This post is in collaboration with Duraflame. All opinions are my own.
With a flip of a switch it seemed as though fall had arrived in Seattle; however, fall in Seattle is rather finicky as later this week it is supposed to be sunny and 77* again. The days have definitely gotten shorter, but it is still nice to spend these evenings outside by the campfire, just in a different manner. Instead of sitting out there late into the night and cooking dinner over the fire we’re hanging out in warm clothes and enjoying the warmth of the fire while we sip hot beverages.
One of these hot beverages that is perfect for campfire sipping is S’mores Hot Chocolate. It is reminiscent of summer with the s’mores flavors, and leaves a warm & cozy feeling while sipping it.
S’mores Hot Chocolate
- 1 Graham Cracker - crushed
- Marshmallow Fluff
- 1-2 Tablespoons Chocolate Syrup depending on desired sweetness
- 8 ounces Milk
- Mini Marshmallows
- Place crushed graham cracker crumbles on a plate
- Line the rim of a mug with marshmallow fluff
- Dip the fluffed rim into the crumbles
- In a separate microwavable safe mug, combine chocolate & milk
- Heat on High for 1 minute, or at desired temp
- Pour hot chocolate into rimmed mug
- Top with mini marshmallows
- Use a Kitchen Torch to roast the mini marshmallows
Even just smelling this beverage reminded me of summer. It was just like summer had never left (in true s’more making tradition, I accidentally burned my mini marshmallows on this hot chocolate).
When we are using the fire simply for warmth and ambiance, and not for roasting, the Duraflame Stax Cracking Logs are perfect for an evening fire. These logs put out some great heat and definitely made for a comfortable fire in the evening.
One thing that I appreciate about the Duraflame Stax logs is how easy they are to light. Simply stack two on top of each other, light the paper where indicated and the fire is off! The box contains a 3rd log as well in case you would like to extend your evening fire a bit longer. These three logs burn better than a standard wood bundle which contains 5-6 logs, and they are made of 100% renewable resources that burn cleaner than a wood fire. Their unique split wood shape still gives a nice glowing fire which crackles like a wood fire.
S’mores are one of my favorite desserts to enjoy during the summer. There is something about the flavor combination that screams summer so this hot chocolate is a fun way to extend the enjoyment. As we get towards the end of campfire season for the year, we will be heading outside as much as possible and soaking up these last few opportunities for glimpses of summer. I am looking forward to enjoying my s’mores in beverage form during these evenings and making plans for all our adventures next summer.