Today's St Francis Camp Out activity is making S'mores!
For your s’mores kit you will need:
A packet of biscuits
A bag of large marshmallows
A few of your favourite brand of plain chocolate bars
A long stick (or metal roasting stick) – for toasting the marshmallows
The willpower to stop eating them before you feel sick
How to make s’mores:
Take two biscuits so you have a top and bottom biscuit for your s’more.
Break your chocolate bar into cracker sized pieces and lay on top of one biscuit.
Take a large marshmallow and skewer it with the long stick. Place this over the fire and toast it until the outside is golden and bubbly for maximum squishy deliciousness. How long you cook your marshmallow is up to you. Some people love it lightly toasted and still firm in the middle. Others like to set it on fire then blow it out so the entire things is a melty marvel in your mouth.
Place your fire-roasted marshmallow over the chocolate on your biscuit then take the top biscuit and press down on the marshmallow. This will hold it in place so you can pull the stick/skewer out so you don’t burn your fingers. Roasted marshmallows are hot!
Give it a sec to warm through the chocolate and partially melt it. This also makes sure you don’t burn your mouth on the hot marshmallow as it squishes out of the side when you take that first bite. Eat, enjoy, relish that sticky sweet goodness.
Campfire Brownie S’mores:
1-1/3 cups butter, softened
2-2/3 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup baking cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup biscuits, coarsely crushed
1-3/4 cups miniature marshmallows
4 ounces milk chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a bowl, mix flour, cocoa and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake).
Sprinkle crushed biscuits and marshmallows on top of the brownie; pop back in oven until marshmallows are golden brown, then Immediately sprinkle with chopped chocolate. Cover with foil and let stand until chocolate begins to melt, 5 minutes. Remove foil and cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.