What do you do when you have a gluten-free kid and a mom too busy to camp? You make BBQ s’mores, obviously.
We were in Denmark for a few months exactly a year ago, and much to the delight of my kids, the home we stayed at had a fire pit outside. In the city we lived in, it seemed as though natural/organic was a given, and the availability of not-so-bad-for-you treats was a definite perk. We became s’mores addicts and introduced many a Dane to the (North American?) treat. I learned to build a fire just for s’mores, seriously. I can now survive in the wilderness (or someones backyard) as long as there are chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows in abundance. #survivalskillz101
Fast forward a year and we are back in Vancouver in a more urban setting, with a now gluten-free kid, and a mom too busy this summer to go camping. I want to add that we’ve had plans to camp, but they have fallen through because freelancing doesn’t leave you as free as you’d hoped. I digress.
Last night I decided to give into the craving and instead of focusing on what we are lacking (fire), use what we have at our disposal. After a quick trip to Whole Foods to get the necessities, and a BBQ still hot from the chicken dinner, we set out to find sticks for roasting our marshmallows. That was the hardest part! We ended up with bamboo sticks… I’m sure Carina is laughing out loud at this point. They worked really well and didn’t catch fire or leave a bad taste in your mouth, so I am quite pleased. I’m thinking that I will make them again for dessert when we have company for dinner – they are always a hit, and people like to share stories about making them when they were younger… and everyone is partial to a particular colour of roast. I prefer golden with bubbles, and my older brother always lit them on fire and watched the ooze stream out…
Obviously you know how to make them, but I thought I’d share the ingredients with you because it took some searching on my part. We used Camino dark chocolate, Dandies air-puffed marshmallows (vegan and GMO free), and Kinnikinnick Foods Gluten-free graham crackers. Probably more expensive than the ones from my childhood, but there was no diarrhea after. Enough said.