S’more Season

Over here on the West Coast we’ve finally had a few consecutive weeks of Summer.  This means lunches are on the patio, dinner are all made on the BBQ, and long weekend camping plans are finally being made.

I don’t know about you but when I start planning camping trips the first thing I worry about (after figuring out how I’m going to get away with packing a memory foam mattress in the trunk of my VW…ya, I’m THAT kind of camper) is the food.  Specifically the junk food.

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The quintessential camping snack has to be S’mores.  Ooey, gooey, melty S’mores.  And by ooey, gooey I mean sticky, stringy and messy.  I hate waking up with marshmallow in my hair and no matter how careful you are it happens every time.

Enter:  The no-mess S’mores on a Stick.

I borrowed this idea from other genius blogger friends and passed it off as my own at a cookout a while back.  Super huge hit!  They are simple to make at home, easy to eat, not messy, and just as delicious as the real deal.

Ingredients:  jumbo marshmallows, smashed graham crackers, chocolate of choice.

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Directions:  (you’ll need a couple of bowls, wooden skewers, and parchment or wax paper)

  1. Skewer your marshmallows like lollipops (tip: snip the very pointy end of the skewer off so you don’t injure your mouth later).
  2. Dump smashed graham crackers into a shallow bowl.  In a separate shallow bowl melt your chocolate (microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time, until smooth).
  3. Set up your assembly line and get rolling.  Dip marshmallow in chocolate to coat, then roll in graham crackers to coat.  Place on parchment paper to set.  Repeat.

 

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These will set at room temperature but if you are in a rush or won’t be using them for a while you can store them in the refrigerator.  Once set, they will stack fairly easily for transportation.  Wrap tightly with plastic wrap or store in an air tight container.

Pack them along in your cooler or camper fridge and served after dinner.  Delicious and no one goes home with unwanted leftovers stuck in their ponytail.

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Happy camping!

About 

From Victoria, British Columbia

Jaime has been blogging for 4 years. Starting out as a desk bound office worker looking to lose the weight gained sitting on her bum, and progressing to a healthy eating (and living!) enthusiast with a sweet tooth on the side. Thanks to the power of the internet Embracing Balance continues to grow and thrive each and every day, and so does her knowledge of how to remain healthy and happy without giving up the real food and comfy lifestyle she knows and loves. Blogging has generated a new passion for food photography, recipe creations, and no worries of kitchen failure. Blog readers, family and friends alike serve as guinea pigs for healthy meals and sweet treats. Don't worry! Almost everything works.

A native of Vancouver Island, Jaime spent a few years living it up on the East Coast with a very recent return to the island she calls home. She is grateful to blogging for introducing her to a fine group of like-minded food lovers and continues the search for the perfect balance between cupcakes and salads.

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