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More Than Your Regular S’more

Take this campfire staple to another level.

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Summer evenings around the firepit or campfire beg for s’mores. The warm, gooey treat was first noted in a 1927 Girl Scout guidebook, and it’s been a favorite ever since.

A traditional s’more starts with a large marshmallow toasted to golden and crispy over a fire. Then it’s sandwiched between two graham crackers and a slab of chocolate. If you want to up your s’mores game this summer, try these variations.

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Next Level S’mores

Sure, the original is delicious, but the kids will love getting creative with fun add-ons and swaps, Here are some ideas:

Protect the Wildlife

Vegans can enjoy s’mores, too. Dandies all-natural marshmallows are free of any animal products and taste just as delicious as—some of our tasters thought even better than—the traditional. Combine them with accidentally-vegan Nabisco original graham crackers, and a vegan chocolate bar—both Chocolove and Endangered Species carry some vegan chocolate bars—for a totally animal-free treat.

Fire Ban

While it seems that you can’t have a campfire without s’mores, you can have s’mores without a campfire. To make them in the oven, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place graham cracker halves on a cookie sheet and top each one with a slab of chocolate and a large marshmallow. Bake in the oven until the marshmallows start to puff and brown slightly. This won’t take long—just a couple minutes—so watch closely. Remove from the oven and top each with a second graham cracker. Smoosh gently and eat.

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