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Recipe: Shutter Ups—A Twist (or Swirl?) on the Classic S’more

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July 19, 2010

Recipe: Shutter Ups—A Twist (or Swirl?) on the Classic S’more

By CJ Lotz

My friend Allie and I probably have at least one thing in common with you: We would eat S’mores for dessert every day if we could. As delicious as the quintessential campfire dessert is, this weekend we wanted something a little different. So Allie suggested a campfire recipe from her days as a camp counselor: “Shutter Ups.” (The name implies just what these treats do to chatty campers.)

Just what is a Shutter Up, exactly? Instead of the Hershey’s chocolate, imagine a browned marshmallow folding over a melting vanilla caramel candy. We even took the recipe a step deeper into the delicious by replacing the graham cracker with crispy chocolate chip cookies.

For this experiment, Allie and I were limited to roasting our marshmallows over the stove of a tiny apartment kitchen. Although we couldn’t sit around a fire in the middle of the woods, the toasty marshmallow goo tasted like a hundred favorite summer nights. —CJ Lotz

Ingredients:
Marshmallows
Square caramel candies
Chocolate chip cookies (or graham crackers)

Directions:
Slide your marshmallow onto a stick. Follow it with a square caramel candy, so you’ve got a sweet shish kebab. Roast it over the fire (or the stove—we understand the craving can hit whenever) until the marshmallow is golden brown. Take your cookies or graham crackers and slide off both the marshmallow and the caramel. The caramel will fold inside the marshmallow and the whole thing will be a warm mess of caramel marshmallow goop.

The best part about this treat is the surprise of the caramel. A warm vanilla fragrance infuses the marshmallow as the caramel melts, and the chocolate chips soften. Every flavor blends to create the best campfire dessert we’ve ever chewed…and chewed. And chewed.

Got any modifications on the classic S’more? What’s your favorite dessert to cook when you’re camping?

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

I would like to add my own s'more recipe from a drunken night of camping that may change your world! We lost the chocolate and graham crackers to our melted ice in the cooler but the fudge rounds, oatmeal pies, and shhhhhhhhhhmallows survived! What we did was roast the fudge round or oatmeal pies over the fire on both side then seperate them when the insides melted(make sure you sort of toast the outsides it adds a nice crispy and chewy goodness to it) then we would roast the shhhhhhhhhmallow and place inside to make a s'more to kill a man for.

Fudge rounds were the best!

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from HellsCanyon wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

We are lovers Snake River Banana Boat S'mores! Use a sharp knife to cut the top skin of a banana, lengthwise, then carefully cut the banana into rounds, inside the skin. Shmoosh the ends together to open the skin and place it in a piece of tinfoil. Fill the banana with chocolate chips, mini-marshmallows and scrunched up grahams. Wrap the whole thing in a tinfoil boat and place on bed of coals until the chocolate is melty and the marshmallows area a toasty brown. Mmmmmm!
@HellsCanyon

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from stiggy5 wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

I love baking apples in tin foil. All you do is core the apple (save the top) and put in some butter and a marshmallow. I've also had them with butter and cinnamon sugar. Anyway, once your butter and sweetener are in the apple, cap it, wrap it in foil, and leave it on the coals as long as you can stand the sweet aroma drifting across your sniffer. Remove with tongs and enjoy!

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from buckeyebuckbuster wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Our favorite variation to the classic s'more is to use a Reese's peanut butter cup instead of the hershey's chocolate. Incredible.

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from Dcast wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

I would like to add my own s'more recipe from a drunken night of camping that may change your world! We lost the chocolate and graham crackers to our melted ice in the cooler but the fudge rounds, oatmeal pies, and shhhhhhhhhhmallows survived! What we did was roast the fudge round or oatmeal pies over the fire on both side then seperate them when the insides melted(make sure you sort of toast the outsides it adds a nice crispy and chewy goodness to it) then we would roast the shhhhhhhhhmallow and place inside to make a s'more to kill a man for.

Fudge rounds were the best!

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from HellsCanyon wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

We are lovers Snake River Banana Boat S'mores! Use a sharp knife to cut the top skin of a banana, lengthwise, then carefully cut the banana into rounds, inside the skin. Shmoosh the ends together to open the skin and place it in a piece of tinfoil. Fill the banana with chocolate chips, mini-marshmallows and scrunched up grahams. Wrap the whole thing in a tinfoil boat and place on bed of coals until the chocolate is melty and the marshmallows area a toasty brown. Mmmmmm!
@HellsCanyon

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from stiggy5 wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

I love baking apples in tin foil. All you do is core the apple (save the top) and put in some butter and a marshmallow. I've also had them with butter and cinnamon sugar. Anyway, once your butter and sweetener are in the apple, cap it, wrap it in foil, and leave it on the coals as long as you can stand the sweet aroma drifting across your sniffer. Remove with tongs and enjoy!

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from buckeyebuckbuster wrote 3 years 39 weeks ago

Our favorite variation to the classic s'more is to use a Reese's peanut butter cup instead of the hershey's chocolate. Incredible.

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