S’mores, the iconic fire pit snack, have been given a makeover to produce a range of delicious delights. One variation, s’mores dip, can be created using an aluminum skillet and fire pit. Melt chocolate chips and add marshmallows, then serve with graham crackers for an indulgent dip. S’mores nachos can be made by layering graham crackers, chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows, and topping with crushed Oreos or pretzels. Other delicious treats include grilled s’mores sticks, s’mores pizza with Nutella and graham crackers on top, and s’mores milkshake. These unique twists on a classic snack are perfect for summer evenings spent with friends and family.
S’mores and More: 5 Delicious Treats to Make Over a Fire Pit
A fire pit gathering is incomplete without the quintessential s’mores. However, this classic snack has been spiced up and reimagined into a range of other mouth-watering treats. It’s time to get creative with your summer snack game with these five delicious sweets to make over a fire pit.
1. S’mores Dip
A fondue pot is not always handy, but an aluminum skillet and a fire pit make a perfect substitution. All you need is chocolate chips and a few marshmallows to make a warm and gooey s’mores dip. Melt the chocolate chips in the skillet over the fire pit until smooth and then add marshmallows. Let it cook until the marshmallows turn golden brown and serve it with graham crackers for dipping.
2. S’mores Nachos
A craving for a salty-sweet snack is easily satisfied with s’mores nachos. Simply lay a layer of graham crackers in an aluminum foil-lined skillet, add a layer of chocolate chips, and add a layer of mini marshmallows. The skillet is then placed on the fire pit to cook for 5-7 minutes until the chocolate and marshmallows are melty. The toppings, such as crushed Oreo cookies or pretzels, are then slathered over the top and served.
3. Grilled S’mores Sticks
This twist on traditional s’mores involves grilling over a fire pit. Simply skewer a marshmallow and roast it over the fire to get a crispy exterior and gooey-soft interior. Once the marshmallow is roasted, it is sandwiched between two graham crackers and a Hershey’s chocolate square. Alternatively, you can add sliced strawberries, Nutella or bananas for added sweetness and taste.
4. S’mores Pizza
Pizza has never tasted so sweet with a DIY S’mores pizza. You can make the pizza crust with pre-made cinnamon dough or take-out pizza dough. Once you roll out the dough, add Nutella, chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and pieces of graham crackers on top. Cook the pizza in the fire pit on top of a pizza stone or skillet until the crust is crispy and the marshmallows are melted. Cut into slices and serve!
5. S’mores Milkshake
Indulge in a cold and refreshing s’mores milkshake that is perfect for those hot summer nights. Combine vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and mini marshmallows in a blender with a dash of milk. Blend until smooth and pour into a tall glass. Top it off with whipped cream and a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs, for an added crunch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can’t we prepare the s’mores indoors?
A: Absolutely. You can always make these delicious treats in an oven, yet outdoor fire pits offer an incredible experience that is hard to come by indoors.
Q: How long does it take to cook the s’mores?
A: On average, most treats will take about 5-7 minutes to cook over a fire pit. This time frame can vary depending on the intensity of the fire and the amount of heat reaching the treats.
Q: Can I buy s’mores kits online?
A: Yes, many online stores sell kits that typically consist of graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate bars, making it easy to set up your fire pit kitchen.
Q: Are any of these s’mores treats gluten-free?
A: Yes. The S’mores Dip can be made with gluten-free graham crackers, and the S’mores Pizza crust can be made with gluten-free pizza dough.
In conclusion, making s’mores over a fire pit is a favored summer activity but can be dull at times. These unique twists on the classic treat will add excitement to your summer evenings and the convenience of making them over a fire pit is unbeatable. So, gather with your friends and family and try these sweet treats to satisfy your late-night snack cravings.