Our family’s favorite pastime at our mountain house is roasting marshmallows in the fire pit. We used to straighten a metal hanger to do our cooking, but then came along marshmallow roasting sticks (I guess you can use them for hot dogs too) from Eddie Bauer. Now we’re cooking in style.
~ Here are fun facts, quotes and recipes about marshmallows and chocolate ~
National S’more Day is August 10th.
The first printed S’more recipe dates back to 1927.
$13 Billion is spent on chocolate each year in the U.S. I’m not sure how much is spent on marshmallows.
S’more tip: Spread peanut butter on a graham cracker before adding Hershey chocolate squares and the roasty toasty marshmallow.
The Elvis: The King made the peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwich famous. The S’mores version is graham crackers, peanut butter cup, marshmallow and a banana slice. Skip the bacon.
Grasshopper: Graham crackers, Andes mints, and marshmallow.
Turtle: You’ve had turtle tracks ice cream, right? Same idea. Just add caramel and chopped pecans to the original S’more.
Oreo: Chocolate graham crackers, marshmallow, white chocolate and Oreo crumbles.
Caribbean: Get a taste of the tropics with a Caribbean-themed S’more made of graham crackers, marshmallow, caramel and coconut.
PB&J: The old-school favorite with a S’more twist – graham crackers, marshmallow, peanut butter and jelly.
Fruit Burst: Add your favorite fruits to the classic like strawberries, blueberries and cherries.
~ And I Quote …
Nobody knows the truffles I’ve seen.
What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.
I never met a chocolate I didn’t like.
deanna troi, Star Trek: The Next Generation
My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M’s and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.
Strength is the ability to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of those pieces.
judith viorst, author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
The 12-step chocoholics program: Never be more than 12 steps away from chocolate.
Life is like a box of chocolates … You never know what you’re gonna get.
The dark side of chocolate is best.
s. kim henson
WRite wHere I’m supposed to be – May your Fall be filled with bonfires, roasted marshmallows, and melted chocolate.
On the side: Stop by Facebook when you get a chance and like the page of Author Denise Hunter.