School is out for summer, and I’m here to help you and your kids beat summer boredom with fun recipes you’ll love making together as part of Camp PBS Parents. We at PBS Parents are here to partner with you and your family to encourage fun, learning, creativity, and making memories. I’ll be your camp chef through the summer bringing you fun and easy recipes your kids will ask to make, and you’ll definitely want to eat. To start our series off I’m bringing you a classic camp recipe with a delicious twist.
Everyone loves a good s’more, but over the years I’ve thought about how a piece of thick chocolate candy bar doesn’t functionally work very well. The warm roasted marshmallow rarely is hot enough to melt the chocolate, so it can be messy and unpleasant when the sandwich breaks apart. Am I right, or am I right?
I’ve come up with a better solution (I know – blasphemous for the s’more purist). Instead of a piece of chocolate, I’m suggesting Nutella, a soft hazelnut chocolate spread. It’s easier and works much better, trust me on this. Just spread about a teaspoon on to the graham cracker square and you’re ready to go. All you need is the roasted marshmallow. Just to go a little gourmet on you, I like to add about five fresh raspberries after the Nutella spread to give it a little bit of a sweet yet tart fruity layer of flavor. It complements the Nutella and marshmallows in a way that may change the way you think about s’mores forever.
Roasting marshmallows over an open camp fire is fun, but if you don’t have an open fire handy these s’mores can also be made using the broiler function in your oven. In fact, there is nothing stopping you from camping indoors tonight! Building a fort or tent out of sheets in your living room in the comforts of your own home is a great family activity that your children will love, especially if you turn off the lights when it gets dark outside and use only flashlights and candles. One added benefit of camping indoors is not having to walk to a smelly outhouse in the middle of the night. Instead your staycation camp ground comes with a shower and a toilet!
Here’s to a great start to summer! I hope you give Nutella Raspberry S’mores a try and let us know how you like them. Enjoy!
It does not take much Nutella per s’more. Just about a teaspoon or slightly less. Fresh raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries will work with this recipe.
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Recipe: Nutella Raspberry S'mores
Nutella Raspberry S'mores Recipe made with fresh raspberries, Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread), roasted marshmallows sandwiched between two graham crackers.
- 2 graham cracker squares (1 large rectangle piece broken into 2 squares)
- 1 teaspoon Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread
- 5 fresh raspberries
- 1 large marshmallow
- Spread one cracker with the Nutella.
- Place a raspberries in each corner of the Nutella topped cracker and one in the middle.
- Heat the marshmallow over an open flame until it begins to brown and melt. Be careful to not burn the marshmallow.
- Sandwich the marshmallow between the crackers and press down firm enough for the marshmallow to stick.
*Oven broiler method: Preheat the oven broiler. Line a small baking sheet with foil and lightly coat with non-stick spray. Broil the marshmallows until the tops brown, keeping a close eye on them so they do not burn. Turn the marshmallows on the its underside to brown as well. Carefully remove each toasted marshmallow and use immediately.