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8/18/2015 11:12 am  #1

Backcountry S'mores

Hi All

I've never done s'mores on a canoe trip and was curious if you have? How do you bring the chocolate without risk of melting?

Also, just a suggestion. Should there be a dedicated "Food" thread where people can share there recipes and meals?


Last edited by Hass (8/18/2015 12:09 pm)


8/18/2015 11:42 am  #2

Re: Backcountry S'mores

I just bring Presidents Choice Concerto cookies. Milk chocolate top with a biscuit bottom somewhat similar to a graham cracker. Never had them melt on me. Not even in the middle of summer. Very good cookie just by themselves too

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8/18/2015 12:05 pm  #3

Re: Backcountry S'mores

I typically forego s'mores in the backcountry and just eat marshmellows and M&Ms in one mouthful to achieve a similar effect and look like a complete fool.

I also support having a specific food thread! I would love that!


8/18/2015 12:13 pm  #4

Re: Backcountry S'mores

If you pack chocolate away out of the sun and you're not camping in a heat wave, good chance it'll stay solid. Won't avoid the "risk" of it melting but it should be alright.

Personally I don't do s'mores in the backcountry just because marshmallows are bulky and don't like getting jammed in an overstuffed pack, but I do sometimes bring chocolate as a treat and I haven't had problems.

Are we talking about a food *thread* or a food *subforum*? Personally I think the new forum layout has at least enough subforums already, it's not like this thread is getting buried. Meal planning is part of trip planning, no?


8/18/2015 12:54 pm  #5

Re: Backcountry S'mores

We make S'mores pretty regularly, especially if we have new folks along. Never really worry about whether the chocolate melts ahead of time. 


8/18/2015 1:30 pm  #6

Re: Backcountry S'mores

Thanks all, will try the chocolate top cracker idea first. Only going for one night this weekend so plenty of room for marshmellows this trip!

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8/19/2015 1:52 am  #7

Re: Backcountry S'mores

Thow a couple of plain Jersey Shore choclate bars (Bev says these are the best) in the middle of the food somewhere and you are good for a couple of weeks. The worst that happens is they get a little soft and melt a little easier.


8/19/2015 6:27 am  #8

Re: Backcountry S'mores

haha Jersey Shore or Jersey Milk?


8/19/2015 4:39 pm  #9

Re: Backcountry S'mores

Can't go wrong with the Concerto cookies.  A lot easier and cleaner to eat as well. 

Last edited by canoefanatic (8/19/2015 4:39 pm)


8/24/2015 9:33 am  #10

Re: Backcountry S'mores

So just to update...

I took in milk chocolate bars that I left in the refrigerator for about 9 hours overnight and packed them with the frozen chicken that we took. The chocolate did not melt and the s'mores were perfect! 

Last edited by Hass (8/24/2015 9:34 am)

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8/24/2015 10:09 am  #11

Re: Backcountry S'mores

marshmellows roasted as per usual,,, pull the marshmellow off the stick and pour a little baily`s into the little hollow of the marsh mellow,  nice treat. years old fav of mine. 


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