Summer has arrived in Arizona, with our highs consistently in the upper 90s and 100s I know that no-burn days a right around the corner. No burn days are these horrible things that were invented to prevent humans from enjoying delicious s’mores. They SAY it’s for air quality, but I’m pretty sure they just hate happiness.
So every summer these terrible days stand between me and a delicious s’more… and trust me, you DO NOT want to be between me and my dessert. That is not a safe place for anyone to be.
So what can I do? Plan ahead.
A good contingency plan can be the difference between life and death, people. LIFE AND DEATH.
So how will I feed my s’more addiction when I can’t roast marshmallows? HOW!?
BF came to the rescue on this one, when he sent me this post from Buzzfeed. I was not surprised to see that I had all of the necessary ingredients on hand.
Thus I discovered what is one of the easiest and most delicious snacks of all time. The only thing that would have made it better is if I had Golden Grahams in the pantry. I think they would’ve actually worked better than just the crushed graham crackers, but then maybe I’m just looking for an excuse to make this again.
I used this “simply salted” popcorn which has just a hint of salt, leaving it like a blank canvas on which to paint my flavor brush. Sure popping popcorn isn’t rocket science, but when it means one less pan to clean, how can I resist?
Makes about 10 cups s’more popcorn
- 1 3-oz. bag microwave popcorn, popped (or 10 cups popped popcorn)
- 4 Tbsp. butter
- One 10-oz. bag mini marshmallows, divided
- 1 sleeve graham crackers (9 crackers) or a generous sprinkling of Golden Grahams cereal
- ½ cup mini chocolate chips
- Salt to taste
1. Pop popcorn according to package directions – 2 minutes and 25 seconds is the magic time in case you were wondering. At least for our microwave it seems to be. You could also pop popcorn on the stovetop if you wanna be all old-fashioned-like. Spread popcorn on a parchment-lined baking sheet and sprinkle with crumbled graham crackers.
2. Heat butter, half of the chocolate chips, and half of the marshmallows in the microwave until the butter is melted, stir to combine.
3. Drizzle marshmallow mixture evenly over the popcorn and toss to combine.
4. Once the popcorn is well-coated with the marshmallow mixture, add the unmelted marshmallows and chocolate chips and toss everything together. Sprinkle with additional salt to taste.
5. Let cool completely then transfer to a paper bag for storage (in the unlikely event that you have any left)
[ Adapted from BuzzFeed ]