Summer No ‘Smore

September 6, 2011 at 8:22 am 6 comments

Yesterday was Labor Day, the unofficial end of the summer season. Boardwalks empty out, shore towns die down, school starts again, and life returns to busy routine. Parents may be thrilled to send their kids back to school, but students and nostalgic young adults mourn the loss of care-free long days, warm weather, and summer treats. In my family, the end of summer also means the end of camping and bonfire season. We are often left with random open packages of graham crackers and bits of chocolate bars leftover from summertime ‘smores. Instead of gorging secretly on milk chocolate and letting the graham crackers go stale, I decided to make a treat I could stash in the freezer and grab on Indian summer fall days or long winter evenings when I need a summer reminder. They are easy and will keep in the freezer for a few months as long as the container is sealed tightly! They are also a healthy dessert option if you use homemade whipped cream (to cut down on sugar) and dark chocolate. The no more summer ‘smore – sad to see the summer go but excited for what fall will bring!

Question: What is your favorite season?

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Frozen ‘Smore

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1 graham cracker rectangle

1 heaping tablespoon whipped cream

2 small chocolate pieces

Spoon whipped cream onto one graham cracker square. Top with 2 chocolate rectangles and cap with the other graham cracker square. Freeze on a plate until solid, and then transfer to a sealed container until ready to eat. Make as many or as few as you would like!

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. realfunfood  |  September 6, 2011 at 8:31 am

    That’s a great idea! I love dark chocolate so I’d probably make mine with that anyway :)

    Reply
    • 2. homemadeadventure  |  September 6, 2011 at 10:30 am

      I love dark chocolate, too, but do admit to using up some leftover milk chocolate here!

      Reply
  • 3. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide  |  September 6, 2011 at 10:17 am

    What a cool way to hold onto summer.

    Reply
    • 4. homemadeadventure  |  September 6, 2011 at 10:31 am

      Thanks! Summer was great, but I do love the fall change of season :)

      Reply
  • 5. Freezing Summer « homemadeadventure  |  September 27, 2011 at 7:00 am

    […] reach for when I am in the depths of the winter time blues. My first piece of frozen summer was the Summer No ‘Smore, and now I have made Freezer Pesto. It is so simple, great for fast lunches and single serving […]

    Reply
  • 6. Rocky Road Cookie Bars « homemadeadventure  |  November 5, 2011 at 7:10 am

    […] were again, like the frozen ‘smores, inspired by some leftover marshmallows and graham crackers from my “camping” trip. […]

    Reply

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