Enjoy S’MORES 7 Ways This Summer

National S’mores Day is August 10th. This delicious and sticky summertime treat is loved by millions. S’mores usually consists of a roasted marshmallow with a layer of chocolate bar sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker, but the craze for our long standing campfire favorite comes with plenty of twists.  Discover a few creative and tasty versions of the gooey chocolate concoction that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.

Plan an evening under the stars with friends and end it with the S’mores Cupcake from our San Mateo neighbor, Sibby’s Cupcakery. The S’mores cupcake is a Graham Cracker Cake, with a Milk Chocolate Center, topped off with a Marshmallow Meringue. This seasonal flavor will only be available in the month of July, so stop by and give it a try!

S’mores Bars:  Easy, 10-ingredient vegan gluten free S’mores bars with an almond-pecan-oat crust, chocolate ganache layer, and toasted vegan marshmallows. The crust is more of a granola mixture than graham cracker. The chocolate layer is a ganache/pudding hybrid. And the marshmallow topping is insanely fluffy and sweet.

image: thechicsite.com

image: thechicsite.com

Combine 2 summertime favorites: the ice cream sandwich and S’mores to create a true masterpiece! Combine Tin Pot Creamery‘s Vanilla Bean ice cream with mini marshmallows and shaved chocolate bits between graham crackers. The Chic Site shares a cool recipe here. Looking for an extra twist? Try Tine Pot’s Creme Fraiche, Earl Grey or Salted Butterscotch instead!

Head downtown San Mateo for the finest! Sharona’s Chocolate Shop features huge handmade marshmallow, caramel, and graham cracker sandwiches encased in milk chocolate. Every picnic basket headed to a park or beach should contain these Chocolate S’mores!

S’mores Stuffed Cookies:  Your favorite campfire treat gets an upgrade with this gooey, cookie recipe. S’mores stuffed cookies are filled with graham crackers and chocolate, then stuffed with gooey marshmallows for the ultimate S’mores dessert that is sinfully decadent.

Salted Caramel S’mores:  A deliciously decadent take on an old campfire favorite. Marshmallows are sandwiched between two giant salted caramel chocolate chip cookies, two squares of salted caramel chocolate, and of course a drizzle of salted caramel sauce.

image: creative-culinary.com

image: creative-culinary.com

No Fire-Favorites: S’mores on a Stick are a great on-the-go treat for the kids during the summer. A baking sheet full of skewered giant marshmallows are only a few seconds away from becoming the S’mores of your dreams — no fire required! Another delicious twist are the S’mores Popsicles. Layers of vanilla ice cream, graham cracker crust and charred marshmallows are dunked in Magic Shell, creating the S’mores pop of our dreams. Everyone loves a graham cracker rimmed glass. Throw a summer mixer and add the Smoretini – A Childhood Favorite Revisited as an Adult Beverage!

Grab a couple friends or Bay Meadows neighbors and try one of these delicious recipes!

The vibrant Bay Meadows Town Square is the ideal gathering place with ground floor retail, outdoor dining, pop-ups and more. It includes a large sculpture as the focal point and serves as an energetic and dynamic urban core with plenty to keep you occupied. Once Caltrain is electrified, the platform will be elevated and grade separations will be installed on 31st and 28th Avenues, which means the Town Square will be the perfect place to relax outside for a glass of wine or an ice cream after a day of shopping and entertainment at Hillsdale Mall. Discover Midurban life in San Mateo. Join the Bay Meadows email list to stay on top of the latest.