A S’mores Recipe with grown-up flavors, orange marmalade with chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers is sure to become a campfire classic. Perfect for fall hayrides, sing-a-longs, and marshmallow roasts! When it comes to camp food, give me S’mores!
Orange Marmalade S’mores is a recipe best shared around the campfire. Don’t be surprised if Paddington Bear joins the party! Joyce Pinson, Friends Drift Inn
Orange Marmalade S’mores – Recipe at a Glance
Prep Time 5 Minutes Cook Time 3 Minutes Total Time 8 Minutes
Yield 8 S’mores
Ingredients Graham Crackers-Chocolate Bars-Marshmallows-Friends Drift Inn Orange Marmalade
Equipment Marshmallow Skewers – Grill or Campfire-Spoon – Foil
S’more Recipe with Orange Marmalade– Gourmet Afield!
Orange Marmalade coupled with chocolate is one of my favorite indulgences. It only happens a couple of times a year, and even though the very name “S’mores” implies you should eat until you pop, really one s’more sandwich is all you need!
Susan Chang at NPR’s Kitchen Window shares my love of orange and chocolate pairings. She writes in “Oranges and Chocolate: Romancing the Rind:”
While I try to eat local and live sustainable, I find these two tropical exotics — citrus from the farthest reaches of the Old World and cacao from the heart of the New — an irresistible pairing.
Get Outside – Take S’Mores Recipes With Ya!
Now is the time to lay your cell phone aside and get out in the woods!
Fall is a special time here in Appalachia. Farm work is less frantic. The summer is winding down. There is finally time for hayrides, bonfires, and harvest celebrations.
Traipsing around in autumn, the sound of leaves rustling beneath my boots and the smell of walnut hulls energize my senses.
The summer air has cooled, leaving me to grab a flannel shirt and maybe a hoodie too.
What better time to build a campfire and enjoy the company of friends and family?
How many s’mores recipes can you come up with?
I don’t know whether you can really call the process of making a s’more a recipe, but I guess if you did not grow up in a rural community you might have missed out on this must have camping treat.
Tips for S’mores Recipe with Orange Marmalade
Getting the Chocolate to Melt
Making a S’more is super simple. So simple, some folks forget the most important part. A chocolate bar is solid. Duh!
You need to get that chocolate softened for the ultimate orange marmalade and chocolate experience.
I smear a thin layer of orange marmalade on a graham cracker, then put a square of chocolate bar on top. Repeat this for however many s’mores you are making.
Place graham crackers on aluminum foil and make a foil tent over them. Put them on the grill or low fire embers for maybe a minute, just until softened. You should be roasting your marshmallow at the same time.
The Perfect Roasted Marshmallow
There is no wrong or right way to roast a marshmallow. You can roast them over a campfire, a grill, or even in the fireplace.
If you are patient, skewer the marshmallow and keep it just about a foot above the fire. Rotate the stick so the marshmallow gets evenly heated. After about 2 to 3 minutes, the marshmallow will expand and become quite soft and gooey. That is the time to smoosh it on a graham cracker.
Me and patience-we have a tenacious relationship at best.
I eagerly cram marshmallows on a roasting stick, plunge them into the flames quickly watching the marshmallow ignite. I blow them out quickly and repeat until it suits my fancy. I like a little char, but not too much. The secret is getting the marshmallow center gooey.
Everybody wants to create the best s’more. A popular morning show even tackles the challenge. You should check out Katie Jackson’s take in a Today Show article “How to Make the Best S’mores Ever” . She writes:
Since the marshmallow-doneness is key, it can either make or break your s’more. Your ideal level of gooeyness is totally subjective and should be embraced.
When you see the marshmallow start to expand by 20 percent you know it’s cooked all the way through.
It is tempting to select a short stick or skewer for your marshmallow roasting adventures. Longer is better. From a safety standpoint, make sure the stick is long enough to reach into the fire. Keep sleeves and coat cuffs away from the flames!
Understanding Orange Marmalade
Writing about marmalade trends in Huffington Post, Cherri Gough states:
… that’s the enduring thing about marmalade: It harmonizes the bitter with the sweet, and when shared with family and friends, it can manage to get you through stormy times.
Yep, that is why we love Orange Marmalade S’mores. They bring folks together.
We often get asked “What is the difference between Jam and Jelly?” Folks ask us about marmalade., too.
Marmalade is neither a jam nor jelly. Orange marmalade is made with fruit and peel of oranges. It is thick with concentrated flavors. It spreads with a little effort. Some folks like to warm it, just to get the juices flowing.
It is no wonder Paddington Bear carried a jar with him when he left “darkest Peru.” Marmalade is like a food jewel in a jar.
Friends Drift Inn Orange Marmalade is thick, but spreadable. We do not use a bitter orange, preferring one more mildly acidic and sweet. The oranges are the star of the show; tasting citrusy and mellow. It is the perfect accompaniment to chocolate.
We like it spread on toast too! Oranges are one of those fruits that can be described as “sunny.” Everyone needs a sunny day – especially on mornings when breakfast is rushed.
Obviously, our oranges are not local. We live in Zone 6b, Kentucky Appalachia, and oranges just do not grow here.
But oranges are very much a part of the Appalachian experience, especially nowadays. All the retirees who move to Florida for the winter, always come back to visit the kin at Thanksgiving and Christmas. These “Snowbirds” often come toting crates of fresh oranges.
It is no wonder we associate oranges with fall and winter.
Beyond the Classic S’mores Recipe
Enter the academic world, and you will find writers debating the origins of S’mores. They will go on and on about how swap mallows were once considered a medicinal recipe. They will scuffle over whether the Girl Scouts or Campfire Girls invented the S’mores.
I don’t have time for that. Well not today, anyway.
What I will share is that S’more recipes should be celebrated.
In fact, National S’mores Day is celebrated on August 10 each year. During the frenzy, the number of s’more recipes shared is nothing short of phenomenal. Not just classic campfire s’mores, but s’more inspired nachos, cookies, poke cakes, dips and more.
S’mores is part of the American food lexicon; a tradition that brings smiles to old and young alike.
While a vintage camp food tradition, in recent years S’Mores recipes have become more inventive, often with gourmet twists. You should read about the history on the National Geographic site. National Geographic’s Rebecca Rupp points out in “The Gooey Story of S’mores:”
Nowadays alternative fillings for s’mores include everything from raspberry jam to peanut butter, hazelnut butter, Nutella, caramel, and lemon curd; substitutes for graham crackers include chocolate chip cookies and wheat crackers.
And so, the tradition continues.
Orange Marmalade S’mores are just a means to get out in the woods and find out what all the s’mores fuss is about. Truly the most shareable of camp foods!
You won’t be sorry.
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Orange marmalade s’mores recipe offers sophisticated flavors to jazz up the old-fashioned camp food favorite. Grownups (and kids too) will flip over roasted marshmallows, melty chocolate, and orange marmalade on graham crackers!
- 8 sheets of Graham Crackers
- One Milk Chocolate Bar (4.4 ounces) broken into 8 squares
- 8 Marshmallows (Large and Puffy)
- 8 teaspoons Friends Drift Inn Orange Marmalade
- For grilling, aim for medium heat. For campfires, hot coals that are beginning to die down.
- Break graham cracker sheets in half. Top half the crackers with chocolate the other half with marmalade.
- Place on foil, and let get “melty” about 30 seconds.
- Skewer marshmallows and roast over the coals, about 2 inches. Rotate for a soft, melted marshmallow about 2 minutes. If you are impatient like me, catch the marshmallow on fire and blow it out a couple of times.
- There are no S’Mores Police!
- Create sandwich with graham cracker bottom layer of marmalade, middle layer of marshmallow, and top layer of chocolate.
- Eat immediately! Enjoy the gooey pleasures!
For microwave s’mores, we construct the whole “sandwich” and use the high setting for about 15 seconds. It is not the same as a campfire s’more, but will do when you just have to have a s’mores right now! Giggles
Be aware, Friends Drift Inn Marmalade should be refrigerated after opening. Keep jars on ice if you are camping out.
This recipe was developed with Friends Drift Inn Orange Marmalade Jam. We cannot predict how other products will perform.
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