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Y’all. It’s s’mores week!
This is the 3rd year that Nicole and I have done this and if you didn’t know, National S’mores Day is Wednesday (August 10) so get your booty to the grocery store for all the supplies you need.
And if actual s’mores bore you, Nicole and I have 10 fun s’mores treats planned for the week!
TEN! So many s’mores!
(We probably should have gone for matching s’mores tattoos instead of pineapples, huh?)0
We made it to day 5 of S’mores Week! Not gonna lie, I procrastinated on most of these posts and literally woke up panicking about s’mores one night earlier in the week. S’mores took over my life! It was fun though and I’m going to try to talk Nicole into doing another week of themed goodies later in the year!
I made Baked S’mores Doughnuts for my final recipe! I know the baked doughnuts get a lot of crap these days but I love them! And I love the “But they’re just cupcakes baked in a circle” argument because I can be all EXACTLY. They’re cupcakes in the shape of a doughnut so you can eat them for breakfast without any judgment!
This is my standard chocolate doughnut recipe but it has some graham cracker crumbs mixed in! And then a super simple marshmallow glaze with s’more goodies on top. I made these yesterday for my kid’s afterschool snack and he was so excited to see them! It’s been a really long time since I used my doughnut pan so it was quite a treat.
Nicole made a S’mores Cocktail! Happy Friday indeed!
Can I tell you about yesterday? Mmmkay.
Yesterday I decided to give up coffee. Which was kind of a big deal because I drink a pot every morning and about half a pot every afternoon. But lately I haven’t liked how I felt after drinking it. Like, it didn’t hurt my stomach but it didn’t feel nice either. So anyway, I decided to quit cold turkey. Got up, drank a 32 ounce bottle of water, and was all “Weeeeee! I don’t need caffeine!” as I walked the kid to school, bought and sent my last care package to the husband (!!), walked back to school (with the dog in tow), and then cooked lunch for everyone.
Then I crashed. Quite literally. Walked to my bedroom for a highlighter and woke up 30 minutes later with a kid poking me in the head asking for a cookie. (Don’t worry, the baby was safe in his crib!)
So at 1:15 pm I was making coffee. Uggghhh. But at that point it was kind of too late and I just stayed in a funk. You know how it is.
The high point of my day was this ice cream.
Every night (well almost…) I look forward to my workout but yesterday someone hid my DVD player remote so I couldn’t do it because Insanity has this stupid music that I can’t turn off without the remote, so I said screw it and did what any sane person would do: got a cheesecake bar. I left it on the arm of the couch while I did who knows what and came back to no cheesecake bar. Sadface.
AND THEN I remembered that I had this ice cream in the freezer and my bad day was forgotten! This ice cream plus DVR’d Pretty Little Liars was just what I needed.
It’s ice cream that’s made with blended up toasted marshmallows! Yeah. And then it has a fudge swirl and graham crackers! Y’all know that I’m pretty much a vanilla only person when it comes to ice cream but this is definitely one of my favorites! I think I could just make the marshmallow base without the add-ins and be happy too.
Nicole made cinnamon rolls! Omgggg! I can’t wait to try them!
Two years ago: Ranch Macaroni and Cheese
S’mores Cheesecake Bars – delicious chocolate chip cheesecake bars topped with marshmallows, graham crackers, and Hershey’s bars!
When I’m not eating cheesecake, I am 100% convinced that I don’t like it. Which is ridiculous for a couple reasons. A) Cheesecake is DELICIOUS and B) I once admitted to eating an entire cheesecake with my BFF while myspace stalking our ex-boyfriends.
So when Nicole and I set out on this s’mores week project I decided to make a cheesecake because I, like just about every other wife of a deployed serviceman, am trying to lose a few pounds before my husband comes home and I knew without a doubt that the cheesecake would not sit in the fridge and call my name until I finally got out of bed at 5:30 am to have a piece. Because I don’t like cheesecake.
But guess who was standing in front of the fridge yesterday morning with a cheesecake bar in her hand while she waited for the coffee to brew.
I don’t even need to tell you how good these bars are. I mean they’re portable cheesecake pieces with s’mores fixins on top! That can’t possibly be bad.
And I love making cheesecake bars instead of a cheesecake because they are so much easier. No worrying about a water bath or a cracked top. They come out perfect every time!