Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Celebrate National S'mores Day!

After more than 100 years, it's no secret that the Girl Scouts have perfected the art of making s'mores. From summer nights under starry skies to roasting marshmallows in the microwave, the s'mores recipe has come a long way since it was first documented in the 1927 Girl Scout Handbook. As a toast to this tasty treat, Girl Scouts everywhere will celebrate National S'mores Day on August 10.

Although the original graham cracker-chocolate-marshmallow layered method will forever be a classic, we're sharing unconventional s'mores to mirror the imaginative girls of today.

Here's an alternative twist on the typical s'mores that you can enjoy inside or out:

Indoor S'mores 
(via Dessert for Two)
Serves: 2

Ingredients
1 cup chocolate chips
8 large marshmallows
Graham crackers for dipping

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

2. In a cast iron skillet, add the chocolate chips. Snip the large marshmallows in half and top the chocolate chips with them. (You could also use a scoop of mini marshmallows alternatively.)

3. Once the oven is up to temperature, add the skillet to the oven. Bake for 7-9 minutes or until the marshmallows turn golden brown.

4. Serve with graham crackers for scooping.

For more unique twists on this Girl Scout classic, visit Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council’s “Unconventional S’mores” board on Pinterest.