So, I just began writing a post for a different chocolate week treat. Two paragraphs in, I clicked on Facebook and saw a post for S'mores Cookies and a title exclaiming “Happy S'mores Day!”. Um, how was I unaware that August 10th is S'mores Day?
Good thing for me, I had a s'mores recipe all lined up for tomorrow so the order got a quick switch-a-roo and here we are: a s'mores recipe right in line with the days festivities.
S'mores are such a classic. Whoever thought to toast a marshmallow – genius in itself – and then sandwich it in between graham crackers and chocolate seriously had some brains. The flavor combination is just so darn good and exemplifies American summers at their finest. What's a summer without a camping trip and roasting s'mores over an open flame? Theirs just nothing like it.
However, sometimes we can't all find the time to search out a fire pit to make s'mores over. That is where s'mores inspired treats come in. The same flavor combination of s'mores, just applied in a different format. S'mores bars, s'mores cookies, s'mores pie…it all ran through my head when deciding what s'mores dessert I should do for chocolate week.
S'mores bread pudding popped into my head, and although I had never made
bread pudding, or heard of s'mores bread pudding, I knew that's what I was making. Hellooo? It sounds phenomenal. A quick Google showed that everyone who made s'mores bread pudding just added chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows into normal bread pudding.
It was a really good idea. Even if you do have time to make the real thing, make some s'mores bread pudding. It's soft, sweet, chocolatey, sticky, and totally reminiscent of those childhood summers you spent at a bonfire on the beach.
Here's to my new favorite holiday! Happy S'mores Day!
Miss Chocolate Week so far? Here's what you missed:
Day 1: The Baked Brownie
Ingredients Instructions Notes Recipe adapted from Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours
Recipe adapted from Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours