What’s better than s’mores? How ‘bout s’mores made with watermelon? Yes, you read that correctly. S’mores…made with watermelon.
Our three-year-old loves s’mores. It’s her favorite part of any camping trip and, to be honest, it’s probably my favorite part, too. This past weekend, in lieu of trekking out into the wilderness and spending an hour trying to get the campfire lit, I whipped up this recipe for watermelon s’mores. (That’s them on the right.)
To bring the experience home even more, I pitched the camping tent in our living room and built a pretend fire next to the coffee table. No TV, no smartphones, no laptops. Just a little living room camping with watermelon s’mores and silly, scary campfire stories. By the time it was over, it was the most fun we’d had in a long time. And, yes, she slept in the tent that night and was none too happy when we had to take it down the following afternoon.
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup melted dark chocolate chips
4 2 x 4 x 1-inch-thick rectangles of seedless watermelon
1 cup mini marshmallows
- Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs over the center of 4 plates. Drizzle 1/3 of the dark chocolate over the crumbs.
- Place a watermelon rectangle over the crumbs and chocolate on each plate. Drizzle 1/3 of the dark chocolate over the watermelon.
- Sprinkle the marshmallows over the watermelon and drizzle the remaining chocolate over the marshmallows.
Don’t forget to enter your best watermelon carving in our 2014 Watermelon Carving Contest! The deadline for entries is August 4. There are $2,000 in prizes and the first 25 entrants will receive a Dexas watermelon cutting board. Check out the contest kickoff blog entry or official contest web page for categories, entry requirements and more details.
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