Monday, February 1, 2010

S'mores

Hannah is a huge fan of marshmallows and I have always been on the quest to discover exactly why it is that people love s'mores. I'm not the biggest chocolate fan, in fact I don't really like it at all. But there is something about this treat that intrigues me. Normally when I've been served s'mores at the campfire, the marshmallow has been tasty, the chocolate cold and the graham crackers lacking. I've done several things to "fix" the solid chocolate situation, normally I put the cracker and the chocolate next to the fire while I'm roasting the mallow to toasty goodness and that helps, a little. Recently, I read about someone making s'mores with Reese's peanut butter cups, and since this is one of my favorite treats, I had to give it a try. We went to the store and got our stash
OH yeah, we picked up some caramel milk chocolates to try those out as well.  


I used the stove to toast the marshmallows and a little metal shish-kabob stick.  It worked out pretty well. You can see from the photo that I'm an expert roaster, never getting a hint of burn (HA!)


When it was done I assembled and the taste testing began!
All in all it was pretty tasty.  The caramel, just blended in with the toasted marshmallow flavor, as caramel is pretty much burnt sugar and cream.  I actually didn't like it with the peanut butter cups, but I will show you what I did like...


The cup got a little gooey from the heat of the oven (that was preheating for something) while I was roasting the marshmallow  It was super tasty!  Reminded me of a candy bar I used to eat called PBMax.

Well, now you know what I do with my free time, what about you? What types of things do you do when you have a free day and some cash to spend?

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