One of my most favourite sweet treats are S'mores. Everytime one of my friends or family goes to the US, I get them to bring me back graham crackers so that I can make them. As I don't always have a handy campfire, I am forced to use my oven. Sometimes I make open S'mores and just bake marshmallows and chocolate in a dish layered on top of graham crackers; but sometimes I prefer them the traditional and very messy way.
To make traditional S'mores you will need graham crackers- I love the honey graham crackers from Honey Maid as they are very sweet. You'll also need a milk chocolate Hershey's bar and some white marshmallows. Lay a few squares of the chocolate and a couple of marshmallows on top of a cracker sheet, then lay another sheet loosely on top. I then make a little boat of tin foil around this so that the chocolatey marshmallow-y liquid doesn't spill out the sides when it's heating up. Finally, all you need to do is pop the parcel in the oven just long enough for the marshmallows to be squidgy and the chocolate soft but still able to hold its shape- this means you can have that joyous moment of squashing everything together in the sandwich and watching it oose out the sides.
I also love the novelty of American candy. Taffy Mail is a great US-candy subscription box service that delivers treats straight to your door every month. A Classic Plan subscription costs £14.99 per month, and for this you get 10-12 different candies and a can of soda.
In the October box, I got a can of Fanta Pineapple (how cool!), a Skor bar (basically the same as a Diam bar), a 100 Grand bar (just like a Toffee Crisp), Smoothie Peanut Butter Cups and a Hershey's Cookies & Cream bar (milky white chocolate with Oreo-style cookie pieces).
I also got some very sour and juicy Warheads Sour Chewy Cubes, red berry Chewy Lemonhead Redrifics (fruity gumdrops), Sour Goop Gum (which oozes in the centre), Sour Patch Kids (fruit-flavoured sour chews), some hard root bear flavoured Dad's boiled sweets, a Blue Razz lollipop (tastes like blue Slush Puppies) and a Sour Apple Jaffy Taffy (which has the texture of a Maom).
Do you have any particular American candy or dessert favourites?
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