Sunday, May 27, 2012

Indoor s'mores: delicious and easy!

So it's our last night without Pete here. The kids are anxious for what special dessert Mommy has up her sleeve, and I draw a blank. We did sundaes and ice cream sandwiches, but I had no idea what to do next!

Then it hit me - what better dessert to have during Memorial Day weekend than s'mores? Best part? I had all the ingredients in my cupboards!

The only problem is....I don't grill. It's not that I can't grill, it's just that our gas grill is having issues. Pete struggles enough with it, so I'm not about to try to roast marshmallows on it. The problem is easily fixable, but my hubby's not here to fix it. I could use our charcoal grill, but by the time the coals would be perfect, it'd be past the kids' bedtime. So what was a Mommy to do?

Pinterest (and a little thinking on my part) to the rescue!

All week I had been noticing pins on how to make s'mores in your oven. Doesn't need a grill + makes a perfect s'more = genius idea. Only problem being that I didn't want to heat up the house any more, and the kids would be ready for dessert at different times. Didn't quite make sense to use so much propane for one s'more at a time.

Enter our toaster oven! It made our dessert in minutes and didn't heat up the house. It didn't quite toast the marshmallows perfectly on all sides like I prefer, but other than that it was so close to the real thing they disappeared within minutes.

Indoor S'mores

Makes 1 s'more

1 graham cracker, broken into two squares
1 large marshmallow
1 square of a chocolate bar

Place the marshmallow on one of the graham cracker squares and put it on a small baking sheet. Insert the baking sheet into toaster oven; put on lightest setting until top of marshmallow is toasted to your liking.

With a spatula, remove the graham cracker from the baking sheet; be careful, the cracker and marshmallow are hot! Put the chocolate on top of the marshmallow, then top it off with the other graham cracker. I like to wait a couple minutes so the chocolate melts a little before eating, and enjoy!

No toaster oven? Put in a preheated 350 oven for about 5 minutes instead :)

This recipe is Ryan, Paige, and Nate approved, can't you tell?

Have you tried any new recipes lately? I'd love to hear about them!

1 comment:

  1. That's how you get Nate to smile for the camera!