Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wintertime S'mores

I have been working hard on coming up with healthy alternatives not only for myself but for my family as well. My kids have found that they love fresh fruit smoothies, cauliflower poppers, and even YOGURT! I have not been buying those pre-packaged snack foods, chocolate, and candy. I saw a recipe for some oven baked s'mores over at IzzyMom and I knew this would be something I my kids would love and worth a splurge!

The recipe includes: Ritz Crackers, Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, and Large Marshmallows (cut in half). Yup, that's all! While you're preparing the salty-sweet goodness, pre-heat your oven to 350°.

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Start by stacking 5 chocolate chips on a Ritz cracker (salty side up) and top with the halved marshmallow. That's it! It is THAT easy to make this oooey-gooey deliciousness!!
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Prep-work was so easy the kids did it!
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Before baking...


It takes around 10 minutes to toast the marshmallows. Keep a close eye because there is a fine line between toasting the marshmallow and burning the crackers. Thankfully, they will smoke (a lot) before they burn.
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After baking...

Once you remove from the oven, top with another Ritz Cracker, smash together ever so lightly and watch the yummy, sweet goodness ooze out the sides. Resist the urge to clean them with your tongue...Serve warm!
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I must say that I've never been a HUGE fan of the traditional "camp fire" s'mores. I do enjoy one every now and again, but they are SO sweet it is hard for me to eat a lot of them. These snacks are the perfect combination of sweet and salty goodness, so I HIGHLY recommend!!
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Gotta love this!!!

Not only did I give it high marks (and NO I did not take time to figure up the WW points on one, I just counted it as a "SPLURGE"!), but the children loved them as well.
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Tyler approved!
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Emily approved!
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Obviously Shelby approves as well!

3 comments, add yours here:

Anonymous said...

Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!

Mommy's Juggling Act said...

Sounds yummy! I'm going to try these out this weekend if the kids are feeling better. Thanks for sharing!

moody mom said...

Looks and sounds Yummy! IN fact, I wish I had one right now.