Here in the latter part of the summer season, Charlotte area residents will begin to venture out to their fire pits for relaxing and entertaining. There is hardly a better thing to do in our back yards than to sit by a crackling fire of an evening – and what better way to enjoy the fire than by making s’mores?
When most of us think of s’mores, we reminisce days of old when they were simply a warm, gooey assembly of graham crackers, chocolate bars, and roasted marshmallows. My, how the times have changed. Archadeck of Charlotte is here to help you become an outdoor fireside culinary artiste!
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Fire up your fire pit, call everyone outdoors, and try these s’mores recipes!
Peanut Butter Cup S’mores:
This recipe is so simple a break from the norm, you are probably wondering why you didn’t think of it. Many of us keep a nice supply of Reece’s peanut butter cups at all times. Replace your favorite chocolate bar with a peanut butter cup, and sandwich it between graham crackers and a fresh-off-the-fire marshmallow. Don’t forget to try this recipe with a peanut butter egg around the Easter holiday season!
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Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies S’mores:
Hold onto your hats – this recipe has a very special ingredient! Replace your graham crackers with two chocolate chip cookies for this new spin on an old tradition. Add a smear of hazelnut spread to one cookie. Place your chocolate on top. Add a toasty marshmallow, and top with the other cookie. We see you, Nutella lovers!
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Berries & Cream S’mores:
If you have a sweet tooth, and love a fruit dainty, this is the s’mores recipe for you! Wrap strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in an aluminum foil pouch. Roast over your fire pit for 10 minutes. Add a piece of white chocolate to one waffle cookie, and place your fruit compote on top. Add a roasted marshmallow, and top with the remaining waffle cookie. Decadent!
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Cookies & Cream S’mores:
You might also file this recipe under “Why didn’t I think of that?” Go fireside with your Oreo cookies for this one – original or golden! Separate your cookie, and place your chocolate atop the cream side. Top with a marshmallow, and add the second cookie to make this mini s’mores cookie sandwich, perfect for tiny family members’ hands!
See all the s’mores recipes here!
Is your backyard ready for new s’mores creations this year?
Archadeck of Charlotte is the area’s most experienced outdoor living builder. We are ready to design your ideal outdoor living space, complete with a custom fire pit that will have you gathering with friends and loved ones to test these and other s’mores recipes. Our fire pits are perfect for quiet times of respite and hosting friends and family – not only creating a fabulous focal point, but offering so much function to your outdoor living space.
If you are ready to design your new outdoor living space with a beautiful and usable fire pit, Archadeck of Charlotte is ready to help! Give us a call at (704) 944-1350 or email us.