The (Dessert) Menu - S'mores

This installment of The Menu rounds out our week of black, white and gold. Ok, so it is a BIT of a stretch, but with the weekend quickly approaching, we offer you a tribute to the ultimate summer dessert - the s'more - aka ooey-gooey goodness made from three simple ingredients. ElizabethFortune_Smores_ClassicPerfect for groups large or small, s'mores seem to bring out the kid in everyone and are great for parties. Package them up individually for guests or create a delectable display. S'more "pops" are also party-friendly when there is no campfire to be found.

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S'mores even have their own special cooking tools. Here are some both fun and functional roasting skewers available via Sur La Table, Dick's Sporting Goods, Williams-Sonoma, and Terrain...

ElizabethFortune_Smores_ToolsThe classic summer s'more has even inspired some sweet and sophisticated spin-offs. These s'more cupcakes by Annie of Annie's Eats make us salivate just looking at them. That perfect toasty brulee on top - wowza. And then Helene of Tartelette has created these delicate chocolate-covered marshmallow and cookie morsels. These treats would make great gifts. Click links for recipes.

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(other image sources: classic s'more, s'more boxes, display (unknown), s'more pops, s'more favors)