Celebrate National S’mores Day!

August 10th is a very special day. Do you know what it is? It’s National S’mores Day! I love food holidays because there are so many options for celebrating. For example, you can go traditional with a basic graham cracker/marshmallow/milk chocolate combo, or you can get…creative. Let’s go!

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How about some s’mores cupcakes? These look delish!

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My family is moving to Pretzel City, USA (AKA Freeport, IL), so I’ve got pretzels on the brain. Why not replace graham crackers with pretzels and create and s’mores that will tackle both your sweet and salty cravings! Want more sweet and less salty? Dip your creation in chocolate.

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Can you make a delicious brownie even better? Find out by testing these s’mores brownies with their graham cracker crust and marshmallow topping.

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If you don’t like chocolate (who are you people?!), try substituting it with something else. Maybe with lemon curd, like in these Lemon Meringue Pie S’mores.

 

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I love dark chocolate fondue, especially with strawberries. Try swapping out the standard milk chocolate square for some dark chocolate and add some strawberries for a richer, more grown-up s’more.

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You could also put a s’mores-y twist on the ice cream sandwich and make this S’mores Icebox Cake. This recipe is a little bit more labor intensive (including making your own ganache and marshmallow cream), but it’s not hard. And with delicious results like this cake, the work is worth it!

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One of my favorite desserts is a trifle. They look impressive, but are simple to make. Try out this s’mores-inspired trifle for your next potluck event. Or family meal. Or just for you. I won’t judge.

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Remember that thing I said about not liking sticky fingers? I take it back. It’s worth getting a bit messy to make these Chocolate Fudge S’mores Thumbprints.

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Finally, here’s a super-kid-friendly recipe: S’mores Pops. You could even do this as a “craft” at a summer birthday party or family get-together!

And in case you don’t see something you like here, check out some of Baby Gizmo’s previous s’mores recipes posts like S’mores Waffle Bites, S’mores Dip, S’mores Crêpes, Peanut Butter S’mores Bars, Warm Toasted Marshmallow S’mores Bars, or S’more Cups.

(Oh. August 10th is also Lazy Day, so feel free to enjoy a double celebration by eating sweet, sweet s’mores while lounging about in your comfy pants. Elastic waistbands mean room for more s’mores.)

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Christina lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and two English Springer Spaniels. Before becoming a reluctant stay-at-home mom, she worked in a variety of customer-service-oriented jobs while dreaming of living in the lap of luxury as a housewife. Unfortunately, having a child threw a wrench in Christina's plan to do nothing but eat bonbons while lounging in the Jacuzzi reading all day. Now, she spends her time looking for fun activities and crafts for her daughter and easy-to-prepare meals for her family, while trying not to land the kid in therapy when she grows up. Christina volunteers at several different places, and her particular passion is for her role as a sexuality educator. She loves to read, and to learn about--and share--new products and resources.

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