Top Secret S’mores…

Ahhh, s’mores.

Is there anything that says summertime as well as s’mores?

In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, I want to share with you a top secret family recipe for these traditional campfire treats. This recipe was developed by my sister-in-law.

We call them “Jackie’s”.

These are a s’more for the chocoholic. They need to be made and eaten carefully where the children cannot see you. For if the children see you, they too will want a “Jackie” and you will quickly run out of chocolate bars!

First, roast a marshmallow to perfection. I realize perfection in marshmallow roasting means different things to different people, but to me, it means a crusty brown exterior and a gooey melted interior.

Then, when the children are not watching, take an entire Hershey’s bar with almonds. (I know, if you’re like me, you ration the chocolate at the campfire giving each child an equal share, that’s why you need to be stealth!)

Break the Hershey’s bar in two and sandwich the perfectly toasted marshmallow between the two halves.

Then find a hidden place and enjoy the rich melting chocolate and the gooey marshmallow goodness!

Note: A regular Hershey bar can be substituted for the almond bar, but why?

Have a wonderful Fourth of July weekend!

How ‘Bout S’mores!

Fall has definitely arrived in the midwest! We had several families over Friday night to enjoy a hot dog roast and bonfire, just before a stretch of rainy weather moved in.

The air was cool and crisp, and the sky was clear with millions of stars, just perfect for cuddling around the fire eating black hot dogs with raw insides!

But we all know that the real reason for a hot dog roast is not the hot dogs, they are simply an excuse to start a fire so we can enjoy the real star, the s’mores!

Crispy roasted outsides, gooey marshmallow insides surrounded by sweet, creamy chocolate, now that’s the real reason to bundle up and sit around a bonfire getting smoke in your eyes!

We didn’t make regular s’mores either, this time I picked up several packages of the little Hershey’s Miniatures to use. (You know the ones with Mr. Goodbar and the Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate and the Crunch bars. Yum!) My personal favorite was the Mr. Goodbar, but then I do love the crunch of nuts in the midst of my chocolate!

My Sister-in-law takes her s’mores to a whole new level. She roasts two marshmallows to perfection, then takes an entire Hershey’s bar with almonds, breaks it in half and puts the marshmallows between the halves. Oh Yeah!

Notice she skips the graham cracker altogether? Why waste calories on something you don’t enjoy?

Go for the chocolate baby! Now that’s my kind of s’more!