Seasonal Flavors: High-End S’mores

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Photo: Denise Zito.

Like many Americans, we purchased a fire pit during the pandemic. A little outdoor heat for the distanced visits; a little coziness; a little nostalgia.

At least once every summer, my Uncle Tony and Aunt Joanne would invite us over to roast marshmallows.  That’s four adults, nine children, sticks and a fire. These people were brave.

We’d make s’mores (that iconic Girl Scout treat), sing songs, tell stories, and the boys would have fake sword fights.

That high summer treat can be even better—by adding bacon of course! My sister Jackie gave me this little gem of an idea/recipe, and it’s just the perfect thing for a high summer night. 

High-End S’mores

  • One crackling fire
  • Long stick or skewer
  • Marshmallows
  • Ghirardelli chocolate caramel squares
  • Bacon
  • Graham crackers

Cut the bacon into one-inch pieces and fry till crisp.  Drain on paper towels.

Toast the marshmallow ‘til nice and brown.

Assemble: graham cracker– marshmallow–chocolate– bacon–graham cracker

Best enjoyed under the night sky, with the fireflies blinking.

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