I do, however, love the idea of roasting marshmallows over a campfire. I'll do many things that I don't like in the name of food. No surprise, I'm sure.
One of my favorite summer activities from my childhood was gathering at my neighbor's bonfire pit to make s'mores. It was buggy and hot, but nothing beats the flavor combination of toasted marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker.
I don't think I've enjoyed a s'more since my firefly catching days, so I was very excited when I came across this variation on the traditional s'mores. This is one of the easiest desserts to put together and the outcome is truly delicious. I brought them to a Fourth of July party the other week and they were a hit.
What dessert screams "summer" more than a s'more? These are the perfect summer treat, but I don't doubt I'll find an excuse to make them during the cooler months. My only word of caution is to watch your marshmallows closely under the broiler. I may or may not have caused a fire in my oven during my first attempt at toasting marshmallows. Worth it. Make these.
6 graham crackers
3 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven broiler and adjust top rack so that it's in the middle of the oven
Line a baking sheet that fits in your freezer with parchment paper
While oven is heating, melt chocolate chips in microwave by heating in 30 second increments and stirring until completely smooth
Place three graham crackers on your baking sheet and top each graham cracker with mini marshmallows (enough to cover entire cracker)
Place baking sheet under broiler and broil marshmallows until toasty brown, about 2-3 minutes*
Immediately place remaining graham crackers on top of toasted marshmallows to make a s'mores sandwich
Spread a thin layer of chocolate on top of each graham cracker and the sides
Place in freeze for at least thirty minutes for chocolate coating to harden
Cut each sandwich into halves or fourths to serve
*Marshmallows easily go from toasted to burned, so watch marshmallows very closely while broiling
Source: Mama Marin Cooks
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