Put a twist on your s’mores this summer

Posted June 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Editor’s note: this is the second in a series of articles about summer ideas found on our Pinterest page.

S’mores scream summer yum and fun, sitting around a campfire, enjoying the stars and lightning bugs.

But there’s more you can do with your graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows. Pinterest is full of ideas for variations on s’mores, especially when you’re not near a campfire or fire pit and still have a craving for that favorite summer treat.

My 17-year-old son, Hunter, who loves to cook and bake, helped me with these s’mores ideas.

Baked S’mores Bars

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