Friday, December 10, 2010
Your Snookems Will Be Begging For S'more!
Ok, so I don't know about you guys, but it's officially winter here in Minnesota and it is COLD! There's nothing like winter time to make you want to light a fire in the ol' fireplace. And if you're going to light a fire, you may as well make it delicious!
So we've all had the old school version of s'mores- chocolate and marshmallow squeezed between 2 graham crackers- but what about some delicious new twists on this old favorite. I mean, let's be at least a little bit adventurous!!!
Peanut Butter S'mores-
Take your graham cracker and spread peanut butter on one side, then sandwich your chocolate and toasted marshmallow as per usual. Yummm.
Take your graham cracker, topped with chocolate and your toasted marshmallow, then drizzle with a caramel dessert topping (ice cream topping works great!). Squish and chow down.
Take your graham cracker, top with chocolate and your toasted marshmallow. Squish down marshmallow with the back of a spoon and place a small spoonful of cherry pie filling on the top. Eat open faced.
Peanut Butter Banana S'mores-
Take your graham cracker, top with a peanut butter cup and a slice or two of banana. Finish off with your toasted marshmallow and squish with the other half of your graham cracker. Try not to swallow it whole! (Because I guarantee you're going to want to!)
Take your graham cracker, top with chocolate and a couple of slices of strawberry. Top with your toasted marshmallow and squish with the other half of your graham cracker. Chow down.
Take a gingersnap cookie, top with a square of caramel-filled chocolate and your toasted marshmallow and squish together with another gingersnap. I'm salivating already...
Get creative! You can swap out graham crackers for Petit Ecolier French schoolboy cookies, chocolate covered graham crackers, chocolate wafers, gingersnaps, peanut butter cookies, or anything else that sounds delicious! The more toppings you have, the better! Grab a bunch and have a blast exploring different combinations. You never know what is going to be totally delicious until you try it!
And last but not least, don't have a fireplace? Have no fear! You can make s'mores in your microwave (just don't over cook- 10-12 seconds should do it, just wait for it to double in size so it's nice and soft, but not to the point of becoming rubbery!) or for an even more quirky experience, cook them over votive candles! I guarantee your date won't have done that before!