He may not like camping, but my husband has a sweet tooth and he came up with the idea of making frozen s'mores at home. (The man will stop at nothing to get out of sleeping in a tent.) It was a great idea - these s'mores are made using the broiler so you can make them any time of year, but because they're frozen, they make an especially good treat for a hot summer day.
I laid out four of the graham crackers, broken into different sized pieces. I also lined the baking sheet with aluminum foil to make clean up easier. We like lots of marshmallows, so we cut some of them in half to be sure the graham crackers were entirely covered when we topped them.
I put them under the broiler and kept a very close eye on them.
Once they were golden brown, I took them out and immediately topped them with another graham cracker.
|After taking a picture, of course.|
Next, I melted the chocolate in the microwave in 20 second intervals. I dipped the smaller s'mores into the chocolate and put them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
For the bigger ones, I drizzled the chocolate over the top.
We froze them for about a half hour before we ate them.
To complete our not-actually-camping experience, we read a camping themed book while we ate our s'mores. We recommend:
When We Go Camping by Margriet Ruurs - In this beautifully illustrated book, one busy family finds lots to do from sun up to sunset. At the campsite, there’s wood to chop for the fire and fish to catch. And there’s lots of time to explore, climb rocks, splash in the lake, and discover animals in the shadows of the woods. As afternoon turns to evening, supper needs to be made, and just before bed, stories are told around the campfire.
S is for S'mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster James - Next to baseball and fireworks on the Fourth of July, nothing else seems as American as the family camping trip. From what to pack, where to go, and what to do when you get there, S is for Smores: A Camping Alphabet takes readers on an A-Z trail exploring this outdoor pastime.
Does your family like camping? What's your favorite part?