Sunday, July 15, 2012

I may never eat s'mores again!

I wrote a couple of posts ago about the beginning of Camp Agape and Vacation Bible School at church. Well after all the Agape campers got checked in and settled into their "cabins," they all headed over the city park for some fun and food with our church family. Everyone was asked to bring a dish (I'll save that one for next time) and a dessert. Haley and I always get really excited when we are asked to bring a dish - take a wild guess what we do first... Obviously go running to Pinterest to search for our next masterpiece. WRONG. Since we knew we would be at church all day on Sunday we had to make our dishes Saturday night and planned to store them in the church refrigerators the next day. 

The church provided hot dogs and hamburgers for everyone and we all brought everything else. As you can imagine all the usual side items were present - baked beans, slaw, potato salad, etc. We assumed there would be a multitude of cupcakes, brownies, and cookies as well so we wanted to make something different. Since the picnic was essentially a big cook-out we thought it would be fun to bring s'mores for the kids. What kid doesn't love s'mores? They tasted delicious - they just looked like a holy hot mess. I think the photos speak for themselves.

My first encounter with marshmallow creme - yum!

Lookin' good!

Everything seemed to be going alright up until this point... The chocolate was way too thick for dipping

Nope, not even close

So we improvised. Hey, let's just scoop the thick mess into a ziploc bag and make pretty designs (like all those fancy people on pinterest!)

Okay, okay, this might work...


In two seconds time our ziploc bag had a giant hole. That looks appetizing, huh?

Last but not least, we decided to just spread the chocolate on top - if you didn't know any better they look pretty good, right? 

S'mores evolution. 

I'm not a very patient person. Ergo, I'm really bad at breaking the graham crackers. Oops. 

So in the end we covered them all with chocolate and put them in the refrigerator overnight in hopes that the marshmallow creme and chocolate would harden. Unfornately, that was not exactly the case. In case you were wondering marshmallow creme does not harden - it just turns into thick goo! More bad news: they don't hold up so well when it's ninety-something degrees outside. The good news is they tasted delicious and the little campers loved them! Just don't ask Hal to make you any because she's still traumatized...

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