Good food can transport us. There’s something magical about taking that first bite of a beloved summertime treat you once enjoyed as a child. You’re immediately taken back to those carefree days as your grown-up worries melt away with each taste. In typical sister fashion, when we decided to recreate a summer treat in an elevated way, we both knew exactly what we wanted to make: Gourmet S’mores!
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Kick-Off Summer in a Memorable Way
This year, we’re kicking off the unofficial start of summer with three fun new recipes and a casual yet elevated gourmet s’mores experience made to be shared with loved ones.
Is your mouth watering just looking at this picture?! Text your friends and family right now and invite them over because you’re about to learn how to easily create this experience in your own home!
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How to Host a Gourmet S’mores Get-Together in Your Home
Start with the Perfect Foundation
While our gourmet s’mores recipes feature some unexpected elements, each recipe has one common, must-have ingredient: a chocolate bar. For this essential component, we choose the irresistibly rich, creamy taste of Endangered Species Chocolate for their simple, better-for-you ingredients. From smooth dark and milk chocolates made from real cacao and responsibly sourced cane sugar, you’ll never find anything artificial in Endangered Species Chocolate – the real-deal chocolate. Authentic dark chocolate for authentically good summer times? Sounds perfect to us!
The Good Stuff Paired With a Good Cause
Why else do we love this chocolate so much? Endangered Species Chocolate also works to make our planet a better place by donating 10% of profits to organizations dedicated to supporting and protecting habitats, species and humanity around the world. Smooth, decadent chocolate that also helps to make the world a better place? It doesn’t get any better than that!
Gourmet S’mores Three Ways: Get the Recipes
Looking for a way to elevate the standard s’mores? Look no further! We’ve created three incredible Gourmet S’mores recipes with Endangered Species Chocolate – just for you (and your loved ones)! These gourmet ingredients were selected to create a complementary tasty experience that takes you back to times past while also being elevated to meet you where you are today.
Gourmet S’mores Three Ways
Once you snag the recipes here, be sure to download a free printable copy of our Gourmet S’mores Three Ways to personalize the experience even more!
Gourmet S’mores: Create the Experience
What You Need on the Table
S’mores aren’t formal – they’re fun – so allow your tabletop to reflect that notion. Aim for a deconstructed look that holds the casual feel of the summer season. Check out the simple pieces that made this look below possible.
Table Runner: Adding a neutral table runner adds easy sophistication to your table without being overly fussy.
Marble Serving Tray: This piece will make serving loved ones easier than ever and acts as a place to display all the different types of Gourmet S’mores creations!
Marble Measuring Bowls: These neutral bowls are ideal for gourmet s’mores toppings so that they’re easily accessible to all guests.
Spoons: You’ll want to grab a few spoons for your Frozen Nutty Buddy s’mores! Gold adds a touch of sophistication, but any hue will get the job done.
Handwoven Natural Palm Vine Photo Frame: Grab a photo frame and print out your Gourmet S’mores Three Ways menu so guests will know the perfect pairings for their choice.
Want to grab our exclusive Gourmet S’mores 3 Ways printable menu?! Keep reading!
Basket with Florals & Tealights: Complete the look with a touch of greenery in a woven basket. This brings life to your table and gives a nod to the upcoming carefree summer months spent outside. We also (always) recommend candles to cast a warm glow around your table. We went with tealights for this design because they’re approachable and casual, and paired them with small Weathered Black Cement Planters to add visual interest.
Wood Handle Skewers with Marble Tray Rest: For recipes that require marshmallow toasting, such as The Salted Caramel, we used these simple wood handle skewers then rested each one on a marble tray to keep our table clean and tidy. (This means less clean up afterward!)
Bringing the Heat
If you don’t have a firepit or fireplace, it doesn’t mean all hope is lost for your gourmet s’mores experience! In fact, two out of the three recipes we created don’t require any sort of heat source! However, for those s’mores that do, such as The Salted Caramel, there are plenty of other tools available to make toasted chocolate s’mores happen.
S’mores Hostful Hack #1: Use a broiler to toast marshmallows. Just keep an eye on them. It takes only a couple of minutes to toast (if not less), and they can easily burn left unattended!
S’mores Hostful Hack #2: You can also find mini roasters for an easy, mess-free marshmallow roasting experience. We found this from Target, and loved how it made creating toasted-marshmallow s’mores quick and simple!
Gourmet S’mores: Get the Stuff That Matters
While the details we shared with you above hold a certain importance, we’re going to argue that the chocolate just might be the most important component of the s’more. So, be sure to get the chocolate that brings the creamy goodness of 100% real dark chocolate and also helps to support the planet on which we live.
Be sure to stock up on your favorite Endangered Species Chocolate and enjoy summer fun with gourmet (or traditional!) s’mores all season long! And, don’t forget to head over to Endangered Species Chocolate Blog to get the s’mores recipes you saw pictured here.
We hope this fun yet elevated s’mores gathering idea encourages you to find your inner child and take time to embrace those carefree days of times past – because adults need those carefree days too! Alongside delicious food and the people who mean the most, we simply can’t ask for anything more.♡
So, go ahead. Let delicious s’mores transport you back. You won’t regret your trip to simpler, slower times and the opportunity to create meaningful moments together with loved ones.
Cheers to Summer 2022, friend!