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One of our favorite things to do in the summer is to have fires out on the patio and roast marshmallows for s’mores. Sometimes it is a fight on who wants their marshmallow just a slight golden brown, or burnt to a crisp. I’m actually a burnt to a crisp kind of girl.
Come wintertime, I love cozying up by the fireplace. The kids love it too until it’s time to split mom some more wood so she can burn all winter long. It’s not that we necessarily need it for heat, but I just love the ambiance so to speak. Since we’re spending a good bit more time at home on the weekends this year (because 2020/2021…) I thought maybe it would fun to bring one of our favorite summer activities to the inside and enjoy in the winter. I’ll be honest, I got a little inspiration from Pinterest after seeing so many chocolate boards and things to take our typical s’mores up a notch. The kids looked at me a little funny, but after trying them they were pretty happy.
I’ll be completely honest. These marshmallows weren’t the freshest, but when I told the kids they could have smores, I couldn’t backtrack my plans. Plus, after you cook them a little, you can’t tell the difference. 😉
I got a little fancy and added strawberries and bananas to the mix. If I’d had planned a little better, I would’ve gotten Reese cups to go along with the bananas, but the chocolate worked just fine! I wasn’t the least bit surprised Madison’s favorite included the strawberries. That girl could eat a bushel a day if you’d let her.
Parker’s becoming a professional fire starter just like his dad. Once the coals are good and hot break out a roasting stick and get to work.
After you get your marshmallow the perfect shade, stack it up and form the perfect sandwich. We keep the chocolate close to the fire so it melts a tad when you’re ready to savor the dessert.
Jayden takes after me and love his marshmallows torched. Though, this time he went with bananas to make them a little more healthy.
He’s also not afraid to go after ever last bite. 😉
I hope something simple like s’mores in the house can bring a few smiles to your house like it did mine. Happy s’mores making!