Happy National S’Mores Day!!
I’m pretty sure my employer forgot to tell me to take a holiday today. If you haven’t guessed, I LOVE s’mores. They are fun to make, they are ooey gooey and fun to eat and they’re the perfect combo of melty, fluffly and crunchy (the perfect culinary trio).
I’m really happy for s’mores because they are becoming really popular.
Lately, I’ve been seeing all kinds of s’more flavored products: S’mores Luna Bar, HR Poppin S’mores Popcorn, S’mores Jell-O Pudding cups, S’mores Clif Kid Z Bar, Russell Stover Giant S’mores Bar, S’mores Pop Tarts and more.
You can even buy a S’more Maker that comes with a Marshmallow Blaster! The contraption looks like it would be more of a mess than using the old marshmallow on a stick method, but maybe some fancy pants might like it. Check it out on Amazon.
There are also many ways you can recreate s’mores at home! I made an incredibly unhealthy version of S’mores Cupcakes a few weeks ago.
But you can also enjoy a s’more without breaking the calorie bank.
Try these yummy s’more recipes:
Hungry Girl Gimme S’more Sundae
1/2 cup Breyers Fat Free French Chocolate ice cream
2 tbsp. Jet Puffed Marshmallow Creme (only 1 tbsp. will actually end up on your sundae), room temp
2 low-fat honey graham crackers, (half a sheet), lightly crushed
1 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-wip
Place ice cream in a dessert bowl. Set aside. Carefully place marshmallow creme into one of the bottom corners of a Ziploc baggie. Use scissors to snip a tiny hole from the outside end of that corner, and squeeze 1 tbsp. of the creme over your ice cream in a drizzle. Then top with the graham cracker pieces and chocolate chips. Finish it all off with a generous squirt of the Reddi-wip.
Makes 1 serving.
Here are s’more ideas:
- Create a S’mores Shake by blending chocolate ice cream and a splash of milk in the blender. Top with crushed graham crackers and marshmallow fluff.
- Make S’more Rice Krispie Bars, add mini chocolate chips and crushed graham crackers to the Rice Krispie and marshmallow mixture.
- Make a s’more under 100 cals by making an indoor s’more: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/indoor_smores.html
- Get super fancy and make homemade graham crackers: http://www.edibleperspective.com/home/2010/3/17/graham-cracker-mayhem.html
- Use dark chocolate to add some antioxidants.
- Place large marshmallow on a cake pop stick, dip in chocolate, roll in crushed graham crackers.
- Use banana slices instead of marshmallow.
OK, I’ve said “s’mores” so many times in my head that it doesn’t sound like a word anymore and my mouth is watering thinking about all the s’more possibilities. If you google “s’mores recipes” you will find over 600,000 results, by the way. So go to town. But be careful because you will find deliciously evil desserts like s’mores doughnuts, s’more whoopie pies, s’more cheesecake and s’mores brownies.
I don’t think there’s such a thing as a “healthy” s’more (if there is, send it my way), so eat in moderation and enjoy thoroughly.