Apron Free Cooking ~ S’mores Indoors
By Noel Lizotte
I don’t know about you, but we’re getting a bit of cabin fever at my house. We usually get this way in February. The weather is too cold to do much outside comfortably. The ground is either frozen or muddy. We’ve watched all our videos several times and we’ve read all the books in the house at least twice.
We’ve started talking about spring and all the things we’re going to do. We’ve planned bicycle rides and hiking excursions. We’ve discussed camping trips and planned the flower beds. We’re anticipating sitting on the deck with a fire and a nightcap.
Yes, cabin fever is catching hold. It’s not gotten so bad that we’ve done anything crazy, like strip the wallpaper from a wall without a remodeling plan. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to something like that. In an effort to stave off a serious case of cabin fever, we made S’mores.
S’mores are a classic camping treat. So we’re able to pretend for a few minutes that the fire isn’t in a fireplace and we’re not sitting in our living room, but rather we’re at a campsite.
Family Circle Nov 1, 1979
Remember the great taste of graham crackers, toasted marshmallows and real milk chocolate – S’mores. Now this favorite campfire treat can be made indoors. Anytime! It’s delicious and so easy with Golden Grahams Cereal, Karo Corn syrup and Nestle’s Real Milk Chocolate Morsels. Follow the recipe and let your whole family enjoy S’mores tonight!
2/3 cup Karo Light Corn Syrup
2 Tablespoons margarine or butter
1 package (11 ½ ounce) Nestle Real Milk Chocolate Morsels
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package (10 ounce) Golden Graham cereal (about 8 cups)
3 cups miniature marshmallows
Butter baking pan, 13x9x2 inches. Heat corn syrup, margarine and real milk chocolate morsels just to boiling in 3 quart saucepan, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour over cereal in large mixing bowl. Toss quickly until completely coated with chocolate. Fold in marshmallows, 1 cup at a time. Press mixture evenly in pan with buttered back of spoon. Let stand until firm, at least 1 hour. Cut into about 1 ½ inch squares. 48 squares.
Make it a Meal: Serve this treat as a dessert after a bowl of chili and hot dogs. You’ll really think you’re at the campsite.
Approximate Nutritional Information: Servings Per Recipe: 48, Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85, Total Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 63mg, Total Carbs: 16g, Protein: 1g.
These taste like the real deal! The best part is, there’s no mess from marshmallows falling off the stick onto the carpet. You’ll appreciate the mess being confined to a bowl and a pan, but not to worry. You’ll also appreciate the sticky finger, chocolate covered marshmallow gooiness that will nearly convince you that you are camping! Or at least, that you’re sitting in the backyard with a fire in the charcoal grill. The real benefit to this treat in the living room is that when you’ve finished trading stories and eaten all the Indoor S’mores, you can just crawl into your own bed and not a sleeping bag spread over the lumpy ground that always appears under a camping tent.
Noel Lizotte is breaking free of corporate stress with convenience cooking! This recipe is similar to ones printed in her cookbook Apron Free Cooking which is available on the website www.apronfreecooking.com.