Sunday, June 13, 2010

Face-smashing goodness for the week ahead

To celebrate the end of school, and then lift our spirits because of the fact that it has rained nearly every. single. day. in June so far, we baked.  Because in my world, that's just how we celebrate.  (And grieve.)  Wanna make these goodies too? Read on.
First, we made delicious and easy, home-made graham crackers.  You can get the recipe here. (Martha Stewart is a genius.  I don't know if I've mentioned that before, but she is.) 

I don't know if I've also ever mentioned the fact that I'm pretty much addicted to s'mores.  I have? Oh.

Well anyway.
Home-made graham crackers kind of bump up the s'more a notch.  Intervention may soon be required.
I haven't been eating much chocolate. Or sugar.  I was having really bad headaches during the winter, and giving up sugar (and peanut butter cups- sob!) really seems to help with that.  But I'm willing to make an exception for these babies.
Do marshmallows make anyone else out there happy?  I don't really enjoy eating plain marshmallows.  But just looking at them in all their puffy, white, sugary goodness is enough. 
Okay, let's begin.  Once your graham crackers are cooled... (I chose to cut mine into rounds)
Smear some melted chocolate chips over half of them. 
Then place a single marshmallow on each of the other halves and microwave them for about 30 seconds, or until they puffed up a bit.
Then, immediately place a chocolate sided graham on top and gently squish down.  You get the idea.
Once the chocolate is set, dip the edge in the remaining chocolate, and sprinkles.
Then give these babies a test drive, by serving them to your favorite hoodlums.  Hello hoodlums.  Today, you happen to be my favorites.  Ha!
See if they like them...
I'm betting they do... (Please ignore the strange flower sitting perched atop my daughter's uncombed hair.  We home school.)
Now take that extra chocolate, skewer a few leftover marshmallows, dip them, and sprinkle them...
And leave them out for your man.  

I don't know what it is about men, but they love to eat things on sticks.  In case you weren't aware.

Lastly, I am guest posting here, Tuesday, and I'll be offering a fun little giveaway,  here on my blog Tuesday, so be sure to pop back in for the fun! 

38 comments:

Farmgirl Paints said...

I'm about to cry...seriously! Tears are pooling in my eyes. THOSE LOOKED SO GOOD! Why oh why aren't you my next door neighbor???

Morgan said...

Those look fantastic! I will be making them with my kiddos in our "last days of being a preschool kid" celebration. I have been looking for fun things for my soon to be kindergartner and this is perfect!!!

Kristin said...

Is it normal to salivate over these delicious cookie images? Just wondering? :) Yummmmmmmmm!

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

my mouth is literally watering over those. is something wrong with me? um...yeah, i don't have any of those in my house! must make some...now!!

Mikal said...

Can't wait to make these with my favorite hoodlum!

Mikal

Carmen said...

Ummmmmm YUMMMMMM!!!!! These look so delicious and so cute. I love me some marshmallows.

He & Me + 3 said...

Yum. Our neighbor just gave us a bag of the biggest marshmallows I have ever seen They are like the size of two regular big marshmallows. WE can't wait to roast them.
Those sprinkles and chocolate make them look so yummy. Great job.

Multiple personalities.. said...

Is it rude to drool all over another blogger's blog? Because that's exactly what's going on right now!! Oh. My. Goodness. Those look scrumptious! We love 'smores too, but we've never had them quite so divine and fancy like this. Definitely gonna be trying it your way soon...I have a bag of marshmallows and a bag of ghirardelli milk chocolate chips just waiting for me to turn them into utter decadence. Thanks for sharing Mama!!

Jocelyn said...

ok, seriously those look delicious! and homemade graham crackers??? who knew?

Stephanie said...

*Drool* Please come to my house. Like now. Thank you :)

Shannon said...

Yum these look delicious and of course I would be reading this after I already searched the house for something chocolatey to eat and found nothing :(

Dandy said...

I was just thinking about s'mores! I need those. Now.

Julianne Hendrickson said...

Those are ADORABLE and yummy looking!! My hubs is out of town this week, but this may be a fun girls-night treat :)

Tracey said...

Oh these could definitely ease my pain...we've had nothing but gloom, rain, and horridly high humidity!!! Wow do these look good!!! Do you ship to Chicago??!!

Hugs ~

:) T

leigh ashley said...

wow... those look delish!! i may just have to try this recipe!!

Jenny Brown said...

I love your blog....if it's not decorating tips, it's homemade yummys...I want to grow up and be just like you! :):) (I envy that you can stay home and do all these great things with your kids and your family!) Oh, and you're WAY better than Martha! :):) Kudos!

LeAnna said...

I think these need me today!

Jessabells said...

Yummy!

Stephanie said...

YUMMY!! I will definitely be trying these!

Heather said...

oh yum!! I am so glad you shared this, what a fun summer treat, or anytime! My kids will love this!

the wild raspberry said...

what a perfect way to celebrate and mourn....
i'm sooooo sick of the rain.
our basement flooded last night.

very overwhelming.

think i need some of that marshmallow goodness :)

chas

jjely said...

You made me laugh so hard when you said "Ignore the flower on my daughters head....... We homeschool!!!" Or something like that. We homeschool as well so I appreciate your humor. I just took a picture of my 5 year old resting in a laundry basket.Hey, we homeschool. Oh and of course the smores look lovely. I am definetely going to try that.

Jill said...

YUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMM! heading to the store now! MUST-MAKE-THESE-NOW!!!!
Thanks for sharing! (I think- you know, it IS bathing suit season!)
Blessings!
Jill

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I know one little grandgirl who will be visiting her grandmama in a few weeks who will love making these. Thank you for the idea! I talked about your laundry soap making post in my blog post today. Come on over for a visit. :) ~ Lynn @thevintagenest

LuLu said...

Holy Moly my sweet tooth has been kicked into high gear now.... look at your creations.... Martha would be PROUD i tell You!!!!
do you send care packages :) heehee
xo,
LuLu

Julianne Hendrickson said...

question....i want to make these for my summer camp--do they save or should they be (if any are left :) eaten immediately?

Kimberly said...

Save some for me please!!! :)

Missy said...

Oh my. Those look so good and you don't even have to get all smoky to eat them. Thanks for sharing!

The Flying Bee said...

Wow! I can't let my hubby see me reading this...he'll want to know why he doesn't have delicious smores waiting for HIM when he comes home! LOL!

Dana and Daisy said...

ha ha! the look on your daughter's face tells me she is loving them! homemade graham crackers! well, I never!

I think I have found a new favorite blog!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Those look divine...

Urban Farmgirl said...

Ok, seriously?? Those sooo belong on the pages of a magazine somewhere! They are gorgeous - and I don't believe I have ever called a s'more gorgeous before, but the way.

I am so making these...thanks for sharing. But soooo not fair after Becky just inspired me with her clean eating post! ;o)

~mary~

mel @ the larson lingo said...

YUM & YUM! How cute are these! Love your blog by the way, I will be back!! Thanks for your comment yesterday about the photo tips. Glad I could help! :)

liz@alittlepeaceofhome said...

those look amazing!! i'm definitely going to have to whip some up for my hubby! i'll letcha know how he likes them :)

sanjeet said...

I have been looking for fun things for my soon to be kindergartner and this is perfect!!!
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Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I'm catching up on old posts here and *yum* this looks tasty! I just had a big red velvet cupcake, too. Darn me! and my sweet tooth!

Tania said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Here's our version of it:

http://lipstickandlemonade.com/smores/

Tania said...

Thanks for the inspiration! Here's our version of it:

http://lipstickandlemonade.com/smores/