We have perhaps all heard of S'mores, those American campfire treats but what about a version that you can do indoors with another type of cookie? Enter the S'moreo! A S'more using Oreo cookies made with toasted marshmallows the indoor way - no campfire needed!
How do you watch movies Dear Reader? Do you research reviews and read the synopses carefully before deciding to watch something? Or do you just give it all to chance, perhaps choosing it on your favourite actress/actor or director? Mr NQN and I have totally different approaches to movies. I research things carefully looking up reviews and plots and reading the wikipedia page (with one eye shut just in case I read too much and find out the ending).
Mr NQN however won't even read the back of a DVD or a review. "I don't want to know!" he says, putting his hand up. I feel like I need to know what might be happening to satisfy my inner control freak while his inner free wheeling hippie is happy to just let it be.
Inner control freak or free wheeling hippie, do I have the thing for you if you are at home watching a movie. S'mores are that delicious American invention using graham cracker cookies, toasted marshmallows and chocolate usually made in front of a campfire. But how about a fun idea to bring S'mores into an urban setting - using tea lights!
To start the S'more action, just give one person a tea light in a holder on the coffee table and they can toast their own marshmallow on a skewer. Also because we don't get Graham Crackers easily in Australia (you could use digestive biscuits but they are thicker and different), you can use Oreos which are easy to buy. Which makes them...you guessed it- S'moreos!! Honestly, these were so much fun to make and I loved toasting the marshmallows and then wedging them between the biscuit with some melted chocolate. It even distracted me from a bad movie plot!
So tell me Dear Reader, how do you choose your movies? Do you go on reviews or do you choose them based on genre, franchise, actress, actor, director? Do you have a favourite movie genre? And when you watch movies at home, do you have something that you like to snack on?
An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott/Not Quite Nigella
Makes 10 S'moreos
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: a minute or two per marshmallow
- 10 Oreo biscuits
- 5 extra large jet puffed marshmallows
- 100g/3.5ozs. melted chocolate or Nutella
- 1 tea light per person and matches
Step 1 - Cut the marshmallows in half and twist open the Oreos. Light the tea light. Skewer the marshmallow and place near the flame and toast the marshmallow.
Toasting marshmallows takes a bit of practice-hold it close to the flame but not directly onto it. They do set alight so be aware of this (but if I can do it without incident, you all will be fine I'm sure). This is probably too toasted but it was hard to take a photo and toast it at the same time.
Step 2 - Place the toasted marshmallow on one half of the Oreo and spread over with the chocolate. Add the other half of Oreo and eat while warm. Repeat.