Of course, we all love the sweet version of S’Mores, but the idea of a S’more can be nicely adapted for a savory snack. S’mores offer endless opportunities for wonderful combinations of ingredients.
You may consider these mini-grilled cheese sandwiches, but they use the principle of a S’more in melting something gooey between something crunchy. Whatever they’re called, they’re delicious.
They can be dressed up with sundried tomatoes and basil for grownups, or kept kid-friendly using fresh tomato slices and cheddar.
MOZZARELLA “S’MORES” (Makes 16 pieces – serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer, 2 as a light lunch.)
(adapted from Steven Raichlen’s Beer-Can Chicken, May 2002)
32 thin slices of very skinny baguette
32 sun-dried tomato halves, packed in oil
or 32 thin slices of plum tomatoes, plus a little olive oil
16 bocconcini, little balls of fresh mozzarella, halved
(or any cubed cheese you prefer)
16 fresh basil leaves
Lightly toast baguette slices in 325° F oven for about 10 minutes, or use toaster oven. Brush one side of bread with oil from tomatoes. Place on baking sheet. Lay half a bocconcini on each piece. Place under broiler (watch carefully!!) or in toaster oven on toaster pan. Broil or toast, until cheese just melts. Place tomato slice on each one. Lay a basil leaf on top of half of toasted baquette slices. Cover with un-basiled slice. Place a frilly toothpick in each S’more. Serve immediately.
Here’s a 30 second version of a Savory S’more. (It makes a quick snack for one.)
1 half of an Arnold whole wheat sandwich thin, cut into 4 pie-shaped triangles.
4 slivers of red or yellow sun-dried tomato
4 thin slices of cheddar cheese
Toast the sandwich thin triangles lightly. Place a sliver of sun-dried tomato on each triangle. Cover with cheddar cheese. Broil in oven or toaster oven, until cheese is melted. Place one triangle on top of another. Repeat. Skewer with a basil sprig. Enjoy.
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There is also a world of sweet variations on S’mores. One of my favorite things to do is to spread peanut butter on the graham cracker or biscuit before topping with chocolate. It elevates S’mores to a whole new level! Of course, Nutella also makes an awesome addition to a S’more.
Here are some more delicious S’more ideas:
This is a fabulous rendering of S’mores that uses Carr’s Wheatmeal Biscuits –
Another sweet version is a S’More Napoleon, which takes this snack to a new level. It’s a standard S’More topped with a white chocolate mousse. What could be wrong with that?
And here’s a S’mores recipe with an interesting spin. It uses a FILLED chocolate bar. Can you imagine a caramel-filled chocolate bar on the inside of a S’more, oozing out and mixing with the puffy soft melting marshmallow? Too good! Or what about using a chocolate wafer with an orange filled chocolate bar?
S’mores with a Twist
All ingredients for these S’mores are easily found at any local supermarket around Princeton. Check out my list of Supermarkets In And Around Princeton in the sidebar.