spread mixture over graham crackers.
Place third layer of graham crackers on top of marshmallow mixture. Heat remaining 11-ounce bag of caramel in 30-second bursts, stirring in between.

Pour and spread over graham crackers. Pour and spread remaining chocolate over caramel.

Optional: Sprinkle sea salt on top to finish for a slightly more grown-up flavor.

Note: For ease of spreading, each bag of caramel should be melted separately.
Recipe adapted from Dove Chocolate

Get Creative

At the moment, when spur-of-the-moment grocery shopping is not happening much, you might not have everything on hand for traditional S’mores. Here are a few things you can either add to your S’Mores or substitute for the other ingredients:

Cookies—If you’re out of graham crackers replace with cookie outsides.

Peanut Butter—add some to help keep everything stuck together. Or substitute for chocolate.

Waffles—Fresh or frozen, these are a fun treat when you don’t have graham crackers.

Nutella—Need we say more?

Banana Bread—A soft exterior to a S’More makes a much cleaner snack

Whipped Cream—Don’t have marshmallows? Whipped Cream works!

Ice Cream—Turns this into more of a sundae, but why not?!

Bananas and Peanut Butter—Who says you need chocolate?

Peeps—Got some hanging around still after Easter? Break ’em out for a colorful gooey treat!



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