Monday, June 16, 2008

S'mores





I don't really like graham crackers - never have - I think it has to do with their early pairing with lukewarm milk out of the carton in grade school. Anyway, they're ok in a cheesecake crust, but that's about it . . . .

So, I have been feeling like I am significantly missing out on the "s'mores" phenomenon, but overall not feeling too terribly deprived, what with the entire other universe of desserts out there . . . . But still, in the back of my mind - you know . . . .

Yesterday at Trader Joe's (god I LOVE that place - now there's a place that should deliver) they had the whole little s'more set up - swiss chocolate, artisan vanilla marshmallows, cinnamon graham crackers, etc. I almost fell for the whole package, but I had a chance conversation with a woman in there when we almost backed into each other, and her solution was pure genius - just use a different cookie. (doh!) well, of course. Patrolled the cookie displays for 15 minutes - shortbread? gingersnaps? almond biscuits? All have promise, but finally I settled on the TJ brand of butter waffle cookie - an amazing little confection made of pronounceable ingredients!

It's pretty simple really - chocolate on one cookie, halved marshmallow on the other, a few seconds under the broiler, smash them together, let cool sufficiently to avoid second degree burns on the roof of the mouth, and then consume. They are sublime! Yes, all you 70%-er's out there, you can use dark chocolate! No campfire necessary. And I still have most of the ingredients left, so it's looking like s'mores again tonight. . . . .

Maybe I can get the macro function to work and get a clear picture!! But you pretty much get the idea from this one.


With macro functioning. . . . .


and just for fun, one more

5 comments:

Kim said...

Hi Lisa- Smores are so good, my nieces have been making them everynight since we got here. Another good chocolate dessert! Hope all is well.

Ann said...

OMG, I'll be RIGHT over! Wow do those look naughty. Come to Momma! I need to be quiet now, obviously. :)

Lisa said...

Kim - try them will other kinds of cookies, just for variety - they are yum!

Ann - lol! I'm not at all surprised that these are your type! The most fabulous thing is that when they get cool the chocolate stays soft!

Lisa said...

Just found your delicious looking blog! I love Trader Joes and saw the beautiful marshmallows last week. I will have to get some of these cookies. They look good.

Dani said...

who doesnt like a good s'more??? :)