Saturday, October 31, 2009

Smores on a Stick

I've been busy prepping for the Halloween party and that means that I have been cooking and doing some kitchen prep. One of my favorite Halloween party foods is Smores on a Stick. Ready? Here we go!

Ingredient List:

* Big Marshmallows
* Sticks
* Chocolate Chips
* Graham Crackers

The first thing you'll do is stick two big marshmallows on to a stick. You can do one, or three... but I like two. Two is my lucky number. Two it is.


Go ahead and make them all. I used 3 bags of marshmallows, but you don't have to use that much. You want to do this assembly line style so this is key. Go ahead... admire. And maybe snag one. Why is it anything on a stick looks more appealing??


Next, absolutely pulverize the graham crackers. Start with just one package of crackers. You don't want to pulverize them all if you aren't going to need them! I used my food processor ot make crumbs. (psst... its okay to snack on the bigger chunks nom nom nom)


Next, set up your double-boiler. I don't have a double boiler, so I did it old school, and just filled the bottom pot half way with water and put the chocolate in the pot on top of it. I put in about 1 to 1 + 1/2 cups, but bear in mind you may have to add more as you go. Go ahead and turn the heat on med to med-hi. You want the water to just reach boiling, and then turn it down to a simmer on medium or med-lo.


Here is what your assembly line should look like. You don't have to have gorgeous flowers on your counter like I do... I'm just cool like that. It should go marshmallow sticks, chocolate with spatula, graham crackers, pan with wax paper.

Okay so by now you should have things set up and your double-boiler should be heating up. As it does, stir your chocolate. When it looks like this, I add about 1/4 cup milk just to help it melt better. For our purposes, it doesn't affect the chocolate at all, and will still harden just as well.


Here is the consistency it should be before you begin. Try not to drool in the chocolate. If you do, I won't tell anyone. It will be our secret.


Using your spatula, put chocolate onto the top and sides of your marshmallows. It does not have to be perfect in any way, just try to cover the area you need to cover, and consider yourself good. If you have goopy chocolate on one side, will anybody really be all that disappointed? If so, you can give their smores to me. Now, note the decadent imperfection below:


While it is still all melty-goodness, roll in the graham cracker crumbs until it is well coated. You would think this would make the little tray of crumbs all chocolatey, but sadly no. I had great visions of having to "somehow dispose of" all those little nuggets of chocolate-graham-cracker carnage but alas, there was no need. Just wanted to prepare you.


Just keep going with this until you have a vast array of smore-y goodness. I am sad to say that several of these beauties suffered casualties so severe that they could not make it to the halloween party. I'm not at all sorry.


Let them harden while on the sheet, and then store them in an air-tight container. I just shoved them in baggies since they are going to be handed out at a buffet on an open tray. If you want them individually wrapped, check your party supply store for candy or treat bags.

Sit back and enjoy the "MMMMM"s and "OOOOOOOOH"s and tell them that you slaved all day over the stove, even though in all reality it will take less than 2 hours to do 3 bags worth.

Happy Halloween!

6 comments:

  1. I sooooo want to try this..... oh yum-o

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  2. Oh YUMMY!!!!!!! .... putting marshmallows on my grocery list.... Thanks Kristin :)

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  3. These look AWESOME!! I love love love smores but they're always too messy to do at home. This is perfect!!

    And thank you so much for commenting on my blog! I'd love to join up with yours but I don't see where I can do that... ? :)

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  4. What an absolutely fantastic idea! I can see using chocolate frosting instead of the melted chips and taking this to a classroom as a craft project/treat all in one! My 7 year old now wants this for his birthday. I'm trying to figure out if I can make a cake that looks like a campfire. I've done a sandcastle, so I think I can. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

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  5. wow! love this idea! I'm such a smore lover...these are great! Thanks for sharing!

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