Someone had their thinking cap on when they declared August 10th to be National S’mores Day. It really does feel like the perfect time to make s’mores — a fun and easy activity that we can all pull off before school starts. To help you celebrate, here are some helpful resources from the archives:

1- Euro S’mores

When we lived in France, and didn’t have access to graham crackers, we would use what we had to make a variation we called Euro S’mores whenever a homesick craving hit us. If possible, these are even more decadent than the American version.

Oh, and if you’d like to make your own Euro S’mores, you’re in luck. These days, you can find the ingredients we used online. Here are links:

Milka Chocolate Bars

Lotus Cookies

2- Homemade Marshmallows

Making them is easier than you think. And you can flavor them too! Peppermint marshmallows, anyone?

3- Secrets to Cooking on a Campfire

This post is a treasure trove of knowledge and also includes instructions for foil-wrapped s’mores, and tons of s’more variations. Like using Nutella and chocolate chip cookies. Not joking.

4- Personalized Roasting Forks

This is an simple idea for personalizing roasting forks. A set of these would make a sweet little gift.

Finally, I have two questions for you. First, do you ever make ingredient substitutions on your s’mores? If yes, what are your favorites? And second, I know I mentioned August is the perfect time for National S’mores Day, but do you agree? Or do you think of making s’mores as a cozy activity to do around a winter campfire?