S’mores

Pinterest.

It’s a tricky thing.

At least, it is when it comes to cooking.

You see, if you’re a fashion blogger, you can pin an outfit, delve into your closet, and recreate it.

I’m sure it’s slightly more complicated, and involves body types, as well as important bag, shoe, and accessory decisions.

But if an outfit worked in a picture, odds are it will have a similar effect on you.

Not so for food pictures.  That adorable cake you pinned might simply be a gussied up box-mix.  The gooey looking grasshopper brownie you’ve been aching to make may be so entangled in people’s Tumblrs that you’ll never land on the actual recipe.  And those cookies that someone declared were the best. chocolate chip.  cookies.  ever.  may bear too similar a resemblance to the recipe on the yellow bag (I love Tollhouse.  But we already know they make a mean chocolate chip cookie.).

So though I can’t quit Pinterest as a drool-inducing way to troll for inspiration, I do pin food with caution, knowing that as good as that 30 layer rainbow cake looks, it’s not likely to come out of my kitchen any time soon.

It makes the successes that much sweeter.

Especially when they’re a hit with friends.  Such was the case with Jen Loves Kev’s S’mores.  I had been craving a s’more for approximately forever and a day.  But I have no backyard, and no access to fire.  That’s for the best, really, except when it comes to everyone’s favorite campfire treat.  Please accept these as the next best thing.

To make, ummm, I didn’t count, but enough to make a gathering of 20-ish people happy, you will need:

  • 1 box graham crackers (the cinnamon ones would be great here)
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows
  • 6 Hershey bars
  • 1 bag chocolate chips, or other melting chocolate

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Break graham crackers into squares and arrange on foil-lined cookie sheets.  Place a handful of mini marshmallows on half the squares, and a square of chocolate on the other half.  Bake for 3 minutes, and check on them.  If the marshmallows are puffy, and turning golden brown at the top, they’re done.  If not, give them 2 more minutes.  Once marshmallows are done, remove cookie sheets and immediately smoosh your s’mores together.

When cool enough to handle, melt chocolate in microwave.  Dip s’more squares in chocolate, and place back on cookie sheet (This would be the time to dip them in sprinkles, or something equally festive.).  Place s’mores in fridge or freezer till chocolate is set.

3 thoughts on “S’mores

  1. Timely and delicious! My BFF Kaaey recently posted to Facebook a picture of her eating her first ever s’more, the day after I had dinner at the Comus Inn where they were offering a s’more dessert (with a house made vanilla marshmallow), yesterday you posted this… Last night I has microwave s’mores. These would’ve been better 🙂

  2. It’s illegal to call them S’mores if they’re not made over a campfire! Why, when I was a kid . . . we made them with marshmallows cooked on sticks over a campfire on the beach.

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