The Speckled Palate
November 19, 2014

Baby’s Grand Adventure Shower: Indoor S’mores!

Toasted s’mores… made indoors! Allow your guests to roast their own marshmallows, or bake these treats in advance for a stunning shower dessert that’s delicious and unique!

Toasted s'mores... made indoors! Allow your guests to roast their own marshmallows, or bake these treats in advance for a stunning shower dessert that's delicious and unique!

It’s a special day! Some fellow bloggers and I are gathering together to throw a baby shower in honor of Chelsea and her sweet baby! Hooray, Baby’s Grand Adventure Baby Shower Day!

I was tickled pink when Phi reached out to me about this little shower she was putting together for Chelsea because I’ve enjoyed following Chelsea’s blog and was thrilled to learn she was expecting her first child earlier this year. Because who doesn’t love when one of their friends is pregnant?

Chelsea, we’ve made a ton of fun things for your virtual baby shower, and we hope you enjoy this little celebration. We’re so excited for you and Chase and can’t wait to hear all about your little one when he or she arrives in January!

Toasted s'mores... made indoors! Allow your guests to roast their own marshmallows, or bake these treats in advance for a stunning shower dessert that's delicious and unique!

For the shower, I’ve made Indoor S’mores… with Andes Mints. Because, well, s’mores are pretty fabulous… and s’mores with Andes Mints are especially delicious… and because I thought s’mores indoors would be a little adventure for this celebration.

These s’mores can be made two ways: By guests at the table using a kitchen torch or candle or before the shower in the oven. I made mine in the oven, simply because when it was time to take these photographs, I realized I didn’t have a kitchen torch.

Yes, I know. Pregnancy brain at its finest.

That being said, I think these s’mores would be an exciting treat for guests to make, toasting marshmallows to their personal favorite char, and then putting the slightly messy dessert together and enjoying. However, I understand if you’d rather make these in bulk and not have an open flame on your buffet table (or wherever you’re serving the desserts) because that will require monitoring to ensure everything goes off without a hitch.

So… make the call you think is right for your guests and your own home. And if you make these in advance, try to pull them out of the oven when guests arrive, as the marshmallows get a bit stiff when they cool, and everyone loves a gooey s’more.

Toasted s'mores... made indoors! Allow your guests to roast their own marshmallows, or bake these treats in advance for a stunning shower dessert that's delicious and unique!

Here’s how I made mine:

Indoor S'mores (with Andes Mints)
 
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Toasted s'mores... made indoors! Allow your guests to roast their own marshmallows, or bake these treats in advance for a stunning shower dessert that's delicious and unique!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  • 1 package Andes Mints (or your favorite kind of chocolate)
  • 1 box Graham crackers
Instructions
If baking in advance
  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F, and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Prepare the s'mores: Set out the Graham crackers in two rows, making sure the number is even in each. (Be sure to know how many s'mores you want to make, and double that for the Graham cracker number, as one will go on the bottom and one will go on the top of the finished dessert.) On one row of Graham crackers, place marshmallows in the center of the crackers. On the other row of Graham crackers, place one to two Andes Mints (or piece of chocolate.)
  3. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven, and bake for 7 minutes, or until the marshmallows have bubbled up and browned, but not burned.
  4. Remove from the oven, and using a spatula, turn the Graham cracker sides with chocolate on top of the marshmallow'ed sides.
  5. Serve warm, and enjoy!
If allowing guests to roast their own marshmallows
  1. Set out the ingredients to the s'mores, as well as skewers that guests can use to roast the marshmallows on.
  2. Place a kitchen torch or candle on the table (and be sure to have someone watching it while on so no one is burned and/or accidentally burns the table/ingredients/house down).
  3. Let guests prepare their own s'mores, and enjoy warm!

Toasted smores... made indoors! Allow your guests to roast their own marshmallows, or bake these treats in advance for a stunning shower dessert that's delicious and unique!

And when everything was said and done with this shoot… I ate all three of these s’mores. Oops?

Chelsea, I hope you enjoyed this and get a chance to try something sweet like this before your little one arrives!

And before y’all head out, be sure to check out the other bloggers participating in Chelsea’s baby shower!

 

What kind of foods do you like to eat at a baby shower?

12 Comments

    • Erin

      You and me both, Abby! It’s hard to beat a good s’more!

  1. Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen

    I LOVE smores!! They are seriously one of my favorite things ever because they are delicious but also because they bring back fond memories of summer camp! I love these for the shower they are just perfect!

    • Erin

      I love s’mores, too, Lynn! Like you, they bring back fond memories of summer camp for me, both as a camper and a staffer. (One of my fellow staffers actually taught me the Andes Mint trick, and I’ve cherished it ever since!) So happy you enjoyed this post and recipe!

    • Erin

      Thanks so much, Phi! I appreciate you inviting me to be a part of this shower — it was a blast!

  2. I Wilkerson

    What a fun take on s’mores! The baby probably wishes he or she was here (and old enough to eat these) already!

    • Erin

      Thanks so much! And I bet the baby wishes that — these are wonderful and oh-so-easy that whenever the baby is ready to try s’mores, they’ll be fun to assemble!

  3. Trisha (Stew or a Story)

    Can I make a confession? Sometimes I make smores by melting the marshmallows in the microwave for 10 seconds. Desperate times call for desperate measures. 🙂 Smores are one of my ALL time favorite desserts and I can’t wait to try these with the andes mints!

    • Erin

      Umm, Trisha? That’s the best confession I’ve heard all day. And I love that you make s’mores in the microwave! Smart move!

      When you try these with the Andes Mints, let me know what you think of the combination!

  4. Lady Lilith

    Oh my that looks so amazing
    Giving me some great ideas. Having a camping night in the living room with my girls and making these.
    Thanks.

    • Erin

      Thanks, Lilith! Let me know how the camping night turns out and how these were for y’all! That sounds like so much fun.

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