August 17, 2011

Hershey’s S’Mores Make Happy Campers!

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I adore a good S’mores dessert in the summer. There is something about the ooey, gooey chocolate treat that just takes me straight back to my days camping on Lake Otsego. We haven’t taken my daughter camping overnight yet since she is so little, but we do a lot of backyard camping these days. Sometimes in the evenings I set up a nice blanket on our lawn and bring out supper. We’ll have grilled chicken, chips and fruit washed down with special sparkling lemonade. It is sweet and fun. This year I decided to introduce her to the pleasure of S’mores along with our normal camping fare.

To make our S’mores I used the gas grill which was cooling down from our chicken dinner. I found the mellow heat perfect for roasting the marshmallows. Then, we sandwiched them with our chocolate and graham crackers and enjoyed all of their sweet deliciousness. I mean, is there any better way to cap of a summer camping picnic? (Even when the picnic is with a preschooler in your own backyard?) My daughter nearly fainted after she had her first bite. I swear I saw her light up from within. We are planning our next “camping” night next week and I am sure I know what will be on the dessert menu!

I am so pleased to be teaming up with Hershey’s this summer. Right now, the Hershey Company is encouraging families to create their own S’mores memories with the Say S’mores campaign. Starting June 16, families are invited to capture and share their favorite S’mores moments on the Hershey’s brand Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/hersheys for a chance to win S’mores-themed prizes.  The grand-prize is a Canon Rebel Camera, slate marble outdoor firebowl, $250 SnapFish gift card, roasting skewers set and all of the ingredients needed to make S’mores, including Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars. Families who visit the Hershey’s brand Facebook page on or after June 15 can download the Say S’mores application to participate in monthly photo contests and receive a $1 coupon good toward the purchase of any two Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bar 6-packs. What are you waiting for? Pop on over and get your coupon so you can start making your own camping S’mores today!

Why not upload some fun photos of your camping extravaganzas and enjoy!

This post is part of my participation in the Hershey’s “Say S’mores” Promotion. All opinions expressed are mine.