For this “Valentines” edition of Camping Recipe Test Kitchen, I prepared S’more Cones. Because nothing says “I love you” like marshmallows and chocolate.
A Brief History…
The S’more is synonymous with camping. The legendary campfire treat dates back to the 1920’s, thought to have origins in the Boy and Girl Scout organizations. Thank you scouts. Thin Mints and S’mores. You rock. And just like any good scout, we always enter the wilderness prepared with marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers.
I’ve always been a bit of purest, sticking with the traditional method of roasting a marshmallow over an open flame, until the mallow is a deep brown and is slightly charred around the edges. (Unlike my husband who prefers his marshmallows barely warm with just a touch of color. To each his own, I guess.) Coaxed off your stick with a graham cracker, sandwiching it with another cracker and a square of Hersey’s bar and voila- the classic S’more. (which is a contraction for “some more” which is what every kid says once they’ve tasted the gooey goodness.)
Give Me S’More…
Although it could be argued the original needs no improvement, type “s’mores” in your Pinterest search field and a million variations appear. S’more brownies, cookies, bark, dip, bars and even S’mores pizza.
I’ve never strayed too far before, although I have swapped regular graham crackers for cinnamon, milk chocolate bar for dark and I’ve even tried toasted coconut-covered marshmallows. Wild, I know.
But now we’re taking things to the next level.
This past year Nanny made S’more cones for the family and they were a huge hit. Not only were they much easier for tiny hands to handle, but unlike the traditional S’more, these guarantee melted chocolate. So with plans to make these this summer, I decided it was time to test the recipe out myself. This summer we will definitely shake things up and prepare this twist on the original our next camping trip.
S’more Cones Recipe
Mini Chocolate Chips
Peanut Butter (optional, but recommended)
Take a cone and spread a layer of peanut butter inside, fill with chips and marshmallows. Wrap the cones in foil and place on hot grill, 350 degree preheated oven or in the fire. Cook for approx. 5-10 minutes until desired meltiness. Let cool and enjoy, whether you are in the mountains, backyard or celebrating V Day.
What’s your favorite twist on the S’more?