Friday, August 10, 2012

Simple Snacktime Picnic ~ Camping Style



When I heard that today was National S'mores Day, I couldn't pass up the chance to try out a recipe that I saw on Pinterest a few weeks back. The original post can be found here, but we decided to do a smaller, easier version for our snacktime today!  Whenever I think of S'mores, I automatically think of camping.  What better way to pretend that we're out in the wilderness, roasting marshmallows, then to pitch a tent and grab a sleeping bag?!

Since I've never actually pitched a tent before, the pop-up Toy Story tent that you play in did just fine. I asked you to grab your little sleeping bag (you also decided that Teddy needed to go with us!), while I gathered up the ingredients.




The only items that we needed were mini-marshmallows, chocolate syrup, and graham cracker crumbs. I stuck a few toothpicks into the marshmallows and we were ready to head outside!




We decided to set up camp on the patio and enjoy the sunshine.  You couldn't wait to start dipping those marshmallows!  Of course, you didn't want to wait until they were all finished...as soon as you got them covered with chocolate and grahams, you popped them in your mouth.  We had so much fun relaxing at our "campsite" and having a little impromptu picnic, camping style!










If you love S'mores, be sure to check out B.Inspired Mama's round-up of 20 Alternatives to Traditional S'mores!

Little Wonders' Days has an great post that has tons of Easy Picnic Ideas if you're ready to head out to the park this weekend for your own picnic!

For more mealtime ideas in the outdoors, here are 16 Ways to Enjoy Outdoor Dining with the Kids!



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6 comments:

  1. Oh my they look good! Do you know I've never tried a s'more? It's not something we have here in Australia but after seeing this and all the other yummy ideas you linked to, I think I need to give it a try (and very soon!) :)

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    1. Wow! You should try one, if you can get the ingredients in Australia! :) They can be messy, but oh so good!

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  2. What fun! I didn't know about this tradition either,thanks for sharing.x

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    1. I just love finding those unique holidays to celebrate! :)

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  3. Mm those look so yummy, and I love the camp site you set up for your little guy! Thanks for linking to The Sunday Shiwcase.

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  4. I am so super fascinated by s'mores - we don't have them in Australia but read about them all the time, and they sound delicious! We really must give them a go :-) Thanks for sharing on Happy lil ❤'s are baking!

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