Gimme s’more! Roast a perfect marshmallow for a gourmet s’more

It's all about the distance.

There’s just something perfect about the combination of graham crackers, chocolate, and roasted marshmallows that you get in s’mores. And you can elevate your s’more game even further with some extra ingredients (we’ve got suggestions for those below). But not when the marshmallow is sub par. Fortunately, we’re here to help with the best roasting technique for a perfect marshmallow.

It’s really all about the distance. And when you get that mastered, you’ll be rewarded with an unbelievable s’more experience.

S’mores are crunchy, gooey, and yummy.

There’s no denying the fact that there isn’t much better than the traditional campfire treat.

Seriously, it has been satisfying folks for more than 90 years. In fact, the first known s’mores recipe was published in the Girl Scouts handbook Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts in 1927.

That being said, we decided to try s’more (see what we did there?) ways to enjoy this ooey, gooey goodness.

The No. 1 ingredient: a perfect marshmallow.

It’s can certainly be fun sticking a marshmallow directly in the fire and watching it turn into a glowing ball of firey sugar.

But let’s be honest, a burnt-black marshmallow doesn’t really taste all that good in a s’more.

For these “gourmet s’mores”, you need one that has been roasted to golden-brown perfection.

Then sandwich it between some of these unique ingredients. Try different flavored graham crackers, or maybe mix in some candy like a peanut butter cup. Fresh fruit like strawberries or bananas can take your s’mores to the next level, especially if you mix things up with white chocolate. Or if you truly want to get sassy, throw in some pre-cooked bacon to really liven things up.

Trust us, you’ll be saying, “Give me s’more!”

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