smoresWhen you’ve kicked off your boots, set up camp, and lit your responsibly-created fire (or, if you’re in the Angeles National Forest, lit your approved gas stove), there are few things more satisfying than toasting up a marshmallow and downing a calorie-replenishing s’more. I didn’t think there was any room for improvement on the simple graham cracker-marshmallow-chocolate formula, but apparently I was wrong.

Backpacker.com has compiled a list of “Six S’more Upgrades,” including recipes that incorporate apple slices, mint Andes candies, and my personal favorite – the Mexican S’more – which adds a bit of cinnamon and chili powder to the mix.

Apparently, they hit quite a nerve – or taste bud – because readers started chiming in with their own home-rules s’mores ideas, including one who recommends putting the chocolate INSIDE the marshmallow before you roast it. Genius!

Check out the thread, then add your own recipe or s’mores tip here. And then fight the urge to run to the grocery store for the ingredients …

image by Foodistablog.

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