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26 Jun, 2012

S’mores! On a stick!

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Recipes and Food

As soon as I saw this idea on Pinterest I knew we had to try it out. I’m glad we did because this was the yummiest treat we’ve had all week… and I don’t really even like marshmallows that much!

S’mores on a stick

You will need:

  • chocolate chips
  • marshmallows
  • graham crackers (we bought them in bulk)
  • bamboo skewers

Directions:

1) Crush the graham crackers. We used a wooden meat tenderizer and gave them a good pounding right in the bag they came in. No fuss, no muss:

Crushing the graham crackers

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The crumbs should be smallish. Pour them into a small dish and set aside.

2) Melt your chocolate in the microwave. One minute on high, stir, microwave again. Do not let a single drop of water get into your chocolate. Make sure the bowl and the spoon are perfectly dry, otherwise you end up with a mess. (Trust me, I’ve been there.)

3) Spear your marshmallows, dip each in the chocolate, one at a time.

Chocolate bath

4) Dip the chocolate-coated marshmallow into the graham crumbs. It will look very tempting. It will practically ask you to inhale it:

S'mores on a stick!

Don’t give in. Poke the sticks into an empty egg carton so they can stay upright. Make as many as your family will want to eat (er, 12?) and then stop to weigh your options. This is important.

S'mores are done!

Option One: Eat them immediately, while the chocolate is slightly warm and runny.

Option Two: Refrigerate for 15 minutes until the chocolate has hardened a little bit.

Due diligence is important to me and I wouldn’t want to lead you astray, so for research purposes my assistant and I tried one (POSSIBLY TWO) at each temperature. Option two is the way to go in my view. The chocolate hardens and has a more satisfying mouth-feel, but feel free to do it your way. :)

So there you have it. Pretty neat eh? It’s a great way to get your s’more fix, and oh so easy. As we were making these I realized it would make a great snack/activity for a birthday party (especially one with a camping theme!) or if you were “camping out” in your backyard or living room with wee ones.

Let me know if you try this one out!


3 Responses to "S’mores! On a stick!"

1 | Paula

June 27th, 2012 at 8:14 am

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Funny…I made those the other day after seeing them on Pinterest as well. I actually warmed them up a little since my kids like the marshmellow being gooey and soft, but otherwise, it was a great idea. I made a huge batch earlier in the day, and then heated them up slightly on a cookie sheet in the oven prior to serving. Will definitely be making these again!

2 | Sara

June 27th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

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Drool…they look delicious. Stuck on the couch nursing a baby, want to bring some over ;)

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