When you were a kid you probably went on camp-outs, complete with hot dogs, ghost stories and the king of all outdoor treats, the s’more. As the weather warms up you may hear the call of the wild (or at least the call of the organized camp ground) and think it’s time to head out.
But how about camping in your own backyard? It’s easy, cheap and all it takes is the desire to do it and bam! you’re outside under the stars. But what about the campfire? Camping isn’t the same without weenies a’roasting and s’mores a’toasting. Your neighborhood association probably frowns on bonfires in your backyard so what do you do? This is where the fire ring saves the day (or night)! Do it yourself fire ring kits are an easy way to ensure you’ll always have a place to roast, toast or just relax.
And along with your new fire ring it’s time to liven up the classic s’more. The s’more loyalist will always enjoy chocolate bars, graham crackers and marshmallows but how about mixing it up once in a while? Try these new and improved recipes and top off those tummies before you head into your backyard campground. Or just back in the house when you realize mosquitoes also live outdoors.
Nutty Banana S’mores– Graham crackers, a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, sliced banana, and marshmallow. Substitute Nutella instead of Reese’s for the extra mile.
Strawberry and Chocolate S’mores– Add strawberry slices to graham crackers, dark chocolate, and roasted marshmallow.
Chocolate and Peanut Butter S’mores-Spread peanut butter onto the graham cracker, or chocolate wafer, and then add the chocolate and marshmallow.
Spicy S’mores– Graham crackers, marshmallows, milk chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Snowy S’mores-White chocolate, chocolate wafer and marshmallow with a drizzle of caramel.
If you’re looking for the perfect complement to your outdoor lifestyle the Fire Ring kit from Olympic Lawn is the marshmallow to your chocolate. They’re easy to install, last a lifetime and provide warmth, comfort and beauty for all your outdoor entertaining. Call us at 816-697-2720 for a free estimate and design assistance!
Thanks to Sunset for some of the delish recipes!