Monday, September 6, 2010

S'More Fun

One of our favorite summertime activity is going camping. We were only able to go once this summer due to having a baby this summer (went when I was 34 weeks pregnant. Lots of fun :).
And of course we roasted marshmallow and made s'mores. Although summer is coming to an end and there may not be much time for camping it is the perfect time of year for bonfires and smores. I love sitting around the fire with friends and family when it chilly out and we are warmed by the fire.
And in case you are like Smalls from Sandlot and have never had a s'more this is a s'more -Roasted marshmallow and hershey chocolate between graham crackers.
Or I like to use fudge strip cookies instead of the chocolate and crackers I find it easier to make and to eat. Oh and speaking of easier, did you know you can make a s'more in the microwave. It take only 5 sec. Not as fun, but super easy.
I like cupcakes so when I was thinking of some fun s'more treat I instantly thought of s'more cupcakes. You can turn anything into a cupcake.
I started with my favorite chocolate cake recipe. After putting the batter in the cupcake tin I sprinkled a topping of crushed graham crackers and chocolate chips on the top before baking. After baking I topped the cupcake with Marshmallow frosting (Butter-cream frosting made with marshmallow cream as flavoring. And then because I thought they looked a little boring I added some leftover topping to the top. These cupcakes were so good and I am not just saying that because I made them. I am now officially in love with marshmallow frosting.
Don't think I stopped there. Next I made s'more fudge. Another very yummy treat and this time I shared so I have others to confirm their yumminess(I don't think that is a word, but I like it). I took them to an end of summer cookout we had with some friends.
I made these by following the no fail fudge recipe on the back of the marshmallow Fluff. If you don't live on the east coast and can't find Fluff marshmallow cream works just as well(but don't tell my fellow east coasters I said that. Some of these east coasters take their Fluff seriously. After you have made up the fudge following the instructions on the jar add some graham cracker crumbs and mini marshmallow. Then pour it in a pan and let it set up. It is that easy. The best part is if you burn it a little it taste even better. I think I burnt the fluff a little and it gave the fudge a burnt marshmallow taste which gave it even more of a s'more flavor. My husband said he didn't think it would be as good if I didn't burn it, but he could have just been trying to make me feel better.

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Tauni said...

I love S'mores. What a great Labor Day post! oh, and your photos are fabulous too!!

samsstuff said...

Yum! Stopping by from Made by You Mondays to check out this delicious creation!

Erin said...

S'more fudge?!?!?! Oh my heck! I will be making this FOR SURE!!! Thanks for the idea!