How exciting is this? Today we’re going to talk about how to make S’mores—that favorite camping or outdoor campfire treat . . and, we’re going to pair the recipe up with the children’s book Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping!
But first . . .
What are S mores made of?
In case you’ve never made s’mores, it’s super easy and they’re a great dessert treat to make with kids!
S’mores ingredients are just three things:
- Graham crackers
- Chocolate bar
(Yep! That really is it!)
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How To Make Smores with Scaredy Squirrel
We decided to pair up our smores with the book Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by author and illustrator Melanie Watt.
If you’re not familiar, Scaredy Squirrel is a fabulous little squirrel who is afraid of, well, everything (and had a lot of OCD).
In this book, Scaredy Squirrel decides to go camping for a very unique reason . . . so that he can watch camping on television and not have to deal with all the scary stuff outdoors (including the Three Little Bears and zippers).
But, to plug in his television, Scaredy Squirrel needs to stretch an extension cord from his tree and across the campground to the only available outlet.
As you can imagine, along the way across the campground Scaredy Squirrel learns a thing or two, including that the outdoors may not be as scary as he thinks—and learns how to roast marshmallows (just like we need in our smores recipe!).
If you’ve never experienced the books by author and illustrator Melanie Watts, you are in for a treat!
She writes (and illustrates) them like a hysterical how-to guide.
You won’t be disappointed!
Listed Book Age Range: 4-8 years
WARNING: It goes without saying that if you’re working around a campfire then you’ll want to keep a really close eye on the kids. You may even be more comfortable helping them roast the marshmallows and then allowing the kids to assemble their own s’mores.
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Make Smores Recipe
S’more are fun to make because first you get to roast the marshmallows (which usually includes a campfire)!
(We love these telescoping roasting sticks that you can use for hotdogs and marshmallows!)
- 4 sheets Graham Crackers
- 2 Hershey Chocolate Candy Bar
- 4 Marshmallows
- Carefully break apart the graham crackers so that they form squares. (You should have 8 total squares.)
- Break apart or cut chocolate bars into square pieces. (You should have 4 squares of chocolate.)
- Before roasting the marshmallows, place a row of graham crackers on a plate and then place one piece of chocolate on top of each graham cracker square. Now you've prepped the bottom of the smores and are ready to roast your marshmallows (next step)!
- Place marshmallows on the roasting sticks (one or two on each stick, depending on what kind of stick you are using). Carefully roast over the top of the fire, turning the stick the entire time so that the marshmallows are roasted evenly.
- With the marshmallow still on the roasting stick, place it on top of the prepared graham cracker bottoms and chocolate (from Step 3). Then, using another graham cracker square, carefully slide off the marshmallow from the roasting stick onto the chocolate. Place the graham cracker square on top and lightly press down.
- Enjoy the gooey smore!
Make Indoor Smores
If you’re having a theme party or want to skip the campfire part of the s’mores recipe (especially if you have little ones that you don’t want around fire), you can actually do some indoor s’mores!
You can grab this super affordable indoor smores maker—and not worry about your kids being around the campfire (or even worry about your campfire day getting rained out!).
I love this s’more maker because you can use it all year ’round whenever you want smores!