Fall has definitely arrived in the midwest! We had several families over Friday night to enjoy a hot dog roast and bonfire, just before a stretch of rainy weather moved in.
The air was cool and crisp, and the sky was clear with millions of stars, just perfect for cuddling around the fire eating black hot dogs with raw insides!
But we all know that the real reason for a hot dog roast is not the hot dogs, they are simply an excuse to start a fire so we can enjoy the real star, the s’mores!
Crispy roasted outsides, gooey marshmallow insides surrounded by sweet, creamy chocolate, now that’s the real reason to bundle up and sit around a bonfire getting smoke in your eyes!
We didn’t make regular s’mores either, this time I picked up several packages of the little Hershey’s Miniatures to use. (You know the ones with Mr. Goodbar and the Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate and the Crunch bars. Yum!) My personal favorite was the Mr. Goodbar, but then I do love the crunch of nuts in the midst of my chocolate!
My Sister-in-law takes her s’mores to a whole new level. She roasts two marshmallows to perfection, then takes an entire Hershey’s bar with almonds, breaks it in half and puts the marshmallows between the halves. Oh Yeah!
Notice she skips the graham cracker altogether? Why waste calories on something you don’t enjoy?
Go for the chocolate baby! Now that’s my kind of s’more!