Jackson came to me last week with one simple request: could I please make s'mores for his end-of-year class party? No easy task I tell you, with the absence of both fire and heat in the grade 2 classroom, but I was up for the challenge.
I put my thinking cap on and decided to make a deconstructed version of our favourite campfire snack. Think skewered gooey marshmallows dipped in sweet, dark chocolate and rolled in a graham cracker crumbs. Perfect for little hands to manage, I thought the lollipop version of these treats would be much appreciated by the teacher who wouldn't have to clean a slew of sticky fingers.
Oh, and did I mention how incredibly easy these are? When making this kind of concoction at 11pm, one generally does look for the easiest method possible. I did attempt this in true Jan-style by making homemade marshmallows first, but I wished I had saved my energy because they just didn't work. Not quite as dense as the store-bought version they didn't skewer properly and were fairly floppy. Not a problem though. I packaged those ones up for Canada Day marshmallow roasting and went with the good old fashioned packaged version for these treats. And they worked brilliantly.
A simple skewer-marshmallow-dip-in-melted-chocolate-roll-in-graham-crumbs method was employed and in less than twenty minutes I has two classroom's worth of goodies for the party.
I was happy with the results, and more importantly so was Jackson. Next time I'll just be sure to keep the leftovers away from his brother though, so the stabbing-with-a-skewer episode of brotherly love isn't repeated.
S'mores on a Stick
- 40 marshmallows
- 8oz dark chocolate, melted
- 12 graham crackers, crushed and crumbled
- 40 small wooden skewers
Skewer the marshmallows. Dip into melted chocolate and roll into graham cracker crumbs. Stand on a tray and repeat with the remaining marshmallows. Cool in the fridge until the chocolate has set and hardened.