We love a backyard campfire, and few things in life are better than a freshly toasted s’more. The crunch of the graham cracker, the sweetness of the marshmallow, the saltiness of the bacon.
You heard us right.
In today’s foodie culture, the humble s’more has undergone a transformation and been elevated in countless ways. And since we are of the firm belief that bacon makes everything better, we thought we’d bring you some ideas of how you can incorporate America’s favorite food into America’s favorite campfire treat.
Bacon Weave S’more: Swap out the graham crackers for a bacon weave “cracker”. BONUS: This makes your treat gluten-free and cuts the carbs significantly! Tip: Cook the bacon-weave “cracker” in advance since it could be tricky to cook fireside, and crisp it up in the flames while you’re toasting your marshmallow.
Add a Bacon Layer: Simply add a piece of cooked bacon to the traditional s’more. Like the bacon weave, pre-cook your bacon and warm it up over the coals.
Use Chocolate-Covered Bacon: Combining these two components will help keep your s’more from falling apart, which you risk if you have too many layers. Here’s an easy tutorial on how to make chocolate-covered bacon if you need some guidance.
Make a Bacon Chocolate Bar: Cook and crumble bacon, then melt your favorite quality chocolate and stir in the bacon crumbles. Let it harden and break into chunks to ensure you get that sweet-and-savory flavor in every bite.
Use Bacon Crumbles: If you put a whole piece of bacon on your s’more, it’s possible that you’ll pull the whole thing out when you take your first bite. Using bacon crumbles makes it easier to keep your s’more full of bacon.
Make a Bacon S’mores Cone: If you’ve ever struggled with the messiness of s’mores, this is genius. Use an ice cream cone instead of graham crackers, add chocolate chips and bacon crumbles, and set it over the fire wrapped in foil to heat up while you’re toasting your marshmallow. When finished, put your marshmallow in the cone and enjoy with minimal mess!
Our classic Dry Cured Bacon would be the perfect variety to try in your bacon s’mores, its rich and savory flavor perfectly complementing the sweetness of the dessert. Or try it with our Maple Flavor Bacon to add yet another flavor component!
What’s your favorite s’mores combo? Have you ever tried them with bacon?