Friday, January 3, 2014

S'mores in the Oven

Being stuck inside today with the extreme cold temperatures (at the start of the day, it was below zero, and with wind chills, this continued all day) meant LOTS of activities to entertain the kids. Unfortunately, it really was not my day. Pretty much everything we tried was a flop... except for this idea to make s'mores in the oven.

Thank heavens this recipe worked because I really needed the late afternoon chocolate pick-me-up. While it's not quite the same as roasted over a campfire, it is the best indoor approximation I have found, much better than those made in the microwave. Now we can have a little taste of summer, even on the coldest wintry days!

{Gooey goodness -- even in winter!}

  • 8 graham crackers, broken in half
  • 3/4 cup mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chip (I used milk chocolate)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Set 8 graham cracker halves on a baking sheet. (I lined ours with parchment paper first, just in case there were any overflowing messes.) Cover each cracker with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips and then top each with the remaining cracker halves to make 8 sandwiches. Kids can definitely help with this! 
  3. Bake for 5 minutes. The chocolate and marshmallows should be just melted enough. Cool for about a minute before serving.
{One started with chocolate chips, one got marshmallows, and then they switched.}

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