Saturday, July 7, 2012

Take Along S'mores

A wonderful way to start off the weekend is by taking in a concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

MGG and I love the Bowl.  We try and go two, three, sometime four times each season.  Last night was our first adventure this season, and what a beginning to what we hope is a great summer filled with great music.  

Last night's program was call Frozen Planet.   It's a co-production of the BBC and Discovery Channel.  A wonderful film of the two polar regions, the film's debut and and a live orchestra playing the accompanying music.  The composer, George Fenton, conducted the orchestra.  The film was stunning.  Beautiful scenery, and wonderful antics mixed with harsh reality of the animals that live in the regions.  

See the tiny Hollywood sign way up in the right?  Very cool.  So a major part of the fun in going to the Bowl, is in taking a picnic and some wine to have before the concert.  Since it was Friday night and we had to go right after work MGG ordered us two hot meals from Zach's Italian Cafe to take along with us.  Another of my favorite places to eat!  Wonderful Italian food and a restaurant that is set up in an old bungalow house.  

Since I didn't have time to cook, I decided I'd love to at least make us dessert.  So I came up with this wonderful dessert in a jar called Take Along S'mores!  It's so easy to transport since the dessert is in two 8oz mason jars.  I just love that!  And, who doesn't love s'mores?  A favorite of mine since childhood, this dessert has all the flavors but using slightly modified ingredients from the original.  Perfect for the Bowl, a picnic, or even to take a treat for work!

My s'mores consist of crumbled Soft Paws (Teddy Grahams) for the graham cracker flavor, Chocolate Fudge pudding (instead of a chocolate bar), and marshmallow fluff (for the roasted marshmallows).  All layered in a cute little mason jar!

I hope you will try these soon.  What is your favorite dessert in a mason jar?

Take Along S'mores
serves 2

2 (8 oz) canning jars with lids
1 (.4 oz) package of sugar-free Chocolate Fudge instant pudding, prepared according to package directions and chilled
2 Teddy Graham soft paws, crumbled
4 T Marshmallow Fluff
2 T mini marshmallows

Prepare the pudding according to package directions ahead of time, chill in medium bowl until set.

To assemble your jars begin with placing 1/4 of the crumbled graham crackers soft paws in the bottom.  Follow with a layer of pudding, followed by 2 Tbsp of Marshmallow Fluff. Repeat with another layer of Soft Paws and pudding.  The jar should be almost full.

Top with mini marshmallows, place on lid and seal.  Keep in the refrigerator until ready to take with you!  


  1. These are great! I love that you used Teddy Grahams, one of my favs!

  2. These look delicious and would make a great snack for the kids!



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...