The 101: Get Your S’mores Right!

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In the mood for something sweet? Make this basic dessert even better with these tips:

Key ingredients: Graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate.

Why you love them: This nostalgic dessert reminds us of summers spent by the bonfire with friends. Plus, they take about 30 seconds to assemble — perfect for when those late-night sugar cravings hit.

How to make them: Skip the headache of actually having to start a fire and make 'em at home in just under a minute. Just stack a marshmallow on top of a graham cracker and microwave for 12 seconds, assemble and enjoy.

Try these twists: Make this easy-to-make (but messy-to-eat) dessert even better by adding fried bacon, caramel sauce or peanut butter cups. Don't want to step too far out of your comfort zone? Try using cinnamon graham crackers instead.

Fun fact: National S'mores Day is Sunday, Aug. 10th, so eat up!

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