It looks like August will be ending with a food holiday; National Toasted Marshmallow Day is this Saturday, August 30. Everyone loves marshmallows. Who can resist the gooey goodness? Marshmallows are delicious and all, but the creator of this holiday can’t be from Texas because with this weather, the last thing on a Texan’s mind is going outside and starting a campfire in this heat.
Lucky for you, we found a yummy-licious recipe that you can enjoy from the comfort of your air-conditioned home. All you need are graham crackers, two milk chocolate bars, cookie sheets, and plenty of marshmallows. Oh, and make sure the chocolate bar you have is able to be broken into squares.
Here’s what you do:
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees while you set everything up – cut the chocolate, break the crackers in half, etc. Then, lay a piece of graham cracker on a cookie sheet and top it with a piece of chocolate and marshmallow. Don’t put the other half of the cracker on top just yet. Bake for a few minutes and then remove them from the oven. Top them off with their half and enjoy!
A microwave also works for this recipe, but they are much tastier when done in an oven. Try it out and invite some friends and family over to bring summer to a close.
Did you know that marshmallows date all the way back to Ancient Egypt? According to Punch Bowl, “the Egyptians harvested the sweet gooey extract of the marshmallow plant and used it to make candy.” They wouldn’t give this treat out to just anyone, it was exclusively for gods and royalty.