I’m in New York City!!
I rode the Acela Amtrak train in from Boston yesterday. What a beautiful, classy, comfortable way to travel. We should really get more trains going! I wish it were more accessible from home as I would be on that sucker all the time. But rest assured, I will be jumping on board a lot more from here on out, despite the drive to the train station from my house. Totally worth it!
Now, I’ve been a little wicked since arriving here in the city (yesterday was National Underwear Day, and boy, do I have a story to tell you about that), but instead of going into it now, I wasn’t you to meet Becky from We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook. She’s a little wicked herself!
Becky took some time out from launching her OWN book to help me launch MINE, by making these simple yet delicious S’mores Kisses. I bet you have everything you need to make them, too…so do it!
A funny thing happened on the way to making this recipe for gooey, delicious S’more Kisses this morning. My 6 year-old grandson Georgie and I did a little practice cooking round last night, since he is a bit of a S’more connoisseur.
Apparently when I wasn’t looking, he also ate the rest of the bag of “mushmellows,” as he calls them So off I ran to a nearby Walgreens, grabbed a bag of marshmallows, and placed them on the check-out counter. The clerk put her hands on the bag and pressed them a little. (Who can resist squeezing a bag of marshmallows? They’re like edible Charmin.) “Will this be ALL you need today?” I smiled at her. “Yep. All I really need at the moment to make my day perfect is a big bag of marshmallows.” “No graham crackers or chocolate?” she asked. It was easy to see she had visions of S’mores dancing in her head.
As Susan has discovered on her cookbook tour — strangers can become friends and adults morph into kids again at the very mention of S’mores. “Actually,” I replied, “I have graham crackers and chocolate back at the house. They’re just waiting on me to bring the marshmallows.” “Ahh, I see. Would you like a bag for that?” “Nah,” I said. “Let’s save a tree.” “Actually we only have plastic bags.” “Okay, then. Let’s save some chemicals.” And off I went to whip up this quick and easy treat.
Just as I was pulling the fluffy golden mounds of hot marshmallow-topped grahams out of the oven, my husband walked in the kitchen. He watched with gathering interest as I put a Hershey’s kiss in the middle of each marshmallow, creating a warm soft pillow around the now melting chocolate. Unselfishly, he volunteered to sample the delectable results. What can I say? My husband is a saint. (The world needs S’more men just like him.)
Becky Johnson & her adult daughter Rachel Randolph are celebrating the release of their new funny food memoir (with recipes) – We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook- today! (Rachel is vegan, Becky loves her veggies but is still clinging to her bacon and butter for now.) If you would like “s’more” family-friendly recipes, they would LOVE you to drop by their blog and/or check out their new book. We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook is available in ebook, paperback, and audio formats.
Makes 4 cookies
- 4 graham cracker squares
- 4 large marshmallows
- 4 Hershey’s kisses, unwrapped
Preheat Oven to 400 degrees.
Place a marshmallow on top of each graham cracker, tall side up. (Like fat pillars.) Bake for around 5 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed and turning toasty-golden.
Remove from oven and immediately, gently, push a Hershey’s Kiss in the middle of each marshmallow as pictured.
Wait a few seconds to let the chocolate get warm and melty, and marshmallow to cool enough to eat, then enjoy, with a napkin and cold glass of milk.
Note: Fun thing about this recipe: though they are irresistible when fresh and warm from the oven, if you cannot eat all of the S’more Kisses you make right away, do not despair. After they’re cool, just place them in a Ziploc bag. When you want to eat one, pop it in the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds. The marshmallow will re-puff, get creamy and the Hershey’s kiss will get get warm and soft again. It’s magical, truly. I’ve also discovered that kids like them at room temp – so you can put them in a baggie for a special lunch box treat for Back to School days.
For almost 4 solid weeks, I will have a guest blogger here sharing their own S’mores recipe with you. I hope you’ll share their posts the way that you share mine, and show them some love like you do to me! And, if you are itching for more S’mores recipes…here’s that book of mine. Grab a copy on Amazon!