How did I ever miss that August 10 is National S’mores Day?!!! I shudder to think of the marshmallow chocolatey graham goodness I’ve been missing by being so uninformed. No worries, though! We’ve marked it on the calendar and I promise to consume one or two extra to make up for previous years. You probably should, too. Just sayin’…
I got to meet with the great people from Hershey’s while I was at BlogHer, in New York, last week. I had a blast visiting their “Bondfire” Camp Out in a Suite on the 43rd floor of our hotel! Today, I received a fun basket of tasty ingredients to be sure we didn’t miss out on this sweet national holiday. It’s hard to beat going to the mailbox and finding a basket of Graham Crackers, Marshmallows and Hershey Bars. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it — right? That basket also included the coolest pair of adjustable length marshmallow toasting forks, that I have ever seen. Love it! Even better news? One Busy-at-Home reader will win their own handy dandy S’mores Kit, to kick off all their fall bonfire, marshmallow-toasting revelry in style!
Whether you make them inside, under the broiler, or outside roasting the marshmallows over a flame, s’mores are a universal treat that transcends all generational barriers. Everybody loves the ooey, gooey, chocolatey yum smooshed between two graham crackers! It’s the perfect balance of taste and texture and s’mores are super simple to make.
Just fire up the grill, set a bonfire ablaze, or heat up your broiler while you assemble the short list of ingredients.
There are no special tricks to roasting the perfect marshmallow. ”Perfect” is directly related to the preferences of the roaster. Some aren’t happy until their marshmallow is a flaming orb of molten sugar, gradually cooling to an ashy, burnt mass. I’m more of a golden brown and gooey kind of marshmallow roaster. If you insist on flaming orbs, though, it’s okay with me. It’s just yuck — that’s all.
It’s only a matter of seconds after you put the second graham cracker square on top, that the heat of the marshmallow really begins to melt into the chocolate and meld the flavors. One bite of the sweet, crunchy sandwich will send the gooey chocolate and marshmallow oozing out the sides (and probably down your chin) and you will have achieved the perfect s’more. Enjoy!
Entering the giveaway is EASY. As the mandatory entry, leave a blog post comment telling me whether you like your Hershey Bars plain or with almonds, then hit the DO IT button in the Rafflecopter form below, and you’ll be entered, as well as opening up additional optional entries. Good luck!
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I received a basket of s’mores making supplies from Hershey’s to test in my own kitchen and to use in the collection of info for this post. No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required. As with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own and based on my personal experience with the product. Giveaway prize will be shipped directly to the winner by Hershey’s.