These frozen smores bars are a perfect backyard treat, no campfire required!
Morning love doves! Here’s to another great week ahead! Can you believe it’s pretty much August already?! Cray-cray. Luckily, I’ve had a bit more of a Summer this year than I did last year, and fully taking advantage of quite possibly the last Summer of my “refusing to be an adult” life. It just doesn’t feel right to not be spending my Summer savings at Target and Christmas Tree Shop for college necessities such as Twin XL sheets, giant posters of Marilyn Monroe, and economy-sized boxes of instant oatmeal. My wallet isn’t quite as upset as my young-adult heart is.
College Daze at ‘The Barn’.
Before I delight you with an ah-mazing Summertime treat (with a twist), I have an equally amazing offer exclusively for YOU! Yes, You!
As a sweat pink ambassador, I was granted with the opportunity to register for my very first Color Me Rad race! I’ve talked about wanting to run one of these races for the longest time now, so it was like a gift from the rainbow-colored run gods to receive a free registration from the lovely folks at blogportunity. The race is September 28th in Providence, RI, since the Boston race was this past Saturday, which I could not attend. Not only am I super stoked to be able to run this, but also because I get to pass some savings along to you, my love! Enter the promo code “radfun” to receive a 20% discount for ANY date or location! The discount is only good July 29th through July 31st so act now and receive an additional delectable recipe from yours truly! Okay, so you get the recipe regardless, but join me in on the fun, and get down with your rad self!
So much rad in one post. This Saturday was my little cousins’ birthday party, which had to have been on one of the most perfect Summer days. 85 degrees, sunshine, and lots of awesome food! My aunt is known for making her famous Spinach Salad for family get-togethers, which I load up on every time. It has fresh baby spinach, sliced strawberries, goat cheese, and almonds, tossed with a strawberry vinaigrette and is to die for. The Summer just wouldn’t be complete without it. Besides the mandatory cake and ice cream, I wanted to bring an extra dessert to really get the kiddos (and adults) sugar loaded.
Another thing necessary to make the Summer complete are S’mores. Luckily, I got my S’mores fix camping last weekend, but can you really ever have enough? I mean they are called S’mores aka Some Mores for a reason. That reminds me of the Sandlot during their camp-out. “How can I have some more if I haven’t had any yet?” “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!”
I thought it would be fun to make them into a frozen treat, no campfire required for a twist on this Summertime classic. Ask the family, because there is not a Frozen S’more crumb left standing. I think they were a hit, if I don’t say so myself.
- 1 box honey graham crackers, broken into squares
- 1 (12 oz) bag milk chocolate chips
- 1 (16 oz) container Marshmallow Fluff
- Start by melting the chocolate over a double boiler. Add the chocolate chips to a glass bowl. Place the bowl over a pot filled with a small amount of water over medium heat. Stir the chocolate often until fully melted.
- In the meantime, break graham crackers into squares, and spread about 2 T of Fluff onto half of the squares. Top with the remaining squares and freeze for 20 minutes.
- While the squares are in the freezer, remove the melted chocolate from the heat to allow it to cool.
- Next, dip the frozen squares into the chocolate, spreading to cover half of the square. Repeat with all squares and store in the freezer until ready to serve.
The frozen marshmallow texture reminded me of a Charleston Chew. My brothers and I would always put ours in the freezer, so this reminded me of those days of childhood. The marshmallow became ‘taffy-like’ and extra chewy, which was a nice change from the melty, gooey, get everything sticky usual s’more marshmallow.
While these are not exactly “low-cal” or “low-fat”, I don’t live in a ‘off-limits food’ kinda world. There’s room for carrots and s’mores alike in this tummy. If you want to lower the calories and fat, reduce the amount of chocolate and/or Fluff used. I used about 2 T of each in the recipe above. Give it a whirl for a new spin on the beloved S’more! (It still can’t touch a charred black marshmallow s’more around a campfire, though!)
What’s your favorite Summertime classic?
Have you ever run a Color Me Rad race?
**Disclaimer: I was provided with a free registration to the Color Me Rad race from blogportunity, but did not receive any additional compensation for this post. As always, all opinions and thoughts are my own