Chocolatey Fun on the 4th of July: HERSHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE #CampBondfire #Smores

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It’s summer time!!

I don’t know about you, but summer always makes me think of long days at the beach, pool parties and backyard BBQs. There’s just something about the rising temperatures and the kiddos being out of school that makes us all want to get everyone together and throw parties! In celebration of the 4th of July, we had everyone over for fireworks…and a little summer time fun by the way of Hershey’s S’mores!

One of our favorite summer time desserts is S’mores with Hershey’s Chocolate – who doesn’t love a little ooey, gooey chocolaty goodness?

While I would love to have the kids over (seriously, we have 12 cousins within a square mile so there is never a shortage of kids coming over!) to roast marshmallows over an open fire, we live in a residential area where there are no open fires allowed.

No fire pits.

It kind of stinks!

So we’ve learned to be really creative with making S’mores. We microwave them, or wrap them in tinfoil and cook them in the oven…or my very favorite way: we cook them on the grill!

4th of July: HERSHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE, how to make smores

While it isn’t the same thing as roasting marshmallows and making S’mores over an open fire, it is still pretty fun watching the  Hershey’s chocolate get all melty and gooey over the flames coming from the grill!

The only downfall to making S’mores on the grill is that you don’t get that melty-almost burned marshmallow that you do when roasting marshmallows over an open flame. That’s okay…we still had a ton of fun at our HERSHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE!

How to make smores

The results are equally delicious, whether you cook them in the microwave, oven, grill or over an open fire!

Hello, how could you possibly go wrong with Hershey’s Chocolate?

Answer: You can’t!

I made up a batch of Hershey’s S’mores during our little HERSHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE and the kids ran out front to watch my husband and my sister’s boyfriend set off fireworks. I think half of our family was there, it was so much fun! My aunt and uncle and their four children were down visiting from South Carolina and they came over to watch the fireworks with us. It was really nice to spend a little time with them before they went back home.

How to make smores

The kids loved the fireworks; my husband drives down to the next county each year and buys the “big” fireworks that we can’t get in Miami. Last year, they had a buy-one-get-one free sale so we still had leftovers from New Year’s Eve!

How to make smores

It may not have been a real HERSHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE in the traditional sense, due to our restrictions in the city…but with delicious S’mores and an hour’s worth of fireworks going off in the front yard, it was pretty close.

How to make smores

How did you celebrate the 4th of July? Do you have any plans for a summer gathering that includes Hershey’s S’mores this summer?


This post is part of my participation in the HERSHEY’S CAMP BONDFIRE campaign. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. says

    I am a new comer to the wonder that is Smores.

    I’m an Australian living as an expat in the Middle East, and as a result have a stack of expat friends.
    Many are American.

    We were camping in the desert when this little campfire treat came out, and ever since my wife has had to deal with me wanting to make a fire in the completely concreted courtyard in our compound.

    NOW.. thanks to the wonders of random internet bloggery – I can have smores ANY TIME I DAMN WELL PLEASE.

    I’m a bit pleased with that…

  2. says

    S’mores are definitely not s’mores without Hershey’s. We’ve never tried them on the grill but we’ll definitely have to do that the next time the kids visit.

  3. says

    We love s’mores. I make them indoors in the winter that is how much we love them! They are a must numerous times in the summer. My favorite part is and will always be seeing how everyone likes there marshmallows:)

  4. says

    Sometimes I make mine in the microwave if I want one bad. I didn’t think of popping them in the grill. What a great idea! WE didn’t really celebrate the 4th this year because we are in a major drought. But we normally celebrate with BBQ or fish fry and lots of fireworks.

  5. Jennie says

    I live in a very small town in the middle of nowhere, and even we had fire restrictions this summer. They even cancelled the 4th of July fireworks. Sad day. Our favorite s’mores alternative to a campfire is in the oven – if you lay the crackers side by side you can just spread chocolate chips all over the top, then cover with a layer of mini marshmallows. It looks like one giant s’more (but you can still pull them apart.) Then the most important part – you broil, not bake them. That way the marshmallow still gets golden. All that’s missing is the smoky flavor.

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