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Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #23 and S’mores Bark

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Used to be that bark was the sound your dog made or what you found on the outer surface of a tree trunk.

But now the term has made its way into the kitchen (and my mouth) in all sorts of delightful and decadent combinations. These easy to make candies are especially popular at Christmas time as gifts and dessert-buffet treats.

And now R&R has a summertime bark candy for you. The traditional s’mores prepared around the campfire have been a summertime staple back about as long as there were campfires and kids to sit around them. I’m guessing the marshmallow roasted on a pointy stick was a way for adults to let kids play with fire without burning down the forest.

With this S’mores Bark you can have that traditional campfire treat without the pointy stick or the charred marshmallow or the risk of burning down the woods. These s’mores are in an easy to prepare, easy to store, easy to carry packet. Just make up a sheet, bust it into small pieces, and divide into single serving baggies, then share them with your grateful friends.

Or keep them all to yourself. It makes for a decadent nibble while listening to Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #23, or any of the other audio stories on this website.

smore bark S’mores Bark

2 cups chocolate chips*

2 cups mini marshmallows

2 Tablespoons unsalted butter

pinch of salt

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 full graham cracker sheets, broken into small pieces

smores bark

Line a cookie sheet with a Silpat mat or parchment paper.

Place 1 cup of your chocolate chips into a sauce pan and melt over low heat. Pour melted chocolate onto your Silpat mat and spread with a knife, ensuring the layer does not get too thin. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for an hour.

After an hour, remove the chocolate layer from the refrigerator. In a separate sauce pan, add your mini marshmallows, butter, and salt. Heat over low heat until fully melted. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in vanilla extract. Working quickly, spread the melted marshmallows over top of the chocolate layer. Press graham cracker pieces into marshmallow layer. Refrigerate bark for another 30 minutes.

Lastly, melt remaining cup of chocolate chips over low heat. Spread chocolate over top of graham crackers. Place the bark in your freezer for an hour or until completely hardened.

Break the bark into pieces and serve. Place any remaining bark in a Ziploc bag and store in your refrigerator.

Makes about 10 medium pieces of bark.

*I used a mixture of milk and semi-sweet chocolate chips, but feel free to use just milk chocolate.

smores candy

{Adapted from Wine and Glue}

Click below to listen to or read Serial #23 of “Two Sisters Times Two”.

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #23, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Two Sisters Times Two, Serial #23, text © Jeffrey Anderson

Enjoy!

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