One of the best things about summertime is that there's lots of outdoor cooking, whether you're on a camping trip or grilling. And what better way to end your meal than with the classic dessert, s'mores?
However, as delicious as the original combo of graham cracker, toasted marshmallow, and chocolate square is, there's been a lot of movement in the field of S'moreology. People have been pushing the boundaries, and it's about time you did, too.
Here's true innovation: Ryan Horikochi went and made s'mores using a green tea mochi ice cream treat as the filling. It's pretty amazing, but there's one caveat: butter is involved. Full details over at Foodbeast.
But if making a pizza-sized cookie crust seems like too much bother, don't worry: you can make a cookie that's stuffed with s'mores filling.
Now, lots of folks get pretty creative about swapping out the ingredients for s'mores: using snickerdoodles and Oreo wafers instead of graham crackers, or adding ice cream to the marshmallow and chocolate filling, for instance.
But in this case, you can make two changes that are sheer genius: use Ritz crackers and a peanut butter cup instead of the traditional ingredients. Did someone say game-changer?
For you health nuts out there who want to avoid wheat, here's this innovation: a s'mores that uses a marshmallow as the crust. Yum.
For those of you who are working hard, never fear: there's a s'more out there for you, too. Behold, the ginormous keyboard s'more!
Alas, there is some question as to whether this is actually edible or just a plastic simulacrum. Like Fox Mulder, I want to believe, so I'll continue to tell myself that this isn't just a cruel hoax.
Grub Street reports that this $7 confection consists "of a scoop of vanilla ice cream based on Turkish maras dondurma rolled in crispy chocolate feulletine and encased in a cube of fresh marshmallow. Ansel impales the jumbo sweet on an applewood-smoked willow branch, and the bakery's staff torches them to order."
I'm not sure what any of that means, but I'll eat it.
If there's anything better than melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows between two graham crackers, it's dipping marshmallows in a dark chocolate-and-whiskey sauce and covering it with graham cracker crumbs.
Plus, be sure to check out tip #13 for s'mores on our grilling hacks guide.