It’s National Toasted Marshmallow Day! Can you believe I almost missed it? I know, I know, it seems like there’s a day for everything now, but hey, it’s a great excuse for passing along this simple recipe I like to think of as smores ‘deconstructed’ (even if there’s no roasting involved).

There are just four ingredients to this dessert that comes together quickly. Plus, it’s easy enough that you can explain how to put these together, give your kids the ingredients and then let them go to work.

Ready for the shopping list? One bag big marshmallows, one box graham crackers, 1 bag pretzel sticks, and of course, melting chocolate. That’s it.

Once your have everything together, put one of your kids in charge of crushing the graham crackers (my middle daughter loved this task!). Then melt one cup of chocolate pieces in the microwave. I separated it out into two bowls so that I wouldn’t hear complaints about somebody taking all the chocolate. Although with three kids, and two bowls, there were still some claims of chocolate swiping.

Before you dip the marshmallows into the chocolate you’ll want to make sure it’s cool. If you’re chocolate is too hot, the marshmallows will melt into it, instead of getting a nice coating. Test the temperature by dipping a spoon in and then dip your finger on the chocolate. As long as it’s lukewarm, you’re good to go. Now for the fun part—dip & roll. Set the finished marshmallows on waxed paper until they set. It’ll only take a few minutes.

Recipe

Servings: About 30

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

1 bag big marshmallows

1 sleeve graham crackers (or 1 cup crushed)

30 pretzel sticks

1 cup melting chocolate

Directions

  1. Place the chocolate in a glass, microwave-safe bowl and heat on medium power for one minute, thirty seconds (microwave temperatures may vary).
  2. Stir the chocolate until smooth.
  3. Place pretzels into the marshmallows.
  4. Crush the graham crackers to make one cup, then place in a shallow bowl.
  5. Dip the marshmallows one at a time into the chocolate, then the graham crackers crumbs.
  6. Place on waxed paper to set.
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