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Foodie Fridays: Two Takes on Classic S'mores
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When was the last time you had s'mores? I'm not talking about a S'more Pop-Tart or a bowl of S'more Crunch Cereal (anyone remember that?). I'm referring to crispy, gooey, chocolatey, honest-to-goodness s'mores (short for "some more" as in, "try one and you'll beg for s'more!"). This delectable dessert was the stuff your childhood camping trip dreams were made of, right?

There's no need to wait until you find yourself sitting in front of a roaring fire on a summer night to enjoy the goodness of this classic treat. In fact, you can whip up a little campfire nostalgia any time you like, and it only takes a few minutes. You can keep it simple and go with the classic configuration or you can jazz it up a bit by using caramel filled chocolate pieces, dark chocolate, or incorporating a little peanut butter. You can keep it simple or make it sexy (gooey marshmallows and melty chocolate? oh yeah!). S'mores aren't just for kids anymore, my friends, and they're not just for the campfire, either. You can do it all in the oven, toaster oven, or even in the microwave (if you must).

Think you're not in a position to indulge, campfire or not? Never fear, where there's a will there's a way! Go with an "open-faced" s'more, forego the chocolate bar, and substitute a decadent drizzle of chocolate syrup--classic fun factor and flavor for half the calories! We don't have to deny ourselves, we only have to think a little outside the graham cracker box!

The Classic S'more
2 graham crackers (one sheet, broken in half)
1/2 ounce chocolate (Ghirardelli Squares are my fave!)
1 standard size marshmallow

Place one graham cracker on a small cookie sheet. Top with chocolate and marshmallow. Broil for 2-3 minutes (watch it closely, it'll burn when you're not looking!) until marshmallow is lightly toasted. Remove from oven, top with remaining graham cracker and smoosh. Indulge.

Yield: 1 S'more

S'more Light
1 graham cracker (one half of one sheet)
1 standard size marshmallow
1/2 teaspoon chocolate syrup
Place one graham cracker on a small cookie sheet. Top with marshmallow. Broil for 2-3 minutes (watch it closely, it'll burn when you're not looking!) until marshmallow is lightly toasted. Remove from oven and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Indulge.

Yield: 1 S'more

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