Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Summer S'mores...Chocolate, Coconut & Eton Mess Varieties!


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 barsS'mores milkshakes, S'mores pie, S'mores cupcakesS'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! 


Delish!!!


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.

18 comments:

  1. These look seriously good...I've never eaten or made s'mores before but keep seeing them everywhere! I love that they are al fresco creations too! :-)

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    1. Laura, you need to rectify that as soon as possible!! s'mores are my favourite summertime treat (or maybe anytime treat haha!)

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  2. I definitely know about your love of S'more and coconut. I'm not a fan of both BUT having recently made my own marshmallows (and the book has a recipe for homemade graham crackers) I may just change my mind about S'mores - completely homemade :) That would be a good United Bakes of America entry wouldn't it? :)

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    1. That would be awesome indeed! I did make my own graham crackers last month but I wasn't overly impressed with them, they were okay but in my opinion nothing beats the real deal! I'm just going to hope that just like the supermarkets now stock Reese's choc and Fluff that soon they might bring over graham crackers too!! but a s'more with homemade marshmallows, now that I would love to try! you can't beat the taste of homemade marshmallows can you!

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  3. I should not have looked at this post before going to bed as you've made me SO HUNGRY!! Those S'mores look too good! I love your variations as well.

    My flatmate and I used to toast marshmallows on our gas hob in our student days and then sandwich them between chocolate covered digestives. It was so good! Would love to be authentic and try Graham Crackers though.

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    1. Haha that sounds like a fun alternative!! did they toast okay on the gas hob?! I would probably set mine on fire if I tried that! you do really need to give graham crackers a go though, no other English biscuits compare in my opinion!

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  4. S'mores are everywhere now. I'm going to make some this weekend because of your post!

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    1. Ah awesome, glad I could inspire you!

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  5. These look yummy! I love the sound of melting marshmallow and chocolate in the cracker! I've never tried them either, but will do soon. :)

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    1. Yes Susie you must! they really are SO tasty and I love how versatile they are that you can switch up the chocolate you put in the middle. I've seen whole s'mores dessert bars where they lay out reese's peanut butter cups, hershey's cookies and cream chocolate squares, mint chocolate etc.. and then you pick and choose your fave and sandwich it with a marshmallow and graham crackers!

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  6. these look so delicious - I think smores made with the best ingredients are a real winner!
    Mary x

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    1. Me too Mary! I'm not overly keen on Hershey's chocolate so I prefer using my fave English ones!

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  7. Yum! Just to let you know i have nominated you for an award. Check it out at my blog :) http://messmakesfood.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. Wow they look yummy!

    Gemma
    www.instantlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks! from one fellow gemma to another! haha

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  9. Thanks! When I had dinner with Fran the other night she asked me if By takes all these pictures and I said that they were all taken by me and she was impressed!

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