Sunday, October 20, 2013

We had s'mores last night

Last night was the welcome party for the German students.  It was out in the country, in a really nice machine shed, and they had fires going for s'mores.  I had volunteered to bring the s'mores supplies, and promptly started looking on Pinterest for good ideas.

This is what I took:

  • Honey Graham Crackers
  • Cinnamon Graham Crackers
  • Fudge Covered Graham Cracker Cookies
  • Large marshmallows
  • Extra-large marshmallows
  • Peeps
  • Reese's peanut butter cups
  • And, of course, Hersey's chocolate bars.

I absolutely spent too much money.  I have a tendency to worry that I don't have enough of something, so I get more.  BUT I didn't want to be the person who cheeped out of s'mores supplies.

I used two fudge graham crackers, an extra-large marshmallow, and a peanut butter cup for my s'more.
my husband roasted the marshmallow
It was very large, crumbly (I think half of it went down my bra), and oh, man, way too sweet.  I just had the one.  I really liked the peanut butter cup in it, but the fudge graham crackers were just way too much.

There are two types of s'mores makers in this world:

  • burners
  • melters

I am a melter (even though I hadn't roasted marshmallows since about 6th grade).  I married a man who burns his marshmallows - holds them right in the flame waiting for it to catch fire - with a daughter who does the same.  I was not thinking of the marshmallow burners of the world when I brought Peeps for s'mores.

Here's the deal with Peeps:

They are covered in sugar.  Sugar burns.  And I found out last night, it burns a really intense blue and you can't always blow out the fire.  True story.  So maybe stay away from Peeps if you want to burn the marshmallow, cuz it's way too intense.

How do you like your s'mores?

1 comment:

  1. The BEST smores are made with reg. marshmallows, Hershey's chocolate, reg. graham crackers, and PEANUT BUTTER!!! In fact, I can't even hardly eat a smore with PB...they just don't have enough flavor with out it! :) :)