S’mores are one of those great treats that can be enjoyed any day whether at a campfire or not. On August 10th, people across the country celebrated National S’mores Day by smooshing warmed Hershey’s milk chocolate and marshmallows between two graham crackers and enjoying their s’mores. Today, August 30th, is celebrating a critical part of a good s’more – the toasted marshmallow.
In honor of National Toasted Marshmallow Day and in belated celebration of National S’mores Day, I thought I’d take a look at the anatomy of a s’more as I made them for the first time in recent recollection.
First, you start off with two graham crackers.
I decided to live on the edge and put some peanut butter on the graham crackers too (yes, I know some s’mores purists might say it doesn’t belong, but they’re my s’mores so I can make them however I want.)
Next, I put some carefully placed Hershey’s Milk Chocolate (it’s gotta be Hershey’s; I think there’s a law saying you must use Hershey’s chocolate for s’mores) on one piece of the graham cracker…
… and a large marshmallow on the other piece.
Now, if you happen to have a campfire (or a blow torch) handy, by all means, toast that marshmallow. Since I was cooking these without a fire (the city is under fire lock-down, no fires permitted) I had to make do with an oven – set to broil. Place both halves into the oven and let them broil for just a few minutes. Check them closely since you don’t want to burn your marshmallow (or maybe you do.)
After the marshmallow is nicely toasted, combine the two halves to create a s’more.
This peanut butter s’more was totally awesome. The smooth sweetness of the chocolate combined with the lightness of the marshmallow with a hint of salt and nuttiness from the peanut butter combined for the perfect bite.
Now, if you feel like getting really fancy, you can create a Double Decker S’more.
I haven’t tried this yet, although I did “taste test” a few more homemade s’mores with peanut butter. I mean, I had to make sure they were good, right?
I’ll hope you’ll join me today, on National Toasted Marshmallow Day (or any day, really) to celebrate the s’more and remember to mark your calendars for the next National S’mores Day on August 10th and National Toasted Marshmallow Day on August 30th!
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.