I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but summer weather is coming to a close. And while I’m looking forward to sweaters and boots and Pumpkin Spice Lattes, I’m going to miss summer campfires and weenie roasts and my little seasonal friend, the s’more.
But if you love these too, have no fear…when the fall and winter weather hits, just make them indoors! Those little chocolate-marshmallow-graham confections are a favorite in our family, and the kids LOVE to help me make them.
And to the s’more “purists” who will take nothing less than the real thing, I apologize in advance for the reckless behavior.
What You’ll Need:
(1) Box of Graham Crackers
(1) Bag of Marshmallows (we prefer the giant-sized ones)
A Large Cookie Sheet
Turn on your oven, and set it to “Broil”, at 450 degrees.
Get out a cookie tray and line it with foil.
Break the graham crackers in half, and place as many as you need/want/crave on the cookie sheet.
Then place a piece of chocolate on each graham, followed by a marshmallow (or two, if they’re small). Don’t cover them with another graham cracker just yet.
Stick them in the oven for 2-3 minutes, but watch them closely. These little guys are done in no time, and if you wait even 30 seconds too long, you’ll end up with a piece of charcoal.
Once you can see the marshmallows are nice and browned, and the chocolate is melted, pull them out and press another graham half on the top to complete them.
Or, you can get really crazy and eat them topless. (The s’more, that is.) 😉
I may get hate mail for this, but I’m going to say it anyway…
I like these better than campfire s’mores.
I think my daughter Faith agrees.
No smoke, no wood, the marshmallow is perfectly browned and crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside, and most of all…the CHOCOLATE IS MELTED. That was always a disappointment about old-fashioned s’mores. The marshmallow would be soft, but then you’d reach this hard, unyielding piece of chocolate. No bueno.
And who wouldn’t rather have this:
Now the kids beg me to make these year-round. They’re simple, cheap, delicious, and it makes for a fun treat when the weather isn’t cooperating!
Every once in a while I figure something out that makes me say “Why didn’t I do this earlier?”
P.S. I almost posted this under recipes as well, but I don’t think it counts if it only has 3 ingredients? 🙂
UPDATE: After a reader, Penguin, voted that I include it under Recipes, I agreed and now it can be found there too!