Microwave s'mores are a safe and kid-friendly twist on the orginal campfire version.
So your kid's holiday party at his preschool is coming up and you are responsible for bringing some type of snack or dessert. Like most busy parents, you don't always have time to be a top pastry chef in the kitchen for a bunch of picky-eaters, who might not eat it anyway. Instead of baking something, one idea is to assemble make-it-at home treat bags for the kids, where they can prepare the snack at home with mom or dad's help. S'mores are perfect for this, and only require a few simple ingredients. With a cute ribbon tied to each bag, you are sure to make the other moms wish they had thought of it first.
1Type instructions on assembling and making s'mores in the microwave. Keep the instructions short and simple. For example, you can write, "Place a chocolate square and the marshmallow on top of a graham cracker square. Place the other graham cracker square on top. Microwave for 10 seconds. Enjoy."
2Make the font size about 8 or 10-point to fit onto a 3-by-5-inch card. Print out the instructions on standard, letter-sized paper, then cut into 3-by-5 inch piece of paper. To save paper, you can repeat the instructions a few times in a row on one sheet before printing. Just make sure to leave enough space, at least an inch between each set of instructions for easy cutting.
3Lay the cellophane bags out on your kitchen counter in a row. Break up the graham crackers into equal squares, so that you have two equal pieces for each square.
4Place two squares of graham crackers, one or two marshmallows and one wrapped mini chocolate bar into each cellophane bag.
5Place one 3-by-5-inch instruction card in each cellophane bag. Close each bag with decorative ribbon to complete.
- Feel free to use different types of marshmallows in place of the standard white ones. You can find chocolate and strawberry flavored marshmallows, as well as holiday-shaped ones in most grocery stores. Have your kids decorate the other side of the instruction labels with the pictures of s'mores. An alternative to placing the instructions in the bag is to print them out onto blank gift tag labels and attach them to the ribbon.
Things You'll Need
- Printer Paper, 8 1/2-by-11 inch
- Clear cellophane bags, 4-by-6 inches
- Mini milk chocolate bars
- Graham crackers