The Art & Science of S’mores

August 12, 2013 in Camping

REI created an infographic to detail the ins & outs of the classic s’more… and even included a “S’more Survival Checklist.” Bet you never thought about that, have you? We like this graphic a lot — especially the idea of fresh picked raspberries!

If this sparks a s’mores craving, be sure to check out our list of Gourmet S’mores Recipes!

S'mores Infographic

The Art & Science of S’mores from REI

Camping Recipe: ‘Nana & Nutella Gourmet S’mores

July 9, 2013 in Camping Recipes, Dessert Recipes

If there’s one thing that’s right in this world, it’s the divine treat that is Nutella. This hazelnut & cocoa spread is a worldwide favorite, so why not figure out how to get it together with another worldwide favorite: the s’more! This take on the gourmet s’more will be sure to please any Nutella fanatic… and anyone else, for that matter!

Camping Recipe: ‘Nana & Nutella Gourmet S’mores

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Camping Recipe: ‘Nana & Nutella Gourmet S’mores


  • Banana, cut into slices
  • Nutella
  • Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows


  1. Stoke up the fire and gather your favorite skewers.
  2. Coat the graham crackers in a thick layer of Nutella. Layer banana slices on top of the Nutella.
  3. Spear the marshmallows and toast until golden brown.
  4. Smother the banana layer with the toasted marshmallow.
  5. Top with another graham cracker – take a bite and… enjoy.

Camping Recipe: Keebler Elves S’mores Recipe

July 1, 2013 in Dessert Recipes

This is one of the easiest and (for me) most nostalgia-inducing unique s’mores recipes we’ve come up with to date. I’m usually a big snob when it comes to cookies – they’ve got to be homemade… that is until it comes to the Keebler Elves Fudge Stripes cookies. I’m a sucker for those cookies and when a good friend casually mentioned they’d make good s’mores, it was like a revelation from the heavens! The firm shortbread cookie already drenched in chocolate is the perfect holder for an ooey, gooey marshmallow!

Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Camping Recipe: Keebler Elves S’mores

Rating: 51

Camping Recipe: Keebler Elves S’mores

Camping Recipe: Keebler Elves S’mores Recipe


  • Keebler Fudge Stripes Cookies
  • Marshmallows


  1. Stoke up the fire and gather your favorite skewers.
  2. Spear the marshmallows and toast until golden brown.
  3. Smother the Keebler Elves Fudge Stripe Cookie with the toasted marshmallow.
  4. Top with another cookie – let sit for a few minutes to let the chocolate get a little gooey… enjoy.

Memorial Day Camp Recipe Menu & Shopping List

May 15, 2013 in Camping Recipes, Tips & Recommendations

Memorial Day Camping Menu & Camp Recipes

Get the summer camping season started off right!

Get the summer camping season started off right (and to knock your campers’ socks off) with our favorite breakfast & dinner camp recipes and shopping list. Looking for more ideas?
Check out our camp recipes page for
more meals, sides & desserts.

We recommend assembling the foil packets at home before you leave. Put them on ice in a cooler and keep them good and cool until you’re ready to throw them on the coals!

Memorial Day Camp Menu & Shopping List

Saturday Morning:

Saturday Night (Home Cookin’ Night):

Sunday Morning:

Sunday Night (Tex-Mex Night):

Monday Morning:

Shopping List (for four campers)

  • Breakfast Shopping List
    • 1 lb. Breakfast Sausage (pork or turkey)
    • 10 oz. Packet Diced Potatoes
    • Green Bell Pepper
    • Red Bell Pepper
    • Onion
    • 10 Eggs
    • 1 Package Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
    • 1 Package Shredded Colby and Cheddar Cheese Blend
    • 1 Tube Refrigerated Crescent Rolls Dough
    • 1 Tube Refrigerated Biscuit Dough
    • Walnuts or Pecans (optional)
    • Pantry Items: Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, sugar, cinnamon, butter, brown sugar
  • Dinner Shopping List
    • 4 Pork Chops
    • 1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey)
    • 1/2 – 1 lb of New Potatoes
    • 1 or 2 Sweet Potatoes
    • 1 Can Black Beans
    • 4 Ears of Corn
    • Taco Seasoning
    • Spinach (optional)
    • Packets of Tortillas
    • Grated Parmesan Cheese or Cojita Cheese
    • Pantry Items: Salt, pepper, mint, honey, garlic, hot sauce, chili powder, smoked paprika
  • Dessert Shopping List
    • Graham Crackers
    • Golden Grahams
    • Dark Chocolate
    • Strawberries
    • Marshmallows (regular & mini)
    • Mini Chocolate Chips
    • Packet of Tortillas
  • Misc.
    • Aluminum Foil
    • Nonstick Spray (like Pam)
    • Dutch Oven

Camp Recipes: S’mores’adillas

April 2, 2013 in Dessert Recipes

S'mores'adilla fixin's dutch oven recipe

S’mores’adilla fixin’s dutch oven recipe

Now that we’ve got the dutch oven, we’re pumped to try all sorts of dessert camp recipes. For our first go-round in the dessert category we didn’t stray too far from our first love… gourmet s’mores. Only  this time we’re dropping the graham crackers and picking up the tortillas. Be sure to include the Golden Grahams when you make this recipe… it adds a nice crunch to every bite!

S’mores’adilla Gourmet S’mores


  • 2 Tortillas (we like the flavor of whole wheat tortillas, but use whatever you’ve got)
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Mini Chocolate Chips (or if you’ve got spicy Mexican chocolate, give that a whirl)
  • Golden Grahams


  1. Stoke your campfire until the coals are nice and hot.
  2. Away from the coals, spray the dutch oven with a non-stick spray. Place one tortilla in the bottom of the dutch oven.
  3. Cover the tortilla with a layer of mini marshmallows.
  4. Sprinkle the chocolate chips and Golden Grahams on top of the marshmallows.
  5. Cover the marshmallow mixture with the remaining tortilla. Put the lid on the dutch oven and place on the coals for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the dutch oven from the fire and slide out the s’mores’adilla with a spatula. Cut into 4 pieces and enjoy!

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