Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Cookie #10- S'mores

Some of my favorite memories growing up are the ones of us camping together as a family. Both my parents were teachers, so we were able to escape to the mountains for at least a month every summer.
Many nights we would sit by the fire and makes the most delicious s'mores. They were my favorite part of the campfire.

And now, I'm happy to report, we don't have to wait for the summer to enjoy the yumminess of camping.

These s'mores are so delicious. The kids and I had a great time making them... especially eating the marshmallows that "dropped" out of the bag!

Our Lesson: As we were making these we started talking about camping and how you make traditional s'mores. (our kids have yet to try them- eek! I know!)
After remembering a few camping stories together our son piped up with "I want to go camping so we can see a bear again!" (yup, we had a bear in our campsite the last time. Very exciting for a 4 year old to be woken up by a bear outside his window while his Daddy and Papa try to scare it off.)
After hearing her brother tell the story, our two year old quickly yelled out "I wanna see a bear too!" and then our littlest started growling....
Thank you God for all your creation. Thank you for the memories we make as a family.
How fun it will be eat some of our s'mores tonight and dream of camping.... even while we look outside at the wind blowing in -15 degree weather :)

(from The Joy of Baking)

6 tbsp butter (melted)
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 cup chocolate chips
2 cups mini marshmallows

Stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter until all the crumbs are moistened.
Press firmly into a foil lined 8X8 pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the crust begins to turn golden brown.
Remove from oven and evenly sprinkle chocolate chips and marshmallows.

Bake for another 10 minutes or until marshmallows are soft, lightly golden and begin to meld together.

Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

Once cooled remove from foil and cut into pieces.

*Note: my crust turned out a little crumbly. Not sure if I didn't add enough butter or maybe didn't cook the crust long enough in the first step. They still taste wonderful though and I have absolutely no problem with "practicing" this recipe until I get it just right :)



    i know you really made these for me. i think i have gained a few lbs just looking at them here.

  2. i made these last year and a few times since then. they are so yummy!


    i know you really made these for me. i think i have gained a few lbs just looking at them here.


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