Cam loves campfires, mostly because there is a presumption that there will be S’mores. S’mores are a warm, smushy treat of fire toasted marshmallows, and chocolate, sandwiched between graham crackers. They are messy, sweet, not good for you, but oh so good to eat treats.
I asked Cam, over the weekend, if he’d like to try making a S’mores-like treat that didn’t require an open flame. He was up for the challenge, so we bought marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers and proceeded to make a mess of my kitchen.
To begin, we put the chocolate bars in a glass mixing bowl, and used the microwave to melt them. It took about 2 minutes at power level 7. While the chocolate melted, Cam broke the graham crackers into quarters, and I sliced the marshmallows into thirds.
Once the chocolate was melted, Cam placed 2 marshmallows, side by side, on 1 cracker. Then he set it on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and I drizzled the chocolate over the top of the cracker. When we were done with 14 crackers, we placed the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for about an hour, to let the chocolate firm up.
They may not be the prettiest food we’ve ever made, but the craving for a S’more was definitely met. The chocolate crackles, the marshmallow is soft, and the cracker crumbles nicely. Cam says we should make them in January, when Summer campfires seem such a long time away. My husband suggested using a mini blowtorch to caramelize the marshmallows. And I may just add a drizzle of melted caramel to them next time.