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Colorado’s Best 5K and 10K Races

One of the best things about the beautiful countryside is that there’s many ways to enjoy it. Some people like to enjoy nature with a book in hand, an iced tea close by, leaned back in a lounge chair with hardly a sound but the pages of their book. Other people like to enjoy it at a sustainable running speed, the goal still a few kilometers away. Colorado is a lovely place, and if you fall into the latter of the two groups, this article is for you. Here are some of the 5K and 10K races the Centennial State has to offer, with some details on what they’re about.

Bolder Boulder 10K

I’ll bet you can’t guess what city this one takes place in. Boulder, CO has a fun reputation, and nothing quite epitomizes it as the Bolder Boulder. So many people take part in this running event, and who can blame them? Runner’s World itself marked this 10K as the best in America. And if you’re looking for inspirations, 555 people completed this in less than 40 minutes last year, which is a crazy pace for the length of this run. This year’s race was May 28 (Memorial Day), so expect another one for Memorial Day next year.

Evergreen Town Race

Want to make a personal best for your 5K or 10K? How does a downhill course sound? Evergreen hosts a race divided into 5K and 10K courses, and both descend downhill, the 5K ending 247’ lower and the 10K finishing 426’ below the starting line’s altitude. What better way to enjoy Colorado than a running race with verticality built in? If this sounds like your cup of tea, the race begins August 5.

Fortitude 10K

Remember how we opened up with the Bolder Boulder? Well, the Fortitude 10K was designed by the same people, and is brand new and full of energy, so that should give an idea of how fun it is. Fort Collins hosts this race, and this one is held on Labor Day. The race ends at CSU’s stadium, where there is a festive congratulations ceremony.

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City Novi


A city within the Oakland County in the state of Michigan, Novi is surrounded by other well-known cities steadily attracts residents over the past few years. Located approximately about 25 miles northwest of Detroit, and 25 mile northeast of Ann Arbor, it has some amazing amenities of quality living within an arm’s reach of great destinations.

Its name origin is a much-debated topic; some claimed that the name came from the former resident, Dr. J. C. Emery, at the suggestion of his wife. Back in the days, early settlers were looking for a shorter name than Farmington and supposedly came up with Novi. Others believed that the name was derived after the 6th toll gate on the Grand River toll road which was indicated as ‘No. VI’.

Pretty much an overlooked destination, it’s hailed as one of the best small towns to live in Michigan. Its views boast of beautiful sceneries that are tranquil and very relaxing. Visitors love Novi as a quick retreat from the busy city surrounding it. But little to some folks know, Novi is a gateway to many great destinations.

Maybury State Park

Maybury State Park is famous for its hiking and biking trails with a great addition of horseback riding facilities. It also has one of the best working educational farms in the region. The park comes alive during the winter season as it’s a popular cross-country skiing destination. People love how the park encourages owners to bring their dogs to train. It has a nice, quiet, and relaxing environment which many take advantage to recharge their mind and body. With great secluded spots, many adore its nicely laid out trails with serene views. The Maybury State Park boasts of a diverse landscape with evergreen forests, a large pond and many animals. Families love going in their guided tour of maple sugaring process. Children love the wagon ride going to the sugar bush to taste their warm syrup right from the evaporator.  

TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park

For folks who love to experience a bit of adrenaline rush, the TreeRunner West Bloomfield Adventure Park is the right place to visit. It’s a recreational center filled with zip-line trails, elevated bridges, and climbing platforms places in luscious evergreen forests. With well-maintained equipment, visitors feel safe to climb different levels of climbing platforms at their own pace. It’s a great place to get families bond together as they complete each challenge which is all engaging and super fun. Their zip lines are popular attractions especially for people who have headed for heights. They offer plenty of course with varying degrees of difficulty so even younger children can still enjoy the place. It’s a good fun outdoor activity for families whenever the weather calls for it.

Northville Historical Society

Northville Historical Society is another great destination in Novi, which keeps children and adults entertained for hours. It’s a living museum filled with interactive activities and storytelling in a 19th-century building backdrop. It’s known to have a great local history displays and great environment which visitors love. People can walk around its grounds and see Victorian-era houses, and picnic areas which are a great place to eat snacks. Step back in time and marvel at Fort Griswold play structure which is about a two-minute walk. The museum always makes time for family-oriented activities throughout the year like duck races, Victorian Festival, Christmas Workshop, and the much celebrated Fourth of July.

Greenmead Historical Village

One ideal summer destination, Greenmead Historical Village has attracted a lot of attention from locals and its surrounding cities. The preserved 1820s homestead has a well-preserved historical village, complete with its original farm and plenty of picnic spaces. It’s open all year round, but it comes alive during summer months with their fun family activities wherein visitors love their beautiful gardens and historic buildings. They even have a small church that’s perfect for weddings. Needless to say, there’s a lot of photo opportunities in the place that post worthy.

Lakeshore Park

Hailed as one of the flowiest mountain bike trails in Michigan, Lakeshore Park has great outdoor activities that families would love like swimming, ski, and bike trails. It’s equipped with concession stand, restrooms, and different playgrounds for kids. The park has plenty of shaded picnic spaces for families to enjoy lunch – al fresco. Lakeshore is a good place especially for inexperienced riders because of their varying trails that are well marked. They even added an expansion area and a pump track for those who want to test their skills. The great part is that most of the trails are done by other biking enthusiasts out of volunteer hours. Now, that a community everyone wants to have.

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City Marquette


Because of its country charms and picturesque beauty, Marquette consistently ranks in the top 10 destinations to visits in the world. The place is perfect for young couples looking for a great adventure and family with little kids who want to spend some quality time bonding.  Marquette region has many biking and hiking trails that expand about 25 miles of different routes.

Whatever your itinerary is, done miss out Big Gus and Big Ernie whenever visiting Marquette. It’s the largest working chainsaw and firing rifle in the world. Aside from its many outdoor recreational activities, here are some of the best places to visit in Marquette region.

Moosewood Nature Center

To warm up the day, start your tour at the non-profit organization, Moosewood Nature Center. As they are dedicated to preserve and promote nature and its inhabitants, kids will surely learn a thing or two about Mother Nature. Kids love to interact with some of their turtles and with great views of the lake, its definitely a must see in Marquette. Most visitors your their tours around the animal exhibits some even book their events at this place.

Marquette Regional History Center

The Marquette Regional History Center is another one’s destination for families with good ambiance and tours. A lot of several hours to spend on this place to fully explore their different exhibits and shows. They have different rotating and permanent collections of Native American guns, clothing, and furniture that everyone in the family will love. With a wide array of collections, it will keep both parents and kids entertained for hours.

Sugarloaf Mountain

Take your loved ones in one of the most scenic hikes not far outside of Marquette. Marquette’s Sugarloaf Mountain has over 3000-foot pathways going up the mountain. Your effort will be all worth it upon reaching the top, which features a beautiful view of Lake Superior. From there, you see its scenic shorelines and evergreen lushes. Standing from 470 feet high above ground level, you’ll see the entire city from the top. Some tourists even brought their beloved pets to accompany them and to train them as well.  The easy route has more steps, perfect if you are taking your kids with you. While the difficult route is perfect if it’s snowing; you can slide on your way down.

Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum

Primarily designed for young ones ages one to thirteen, the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum offers different activities of fun for every family. This 16000 square feet museum features interactive games, galleries, and exhibits. Entice your children’s imagination through play and let them interact with animals such as turtles, lizards, and snakes. Don’t let the façade building fool you; it’s much bigger on the inside. It’s a place of fun for everyone; the place really comes alive during winter months.

Presque Isle Park

Stretching about 323 acres of pure nature, Presque Isle Park offers a great view of Lake Superior’s coastline. The park features several outdoor recreational activities, playground for little kids, hiking trails for couples, and nature observation area. With plenty of picnic tables, most families go out here for a day of fun under the sun. Most visitors would come here to enjoy a leisure walk, hike and run. From the sandy beach families can surf and swim. There’s plenty photo op all over the place. Don’t forget to visit the black rocks that are dated to thousands of years old. Many boaters would enjoy a quick stop at the park to fish and swim.

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Mackinac Island


Mackinac Island is a beautiful destination on Lake Huron, referred to as the ‘Jewel of Lake Huron’. It’s surrounded by luscious green forests, calm lake waters, and scenic views. It’s a popular holiday destination in Michigan, and driving a car is mostly prohibited on the island since 1898. More than 80% of the island is deemed as a national park; expect to be welcomed by beautiful evergreen sceneries. Its friendly and laid back community and surrounding are perfect to explore on by bike, boat, kayak, and on foot. Most tourists love to tour the island on a romantic horse-driven carriage. Here are some of the best places to visit in Mackinac Island.

Arch Rock

Constant hampering of sea water and gusts of wind took thousands of years to form this magnificent Arch Rock. It’s a natural rock formation located near the east side coastline of Mackinac Island. Measuring about fifty foot at its widest, and stands about 146 feet above water level. The Arch Rock is a natural beauty formed from a soft limestone rock that slowly erodes leaving behind the harder breccia rock. The best way to view Arch Rock is thru the Arch Rock Road or Lake Shore Road. But traversing it while on a bike thru Arch Rock Bicycle Trail is a popular activity to see this unique rock formation.

There are many urban legends and myths surrounding the arch. According to Native Americans beliefs, the arch has many superpowers. Instead of avoiding the place, tourists flock to see this amazing rock formation and its popularity grew steadily over the years.

Historic Downtown

Another popular tourist destination, Downtown Mackinac has a lot of historic attractions. The Biddle House has exhibits showing domestic life in Mackinac Island. The nearby Benjamin Blacksmith Shop used can teach the younger generations of blacksmith technique. Tourists are encouraged to stop by at the McGulpin House and learn about the famous William McGulpin who used to work for the American Fur Company at the height of the fur trade in the country. At the end of the tour, tourists can discover a peculiar case of Alex St. Martin, a Canadian explorer whose stomach became a testing ground for many medical experiments due to his injury.

Fort Mackinac

Constructed in 1780, Fort Mackinac was a reconstructed Victorian court to educate visitors about the history of Mackinac Island. The tour includes the Historic Downtown Mackinac, Benjamin Blacksmith Shop, Biddle House, American Fur Company, Mission Church, and Dr. William Beaumont Memorial Museum. It features a very rustic French-Canadian design and architecture. There’s so much to see and kids will surely love how they present this very monumental history of the fort.

The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House and Insect World

Everybody in the family will love these colorful flutters of The Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House and Insect World. Kids will enjoy mingling in these tiny creatures’ magical world and learning about their life cycle. With hundreds of butterflies delivered weekly, it’s the 3rd oldest live butterfly exhibit in the country. There are plenty of varieties flying about in this garden, with colorful wings and lovely environment it’s a sure win to get those little hearts pumping with delight. See the little crawly bugs at their Butterfly House and you can easily spend hours looking at their colorful displays of insects and other creepy crawlies. The best part of the tour is getting your butterfly identification chart which kids can take home as a souvenir for their little adventure.

Hop on a bike

Since most of the island prohibits driving a car, take this opportunity to ride a bike around the area. You can either bring your own bike or rent one from many bicycle shops in the area. Mackinac Island is the perfect place and safest place to ride one. Follow the M-185 route which runs along the beautiful shorelines of Lake Huron and has a total ban on motorized vehicles.  There are plenty of stops along the way to rest your legs, have a quick snack, or just enjoy the scenery. Most tourist recommends having this half-day activity to explore the island. For the brave hearts, be sure to visit some of the historic cemeteries along the route.

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Tourists who want to experience Europe need not look far; Frankenmuth is known for its old-fashion European ambiance. Founded by German Lutheran immigrants during the 1800s, it still preserves its Franconian-inspired architecture buildings and houses. This unique ambiance is what sets Frankenmuth apart from other Midwestern towns in Michigan.

Explore the Bavarian-style streets and the famous Holz Brucke Bridge which means wooden bridge in German. Wander through its beautiful streets and see its many festivals to mingle with locals during its activities throughout the year.

Showing its German roots, Frankenmuth is home the great World Expo of Beer every the month of May. And of course, the world-famous Oktoberfest in October wherein the place really comes alive as people in all walks of life flock Frankenmuth. One of the oldest festivals, the Bavarian Fest which started in 1959, let visitors taste different variety of German foods and desserts.  For anyone who wishes to have a taste of European ambiance without breaking the bank, Frankenmuth is the perfect place to visit.

Michigan’s Military and Space Heroes Museum

With an ambiance oozing with historical architecture and community that cultivates its preservation, it’s only proper to start exploring Frankenmuth at their world-renowned museum. Learn more about the history of men and women who risks their lives so that others may live. Michigan’s Military & Space Heroes Museum is another great museum highlighting many wartime experiences of Michigan patriotic people. They aim to educate the public about their unselfish act of heroism. This one of a kind museum features exhibits of over 800 displays about the World War One, Michigan’s Space Pioneers, and Michigan Governors. Some of the galleries include War on Terror Gallery and Congressional Medal of Honor Gallery which houses the largest collection of Medals of Honor in the United States. The museum also showcases original examples and different memorabilia of Michigan veterans from America’s seven foreign wars and space program.

Bavarian Belle Riverboat

Located near to the waterfall in River Place Shopping Village, Bavarian Belle Riverboat gives tourists a unique adventure onboard a passenger vessel features an open-air canopied upper deck and enclosed lower part filled with modern amenities. The boat has a snack bar that serves different kinds of beverages during the one-hour historical cruise. It’s fitted with modern restrooms so guests can enjoy the cruise without being bothered at all in going anytime especially with little kids in the haul. Fully restored to safety and aesthetically, the Bavarian Belle Riverboat offers tours around Frankenmuth while looking at the magnificent Cass River. Tours can last for hours and boats leave dock every day from 11 in the morning to dusk. Family-owned and operated, guest can know more about locals and they even offer to host special events like birthday parties and weddings. Tourists who were in the boat claimed that the Bavarian Belle Riverboat is one of the best things to do while visiting Frankenmuth.

Castle Shops at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant

Almost all tourists who visited Frankenmuth find themselves following the cobblestone streets leading them to varieties of specialty stores. Castle Shops at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant has charm tourists for its fairytale-like ambiance and different stores. Shops like Royal Gift Shops known to have thousands of collectibles and treasures including nutcrackers, German clothing, and steins. Little kids would love the Doll & Toy Shop where anyone can find amusing toys to delight them. To top it all of, Candy Corner & Chocolate Shop and the Castle Shop Bakery offer tourists a wide selection of chocolates, fudge, cakes, and a lot of pastries which can be enjoyed over a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

Frankenmuth Historical Museum


Frankenmuth Historical Museum features seven galleries and different exhibits all dedicated to preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of the town. Showcasing various hands-on exhibits, with audio and presentations along with artifacts about the Lutheran missionary colony in 1845, makes this museum a must visit in Frankenmuth. Visitors can explore the museum at their own pace or be entertained in one of the docent-led guided tours where local historians can explain the different kinds of display and exhibits.

Grandpa Tiny’s Farm

Dedicated in memory of Granda Tiny, this history farm will delight children of all ages. They can safely interact with hands-on farm activities and mingle with other on guided tour. The tour features a visit to the Petting Farm where children can hold and play with baby bunnies, goats, chicks, as well as other farm animals. Providing educational tour for everyone, the farm gives importance to the agriculture history of the where they have weekly demonstrations of draft horses plowing, planting, and harvesting. During good weather conditions, they even have many outdoor activities for families. Visitors can also explore the one-room schoolhouse in the vicinity. But the highlight of the tour, going on a narrated wagon ride around the farm passing through the century-old farmhouse and crosses the Dead Creek by way of the historic Black Bridge.

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Colorado’s Best Wineries

Wine is the drink that brings people together. The Centennial State is a fine place to drink wine, but not as many people know that Colorado is just as fine a place to make wine. Colorado is just as fine a winemaking state as California claims to be, but the wines made here don’t get nearly as much exposure. This great state is host to a number of great wineries, and this article will hopefully make it easier to pick out the one you want to visit in your spare time.


No, that is not an address with a smudge in the name, that is the name of our first winery, as well as the elevation of the property. Easily the most notable thing about 5680’ is that it’s at the highest elevation for wine grape growing in the U.S. At higher elevations, the air is thinner and the sunlight brighter, and you can taste a subtle unique flavor in this winery’s wines to match the uniqueness of the grounds. You’ll find 5680’ at 14652 Peony Lane, in Paonia. Make sure to try the dessert wines.

Ladrón Cellars

First, let’s get the address out of the way. 7152 S. Blackhawk St., Unit C-15, in Englewood. As in the Denver metropolitan area. Bet you didn’t expect to see a winery HERE, did you? Turns out this winery gets its grapes from outside the immediate area, from central coastal California and from western Colorado. Make no mistake though, the blend and the care taken in the wine production are all 100% Colorado. And who doesn’t love a winery that sticks close to the people who need it, right?

Stoney Mesa Winery

Stoney Mesa is one of the lucky wineries with a production big enough to get sold in a few store chains, and with wine country lovely as it is anywhere in the country, the luck just keeps getting better. This winery clearly favors its white wines, but don’t be surprised if you find yourself falling in love with its Cab or Blush. You can find Stoney Mesa Winery at 16199 Happy Hollow Road, in beautiful Cedaredge.

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“5 Amazing Campfire Recipes that Are Easy to Make”

Summer time is camping time. And now that it is camping season once again, it’s time to make some plans for a great outdoor adventure.

One of the best things about camping is the food. But most people—when talking about camping and food—can only think about s’mores. That’s not the only thing you can enjoy while camping. Here we’ve compiled a few easy camping recipes that you can enjoy with your friends and family, even while you’re out there running around the woods!

There are no solid rules when it comes to camping food. But there are ways to make it more convenient for you. That means food must be easy to make, easy to prepare, easy to eat, and easy to clean up.

You won’t have all your kitchen and dining tools with you when you’re out there gathered around the campfire. So you have to try and make it as accessible as possible.

This also means that you can go crazy with the recipes and mix them up as you see fit. Just because the food is easy to prepare doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Feel free to get creative with your recipes!

Here are a few amazing campfire recipes to get you started.

1. Camping Breakfast Sandwich (Lots of Variations)

Keeping it simple is the key to camping food. There are those that you can prepare on the fly, even when you’re already out there, and there are those that take some home preparation but are designed to be easy to consume.

The camping breakfast sandwich can be either of these, depending on you. This sandwich is the perfect breakfast for campers, as it is both delicious and filling. It will fuel you throughout the day.

It takes only 5 minutes to prepare, but 20 minutes to cook. Still, the total time is under an hour—and this recipe already serves 4 people. Not bad for a quick breakfast recipe, huh?

For this you’ll need 4 Bay’s Sourdough English Muffins, 2 cups of leftover BBQ pulled pork, 4 eggs, 4 slices of cheddar cheese, and butter. You may have noticed that the pork can be leftover—that’s just how convenient this recipe is. You can just raid your refrigerator and make something delicious.

To make this camping sandwich, use a medium cast iron saucepan to crisp up the English Muffins with a bit of butter. Wait until it is golden and crispy, and then set aside. Next, reheat the leftover pork in skillet and set that aside for now.

Fry the eggs and set aside: you are now ready to assemble your sandwich. Simply fill the English Muffins with the pulled pork, add the eggs, and then top with cheese. Wrap the whole thing in foil.

When you’re ready to eat it, just place it over fire until the cheese is melted, and it’s ready to serve!

This is a very simple recipe that even uses leftover BBQ pulled pork. Prepare it on the night before your camping trip, and then cook it over the campfire for breakfast the following day.

2. No Mess Camping Burger

Here’s an alternative to the sandwich idea: a camping burger. Frankly, you can eat either of these for breakfast, lunch, or just as a heavy snack. This recipe is a great way to make burgers while camping, without the usual mess.

This recipe requires some preparation, but once they’re ready to go, all you have to do is pop them over the fire and wait for them to cook. You won’t need plates, bowls, and flatware. And you won’t have to carry around a grill.

The ingredients here are just your regular burger ingredients: buns and ground beef patties. The toppings and seasonings are entirely up to you. You can add cheese, vegetables, some tomato slices. This is one recipe where you’re free to define your burger.

Place individual patties on a sheet of aluminum foil. The aluminum foil should be big enough to be folded over, fully enclosing the meat and toppings. Sprinkle your seasonings, add your vegetables (unless your toppings are lettuce and tomatoes, because those have to be added after cooking), and then wrap the foil around the whole thing. Do not leave any holes exposed.

Cooking this on a campfire will involve putting it on a bed of hot coals, and then covering it with another layer of coals. Do not touch them for at least 10 minutes, after which you can check one of the burgers to see if it has been cooked. It should be ready by then.

Serve and enjoy this juicy campfire burger with your family. You can try switching it up by using ground turkey patties instead of beef—they have a unique flavor that you might want to try.

This recipe is unique in that it helps you unleash your creativity. As long as it’s edible, and you’re willing to try it, go ahead. Camping is all about the adventure—and so is your palette.

3. Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables in Foil

For this next one, we’re straying from the sandwiches and burgers theme we’ve got going on. How would you like to have some tender, flavorful chicken that’s covered in sweet barbecue sauce and cooked on the grill?

This recipe serves 4 people. You’ll need 8 aluminum foil sheets that are large enough to wrap around one chicken breast. Prepare 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, that are 4 ounces each. You’ll also need ½ cup of your favorite barbecue sauce, 1 zucchini, 1 red, green or yellow bell pepper, 8 asparagus spears, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Slice the zucchini into thin rounds, and slice the bell pepper into thin strips.

For each foil pack, you’ll need to prepare two sheets of aluminum foil. Place the sheets one on top of the other to make sure it’s durable. Next, place one chicken breast on each stacked pair of foil sheets, and season with salt and pepper. Then brush each chicken breast with 1 to 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce.

Divide the vegetables equally and arrange them around each chicken breast—you can also season the vegetables with salt and pepper.

Drizzle chicken and vegetables with a little olive oil, before folding the sides of the foil over the chicken. Cover it completely, and seal the packets. All you have to do now is transfer these foil packets to the preheated grill rack. Cook for up to 25 minutes, or until done.

The chicken is done when the thermometer reads 165 F. Enjoy this delicious chicken grilled barbecue chicken that’s perfect for those who don’t find burgers filling enough. Camping can be exhausting, and this is one heavy meal to keep your energy levels up.

4. Chili Campfire Bake

This isn’t your typical meal, but it’s a hit with the kids, and you might just love it too! It’s quick and easy to make, and surely one of the most unique camping food recipes out there. You can make it over the fire, it serves 6 people, and it only takes 15 minutes to prepare—it’s the perfect campfire recipe!

For this you’ll need 1 box or 16 ounces of elbow macaroni pasta, 1 can of chili, 1 bag of corn chips (about 7 ounces) and ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese.

Just pour the whole box of pasta into a large skillet that’s approximately 12 inches in diameter. Next, pour 3 cups of cold water into the skillet, making sure that the water covers the pasta. Turn the burner to high, and let it cook for 10 minutes. You can add some salt to taste.

Once almost all of the liquid has evaporated, you can add the chili and bring it to a simmer. Remove from heat, top it with corn chips and cheddar cheese, and then serve immediately.

That’s how easy it is. Enjoy it with your kids—they’ll love it.

5. S’mores Bars

We’ve made meals and snacks, now how about some dessert?

There’s a reason why s’mores are so common during camping season. It’s the go-to snack of every camper out there ‘cause it’s so easy to prepare. And you can make it by the fire. But here we’re going to take it just a little further, by making s’mores bars.

With this recipe, you can actually serve 12 people. It’s an awesome s’mores dessert with a chocolate ganache filling and crushed graham crackers. It might just become your all-time favorite dessert, once you get home from camping!

So for the chocolate ganache, you’ll need 1 cup of heavy cream, and 1 ½ cups of semi sweet chocolate chips.

As for the crust, you’ll have to prepare 4 ounces of whole graham crackers, 2 tablespoons of sugar, 2 tablespoons plus two teaspoons of melted butter, and 1 ½ cups of mini marshmallows.

How To Make Campfire Smores

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F before anything else. Lightly butter an 8×8 baking pan and line it with parchment paper. Set that aside.

In a small pot, warm the cream over a medium flame. Turn off the heat once the cream starts to bubble around the edges. Add the chocolate chips and slowly stir with a wooden spoon until it becomes well combined into a thick ganache. Set it aside and allow it to cool for a little bit.

Crush the graham crackers into fine crumbs and then transfer to a bowl. Add the sugar and melted butter, then mix well until all of the graham crackers are moist enough. Transfer this crumb mixture to the prepared baking pain, and press the crumbs gently with a cup or any flat-bottomed vessel. Bake it in the oven for up to 7 minutes and then let cool.

Once the crumbs are cool, pour the ganache on top of the crumbs. Spread out evenly. Place it in the fridge until the ganache becomes firm. Then place the marshmallows on top of the ganache. Cover as much of it as you can. Keep them in one layer.

Place the pan under a preheated broiler and broil until the marshmallows turn toasted or golden. Remember that they only take a minute or less to brown.

Finally, it’s ready to serve. Cut it into squares and serve at once. You may also keep it in the fridge if you’re going to eat it the next day.

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