As you know, there are three parts to the perfect s'more: fresh graham crackers, perfectly roasted marshmallows and melted chocolate bar. If you're like me, it's hard to get all three parts working together perfectly. Most often, my chocolate bar is not quite melted enough. That is, until now. I have a tip that's going to change the way you make s'mores forever more. It's called a melting block, which is actually just a fancy name for a scrap of 2 x 4 wood. What's the beauty of a melting block, you may wonder? Let me tell you. Set your melting block on the outer rim of your campfire, away from the flame but near the heat. The wood will absorb the heat and turn into your very own hot plate. When you're ready for s'mores, place your graham crackers on the melting block with the chocolate bar inside. Next, get your marshmallows ready to roast. (I usually give my chocolate a 1 - 2 minute head start.) As you're tending to your marshmallows, the melting block is warming your graham crackers and melting the chocolate inside to ooey gooey perfection. Brilliant, right? Once you've got your marshmallow to golden brown (or crusty black if you prefer), pick up your warm graham cracker and perfectly melted chocolate and pop your marshmallow inside and enjoy your s'more nirvana. Easy as that!
Remember, parents should supervise s'more cooking at all times. A melting block may not be on fire, but that doesn't mean it can't burn fingers. Be safe and have fun together.
Do you have any s'more tips? Share them in the comments section!