November 15, 2019

Sweet Shannon’s S’mores

Tastemaker
Oct. 19, 2019

S’mores are a staple around any campfire during summer. But as the seasons change, that doesn’t mean the sweet treat needs to be shelved.

Thanks to Sweet Shannon’s in Kalkaska, s’mores are available year-round in some shape or form. Owner Shannon Sorensen decided to turn the chocolate-graham-marshmallow trifecta into truffles after her s’mores shakes brought all the boys and girls to her shop’s yard this summer. “I thought, now that it’s fall, let’s do some chocolates,” Sorensen said. “They are tasty.”

The s’more truffles have all the required ingredients — chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows — but no pesky campfire is needed. The rich marshmallow fluffy center is mixed with graham cracker chunks and encased in a smooth chocolate shell. The decadent sweetness conjures up many a summer’s night memory while keeping you 100 percent free of lingering woodsmoke.

Sweet Shannon’s, cozied up inside a turn of the century Victorian-style home in downtown Kalkaska, has all the basic sweets you’d expect in a candy shop, but her homemade goodies are the real gems. Find it: 224 S. Cedar St. in Kalkaska. Open Tuesdays–Sundays, 12pm to 7pm now; hours vary during winter. (231) 564-2232, or search “Sweet Shannon’s” on Facebook.

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