No bake is the name of the game, friends. Although, I can’t complain—it’s been a mild summer so far. You too? Personally, I love the humidity. My hair is flat and straight, so humidity just doesn’t get its way with me—it was over before it even started. I like how humidity makes your skin glow. I’m way into it. Mosquitos, however? I am not. But, I’m trying to count mosquito swatting as an arm workout. No?
Other things I’m way into this summer: bare feet in grass. I have that kind of grass that stays cool even when its hot out, and I can hardly step two feet outside before I’m kicking off my flip-flops every which way. My grass backs up to a little wooded area, and I like to find cicada shells in the morning dew. If I’m being totally honest, I want to shoot them out of the tree at night (so noisy!), but their little jeweled bodies creep me out in a delightful way. I know, I need more friends. By the way, I just googled ‘cicada shells’ and found too many photos of people wearing them in their hair. Moving on…
If you’ve let this many summer days go by without having a s’more, well, shame on you! Today is your day. Plus, this recipe couldn’t be easier. Line a loaf pan with graham crackers (break them into crazy pieces to make them fit–no perfectionism for us!). Then, make a small batch of rice krispie treats (because you love small batch recipes so you don’t eat the entire pan by yourself!). Stir in chocolate chunks, and top with big, fluffy marshmallows. I used my oven’s broiler to finish these off, but if you have one of those culinary torches (like for crème brûlée), use that.
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
- 2 tablespoons butter
- pinch of salt
- 2 cup rice krispies cereal (I used the brown rice crisp cereal)
- ⅓ cup chocolate chunks
- 2 graham cracker sheets
- 9 large marshmallows
- In a small sauce pan, combine the mini marshmallows, butter, and salt. Warm over medium heat until everything melts into a smooth sauce. Stir often.
- Stir in the rice krispies, and remove from the heat.
- Stir the chocolate chunks into the rice krispies. In order to prevent melting the chocolate too much, I studded the rice krispie mixture with the chocolate chunks after it was already in the pan instead. It was just for aesthetics...do what you like.
- Press the rice krispie mixture flat onto the graham crackers. Next, snip the large marshmallows in half and dot them over the top.
- Broil the marshmallows until brown (about 4 minutes), or use a culinary torch.