Tuesday, July 3, 2012

S'mores from the oven

In honour of the 4th of July, I bring you the classic American summer treat: s'mores!

yum, s'mores!

If you aren't from around here, you might be asking yourself, "What are s'mores?!"  Simply put, they are treats so oozy, sugary yummy that you'll eat one all up and announce you want some more (s'more!).

What do you need to make them?
  • Graham crackers
  • Hershey's chocolate bars
  • large marshmallows (or mini marshmallows or, as in the photo below, special s'mores stacker mallows)

Traditionally, you skewer your big ol' marshmallow on a stick and toast it over an open flame until it is melty and slightly brown and oh-so-gooey-licious.  Then, you sandwich the marshmallow between two halves of a graham cracker cookie with a bit of Hershey's chocolate bar in there too.

If you have little children, the open flame may not be your best bet.  Or maybe you simply don't want to go there.  Either way, you can still enjoy your s'mores!  Microwaves work too.  Build your s'more sandwich with marshmallow inside and then zap it for 10-15 seconds or so, until the marshmallow gets soft.  
No microwave?  Use the oven (that's what we do)!  Set it to 350F or 160C.  Place one graham cracker on a cookie sheet, the bit of chocolate on top, and the marshmallow (or mini-mallows) on that.  Bake until the marshmallow gets soft or lightly browns, if you like it that way.  If you watch through the window, the marshmallow will swell, so you know you can pull them out.  Put the other graham cracker on top, press down lightly, and prepare for some messy goodness!

Happy 4th of July, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Oh so yummy - we sometimes do these with the boys when they have a lounge room camp-out during the winter school holidays and we light a little camp-fire in the back yard! Happy 4th of July to you all. xxxx