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SUMMER / FALL 2019      © 2021 812 Magazine

S'more what?

8 new ways to jazz up summer's best-loved dessert.

Whether you're 5 or 85, you have to love a gooey s'more on a hot summer night. "It's a great way to get together with friends around a fire," says interpretive naturalist Jill Vance, organizer for the National S'more Day event at Lake Monroe on Aug. 10. Each summer Vance puts together a s'more competition where she chooses a winner from some 60 different recipes.

Inspired by last year's winning recipe, 812 found some new ways to change up this simple, yet oh-so-satisfying dessert.

The Peppermint S'more (Winner of the 2012 Lake Monroe National S'more Day Competition)

  • Chocolate graham crackers
  • Toasted marshmallow
  • Mini peppermint patty

Place mini peppermint patty on one graham cracker. Add toasted marshmallow and top with second graham cracker. OR: Sandwich toasted marshmallow and peppermint patty between two graham crackers and enjoy.

S'more in a jar

  • Crushed graham crackers
  • 2 cups chocolate pudding
  • 2 cups marshmallow cream
  • 2 toasted marshmallows
  • Mason jar

Scoop pudding into Mason jar. Add layer of crushed graham crackers and scoop of marshmallow cream. Continue this pattern until jar is full and top with two toasted marshmallows.

The Black and White S'more

  • Regular graham cracker
  • Chocolate graham cracker
  • Toasted marshmallow
  • Piece of dark chocolate
  • Piece of white chocolate

Put both white and dark chocolate pieces onto chocolate graham cracker. Place toasted marshmallow on chocolates. Top with regular graham cracker.

S'more Pops

  • Toasted marshmallow

  • Pretzel stick
  • Melted chocolate chips
  • Graham cracker crumbs

Place toasted marshmallow on end of pretzel stick. Dip marshmallow part into melted chocolate and roll into graham cracker crumbs.

S'more Krispies

  • Box of crisped rice cereal
  • Stick of butter
  • Bag of mini-marshmallows
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Mini chocolate chips

Melt stick of butter and marshmallows in pot over stove. Mix in box of crisped rice cereal. Add chocolate chips. Let cool in serving pan and add graham cracker crumbs.

Sprinkled S'more

  • Fruity Pebbles cereal
  • Marshmallow cream
  • Nutella
  • Cinnamon graham crackers

Spread Nutella and marshmallow cream onto graham cracker. Sprinkle on Fruity Pebble cereal and top with graham cracker.

Banana S'more

  • Regular graham crackers
  • Bananas
  • Marshmallow cream
  • Nutella

Spread Nutella and marshmallow on graham cracker. Add banana slices and top with other cracker.

Pink Power S'more

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Strawberries
  • Graham crackers
  • Chocolate syrup

Sprinkle crushed graham crackers on top of vanilla ice cream. Top it off with chocolate syrup and sliced strawberries.