Really? Is there anyone who doesn’t love s’mores?
Smores from Smores Couture
Rayanna Perry says she has been hand making custom candies and desserts for many years. But it was her elegant smores (no, she doesn’t spell it with an apostrophe) that launched her business, fittingly named Smores Couture. Don’t be thinking these are your old-school graham crackers topped with marshmallow and a little chocolate. These are elegant chocolate-covered bonbons filled creamy cookie filling (that tastes just like graham crackers) topping a fluffy marshmallow. These candies take the concept of s’mores to a whole new level. Perry and her team hand make each smore in their Decatur kitchen. You could feed these to the kids, but that would be such a waste. Save them for your more discerning guests who will appreciate a grown-up version of this classic flavor combination.
$3.50 per smore or $19 for a six-pack. Available at the shop, 2050 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur or online at smorescouture.com/.
Assembling the ingredients for your s’mores party just got easier. Now you can buy Stuffed Puffs - marshmallows filled with milk chocolate. Put the puff on a skewer and start toasting. If all goes well, the marshmallow will brown, the chocolate will melt, and you’ll slide the whole thing out onto a graham cracker. Our testers found that a hot fire meant the marshmallow toasted before the chocolate melted, so we recommend trying this out over a not-so-hot part of the fire. Then again, those same testers were happy to just eat the marshmallows right out of the bag. Lots of fun no matter which way you enjoy them.
$3.98 per 10-ounce package. Available at Walmart. stuffedpuffs.com/
Dandies Marshmallows from Chicago Vegan Foods
To make a s’more, you need a marshmallow. But not just any marshmallow will do. Depending on who is gathering at your campfire, you may need a vegan version (no animal gelatin or conventional granulated sugar) or one that doesn’t include artificial flavors. Dandies Marshmallows are the solution. They’re made with vegan cane sugar and real vanilla. Those who have concerns about clean ingredients will love them and those who don’t? They’ll love them, too. We liked the fact that the marshmallows are slightly beige in color, which meant no bleached ingredients, but also seemed to amplify the vanilla flavor. They’re also not cloyingly sweet. Perfect when you’re already pairing them with chocolate and graham crackers. They come in a mini size, too, for topping those sweet potato casseroles you know are coming later this fall.
$4.99 per 10-ounce package. Campfire size marshmallows available at Whole Foods Market on Ponce de Leon, Sevananda, Grant Park Market and Westview Corner Grocery. dandies.com/
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