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Mexican S’mores, a new camping tradition…
Last summer, some family friends shared with us a special treat that has now become one of our favorite ever desserts! We reserve it to ‘camping’, and don’t do it very often so that it stays ‘special’.
We had never heard of Mexican S’mores before! They are a slight twist on regular s’mores; I don’t care for s’mores generally… I like a few marshmallows roasted golden brown with the insides all mushy, but I don’t like traditional s’mores.
For Mexican S’mores, you need the typical s’more’s chocolate and marshmallows, but instead of graham crackers, you’ll want to have tortillas, butter (we only use the real thing – have you ever read about margarine???? :p), and aluminum foil.
Mexican S’mores are super easy to make, and a favorite of all ages!
Spread softened butter thinly on one side of each tortilla, then place marshmallows and chocolate (we usually use 10″ tortillas, with 3 large marshmallows and 4 chocolate bar rectangles for each) in the middle of the buttered tortilla. Because they are pretty rich, we make one per person, but sometimes the big boys will want two!
Then put them over your campfire! I can’t tell you for how long as it depends on how hot your fire is, how far away they are, how crispy you want them… turn over to brown both sides…
We let ours get browned and slightly crispy, but they are fabulous even almost burnt! (we know from experience). They will be super hot when you take them off, so be careful, but they are THE BEST camping treat out there! Not nearly as crumbly as traditional s’mores, but just as marshmallowy-messy
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