Trying S’mores for the First Time

Warning: What you’re about to read may shock you. I am 34 years old and only tried a s’more for the first time last week. I know…I KNOW! I’ve just never had the opportunity before; we’ve never really gone camping, and (here’s another crazy fact) I don’t really go crazy over marshmallows or chocolate to begin with, so I’ve never had a reason for a s’more.

Until now…

Since we have a little portable outdoor grill, and since “eat s’mores” is on our summer bucket list, and since it was the 4th of July, it was the perfect time to cross things off our list and try it all for the first time.

One of my hesitations before this experience was obviously burning ourselves, or having the kids get burned…because, fire.

But we busted out our s’more station after we put the baby to bed (because he for sure would go right towards the bright, hot fire), and we used some new long s’more “sticks,” so getting burned wasn’t even an issue. They expand to more than three feet, so it gave me piece of mind.

I loved that my kids got to try making some, too.

Although Madilyn did ask if she could skip the graham crackers and chocolate and just eat the marshmallow. You only live once, so we let her go back in and get a fork so she could dig in.

So what did I think? They were good!

I actually liked mine without the chocolate, but so many people have suggested that we try it with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups next time, so that will definitely happen in the near future.

…for scientific research, of course.

The earlier part of our 4th of July was a blast—pun intended. We all dressed in America best, and set out for a fun day.

Our neighborhood had a little parade for kids, and the girls rode around on their scooters.

We went to the dollar store and went to down on decorations for their scoots, and we all had fun waving them on around the park.

The day ended with some grilling in the back yard, and dessert in the front yard just before watching fireworks. It was a pretty perfect day.


  1. It looks like you all had a great 4th of July! When I was a kid, I always wanted to decorate my bike like their scooters! I admit, I was a little surprised that you had never tried s’mores before, but I’m glad you were able to cross it off your bucket list. I haven’t ever had them with Reese’s peanut butter cups, so I’ll have to try that. We sometimes use Keebler’s chocolate covered graham cookies as a shortcut. That grill is really cute, I’ve never seen one like it!

    1. We’ve never gone camping, and the one time my friends were going to have s’mores, I had to leave. I’ve heard about them (of course), but I’m finally happy I could cross it off my list! And the grill is awesome; we’re totally getting a lot of use out of it this summer!

  2. Beautiful family! I love that you tackled an item on your bucket list. S’mores are one of our faves–my family might need to make some today!

  3. Omg, I cannot believe you had never had smores until now – it’s seriously my favorite dessert ever!

  4. Admittedly, I am a little shocked it took you this long to try them, but I’m so glad you got to this summer! I’ve never added a Reese’s Cup to mine though – I’ll have to try that!

  5. My husband LOVES s’mores, but we currently don’t have a fireplace or fire pit or any place to really make them – or at least I thought until I saw your post! I love that you made them in a pit like that because it gives me hope that we can just buy one instead of having one built. This looks super cool and they look yummy! Thank you for sharing!

    1. You would LOVE that little grill then! There are a lot of ways to use it, which is nice. I do sell them (but I swear I only share the things I love). It’s been fun to have 🙂

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