S’mores are synonymous with summer, so it should come as no surprise that Victory Ranch hosts a weekly get-together at the Warming Hut to indulge in delicious treats and even better company. Yet, while roasting marshmallows seems to be a simple task, creating the perfect s’more is—in fact—a science. That being said, take note of our tips and tricks to make sure you master the art of this summer staple.
- First and foremost, make sure your graham crackers and chocolate are arranged on a plate before roasting your marshmallow. This is crucial in creating a no-fuss experience.
- Place the toasted marshmallow on top of the chocolate as soon as it’s done to your liking—whether that means golden brown or totally charred.
- Smoosh! Place the other graham cracker on top of the marshmallow and squeeze. Wait a few seconds to let the chocolate melt before devouring.
While you may think making s’mores is a low-maintenance task, think again. Beyond graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows, you’ll need a proper stick for roasting. This can often throw a wrench in your plans if you need to head out and search for one. But, of course, we pull out all the stops at Victory Ranch. Here, members don’t use sticks—they’re given campfire fishing rods. And, instead of normal marshmallows, they’re given gourmet, local marshmallows from Madyson’s. A true epicurean delight, the s’more bar features a selection of other toppings—which leads us to our next point.
Some like the classic s’more while others opt for the atypical. Here, we like to put a luxe spin on things, so you could say our s’mores are above average. As such, in order to master the art of the perfect s’more, consider introducing some of these gourmet varieties:
- Spread a layer of peanut butter or nutella on one (or both) graham cracker(s).
- Swap the milk chocolate with a peanut butter cup, caramel-filled chocolate, chocolate & almond bar, etc.
- Use cinnamon graham crackers.
- Layer slices of banana on top of the peanut butter and, if you’re feeling super adventurous, add a piece of bacon for an epic Elvis twist.
Of course, the art of the s’more is subjective. So, at the end of the day, it all comes down to what you’re craving. You may go classic one Saturday then bold the next. Regardless, it’s all about getting the family together to revel in sweets beneath the stars, beside the fire and the ones you love.
S’mores Saturdays will be held each week from June 2 through September 1 from 7-9pm on the Warming Hut patio.