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10 Family Camping Activities


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Make S'mores
Try some new twists on that old favorite, s'mores.
Try some new twists on that old favorite, s'mores.
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Since the first published recipe for s'mores appeared in the 1927 Girl Scout handbook, these sticky treats have become a mainstay of campfire menus. S'mores -- fire-roasted marshmallows and chocolate bars sandwiched between graham cracker squares -- are a classic, so be sure to pack supplies for your camping trip.

Children will like being able to toast their own marshmallows on sticks (young children still need supervision so a flaming marshmallow doesn't become a flying missile). And, they'll especially like to create their own variations. For a twist, try adding a smattering of peanut butter to the graham crackers before adding a marshmallow and the chocolate squares. Or, swap the milk chocolate candy bar for chocolate-covered mint patties. A simpler (and sometimes less expensive) alternative is to use chocolate-covered cookies in place of the graham crackers and candy bars.

Regardless of the recipe your children come up with, one thing's for sure: Making s'mores is as much fun as eating them.


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