I’m getting really excited for Eat Retreat this weekend. Last year, there was an epic s’mores spread by the campfire after our Friday night supper. It totally upended my understanding of the scope of things one might use to sandwich a molten marshmallow. In addition to homemade marshmallows, there were peeps, ginger snaps, mini waffles, caramel sauce made with goat milk, bacon chocolate, peanut butter cups. And on. It was ridiculous. In the best possible way.
And with Halloween fast approaching, this just seems like a perfect time to set up a s’mores bar for your seasonal festivities. I’m pretty certain that big kids and little kids alike will be equally smitten.
Gather a handful of long, thin sticks from your neighborhood. Light a fire. Or gather everyone around your gas stove. Better yet, take them outside to a crackling fire pit in the brisk fall evening. Sear those marshmallows. Sandwich them between chai-inflected chocolates, ginger snaps, slather them with chocolate hazelnut butter, or any cookie/chocolate combo your heart desires.
For the cookie:
Homemade graham crackers
For the marshmallow:
For the chocolate:
Chai Milk Chocolate from Dagoba
Almond Sea Salt Dark Chocolate from Chocolove (this is the BEST chocolate bar ever!)
Peanut Butter Cups from Newman’s
Chocolate Hazelnut Spread from Justin’s
Bacon Chocolate Bar from Vosges
Mint Dark Chocolate
Also love this Seasonal S’mores post for inspiration.
With many thanks to all the fine folks who helped make last year’s Eat Retreat S’mores bonanza so fantastic.
Some of my favorite chocolates