We were watching PBS the other night when inspiration struck my husband. To be precise, we were watching a special called, "Sandwiches You'll Love." If you've never seen it, I'd recommend trying to catch it the next time they play it. It showcases some of the more interesting sandwiches offered by off-the-track restaurants around the US.
The restaurant we were viewing when inspiration struck was a peanut butter sandwich shop. (http://www.ilovepeanutbutter.com/sandwichshop)They sell all sorts of peanut butter sandwiches, from the expected to the unusual. They were showing the Elvis (peanut butter, banana, bacon, and grilled bread) when my husband says, "what about a bacon s'more?"
"Do you want to try one?"
"Do you have the stuff to make me one?"
"I think so..."
I did end up having to run to the store for marshmallows, tho. We had just bought a bag, but the cat seems to find them fascinating and had chewed holes in the bad, so they were tossed into the trash.
The husband's verdict of a bacon s'more: admirable and worth trying again!
The bacon seems to counteract the overpowering sweetness of the traditional smore while adding an understructure of protein and fat so that the overall treat feels more substantial. A real winner!