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Happy 32 Years To My Man – Here’s To “S’more” Fun!

17 Jan

Now that my son is 4, he is starting to understand things like birthdays, and birthday parties – and he even knows that every good party has a theme! So this year, when it came time to think about how to celebrate my husband’s birthday, I asked the little man’s advice. His answer? “A Marshmallow Party!” – whatever that is?

Best I can tell, it is essentially – roasting/eating marshmallows over a fire, making/eating s’mores, and having hot cocoa (with – you guessed it, more marshmallows! I mean – sounds fun to me I guess? So, in keeping with the theme, I decided a marshmallow-based dessert was in order too (because – well – s’mores isn’t enough sugar ha)

For this occasion, I think some skillet s’mores would make the perfect birthday dessert…

Skillet S’mores
(Recipe Courtesy of Yourhomebasedmom.com)
3/4 C butter softened
1 C firmly packed light brown sugar
1 C old fashioned oats
3/4 C all purpose flour
3/4 C graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 C mini marshmallows
1 C semisweet chocolate chips
ice cream
chocolate syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease your cast iron skillet
In a large bowl mix together butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. About 3-4 minutes.
Stir in oats, flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt.
Beat until combined
Press 2/3 of mixture into bottom of a 10″ cast iron skillet.
Top with marshmallows and chocolate chips.
Crumble remaining mixture on top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool 10 minutes and enjoy!
Top with ice cream and chocolate syrup.

Of course my little sous chef was on hand to help ensure proper quality control

…and when I say quality control, I mean sampling all the ingredients of course (I drew the line at licking the butter, though…)

Crumble-y and ready for the oven!

The Birthday Boy making a wish with his giant skillet s’more

All smiles for this awesome dessert!

It turned out really well – easy to throw together, and tasted amazing, too! Nice and gooey, and the oats in the crumble/crust gave it a really nice texture. Overall – a winner!

The birthday boy really enjoyed his skillet, and he also loved these HUGE marshmallow pops I made too – a last minute addition that went over really well! I just melted some chocolate and dipped the marshmallows in it, and then gently rolled them in graham cracker crumbs. You could do a lot with these – different chocolates, sprinkles or other crushed candies, etc. Really versatile and fun to eat – because who doesn’t love giant marshmallows?