Hazelnut Marionberry S’more

Creative S'mores: Marionberry S'more with Hazelnut Chocolate
You can only run a camp cooking blog for so long before you feel compelled to tap into the classics. Flapjacks, hot dogs, chili. These are celebrated camping favorites that make up the canon of camp cooking. How we made it this far without doing a s’more recipe is beyond us, but we can assure you, it definitely won’t be our last.

As we passed through Oregon we learned a lot of interesting things, for instance: half of the state is a desert, you’re forbidden from pumping your own gas, and, the blackberries we were paying $5 a lb. for in Los Angeles grow along the side of the road like weeds. We also learned that Oregonians have a particular fondness for a certain variety of the blackberry called a Marionberry. (Basically, it’s just an extra-long jacked-up black berry.) All along the Oregon coast, restaurants have road signs boasting of their marionberry pies and homemade jams. It’s a thing.

Oregon also has another interesting quirk: they call hazelnuts “filberts”. The filbert is Oregon’s official state nut, and for good reason too: 99% of the hazelnuts produced in the United States come from Oregon. So really, as far as we’re concerned, they can call them whatever they like.

For our Oregon-themed s’more we put a slight twist on the original recipe by including freshly picked marionberries and a filbert dark chocolate bar. The burst of natural sweetness from the berries and the crunchy pop of the nuts brings an additional level of depth to this campfire classic. So pick up some blackberries and a hazelnut bar and get a little taste of Oregon.

Creative S'mores: Marionberry S'more with Hazelnut Chocolate
Creative S'mores: Marionberry S'more with Hazelnut Chocolate
Creative S'mores: Marionberry S'more with Hazelnut Chocolate

Hazelnut Marionberry S'more

Makes 1 s'more
   
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 graham cracker sheet, broken in half
  • 1 marshmallow
  • 1 square chocolate, - we love the dark chocolate with hazelnuts from TJ's for this dessert!
  • small handful marionberries, or blackberries

Instructions

  • Roast marshmallow to your liking over the fire. Campfire bans all across the Western US got you down? Us, too. We roasted ours over our little propane stove, and it turned out perfect.
  • Assemble the s'more: graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow, marionberries, and top with the other graham cracker half.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Equipment Needed
Skewers
MSR Pocket Rocket stove (in lieu of a campfire... turns out it might be the secret to the perfect roasted marshmallow!)
Calories: 313kcal
*Nutrition info is an estimate based on information provided by myfitnesspal.com
If you make this s’more next time you’re camping, let us know! Leave us a comment below or follow us on Instagram @freshoffthegrid and tag your camp cooking photos #sporkandknife so we can check them out!

Creative S'mores: Marionberry S'more with Hazelnut Chocolate

  1. This looks delicious! Any thoughts on same idea but using a dutch oven…… crumb the crackers… layer of chocolate and marshmellow then tons of berries on top? Trying to feed a bunch at once for a birthday. Easy and using my dutch oven.

    1. We’d never heard of them either, until we were camping in southern Oregon and found a bush. Some of them were literally the size of my thumb! We weren’t sure if they were mutant blackberries or something else… turns out they were marionberries!

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