S'mores are one of those treats that you never grow too old for. You loved them as a child, roasting the marshmallows over the bonfire at camp, and, as an adult, they still melt your heart (and taste buds).
And, though the classic graham cracker/marshmallow/chocolate concoction is nearly impossible to improve upon, there are still several other s'mores varieties that are definitely worth unbending that clothes hanger for.
The Elvis: The King made the peanut butter, bacon, and banana sandwich famous (sounds gross, but it's actually very good), so a s'mores version is graham crackers, peanut butter cup, marshmallow, and a banana slice. No bacon -- one of the few times that I don't think bacon would make it better.
Grasshopper: Graham crackers, Andes mints, and marshmallow.
Turtle: You've had turtle tracks ice cream, right? Same idea. Just add caramel and chopped pecans to the original s'more.
Oreo: Chocolate graham crackers, marshmallow, white chocolate, and Oreo crumbles.
Caribbean: Get a taste of the tropics with a Caribbean-themed s'more made of graham crackers, marshmallow, caramel, and coconut.
PB&J: The old-school favorite with a s'more twist -- graham crackers, marshmallow, peanut butter, and jelly.
Fruit Burst: Add your favorite fruits to the classic -- strawberries (my favorite), blueberries, cherries, etc.
Mexican: Graham crackers, marshmallows, milk chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Burst of Color: Though it doesn't really change the taste, adding rainbow sprinkles to the classic sure makes it pretty.
Banana Split: Take the delicious frozen treat and turn it into a s'more -- graham crackers, marshmallow, chocolate, strawberries, bananas, and nuts.
I don't know about you, but I'm ready to start a bonfire.
Have you ever tried any of these versions? Have any other s'mores recipes to share?
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