Summer S’mores Galore!

Making s’mores around a campfire is nostalgic for most. However, there are many different ways to enjoy this classic, ooey-gooey treat! 

TCHO Chocolate S'mores around a bonfire

The most basic recipe calls for marshmallows and chocolate smashed in between 2 graham crackers, hence the original name from the 1920’s, when it was called a Graham Cracker Sandwich (thanks to the OG Girls Scout Troops).  

When enjoying a s'more, why settle for basic when you can really (and we mean really) level up your s’mores game, just by simply using quality ingredients.  Let’s put it this way, do you still drink the same alcohol or wine you did in college? Neither do we. Your taste buds change, you expect better, and you never look back.  So why not take your taste buds for a ride and have a delicious experience.  We’re not forcing you to grow up too much, just a little (and you’re welcome). 

Woman enjoying a TCHO Chocolate S'more

Next Level S’mores consists of Annie’s Honey Graham Crackers, Miette’s Marshmallows, and our Pretzel Crunch bar. You can also use Toffee + Sea Salt, Mokaccino (if you’re into coffee), or a fudgy 70% Single-Origin Dark Chocolate.  Trust us, we’ve toasted up a lot of s’mores and you can’t really mess up (unless you never grow up *wink*).  Whether you're camping, hanging in your backyard or relaxing around a bonfire, it's incredibly easy to make these Next Level S’mores.

TCHO Chocolate S'mores Board

If you really want to impress your friends, building a S’mores Board is really easy too. Grab your favorite oversized cutting board (or cheese board) and deck it out with the right snacks.  Gather graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate and spread them around in 2-3 different sections on your board. This way more people can pick from different piles at once. It’s also a good idea to add some salty or fruity snacks to the board in case anyone wants to balance out their palate with something that’s not so sweet.  We like to use salted pretzels, but you can use popcorn, potato chips, goldfish crackers, or choose your own favorite crackers.  Go crazy, but not too crazy to the point where you overlook bringing your s’mores skewers.  You're going to need those. 

Chocolate Rye Graham Crackers

If you feel like being a little extra and take s’mores seriously (like us), try making these Chocolate Rye Graham Crackers or Homemade Chocolate Marshmallows. The rye graham crackers have a cocoa caramel note from the brown sugar with a deeper roasted flavor from the rye flour. The rye flour helps balance out the sweetness in the marshmallow and milk chocolate.  As for the homemade chocolate marshmallows, they are made with a melted dark chocolate and coated with a mixture of powdered sugar and cocoa powder. They are still very soft, yet have a bold flavor that compliments and doesn’t overpower the melted piece of chocolate that's inside the s’more. The best part? You can throw the leftovers in hot cocoa or use them as a topping in ice cream.

S'mores Ice Cream

Speaking of ice cream, let’s talk about S’more Ice Cream. If you're not going camping this summer, but still want that nostalgic treat without having to light up a campfire, the process to make this ice cream is worth the wait.  The base of the ice cream is really chocolatey and studded with marshmallows and graham cracker bits.  The crunchy graham crackers give this ice cream a really nice texture and the marshmallows are soft and gooey.  You might want to taste test this recipe alone so you can pick out your favorite bites without another competing spoon in the way. 

At the end of the day, as long as the marshmallows are gooey and the chocolate is warm, we’ll be here for you whenever you’re ready. #treatTCHOself

 

Written by Alana Buckley