Ready, Set, Weekend with Simply Beautiful Eating

Photo 2015-07-19, 1 45 17 PM
Photo 2015-07-19, 1 45 17 PM

It seems that there is always a national something or other day celebrated on Instagram. Last weekend it was ice cream and pretty soon it's gonna be s'mores. Why not marry the two for a match made in heaven?

That's basically what transpired in my kitchen today. I rummaged around to see if I had the key ingredients for s'mores and found what I was looking for. THE BASICS:

marshmallows

graham crackers

chocolate

Oh. And when I opened my cupboard like old Mother Hubbard, I found that it wasn't bare. In fact, a bottle of magic shell fell on my head when I reached for the package of marshmallows.

Magic shell needs ice cream and there was just enough left in a container in the freezer to turn this s'mores creation upside down and inside outside delish.

Check this out.....ya.....that's what I'm talking about.

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This literally took a few minutes to make and it's great for a last minute dessert for guests who want to be WOWED.

DO IT.

Skillet S’mores (with ice cream & magic shell…totally optional but absolutely necessary) 1/2 tablespoon butter 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk chocolate, or a combo) 15 jumbo marshmallows, halved or mini's Graham cracker squares Vanilla Ice Cream Magic Shell

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Preheat oven to 450°F and place an 8 inch skillet inside. Once oven is preheated, use a pot holder to remove hot skillet from the oven. Place the butter in the skillet and use an oven mitt to hold the handle and swirl the skillet so that the melted butter coats the bottom and sides. Place chocolate chips in an even layer into the bottom of the skillet. Arrange marshmallow halves over the surface of the chocolate chips, covering the chocolate completely.

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Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until marshmallows are toasted to your preference (watch closely!). Use an oven mitt to remove the skillet from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve immediately with graham cracker squares or sticks Use caution when handling the skillet as it will be super-HOT!

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Serve with Vanilla Ice Cream and drizzled with Magic Shell.YUUUUMMMMM

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