Cheese and chocolate are two of our favorite indulgences, but besides both being creamy, they don't really go together. Or so we thought, until we tried this out-of-left-field s'mores hack that subs cheddar for marshmallows, courtesy of Cabot's Jimmy Kennedy. The creamy tanginess of the cheese and the sweet milk chocolate actually complement each other, making a tasty, well-rounded dessert. Bonus: With no marshmallows, it's suitable for vegetarians.
Cheddar Outdoor S’mores
Try this high-energy cheesy twist on a campfire classic.
8 graham crackers, halved (makes 16 squares)
8 ounces sharp cheddar, sliced (cheese should be smaller than cracker on all sides)
2 full-size chocolate bars, broken into segments
2 eight- to ten-inch pieces of heavy-duty aluminum foil
At Camp: Place four of the graham cracker squares on each piece of aluminum foil; top each cracker with a segment of chocolate and slice of cheese. Top with remaining graham cracker squares. Fold the foil, crimping the tops and ends over at least three times. Place the foil package on a hot grill or on top of hot coals, and cook on each side for a minute or two—just enough to heat and melt the chocolate and cheese. Carefully remove the package from the grill or fire using tongs, a spatula, gloves or sticks. Open the foil and press down gently on each S’more. Serve warm.
Tip: Have plenty of hot coals when preparing your grill or fire. If your campfire is really hot, just place the foil package near the edge of the fire.