I have been more than vocal about my love of all things S'mores! and whilst I've featured S'mores brownies, S'mores cookie bars, S'mores milkshakes, S'mores pie, S'mores cupcakes, S'mores cheesecake and S'mores bars I've never showcased just plain old regular S'mores!
So when the sun came out for long enough one evening this week we stoked up the BBQ and got toasting some marshmallows for some S'mores fun.
I had, I'm ashamed to admit, popped to the shop earlier in the day to pick up some Hobnobs because my supply of graham crackers had run dry. So imagine my delight when I arrived home to find a lovely gift of some American goodies from American Soda...which included a box of Honey Graham Crackers...it was perfect timing! So the Hobnobs were shelved and the fun began...
It's been a while since I've had to make S'mores with UK marshmallows and I forgot how small they are!! so we decided two at a time was how we needed to do it.
So for all those Brits who may be coming across S'mores for the first time - let me break it down for you...
You take two Graham Crackers (if you want to make it authentic and if you want them to taste amazing!) and lay them out, with two squares of chocolate of your choice on top - I was using Dairy Milk.
Then once your marshmallows are sufficiently toasted, lay them over your squares of chocolate and use the other Graham Cracker to scrape them into place inside your little S'mores sandwich...
and there you have it, the hot marshmallow melts the chocolate inside and so you have a melted warm gooey chocolate-y filling sandwiched between two crisp crackers!
A few nights later, S'mores were still on my mind and after I received these birthday presents I knew what had to be done...
because you knew it was only a matter of time before I worked out how to get some coconut goodness involved! Yes, my in laws gifted me my fave Lindt Coconut chocolate and this bar of Eton Mess chocolate!
I even decided to go all out and fancy up my Graham Crackers too, so the night before I dipped the ends in melted chocolate and sprinkled shredded coconut on the ones that would pair with the coconut chocolate, and pink sprinkles on the ones that would pair with the Eton Mess chocolate.
It also helped that my awesome husband bought me these FireForks as a birthday present, specifically to aid me in my S'mores making! They are super clever because they enable you to toast two marshmallows evenly at the same time!
Oh man, these coconut S'mores were amazing!
I took a bite and you can see the coconut cream filling was still intact in the middle of the piece of chocolate but the chocolate had already started melting into that gooey marshmallow!
and the Eton Mess S'more turned out pretty spectacular too - the chocolate even had freeze dried strawberries and meringue pieces in as well!
So if you've never had a S'more before then what are you waiting for! One of my favourite things to do when people came to visit us in Turks and Caicos was to introduce them to S'mores for the first time! and if you have then why not try some variations on the regular ones and jazz yours up a little! You'll thank me for it.
Happy S'mores making! Let's just hope the weather co operates for us so we can be making them all summer long!
Disclosure: American Soda provided me with these complimentary products. However my participation was voluntary, and all opinions and views expressed are my own.