Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer S'mores Party

I went to this fabulous girls night out bonfire party and had the most wonderful gourmet s'mores.  I decided I had to copy it for a family reunion bonfire party I was hosting this month.  Thanks Katie for the wonderful concept! 
 Here's my smorgasbord of s'mores options for our family reunion party!  Everyone went crazy for them.  Nothing was left.  this was super simple and so much fun!  The idea is to pre-melt chocolate onto your graham crackers and add toppings that cool into the chocolate and stay stuck.  That way, when you are roasting your marshmallow's over the fire, you don't have to balance your chocolate and  everything.  Just stick a marshmallow in between 2 gourmet graham crackers and you have everything you need!
Here's what you need to make your own gourmet s'mores.  Chocolate you can melt, and toppings.  I used milk chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips because that's what I had on hand.  I raided my cupboard to see what kind of toppings I had.  I came up with:  coconut, mini m&m's, mini chocolate chips, heath bar topping, and Ande's mint topping. 
Simply melt your chocolate in the microwave (add about 1 table spoon of oil for about 2 cups of chocolate chips to get a good consistency).  Then either dip or spread the chocolate onto your graham cracker pieces and immediately add your toppings.  Let them completely set.  I put mine on a cookie sheet in the refrigerator for a while to get them good and cold.  I stored them between layers of wax paper and kept in a cooler during our beach day.  They were perfect when I pulled them out for the bonfire.
 I still offered plain graham crackers, multiple options to layer chocolate (for those that wanted to go old school) and lots of marshmallows.  It was a perfect night and a perfect S'mores party!!  The ocean was pretty perfect too :-)

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3 comments:

  1. These look awesome - just in time for our annual camping trip too!
    Also wanted to let you know that I tagged you in my blog post today!
    ~Amy @ Permanent Kisses

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  2. This is brilliant! We recently discovered the magic of using reese's instead of hershey's and man is that amazing. Love the idea of how cute and simple this is, AND the idea of melting the chocolate. Pinned it to share in the future.

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  3. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

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