S’more Charcuterie Board: this s’more themed dessert board is perfect as a summer treat around a campfire, or for your camping themed party.
Charcuterie or grazing boards have become so popular lately, and they’re just perfect for entertaining. Guests can help themselves, and come up with their own perfect combinations. Lately I’ve seen more and more dessert inspired charcuterie boards and thought that a S’more Charcuterie Board might just be the most perfect dessert we could come up with this summer.
Perfect for Camping
We were invited to visit friends at a campground for a day and brought this along to share. It was a huge hit! It’s perfect for a campfire, but it would be great at any summer party -even if it was roasting the marshmallows over some candles. Our friends -and their family who were there raved about the s’more charcuterie board. And the run away hit of the night was definitely the home made graham crackers.
Extra Special Homemade Treats
We used a few different homemade elements for our s’more charcuterie, not only the graham crackers but also homemade marshmallows, and some caramel dulce de leche. But this board would have also been amazing with store bought versions of the same -so whether you want to do some baking for it, or just assemble some store bought versions I promise it will be a huge hit.
What To Include For Your S’more Charcuterie Board
Here’s what we included in ours: for cookies we had our homemade graham crackers. We used this recipe from Brown Eyed Baker, but since graham flour is so hard to find we substituted whole wheat flour. They were a little fiddle-ly to deal with, and the dough was a bit crumbly even with rolling them out between parchment with no added flour. But, they were the hit of the night. Everyone raved about them, and they were the first thing gone from the tray. We also had some chocolate covered graham crackers, and chocolate covered digestive biscuits. These were lovely too because the heat from a roasted marshmallow perfectly melted the thin layer of chocolate.
For the chocolate we had an assortment of chocolate bars; milk chocolate, dark chocolate, a bar with coconut in it, and almond Hersey’s, peanut butter cups, and Hersey’s cookies and cream. We also added some Nutella -which was also a big hit and a bowl of homemade dulce de leche. Peanut butter would be a fun addition in a bowl also.
To make the dulce de leche you start with an un-opened tin of sweetened condensed milk. You submerge the sealed tin in a pan of boiling water, and let it boil for 2 hours. You must keep the tin can covered in water, if it boils dry it can apparently explode hot caramel everywhere and be very dangerous. I’ve made it many, many times and never had any problem at all. I usually set a timer and check the water levels every half hour and top up the way as necessary. After two hours remove it from the boiling water and open it. It is the most delicious caramel dulce de leech inside -as if my magic. It is such a delicious addition to s’mores, especially if you’re a caramel lover.
For marshmallows, we made some homemade ones. These are vanilla and chocolate marshmallows. We used this recipe from Elton Brown. To make them vanilla and chocolate, first we layered about 2/3’s of the marshmallow mixture into the baking dish. Then we added 2 tbsp of coco powder to the remaining 1/3 and combined before layering it on top and giving it a bit of swirl with the vanilla underneath. Homemade marshmallows aren’t too difficult to make, you just need a candy thermometer and a stand mixer. They do need to sit overnight, so do give yourself enough time to make them. They are so delicious; light and airy, like eating what a sweet cloud must taste like.
We had so much fun sharing this s’more charcuterie around a camp fire. It was fun for everyone to try different combinations and come up with their favourites. I highly recommend this for any camping get together.
With a S’more Charcuterie Board, life really is a party!