If you think that S’mores is only for camping trips or outdoor fires, we’re here to share some good news: you can make S’mores indoors! If you have a fireplace, you can start a new winter family tradition of toasting marshmallows and making S’mores in the comfort and coziness of your home.
Indoor S’mores: What You Need
Most Canadians know how to make S’mores, but if you don’t, here’s what you need to do it right:
- Milk chocolate
- Graham crackers
- Roasting sticks
- Wet wipes for sticky fingers
- Friends and family
Once you have everything you need to make S’mores, gather around the warm fireplace and take turns roasting marshmallows just how you like them. You might consider adding a twist to the old classic by substituting a few of the ingredients.
You could try:
- Pretzels instead of graham crackers for the perfect sweet and salty combo
- Your favourite chocolate chip cookies to sandwich the gooey marshmallows
- A caramel-filled chocolate bar instead of plain milk chocolate for extra sweetness
- A slab of Nutella spread in place of pieces of chocolate for some hazelnutty goodness
Whatever you try, be sure to share your family’s take on the traditional S’mores recipe with us on our Facebook page!
Fireplace Maintenance and Cleaning for Making S’mores
Making S’mores over your fireplace is tons of fun and super sweet, but it must be done safely. A critical part of making S’mores indoors is making sure your fireplace is clean and properly maintained. This involves having your chimney cleaned regularly to prevent chimney fires that are caused by creosote buildup. We recommend annual cleanings and inspections, but it’s even better to have your fireplace and chimney serviced seasonally. Keep in mind, the more you use your fireplace, the more you’ll need to service it.
Stay on top of fireplace maintenance and cleaning so you can make s’more memories with your family!
Fireplace maintenance is just one aspect of fireplace safety. Whether you’re cooking up S’mores by your fire or just enjoying the warmth, safety is the top priority. Always educate your family about how to safely use your fireplace.
Some safety considerations include:
- Install a firescreen
- Keep objects away from the fireplace
- Never leave a fire unattended
- Teach children about fireplace safety
Prepare Your Fireplace for Memory Making
As it gets colder, families spend more time by the fireplace. Get your fireplace ready to make memories. Get your annual inspection and cleaning done before you use your fireplace this season – especially before you make S’mores!
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