I’m not a health nut by any means, but marshmallows make very infrequent visits to our house. A couple times a year I buy marshmallows for hot cocoa and then at Thanksgiving & Christmas we need them for butterscotch bonbons. (Yum, by the way!)
I’ve seen the marshmallow architecture all over Pinterest, but never had the marshmallows tools on hand to make them.
So when we received a care package from some super cool friends a couple weeks ago and they had slipped a bag of marshmallows inside, I knew just what we were going to use them for.
Every Monday night we have a fun night. If you have ever been around a minister’s home, you know that the weekends are often the craziest time of all. Not even comparable to the business of the middle of the week.
So, we run our Mondays a little different than most people.
We have a very light school day on Monday. Really just the bare minimum and it usually gets done in the afternoon when I’ve returned from my weekly grocery shopping trip and lunch with my husband.
And then after supper we have FUN!
Last night we had fun with marshmallows.
1st step to marshmallow fun: Hide the marshmallows, so that your kids don’t sneak in the cupboard and eat them before you can build with them. Trust me on this one.
Seriously, all you need to construct with marshmallows is, well, marshmallows. And toothpicks.
My husband and kids decided to make the Golden Gate Bridge. Or at least that’s what it was in their mind.
My oldest daughter made a house. And then the three year-old wanted to eat the house.
We just happened to have the ingredients to make s’mores. Which we have not eaten in over three years! This may be the reason there hasn’t been peace on Earth. Maybe not.
We have some crackers here that are very similar to graham crackers. The only differences really are the shape and density.
I had bought some chocolate bars to chop up to make chocolate chip cookies, but they were easily (and gladly) repurposed.
I thought ahead and lined the pan with aluminum foil to make clean up easier. I didn’t figure that cooled, melted marshmallow would be very fun to remove from my pan.
Turned on the broiler to get it ready.
Then, just line up enough graham crackers to equal the amount of s’mores that you want to eat. Or should eat, I guess. You only need one side of the s’more at this point.
Top with a piece of chocolate and some mini marshmallows. I supposed you could use the large ones, but I haven’t tried it, so I can’t really say.
Put them under the broiler until lightly browned.
When you pull them out of the oven rush crazily to put the top graham cracker on because they really don’t stick once the marshmallows have a few seconds to cool.
Eat. Self-explanatory, I think.
All in all our weekly fun night was, fun.
Do you have a night set aside for fun at your house? I’d love to hear what you do!