Hi all! We're back from our lovely vacation visiting family and friends in BC. It was so great to see so many people that we haven't seen for a couple years. I'm actually feeling a little homesick still, even after being gone since 2005.
But let's get back to business. I made these s'mores before we left, using my homemade marshmallows and graham crackers. First let me tell you that when made over a fire (we made ours over a fire bowl in our backyard) these don't look anything like they're pictured below. But they're oh so good. Rather than roasting the marshmallow and then building your s'mores sandwich you compile the entire thing, wrap it in foil and roast. So you end up with an ooey gooey delectable treat.
If you don't want to bother with making the marshmallows and crackers (but you'll be glad if you do) these would still be delightful with store bought ingredients. If you are going camping you can make these packets up beforehand and have s'mores any old time you feel like it.
from Sunset Magazine
Homemade Graham Crackers
4 bars (3.5 oz. each) dark chocolate with almonds (such as Lindt), each broken into 3 pieces
Fold 12 sheets of foil, each 12 by 20 in., in half crosswise; then oil tops. Center 1 graham cracker on each oiled doubled sheet, then top with a chocolate piece, marshmallow, and another cracker. Gently fold foil over s'mores and crimp to seal.
Heat packets on a cooking grate over glowing coals in a campfire or on a grill over medium heat (about 350°), turning often just until chocolate softens, 2 to 3 minutes. Or, using tongs, grasp packets on sides and heat over a low fire.