It is rightly said that food cooked over the campfire just tastes better. That signature smoky flavor of the food triggers your taste buds to the fullest. Campfires are a must on any camping trip. However, in many places, campfires are prohibited to reduce the risk of wildfires and conserve wildlife. But this doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy the smoky camping S’mores.
S’mores camping kits are also available. Although the smoky and smoldering flavor of the campfire cannot be created without the actual campfire this does not mean that you cannot enjoy the sweet S’mores. There are other methods and techniques that you can use to make camping S’mores without having to light up an actual campfire.
In our article, we will focus on the different ways that you can go Skiing without a campfire and enjoy the sweet treat either on the campsite or even in the comfort of your house. Below are some ways that you can use to make S’mores without a campfire.
Ingredients of S’mores
The only three ingredients of a classical campfire S’more include the Graham crackers, toasted marshmallows, and some cubes of milk chocolate. However, nowadays people love to experiment and add innovations to recipes to further enhance the taste. Some other campfire S’mores ingredients that are widely used include:
- Peanut butter breaks the monotonous sweetness and adds a hitch of saltiness to the flavor of the S’mores.
- Some people also replace milk chocolate with dark chocolate. The bitter taste of the dark chocolate breaks the sweetness of the marshmallows.
- Rice cereal can also be added to a mixture of chocolate chips, crackers, and marshmallows. The mixture is spread in a baking tray and let to set. This is a new take on the traditional way of making S’mores.
This is just a small list of add-on ingredients that are used to make S’mores. You can always add more stuff as per your liking.
Making S’mores without campfire
Making campfire S’mores in foil is one of the ideas to prepare them without a campfire. Here are some recipes by which you can make S’mores without having to light up a campfire.
Using the broiler
Don’t have a campfire. No worries. You can still enjoy your gooey S’mores by making them in the broiler. Collect all your ingredients I.e. marshmallows, Graham crackers, chocolate bars, sprinkles, peanut butter, etc. Preheat the broiler and place your Graham crackers on the oven-safe plate. Layer them up with marshmallows, chocolate bars, sprinkles, or any other garnishes of your choice.
Bake them in the preheated broiler for a few minutes. Remember to keep an eye on the S’mores while they are in the oven to make sure you don’t overcook them. Take them out of the oven as soon as your chocolate melts and you observe that the marshmallows have become gooey. And there you have you tasty, sweet, and gooey S’mores in the comfort of your house without a campfire.
Using a terra cotta pot
A terra-cotta pot is a small pot made up of mud that can be used to make a small bonfire using charcoal. This way you can also recreate the smoky flavor of the campfire and you will not have to light up a whole campfire. This can easily be done in the backyard of your house or at the campsite. To make S’mores by this method, take a terra cotta pot and layer it with aluminum foil.
Stack up the pot with charcoal. Light the charcoal and wait till it becomes white and starts smoking. After this, you can roast your marshmallows on the heat to make them golden brown or charred as per your liking and stack them into the Graham crackers with chocolate bars. You have your smoked S’mores ready to be enjoyed without even having a campfire.
Another simple, easy and innovative way to enjoy S’mores without a campfire is skillet S’mores. You can make these in an oven or on a camp stove. Take a skillet and lay the inside with chocolate chips or any of your favorite chocolate bars. Then, make the second layer using marshmallows. You can also add peanut butter, sprinkles, or fruits to enhance the taste. Cook in the preheated oven for a few minutes.
Keep an eye on the marshmallows while cooking to prevent them from charring. Pull the skillet out of the oven when the marshmallows turn golden brown. Dip in your Graham crackers and enjoy the sweet treat. With this recipe, you can experiment a lot by serving it with fresh fruits or with ice cream and fresh cream.
Using the fondue set
Another unique idea to enjoy the S’mores without a campfire is using a fondue set. To make this, add heavy cream to a pan and bring it to a boil. Once the cream starts boiling add cubes of dark chocolate and milk chocolate. Cook until the chocolate melts. Keep stirring the mixture while it is cooking to avoid the formation of lumps. Add the mixture prepared in the fondue pot.
Make a platter containing marshmallows, Graham crackers, sprinkles, and fresh fruits all cut into small cubes. Pass everyone a fondue fork and let them enjoy their chocolate-dipped S’mores. You can easily make this in your house or even on a camp stove.
Campfire S’mores ice cream is a very unique way to have S’mores. All you need to do is crumble your Graham crackers and cut the marshmallows into small cubes. Take chocolate or vanilla ice cream and mix it up with marshmallows pieces. Serve in waffle cones topped with the crackers and sprinkles. You can also add chocolate syrup on top. Besides this, people also love to make campfire s’mores and nachos.
S’mores without a campfire are not impossible. You can enjoy the gooey treat without having to light up a whole campfire and cherish its flavors. Hope some of our ideas for S’mores recipes will help you in making delicious S’mores and enjoying them with your family and friends. These S’mores will be gooey, and sweet and will taste very similar to the actual traditional S’mores made on the campfire.