Saturday, August 3, 2013

No Fire Needed S'MORES on a Pretzel Stick

Every Summer our church host's Vacation Bible School for the Little Ones.
This year Little Taz is old enough to join in.
My daughter enjoyed it.
She is now too old for VBS but not old to volunteer.
She and I volunteered while Taz enjoys VBS camp.

Little Taz enjoying the Sack race

I was surprised when my daughter agreed to volunteer
 because she is extremely shy around people she does not know well.
Just as expected,
 she had a hard time with her volunteer work the first day of camp.
But the following days she was fine,
and enjoyed helping out the Team Leaders with the games.
As for myself,
I helped my friend Angela in the kitchen,
and a few more beautiful ladies, Cindy and Kim, 
and our ever so helpful teens.

For some it's a challenge to think up snacks that are healthy and peanut free.
Angela is now an expert at that.
She even knows which grocery store to go to
for certain ingredients that are process in a nut-free food plant.

On the last day of VBS,
Angela's menu included this yummy treats for the kids.
Very easy to make and no fire needed.
We just needed a microwave.
You can make this treat ahead of time, to lessen work at the day of your party.
We recreated this at home, and Little Taz enjoyed making it with me.

What we made at VBS.
Kids had popcorn, mixed fruits,
and  Angela's S'mores on a Pretzel Stick.

1 lb Large Marshmallows
1/2 of 14.4 oz box Graham Crackers, processed into crumbs
1 lb of Semi- sweet chocolate chips
Pretzel Sticks

  • In the food processor pulse graham crackers until fine crumbs form.
  • Transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips for 1 min., stir until smooth.
  • Dip each marshmallow halfway into the melted chocolate.
  • Then dip into the graham cracker crumbs.
  • Insert a pretzel stick when done.
  • Set the coated marshmallow on a baking sheet (line with wax paper), repeat process for the remaining marshmallows.
  • Let stand at room temperature until chocolate sets, about an hour.


You can choose to thin your melted chocolate chips with a 1 tsp of shortening.
DO NOT USE anything else such as butter, milk, oil or heavy cream, this will make your chocolate "fudgy", and will make your melted chocolate undippable.
It is better to use nothing at all.
You can use the thicker pretzel sticks especially when serving it to the kids, they don't break easily.


My version
I found this rectangular shaped marshmallows
and I covered one side with chocolate and graham crackers
so we get a taste of the chocolate and graham crackers in every bite.


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