Indoor S’mores

We spent this past weekend just outside of Boston hanging out with some good friends. Our time was filled with playing at the beach, a few weekend projects and cooking out in their backyard. We had planned to finish off our Saturday night BBQ with some s’mores but the bugs got to us before our cravings for dessert even had a chance to kick in. The next day, the yummy ingredients—classic graham crackers, bars of dark chocolate and fluffy marshmallows—seemed to be taunting us. No one wanted to fire up the grill or build a fire so I decided to get a little creative with the toaster oven.

Preparing the Indoor S'mores (somethingwewhippedup.com)

The ingredients for Indoor S’mores (somethingwewhippedup.com)

First I covered the tray with some foil, then I stacked up the ingredients: a base layer of graham cracker, topped with a square of dark chocolate and one marshmallow. I then put everything in a toaster oven set to the highest temperature and waited. And waited. And waited.

After about 5 minutes the marshmallows were perfectly browned and the chocolate had started to melt. Each one got topped off with another piece of graham cracker and they were quickly eaten up. Sure, it’s a bit different from the campfire experience and you do miss out on some of the toasty flavor, but this is a great substitute in a pinch. We’ll definitely be doing this again on a rainy day!

SWWU Tip: Take this classic treat to the next level by sprinkling a bit of sea salt on top of the chocolate before topping with the marshmallow.

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Dessert from a Corner Store

Summer has officially arrived! The temperatures topped 90° and the sun was shining bright yesterday. We’re lucky enough to have friends who live in an apartment with a gorgeous rooftop we can enjoy on nice days and we finally got together with them last night. The lovely hosts were in charge of dinner, and Brian and I were on dessert duty. There was just on problem with this plan: It’s been a busy week and we didn’t have time to whip something up and I was unsatisfied with the desserts I checked out at a bakery during the day. We were running out of time and needed to act fast. I considered picking up some ice cream or gelato, but didn’t think that seemed special enough. And then the perfect idea hit me: boozy root beer floats! We were able to get all of the ingredients from a corner store near their place, making this a perfect grab-and-go option for a busy weekday. We may just have to put this idea on repeat.

Whisky Caramel Root Beer Float by somethingwewhippedup.com

Whisky Caramel Root Beer Float by somethingwewhippedup.com

Whisky Caramel Root Beer Float

Makes 1 float

1. Put a scoop or two of gelato into a tall glass. Top with a shot of whisky and serve with a bottle of root beer.

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