gluten free oat bran (I like it for texture- Can sub for rolled oats)
oil of choice or butter
pure maple syrup (can sub for agave- I didn't try honey for those non vegan)
+ mini marshmallows (I used vegan mini marshmallows)
+ dairy free chocolate chips (I used enjoy life mini)Coat a large sheet of tin foil generously with oil cooking spray and set aside ensuring it is completely covered, including the edges (this makes it easier to open) In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, oat bran, cinnamon, sea salt and mix well. Add the oil of choice (if using coconut, make sure it's melted) and maple syrup and stir until fully incorporated. Lay the mixture in the centre part of the tin foil, preferably in a single layer, ensuring there is sufficient room to around the edges to wrap. Wrap the granola up without any room for air- We don't want steamed granola here. Lay the foil patch on the heated stone/coal and allow to heat for 5-10 minutes. Using tongs, shake the foil pack roughly every 2-3 minutes to avoid sticking. Remove and carefully open and allow to cool for 5 minutes. If you want melted chocolate and marshmallows, add now and mix through and allow to cool.
a large sheet of tin foil generously with oil cooking spray and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oats, oat bran, cinnamon, sea salt and mix well. Add the oil of choice (if using coconut, make sure it's melted) and maple syrup and stir until fully incorporated. Lay the mixture in the centre part of the tin foil, preferably in a single layer, ensuring there is sufficient room to around the edges to wrap. Place tin pouch directly on the grill on medium heat. If possible, stir every 3-4 minutes, or give it a shake (we tried both) and grill the granola for approximately 10-12 minutes. Remove from grill and be careful when opening pouch and give the granola another stir before allowing it to cool completely. Add in the marshmallows and chocolate chips.
Campfire S'mores Petit-5sAdapted from Cutie Pies by Dani Cone1(12-ounce) bag of chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semisweet)5 C mini marshmallows6 graham crackers, mashed into crumbs (1/2 C)1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted1 Tbs plus 2 tsp light corn syrup1 tsp vanilla extractAll-Butter Crust (recipe follows)Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake the Petit-5s for about 15 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden brown and the chocolate is a bit melted, just like around the campfire
Hiking into the woods, pitching a tent, building a campfire, singing songs, telling ghost stories, sleeping on the ground in a bag with a zipper, gazing at the stars, listening to the crickets, smelling the night air -- I hated it all
For a Valentine’s treat for her husband, a friend requested a batch of S’mores Truffles. These S’mores Truffles have a rich and dark filling that’s a combination of bittersweet ganache and chocolate cake
All that's missing is the campfire. Although S'mores are thought of as a summer treat, I personally think they're more fun in the fall, when the nights are getting cooler, and a warm, crackling fire after sunset is a little more welcome
I am back. And I am SO sorry I have left you all with shrinking waistlines. I promise over the next weeks I will have you back to your former fat and flourishing state that your bellies enjoyed before I started writing my exams