The summer camping season is not quite over yet. There is one more holiday weekend to take advantage and hit the trails and fire up some s’mores, before the colder weather comes our way. And in my mind, nothing quite goes together like camping and s’mores.
Labor Day weekend is this Monday, September 3, and according to AAA (Automobile Association of America), 33 million travelers will hit the road going distances of at least 50 miles. Although gas prices have been on the rise, that won’t deter 2.9% more people from last year, vacationing this holiday weekend. Of those travelers, 85% will be going by vehicle. So if you are some of those headed out in your RV for a little camping and s’mores, you will have some traffic to deal with.
Now, you may be wondering what all the references to my favorite camping treat, s’mores are all about. Well, I wanted to share a non-traditional, delicious, s’mores recipe that I love. You can try these on your upcoming Labor Day weekend camping trip.
Pot of S’mores
1 box or 14 ½ ounces graham crackers, crushed
½ cup butter, melted
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
2 cups miniature marshmallows
- Prepare your grill or campfire on low heat using 16-18 charcoal briquettes or large wood chips.
- Line a Dutch oven with aluminum foil. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter and press onto the bottom of the Dutch oven. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the crust and sprinkle with the chocolate and butterscotch chips. Then sprinkle with the marshmallows.
- Cover the Dutch oven. When your grill or campfire is ready and the briquettes or wood chips are covered in white ash, place the Dutch oven on top of them. Place the remaining briquettes or wood chips on the oven cover.
- Cook for 15 minutes or until the chocolate and butterscotch chips are melted.
For more delicious s’mores recipes and other Labor Day travel statistics visit usatoday.com and tasteofhome.com. Try this s’mores recipe for your Labor Day weekend camping trip and enjoy the last holiday of the summer season. And for all your RV needs stop by your local new and used New York RV dealer, Jim’s RV.