Camping in the summer is one of my all-time favorite things to do with family and friends.
I love exploring new trails, taking a dip in the lake and roasting marshmallows over a campfire at night while telling stories. Of course, I especially love “camping” food, like hot dogs, hamburgers and the quintessential dessert, s’mores. I rarely go a trip without them.
Sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a bit. I do love me some traditional s’mores, with a warm, golden brown marshmallow melted between a chunk of chocolate and two sweet graham crackers.
But it can get a little cumbersome assembling them in the dark (we’ve had many perfectly roasted marshmallows meet their demise by falling to the ground or into the fire pit). Plus, unless you’ve got a good fire going, there’s really no other way to make them. Or so I thought.
These S’mores Cookies are perfect for when you don’t have a campfire handy but really want the taste of a s’more. They’re a great on-the-go version of the popular treat for when you want to hit the trail, but need a snack to keep you fueled.
Plus, they’re really easy to make – just bake, cool, pack up and bring them along for the weekend. No more juggling bags of marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers that might crumble along the way.
I make my cookies with Nature Valley Oats n’ Honey granola bars – something about the sweet taste and mildly crunchy texture makes the cookie base taste a lot like graham crackers but with extra flavor. Top these babies with halved marshmallows, “roast” them in the oven and drizzle melted chocolate on top, and you’ve got yourself a s’more – cookie, that is.
One bite of these and you’ll be asking for s’more in no time – sorry, I couldn’t help myself!
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