I dare you: Find me a campfire night anytime, anywhere, that wouldn't be improved by a few gooey, sugar-plus-more-sugar sandwiches of deliciousness. It doesn't matter if you're in the wilderness or your own backyard: There's a very good reason the mighty s'more reigns supreme over all other outdoor desserts.
I'd never turn down a classic graham cracker + marshmallow + Hershey bar concoction, mind you. But why not spice it up a little? Whip out one of these six upgrades this weekend and you'll be the star of the campfire circle, guaranteed.
SIX S'MORE UPGRADES
With thanks to Genny Fullerton, our senior associate photo editor, and Kevin Callan, author of
The Johnny Appleseed
Apple-cinnamon graham crackers + marshmallow + apple slices
The Minty Fresh
Chocolate grahams + marshmallow + Andes mints
The Kindergarten Classic
Honey grahams + peanut butter + marshmallow + chocolate
Grahams + dried mango + marshmallow + coconut shavings
The Mexican S'more
Grahams + chili powder + cinnamon + marshmallow + chocolate
Roast a marshmallow, then while it's still on the stick, roll it in a shallow plate full of chocolate syrup and crushed graham crackers.
And now I double-dare you: Go out this weekend and find me a s'mores recipe to top these. Post 'em in the comments below, or send 'em to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll publish our faves in the upcoming Readers' Choice issue.
Image credit: Phil Hawksworth