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July 3, 2011

An Edible All-American Craft

What's more American than baseball and apple pie???

How 'bout football and S'mores?!!!

I'm from the deep south, where football is King, and -- no offense to my grandmother's famous apple pie -- but I'm guessing that delicacy actually has roots on the European continent.

We don't have any big plans for the Independence Day holiday, so I wanted to do some "All-American" things with the girls, and I decided to introduce them to the fine art of S'mores.

I saw a post* a couple of weeks ago that inspired me to get the girls in the kitchen with me to construct S'mores on a Stick.

I used 14 large marshmallows, 14 pretzel sticks, 2 squares of chocolate bark, melted, and 2 full graham crackers, loosely crushed.

I divided the task into two phases. First, I had the girls put the pretzel sticks in the marshmallows:


Then, while the girls had a little snack with the hubs, I melted the chocolate and set up the second phase. I dipped each marshmallow, one at a time, in chocolate, and then let the girls help me roll it in the graham cracker crumbs.


I put our creations on wax paper to set (maybe 30 minutes or so).


And after supper, the girls got to enjoy a little taste of Americana!



[Note: I have heard horror stories of the choking hazards of marshmallows. I watched the girls VERY closely while they ate. They did a really great job, taking small bites and chewing really well.]

*If you don't know what goes on at Adventures-in-Mommy-Land, I'd encourage you to check out all the amazing crafts and cool recipes she makes with her kiddos. This super savvy mom of six -- including B/G twins -- does a lot of crafts that are book-inspired, too.

9 comments:

Holly Ann said...

Oh, we MUST do this!! I love it!!

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Marcia (123 blog) said...

Those look delicious!

However, melted choc + Marcia do not work well together!

I pinned a recipe for Key Lime Pie a few weeks ago and had to email my American friend who lived in Mozambique for 5 years (they have the same shops we have here) to ask her what a suitable substitute would be for Graham crackers :) Isn't life fun?!

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

That is too cute! I have never heard horror stories about kids choking...I've been giving them out like candy! Apparently, I suck...

Barbara Manatee said...

looks and sounds yummy!!

Our kids have been begging us to 'camp out' in the backyard to try out sleeping in a tent. They know all about that the adventure should include a campfire and I told them about S'mores. I have all the fixins for them but just need a good night to do it all. It was too hot to camp out this weekend. Maybe next!

Personally...I love them just with marshmallow and crackers. Sometimes with Chocolate, sometimes without.

reanbean said...

Sounds very tasty! And easy enough for my kids (and me) to handle. We'll have to try it sometime.

Happy 4th of July! :o)

Julia said...

It was SO unbelievably hot the day you posted this. Why, why are you wearing sleeves and pants?! Are you just so southern that it doesn't phase you?! I want to know your secret :)

Johanna said...

Super cute!!! I think the choking marshmallows are the minis, so you are good. :) I'm totally stealing this idea. Until now, smores at our house have been Nutella and marshmallows on a graham cracker.

Charlene said...

I have been having trouble getting on to some sites and your's was included...not sure what's going on with my internet service (finally logged in through google chrome instead).

The s'mores look great and thanks for the linky!