Monday, January 16, 2012

s'more to come

It's funny how we always want the opposite of what we have.  In the hot sticky summer months, sometimes we wish to have weather that is just a little cooler.  In the frigid cold winter months, we dream of exotic white sand beaches and hot weather.

We had a very cold weekend, so of course, our outdoor activities were limited.  To avoid cabin fever, I wanted to make something that is reminiscent of summer nights, but something that can also be enjoyed in the winter.

When we were visiting friends a few weeks ago,  after skiing we planned on making s'mores over their backyard fire pit.  What a wonderful outdoor activity to do at any's amazing how fires can be so warming and calming, no matter the weather.

Although we weren't adventurous this past weekend (it was -20 degrees here!), we do hope that we'll get more opportunities to make real s'mores outdoors, whether it's winter or summer.   We'll just have to settle for this fun-to-make substitute until then.

S'More Roll
(adapted from the Marshmallow Roll in 
"Company's Coming-150 Delicious Squares")
Makes approx. 36-48 rolls.

  • 2 bars of Jersey Milk Chocolate
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (300ml)
  • 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup of finely chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 20 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup medium unsweetened coconut

  • Heat 1 bar of chocolate in large saucepan on low heat, until almost melted.  
  • Remove from heat, and stir until smooth.
  • Add condensed milk, graham cracker crumbs, and walnuts.
  • Stir until it's almost like a dough.
  • Divide mixture in half, press half of dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper.  Roll out to about 5 x 12 inches.
  • Place 10 marshmallows, end to end, along the centre of the dough mixture.  
  • Bring the two sides together, and pinch along to seal.
  • Melt the other bar of chocolate gently in the microwave (about 30 seconds).
  • Drizzle half of the melted chocolate on the log, then sprinkle 4 tbsp. of the coconut evenly on top.
  • Repeat above steps with the other half of dough.
  • Wrap in plastic and chill until set.  
  • Slice into 1/2 inches.

Serve and enjoy...outside or in!

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