Friday, July 8, 2011

Easy Indoor S 'mores

Carson and Christian have participated in a record number of summer camps this year. They went to Camp Wetoga together with our church youth group, but the other camps they attended separately. Carson went to Inspire and Leadership Camp at Faulkner University, and Christian went to Backwoods Christian Camp and baseball camp at Faulkner. With so many new experiences to share with the family, I thought the boys would enjoy telling us some of their favorite camp memories over a plate of s'mores. Prepare this easy, indoor treat for a summer party, and you are sure to have happy campers too!

Easy Indoor S'mores
Keep the home fires burning with this quick and easy treat.

Jumbo marshmallows
Melting chocolate
Graham cracker crumbs
Assemble all ingredients before you begin. Line a cookie sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil, and cover with marshmallows. Pour graham cracker crumbs into a small bowl or ramekin. Heat melting chocolate in the microwave or on the stove top according to package directions. While chocolate is melting, toast the tops of the marshmallows with a butane kitchen torch. Use caution with the torch, and follow package directions carefully. Toast the marshmallows at varying degrees, barely toasting the tops of some and blackening the edges of others. Insert twigs or popsicle sticks into the tops of the toasted marshmallows, and dip them first into the melting chocolate, then into the graham cracker crumbs. Serve the s'mores warm while the chocolate is still melted, or allow the s'mores to cool on wax paper before serving. (Note: I love an excuse to pull out my Williams-Sonoma butane kitchen torch. Amazon offers several options, including the BonJour Creme Brulee Chef's Culinary Torch, the Orka Kitchen Torch and the Blazer Stingray Butane Torch.)

Have a great weekend, and come back Monday for a fresh-picked giveaway!

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