Monday, June 1, 2015

S'mores 21 Ways Summer Bucket List

We look forward to National S'mores Day (August 10th)  every year and have a tradition of setting up the fire pit and roasting marshmallows to celebrate. In fact we love it so much that we break out the roasting sticks about 5 or 6 times each summer (you know for practice). It is a great way for us to enjoy our backyard, spend time as a family and really create simple memories for us to look back on. This year as we started working on our Summer Bucket List, I got the urge to see other ways we could incorporate s'mores into other recipes that are fun and give us a taste of those delicious flavors of chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker without firing up the fire pit. I had no idea what a variety of S'mores recipes I'd find. What started off as an idea of finding 3 or 4 ways to mix it up quickly became a list of 21!

Many of these are super easy and will be perfect for getting the kids involved to do on their own like S'mores on a Stick. The S'mores Trail Mix is perfect for taking a snack to the beach, which we plan to do a bunch this summer.

I can't wait to mix up movie night with the S'mores Caramel Corn and surprise the kids with S'mores Pancakes or S'mores Crescent Rolls one morning! They are always asking if we can get donuts and I only say yes a couple times a year because we try to eat a healthy breakfast so this will be such a treat!

I'm a big fan of no-bake options so the No Bake S'mores and No Bake S'mores Protein Cookies are right up my alley. Plus I can get the kids in the kitchen with those too.

For particularly warm days we'll be cooling off with S'more Popsicles or S'mores Milkshakes... heck we may even pretend it's a really hot day as an excuse to make these!

The S'mores Brownies and the S'mores Cheesecake are sure to be a hit because the kids and I have a thing for brownies and cheesecake.... I have no idea why.

And on those evenings that we do roast marshmallows in the backyard I plan to relax and enjoy S'mores Martini or Toasty S'mores Shot.

See what we came up with for our S'mores Summer Bucket List and leave a comment below telling me which one you plan to try! Don't forget to pin this post so you can easily refer to it when you get a s'mores craving. Fair warning, looking at these scrumptious treats is going to make you hungry!

1. No Mess Indoor S'mores via Fabulous Farm Girl

2. No Bakes S'mores via Crazy for Crust

3. S'mores Cheesecake Recipe via Will Cook for Smiles

4. S'mores Trail Mix via The Sensible Mom

5. S'mores Caramel Corn via Your Home Based Mom

6. No Bake S'mores Protein Cookies via The Big Man's World

7. S'mores Puppy Chow via Sally's Baking Addiction

8. S'mores Pancakes via Bombshell Bling

9. S'mores on a stick via Family Spice

10. S'mores Popsicles  via Love Grows Wild

11. S'mores Brownies via Simmworks Family

12. S'mores Cookie Cups via Fabulously Frugal

13. Smore's Cupcakes via Sally's Baking Addiction

14. S'mores Baked Alaska vi Baby Bird's Farm

15. Crispy S'mores Bars via Busy Mommy Media

16. Toasted S'more Martini via The Cookie Rookie

17. S'mores Bark via Tonya Staab

18. S'mores Yogurt Parfait via Mommy's Slice of the Pie

And a few more you ought to go check out:

So which one of these delicious S'mores concoctions are you going to try? I'm wondering what I've gotten myself into by setting up this challenge.... I guess I'll find out soon enough as the countdown to summer has begun. At least we are one down since #18 S'mores Yogurt Parfait is what we created the other night!