Monday, March 22, 2010

Smores... on a stick

I love to make goodies for my kids. I just imagine how excited their little faces will be when they see the assorted sweets and treats. So I had pretzel rods, marshmallow and chocolate, and this really cute idea... but things don't always work out the way you imagine them. The original idea was doomed from the get go... A stressful trip to the store where we forgot the dipping components... an unsuccessful attempt putting more than one sticky marshmallows on a pretzel and a crying toddler... put them all together and I had a recipe for disaster. I should have just stopped while I was ahead, but I didn't... and I'm glad! The end result of toasted marshmallow covered in sweet chocolate and a touch of graham crackers were oh so tasty, borderline addictive... and surprisingly not very messy!!

Pretzel Rods
Large Marshmallows
Dipping Chocolate (almond bark, candy melts, etc.)
Graham Crackers, crushed

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Break each pretzel in half, then using a chop stick, or something similar in size, poke a beginner hole in one end of a marshmallow. Next, carefully work marshmallow onto the broken end of the pretzel (this seems like it would be so easy... but it's not) and lay the it on the baking sheet being careful not to let them touch.
 Once your sheet is full, or your tired of working with those pesky marshmallows turn the oven on to broil and place the pan in leaving the oven door open enough to watch them. And watch... seriously, it only takes about a minute... if that. Once they are toasted on the first side carefully turn them over and toast the other side. Place toasted marshmallows in the refrigerator to cool while you crush the graham crackers and melt the chocolate. Now carefully dip the cooled marshmallows in chocolate in roll in graham crackers then put them back in the fridge for a few minutes to harden... remove and enjoy... and try not to be too hard on yourself for giving up on those marshmallows and not making more... Your gonna want more!!

1 comment:

  1. This is such a fun idea for the kids! Great job:D