Monday, July 12, 2010

I Can't Cook But Even I Can Make: 'Smores Bites

My favorite four-year old is turning FIVE this week and to celebrate his birthday, his mom and dad threw a camping-themed bash last Saturday afternoon. Burgers on the grill, tents, sparklers, a fire pit and Boone's Farm (for the adults only, of course) transformed their backyard into the quintessential campsite; complete with 'Smores-Making Kits as party favors.  

Inspired by the party theme, I thought up a special treat for the birthday boy and party-goers that I've dubbed 'Smores Bites. 

As described in my previous cooking posts Here and Here, I'm not exactly skilled in the kitchen. However, these little treats are easy, easy, easy. If I can make them, you can too. Extra Bonus for those of you intimated by the knobs on the oven: The only cooking required is pressing buttons on the microwave! 

You Need:
  • Melting Milk Chocolates or Milk Chocoloate Chips
  • One Bag of Large Marshmallows
  • Graham Crackers
  • Toothpicks 
And Action:
Pour the melting chocolates or chips into a shallow bowl. Heat in 30-second increments in the microwave, stirring the chocolate in between heating until melted and creamy.

Put 3-4 graham crackers in a plastic, ziploc bag and crush into crumbs until they are nearly dust. Pour them out on to large plate and spread evenly.

Poke a marshmallow with a toothpick on its flat side. Roll it in the melted chocolate, coating the entire rounded portion. Then roll the chocolate-dipped 'mallow in the graham cracker crumbs until covered.

Plate on its flat side and let sit for 10-15 minutes until the chocolate starts to harden. Serve & try not to eat the whole plate yourself.

If the summer plans don't include bonfires or marshmallow sticks, you can replace the classic campground treat with these little bites and the only thing they'll leave you craving is....well.....s'more :)

1 comment:

  1. adorable idea! they look so cute!