Monday, October 20, 2008

How to make the Perfect Gourmet S’more

by Aaron Davidson

The perfect s’more has always been an elusive creation to make on a consistent basis. Sometimes you make one and it turns out great; other times they are OK, and other times they are just burnt.

I’ve finally found a way of making one that is perfect every time. The only hitch is that they aren’t made the way most folks think nature intended them to be made—over the campfire. These s’mores are made in your own kitchen.

The one main ingredient, of course, is with a fist-size chunk of Lula’s Chocolates’ Aloha Rocky Road. You can use either the dark chocolate or milk chocolate, but I, personally, prefer the dark chocolate.

The first step is to pick a healthy chunk that you can cut off, so that at least two of the marshmallow chunks in the bar end up in your s’more.

The next step is to place the cut piece between two halves of a graham cracker. You can use any graham cracker, but keeping with tradition, I use Honey Grahams—I grew up with them, and I still love them.

The third step is to place the uncooked s’more in the microwave and cook it for 8 to 12 seconds. Each microwave is a little different, so watch for when the marshmallow starts to expand. You should allow it to expand for a few seconds. You may have to experiment a little for the perfect timing. But that’s the fun part, because if it doesn’t quite work right the first time, you get to say, “Dang, that didn’t quite work right—I’ll eat this one and make another one for you.”

When hosting a s’more party, you might want to even make sure you mess up on the first couple—that way, you’ll get the first ones, instead of getting so busy making them that you don’t get any.

After you pull the s’more out of the microwave, the fun part comes. Now: smash it down a little so the marshmallow is distributed evenly over the graham cracker.

Oh, did I mention—there is an even more fun part. Now you get to eat your perfect creation, or, if you’ve been cooking them up for others, you get to enjoy watching them eat your perfect s’more creation.

So, what did you think? Give it a try and let us know how yours turned out. Was that perfect or what? Enter your comment to this blog or send us an email at


Kevan said...

I read that Lulas is in the BYU bookstore. Do you have anyone in Cairo?

Oh My Baby said...

I love smores and this looks delicious!

DEBIJOT said...

I would love to try this recipe. Sounds delicious. Thanks

Pam said...

Wow - I'm drooling now. A good smore is delightful!

bleatham said...

Nothing beats a gooey smore while camping out...mmmmmm! The ones in the photos sure had me drooling!

Shelly T. said...

Now that is a S'more!!


Michele P. said...

now THAT made me hungry! And it's MUCH easier than over the campfire! now I am drooling lol!

Deb K said...

This looks so good!!