S'mores are such an easy dessert to make, and kids of all ages are drawn to them. Icing is used to decorate the graham crackers with holiday symbols. Children can decorate the graham crackers and allow them to dry before assembling their s'mores.
In this version, I actually soften the chocolate bars a bit in the microwave first so they melt well when the toasty marshmallows are added.
12 whole graham crackers
White icing (recipe below)
24 large marshmallows
6 chocolate bars, slightly softened in the microwave
Decorate 6 whole graham crackers with symbols or words of your choosing with the icing by using toothpicks or a piping bag fitted with a small tip. Allow the icing to harden a bit.
Prepare a fire or cooktop for roasting the marshmallows. Meanwhile, soften the chocolate bars slightly in the microwave, about 15-20 seconds. For a more spreadable chocolate, melt the bars at 30-second intervals, stirring until the chocolate is smooth.
Spear the marshmallows on metal skewers, and gently toast them over your cooktop. (This is a great job for grown-ups, or should at least be closely supervised by an adult.) Place the chocolate on the 6 crackers that were left undecorated, top with two marshmallows each, followed by the decorated graham crackers.
Ingredients - White Icing
2 cups confectioner's sugar
2 Tb. corn syrup
2-4 Tb. water
2 tsp. lemon juice
Preparation - White Icing
Combine the sugar, corn syrup, 2 Tb. water and lemon juice in a bowl. Whisk to combine, thinning with the additional 2 tablespoons of water if needed.
This recipe is courtesy Pottery Barn Kids.
Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, cooking video host, and the founder of One Family One Meal, a website that helps families menu plan, grocery shop, and cook on a budget. Her latest writing collaboration is with renowned chef Todd English. The book, Cooking in Everyday English , is now available on Amazon and is loaded with family-friendly recipes. Amanda’s own One Family One Meal cookbook will be released in the fall of 2012.
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