Winter in the Northeast this year has been … snowy. Truth be told, we haven’t seen any patch of lawn since Christmas, and despite the warming temperatures, we remain buried under so much snow that it feels like we'll be tossing ice melt in July. Summertime seems so very, very far away right now.
So, anything that can give us a hint of summertime? It’s very, very welcome. And one of my favorite treats during summer is s’mores.
I came up with the idea for this S’mores Snack Mix
on a particularly snowy day, when I was daydreaming about our summer camping trips (ok, they are more like glamping). S’mores sounded so inviting …
This version is easy to make at home – and it’s fabulous to have your kids help you with. They can do much of the mixing and stirring, making them feel more like this snack is something they did themselves.
It’s super easy:
1.) Start with 2 cups of Golden Grahams cereal, which add the perfect amount of crunch and graham flavor to the mix.
2.) Next, add 2 cups of mini marshmallows … but you might want to make these heaping cups, since your little helpers are likely to steal a few (mine stole more than a few!).
3.) Finally, drizzle it all with melted chocolate. I used a mix of semisweet and dark chocolate, but milk chocolate would be delicious too.
Let it set for about an hour so the chocolate hardens, then break it into pieces and serve in a bowl or small cups.
See? Easy. And ready in about an hour – but only 5 minutes are active cooking time.
What's your favorite snack mix? Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.