You might remember from our S’mores Bars Recipe that S’mores are one of my all time favorite deserts. There are lots of different opinions on what makes the perfect s’more. Some like their marshmallows perfectly browned but not burnt. Others like the marshmallow to catch fire. Some like a traditional thin bar of milk chocolate, others prefer a piece of king size dark chocolate bar.
I thought a lot about what makes the perfect s’more during our drive down to Palm Springs. We rented a house with friends for the holiday weekend and I knew from the pictures that it had a fire pit in the back yard.
The back yard also came equipped with a perfect sized pool. Exactly what we needed our first day here when it was a whopping 113 degrees outside. The pool was bath temperature. Just the way I like it. When night fell it was finally time to make s’mores…
Our friend, Drew, got the fire going and I fashioned roasting sticks out of some nearby vines. The boys got right to work roasting their marshmallows. Dana prepared the graham crackers using good old fashioned Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars. As you can see both boys scorched their marshmallows.
After insisting on a taste of my kid’s first s’more, I realized that no matter the kind of chocolate or how well done the marshmallow, the recipe for perfect s’mores is always the same. Take a warm summer night, mix in a beautiful fire and surround yourself with great friends. Tastes perfect every time.