I've never liked s'mores and it's not for lack of effort. I grew up with the classic version of the fireside treat and I wanted to like them. I held out hope on my many childhood camping trips that I could and would grow to like them.
I tried extra chocolate, no chocolate, especially burnt marshmallows, lightly-toasted marshmallows, but nothing created a satisfying treat. I'd always end up with something too dry or too sweet; something I'd settle for but never crave.
Now, after a quarter-century of begrudgingly munching on s'mores, I've had a revelation: s'moreos.
Naturally, when I proposed it around a fireplace in the North Georgia mountains, my cabin mates had some questions: Do you keep the crème in? Should you use two full cookies and sandwich the marshmallow in between them as a double decker of sorts?
For now, I'm keeping it simple: one Oreo cookie, peeled open, frosting intact and put back together with a beautifully cooked 'mallow in the middle. Given the possibilities, I can't say I've perfected the recipe, but I can say this method makes for a compelling, gooey and crunchy two-bite treat.
So the next time you find yourself near a fire, grab some Oreos and marshmallows. With only two bites at stake, you've got nothing to lose.
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