The S'more You Know

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Nothing quite captures an outdoor adventure like the camp classic s’mores. These things will turn the most crotchety adult into an excited, wide-eyed kid in mere moments. I don’t know if it’s my love of The Sandlot, or the connection to campfires and outdoors but s’mores instantly put a smile on my face. Although it’s not always easy finding vegan options, Ryan and I have done handfuls of trips and brought s’mores along. The best advice I can give is to plan ahead.

   Joshua Tree January 2017

Joshua Tree January 2017

When we go on a trip, I make sure to grab a bag of Dandies and the only readily available vegan graham cracker I can find, Nabisco. I usually grab a couple of chocolate bars from work. You can pack them into a meal prep box and throw them with your camping supplies or take them on a flight. Most of the time I forget I even packed it until we are at our campsite, so it makes for extra magical nights.

   Colossal Cave Mountain Park in Arizona

Colossal Cave Mountain Park in Arizona

For even more magic, I try switching things up with new cookie/chocolate combos. Here are some tasty combinations that may make your starry nights even more spectacular. As always, the instructions are simple: graham, chocolate, flaming ‘mallow, graham. Then, you scarf.

GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE CHIP

Enjoy Life Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Divine Dark Chocolate w/ Hazelnut Truffle

Dandies Marshmallow

CHOCOLATE COVERED RASPBERRIES

Nabisco Grahams

Divine Dark Chocolate w/ Raspberries

Dandies Marshmallow

   Chocolate covered raspberry s’more

Chocolate covered raspberry s’more

PEANUTTY BUTTER CUP

Back to Nature Peanut Butter Creme Cookies

Theo’s Peanut Butter Cup

Dandies Marshmallow

NOCCIOLATA & STRAWBERRY

Nabisco Grahams

Nocciolata Dairy Free Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread

Sliced Strawberry

Dandies Marshmallow

   Nocciolata and strawberries are a match made in s’more heaven

Nocciolata and strawberries are a match made in s’more heaven

Always remember that adventure doesn’t stop when the hiking boots are kicked off for the day. Little changes to your campfire traditions can make wonderful and extraordinary memories. The possibilities for this are truly endless. Remember to plan ahead and thank yourself later.

Thank you so much for checking out Vegan Backpacker week! See you tomorrow for the beginning of my local spotlight.