Finding fun and creative ways to pass the time with your family outside is what summer is all about. As the days warm up, we're seeing tons of families in the BioLite Community head to their backyards to fire up grills for some fresh air and wood-fired meals. Cooking outside with kids is the full-package: It gets everyone together to share in collaborative work setting up the grill and gathering supplies, the kids can learn how to start a fire, and ultimately cooking up a delicious meal.
But the best part? When the dishes have been scraped clean, the sun is setting, the flames are low and warm, and the s'mores makings come out.
Ambassador Amanda E. and her family know a thing or two about cooking outside.
“We have cooked couscous, roasted hot dogs, grilled shish kabobs, streaks, chicken, shrimp and all the veggies to go with it! We have taught both our children (ages 12 & 6) to use the BioLite stove and grill (with supervision of course). Our favorite thing to make is S’mores and it’s one of the easiest. The best part of S’mores is there is no wrong way! You can sub out pretty much any of the ingredients."
Here are their top 3 variations to end the night on a sweet note:
- Graham Crackers
- Rolo Chocolates
Directions: Prep the graham crackers by squishing the Rolo onto one side. Roast the 'mallow and assemble.
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
Directions: Baking the cookies is another fun activity that is super kid friendly especially if you pick up the easy bake pre-made cookie dough. You can use day old cookies or already made cookies for this recipe. Spread a layer of Nutella on the bottom of each cookie, roast your marshmallow, and combine into a delicious gooey treat.
Banana Peanut Buttercup S'mores
- Sliced Banana
- Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
- Graham Crackers
Directions: Prep graham cracker with Reese's Peanut Butter Cup & banana slices, roast your marshmallow and assemble.
These are just a handful of recipes that are easy to make with the family. If you're looking for even more inspiration, head to the Recipe section of our blog. Don't miss these wood-fired pizza recipes - backyard pizza parties are a great way to spend an afternoon or evening.
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