It’s S’more Time

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What is a summer without s’mores? Growing up we always went out to the sand dunes and had a picnic and always did s’mores’ Raising our kids we always had them camping or bbq’s in the back yard.

 

 Do you know where they came from?

The history of s’mores is somewhat unknown, but the first recipe The first printed S’mores recipe appeared in 1927 in the Girl Scout handbook called, Tramping and Trailing in 1927 by Loretta Scott Crew who made them at a campfire for the scouts.

It is unknown when the name was shortened, but recipes for “Some Mores” are in various Girl Scout publications until at least 1973.

But you know the best part of the s’more is not it’s history, but it’s taste. Let me share with you the original 1927 recipe for s’mores compliment’s of the girl scouts.

“Some More:
8 sticks (for toasting the marshmallows)
16 graham crackers
8 bars plain chocolate (any of the good plain brands, broken in two)
16 marshmallows

Toast two marshmallows over the coals to a crisp gooey state and then put them inside a graham cracker and chocolate bar sandwich. The heat of the marshmallow between the halves of chocolate bar will melt the chocolate a bit. Though it tastes like “some more” one is really enough. “

” S’MORE” FUN FACTS
S’mores got its name because you’ll always want “some more”!
Graham crackers were created in 1829 by Rev. Sylvester Graham. They were originally considered a health food.
About 90 million pounds of marshmallows are purchased every year. No word on how many are used to make s’mores.
Egyptians enjoyed a marshmallow-like treat made with mallow plants as early as 2000 B.C.
The largest s’more ever made weighed 1,600 pounds and used 20,000 marshmallows and 7,000 chocolate bars. That was in 2003, and the Guinness World Record category for largest s’more was retired shortly after.
A larger s’more was made in 2007 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Virginia State Parks, measuring 1,936 square feet, using 55,000 graham crackers, 40,000 marshmallows and 8,000 Hershey’s chocolate bars, but was not recognized by Guinness.

National S’mores Day is August 10th. And you don’t need to know who invented the s’more to know that’s going to be a very good day..

If you don’t have access to a campfire, you can always make s’mores at home in your kitchen.

Giant S’mores Cookies via My Baking Addiction

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S’more pops from Gimme Some Oven

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Inside-out S’mores Cake from Hungry Rabbit

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S’mores Candy Bars From Not So Humble Pie.

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Smores Oatmeal  from Annie’s Eats

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The Easiest Recipe Ever. And The Best Tasting: Thin Mint S’mores!  (Via Crazy For Crust)

S’mores Dip from The Recipe Critic

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 5 Minute Chocolate Fudge S’mores Mug Cake  from How Sweet It Is

Smores Ice Cream From the Sweet Life

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Smores Nachos from the Daily Meal

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S’mores Pie Pops From The Gunny Sack

 

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S’mores Popcorn From Crazy Little Projects

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S’Mores Waffles From parade.condenast

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S’mores Pizza From justusfourblog

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S’more Fun Facts…….

• Of the 90 million pounds of marshmallows American buy every year. 50 percent of those are toasted over the fire during the summer (and that’s a lot of marshmallows.)


• Reverend Sylvester Graham, a minister who believed strongly in avoiding processed wheat, invented the sweet whole wheat cracker named for him in 1829.

• The original S’mores recipes has inspired major American food manufacturers to make S’mores Grahams children’s cereal as well as the Hershey’s S’mores candy bar — both of which have now been discontinued — proving once again that making S’mores is half the fun.

If your children haven’t tasted them yet, then you need to make sure to bring the right stuff to make them for your next camping trip, because they are missing out on an American Classic.

For More S’mores Recipe Inspiration See My  Making S’mores Recipes  Board On Pinterest!

 

ENJOY,

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Mmmmm Hot Chocolate

Hot-Chocolate Mix Is a Wintertime Staple. Try These Delicious Twists On Classic Cocoa Next Time You Reach For Your Mug.

Copycat Star Bucks Hot Chocolate….Rich and Creamy In Less Than 2 Minutes

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1½ cup milk (I used 2%)
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla

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  1. Add water, cocoa and sugar into a microwave safe bowl and heat for approximately 40 seconds or until warm. Mix well to create the chocolate syrup.
  2. Add milk and vanilla and stir well.
  3. Heat in the microwave for about 60 seconds or until hot.
  4. Serve with whipped cream or marshmallows.

 

Creamy, Rich Hot Chocolate Mix – Better Than Any Store-Bought Packets…

 

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  • 3 cups nonfat instant dry milk powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix all ingredients into a large bowl. Pour half of the mixture into the bowl of a food processor and process until the chocolate is finely ground. Transfer to an airtight container, then repeat with the remaining mix. Store in the airtight container for up to 3 months.

To make the hot cocoa drink, mix 1/3 cup of the cocoa mix with 1 cup hot milk.

Polar Express Hot Chocolate (aka the BEST hot chocolate you’ve ever tasted)
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–1.5 cups of heavy cream
–1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
–2 cups of bittersweet chocolate chips
–6 cups of milk
–1 tsp vanilla extract
In a large pot over low heat, combine all of the above ingredients.  Stir regularly for 30-40 minutes until chocolate is fully melted and incorporated with other ingredients.  
If you’re making this for a party, you could add all of the above ingredients to a crockpot a few hours before guests arrive.  Provide a ladle and mugs and let them serve themselves.  

Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa Mix

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa (Dutch-process recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

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Add sugar and cocoa to food processor. Pulse until well-mixed. (Or, combine ingredients in large bowl and whisk until well mixed.) Add salt, cornstarch, and cayenne; pulse until mixed. Add powdered milk; process for 20-30 seconds until well mixed. Transfer mix to bowl and stir in chocolate chips. Store in airtight container.TO MAKE ONE MUG OF HOT COCOA:
Fill 1/3 to 1/2 of mug with cocoa mix. Add hot water or milk and stir until mix is dissolved.  ADDITIONS TO TRY:
–Top with marshmallows or whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon, shaved chocolate, or crushed candy canes.
–For a mocha drink, add a shot of espresso before the hot water or milk.
–For spiced cocoa, add 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice to mug.
–Stir in and dissolve a caramel, chocolate square, or chocolate mint.
–Add a cinnamon stick or candy cane for a stir stick.

 

Crock Pot Snow White Cocoa 

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6 c milk (2% recommended)

1 tsp vanilla

1 bag white chocolate chips into crock pot

1. Place 16oz heavy whipping cream

2. Crock on low 2-3 hours.

3. mix well to blend – the chocolate should be melted

 4. Ladle into mugs

5. Top with choice of goodies (bark, sprinkles, marshmallows)

 

 Peppermint Hot Cocoa– just 3 ingredients to make!

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  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup mint chocolate chips
  • 4 cups milk
  1. In a small saucepan, add water and mint chocolate chips and stir over medium heat until chocolate is melted.
  2. Slowly add milk, stirring as you add.
  3. When hot, serve with marshmallows or whipped cream.

 

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Just 2-ingredient Nutella Hot Chocolate recipe at could not be easier, or more delicious. It’s that hazelnut in the Nutella that gives it a special, nutty flavor

  • 2 cups full cream milk
  • 1/3 cup nutella
  • 1/3 cup mini marshmallows
  1. Scald milk in a pot. Scalding means heat the milk before boiling point.
  2. Whisk in nutella.
  3. Turn off fire.
  4. Transfer to mugs and top with marshmallows.

 

White Fudge Oreo Hot Cocoa

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 1/2cup milk
  • 2 white fudge oreos, crushed
  1. In a pan, add water and chocolate chips. Stir frequently to avoid burning the chocolate.
  2. When chocolate is fully melted, stir in milk slowly.
  3. Finely crush oreos in a blender, then stir in to pan with chocolate and milk.
  4. Serve warm with whipped cream, more oreos, or just on its own!

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 Creamy S’mores Hot Chocolate

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  • 2 cups milk, any kind
  • 1 cup water (or use 3 c milk)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp light chocolate syrup
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp non-bitter stevia (or add 1-2 Tbsp more sugar to taste)
  • pinch salt
  • graham crackers, crushed (for lining rim)
  • ½ cup marshmallows
  1. Preheat oven to low broil and move oven rack to the second from the top (high enough up to broil your marshmallows). Place baking sheet on rack.
  2. Heat milk and water in a saucepan over medium heat until warmed through – about 5 minutes. Be careful not to overheat or scald.
  3. Add cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, sugar, stevia and salt and whisk vigorously until thoroughly combined.
  4. Meanwhile, take a few marshmallows and rub them around the top of your mugs so the graham crackers will stick. Then, dip mug in graham cracker crumbs until well lined. You could also add some graham cracker crumbs to the bottom of your mug for extra graham flavor.
  5. Pour in hot chocolate and top with ¼ cup marshmallows each. Carefully set mugs on the baking sheet in the oven and broil marshmallows until browned, watching carefully as to not let them burn.
  6. Carefully remove from the oven with a towel and serve with holders or a small towel to protect hand from heat (they should cool quickly for handling). Top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup and extra graham cracker crumbs for serving (optional).

 Caramel Hot Chocolate

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  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup Dutch cocoa powder (see note)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce 
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Caramel sauce, for drizzling
  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the milk until hot but not boiling (you’ll start to see steam). Whisk in the cocoa, 1/4 cup sugar, and caramel until smooth. Turn off the heat. Pour into two mugs.
  2. In a cold medium bowl, beat the cream until it starts to thicken. Gradually beat in the remaining 1 teaspoon sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form (when you pull the beaters straight up, peaks form without falling over). Pipe on top of hot chocolate then drizzle for caramel sauce.

Hot Chocolate Floats. Whoever posted this recipe is now officially my hero. Hot. Chocolate. Floats. There are no words…

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  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups milk (I used whole milk)
  • 2-3 tbsp brown sugar, to taste
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 oz good-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 4 oz good-quality milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 quart ice cream
  • Hot fudge sauce
  • Chocolate shavings or other decorations (optional)
  1. Whisk together the cream, milk, 2 tbsp brown sugar, vanilla, and salt in a medium saucepan. Place the pan over medium heat and cook it, whisking occasionally, until it starts to simmer. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the chopped chocolates, stirring until they’re melted. Carefully taste the mixture and add more sugar, if desired.
  2. Place 2-3 scoops of ice cream into mugs. Pour hot chocolate on top of the ice cream, and garnish with whipped cream, fudge sauce, chocolate shavings, or other toppings. Serve with spoons for maximum slurping.

Love this! This has to be the most satisfying cup of hot cocoa you will ever have!!!!

Ultimate Gourmet Hot Chocolate Mix

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  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup sugar (granulated)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup french vanilla non dairy creamer
  • 1 cup of 60% cacao chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 small package of cook and serve butterscotch pudding (NOT instant)
  • 1 large package of cook and serve chocolate pudding (NOT instant)
  1. In a blender or food processor grind chocolate chips until fine.
  2. Mix all ingredients in a zip lock bag or a container with a lid. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
  3. To make Hot Chocolate Mix: Take ⅓ cup of mix and 1 cup milk ( and add a little heavy cream if you want to go really over the top) mix together. In microwave or on stove top bring mixture to a boil until chocolate chunks are melted, Hot cocoa will thicken once heated. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Top with whipped cream if desired.

Frozen whipped cream for hot chocolate.

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Create A Hot Chocolate Bar For Your Next Winter Party! I Love This Idea!

 

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HOT CHOCOLATE BAR CONDIMENTS: Crushed Chocolate Mint Oreos German Chocolate Marshmallows Cookies and Cream candy bars chopped up Mini Chocolate Chips Caramel Balls Pirouette Cookies (two different flavors) Mini Marshmallows Gingerbread Marshmallows Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows on stripey straws Candy Canes Whipped Cream.

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There You Have It! Try Them All And Enjoy!

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