Friday, August 7, 2015

Celebrate National S'mores Day with Solar S'mores!

Monday, August 10 is National S'mores Day, and after more than 100 years it's no secret that we've perfected the art of making s'mores. From summer nights under starry skies to roasting marshmallows in the microwave, the s'mores recipe has come a long way since it was first documented in Tramping and Trailing. 

But, surprise! We've discovered a new way to make this tasty treat using the hot Houston heat to do the toasting--and as if it was even possible, this natural, green way of making s'mores makes them all the more satisfying!

Directions: The first things you will need to do is collect plates (one per girl) aluminum sheets, and enough crackers, marshmallows and chocolate to keep everyone satisfied! 

Cover the plate with aluminum (see above photo) and fold the extra length over your S'mores creation so that the rays of the sun are reflected down onto a plate. And that's all it takes! You've created your own little solar oven, and now all you need to do is wait for the marshmallow and chocolate to melt (cook time is temperature dependent). 

Note: Although the original graham cracker-chocolate-marshmallow layered method will forever be a classic, if you have a package of Thanks-A-Lot cookies they make an excellent substitution.