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Campfire Cones


While S’mores are nearly the best darned dessert ever to be invented in the history of the world, these Campfire Cones are a very close second. Think the same ooey, gooey, crunchy, chocolaty deliciousness without the hazards of hot pokers and flaming marshmallows. The taste is nearly the same, only the package has changed. No more biting into your S’more and having the melted marshmallow gush out the side and fall to the ground. With Campfire Cones, all the good stuff is nestled inside a sugar or waffle cone. Once assembled, it warms inside the tightly wrapped aluminum foil. All your favorite ingredients melt into each other, creating a delightfully drizzly dessert that will knock the socks off your sweet tooth. Maybe invented by someone who lost one too many S'mores to the dirt? Or created by someone who was sick and tired of marshmallows burnt beyond repair? No matter the reason, I sure am glad the Campfire Cone exists! This one-handed treat frees up my other hand for important camping duties, like playing Flashlight Games or Lawn Scrabble.






 



Ingredients:


12 sugar or waffle cones


1 bag - mini marshmallows


1 bag - chocolate chips


Optional toppings: popcorn, peanut butter, nuts, candy, coconut, butterscotch chips, bananas, raspberries, graham crackers, cookies, marshmallow fluff, granola, trail mix, etc.


Aluminum foil


 

Directions:


Fill a cone with marshmallows and any other favorite toppings. Wrap the entire cone in a piece of aluminum foil making sure that it is completely enclosed. Set it on a grate above the campfire or hold it with tongs for 7-10 minutes. Unwrap your cone and enjoy!


*Careful! Contents will be hot and gooey (but oh so good!!).






Since we’re on the tasty topic of S’mores, I thought you’d find it interesting that August 10 is National S’mores Day. Yes, that’s right, I said National S’mores Day! Did you even know this holiday existed?!? It’s the one day of the year when everyone must drop what they’re eating and make a S’more instead! It doesn’t matter if it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or somewhere in between, everyone should have a S’more on National S’more Day (as well as all summer long too!). Apparently the S’mores recipe dates back to a 1927 publication of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. The recipe is credited to Loretta Scott Crew who made this tasty treat by the campfire for the Girl Scouts. Originally called “Some Mores,” the name was shortened along the way to S’mores, probably to allow more time for eating them! What started out as chocolate and marshmallow sandwiched between two graham crackers has morphed into a treat that is even sweeter and richer, if that’s possible. Today you’ll see campers of all ages decking out their S’mores with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Twix Bars, chocolate-covered pretzels, sprinkles, flaky coconut, strawberries, bananas, and anything else that is sweet and can fit between two graham crackers. A S'more is whatever you want it to be! Maybe that's what makes it one of the best desserts of all time!

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