S’More Summer…Please!!! We love summer because the options for entertaining are endless, and most of them are outdoors…al fresco and casual. The all time favorite, classic dessert when entertaining outdoors for kids and grown-up kids is S’Mores; that yummy, warm, crispy, gooey, sweet amalgamation of three childhood favorites: graham crackers, marshmallows, and CHOCOLATE!
At one of our Great 8 Dinners I was assigned dessert. Sometimes the type of dessert is specified, and sometimes the hostess leaves the choice open. Since the theme was camping, what better dessert to provide? But I couldn’t just go to the store and buy graham crackers and marshmallows…well, I could have, but what fun would that have been? I had never made marshmallows or graham crackers, but I love trying new things…and this was the perfect opportunity. And since both can be made a couple weeks ahead of time, there was no worry about a failure, plenty of time to change my mind!
Here’s a secret…shhhh…marshmallows are EASY!!!!! If you have a candy thermometer, you can make these gooey pillows of sweetness. Impress your friends and family!
Making the graham crackers is as easy as making cookies, but you need to find graham flour. (I had to order mine from Amazon, link is below.)
Makes about 9 dozen marshmallows
Makes about 25-30 crackers
So, if you are organized and prepared, (which really is the secret to Gr8 Entertaining*) you can wow your friends and family with this dessert.
*I am sometimes organized and prepared and sometimes flying by the seat of my pants!!! People just love to get together, it doesn’t really matter what you serve. Whether you are organized and wow them or put some mixed nuts in a bowl and serve a drink, just getting together and enjoying life is the real secret.
As the Girl Scouts have been singing for years: “Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.”
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