Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Means S'Mores!

Summer-time is my favorite time to fix S'mores for the kids around my house. This year I wanted to lighten things up so I have been on the hunt for versions of this goodness and found these few at Hungry Girl:
Scoopable Bread S'mores
8 slices light bread, lightly toasted and cut into half-inch cubes
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 sheets (8 crackers) low-fat honey graham crackers, broken into bite-sized pieces
2 1/2 cups light vanilla soymilk
2/3 cup fat-free liquid egg substitute (like Egg Beaters Original)
1/4 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 cup mini marshmallows
Optional topping: Cool Whip Free or Fat Free Reddi-wip

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray an 8" or 9" square baking pan with nonstick spray. Evenly place toasted bread cubes in the pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and graham cracker pieces. Set aside.

In a bowl, combine soymilk, egg substitute, brown sugar, and salt. Mix thoroughly. Pour mixture over the contents of the baking pan, making sure all the bread cubes are covered. Let stand for 5 minutes.

Bake in the oven until firm, 45 - 50 minutes.

Set oven to broil. Evenly top the baked dish with marshmallows. Broil until marshmallows are lightly browned, 1 - 2 minutes.

Allow to cool slightly. If you like, finish off each serving with some whipped topping. Enjoy!


Freezy-Good Whoopie S'mores
 PER SERVING (entire recipe, 1 whoopie pie): 172 calories, 2.5g fat, 175mg sodium, 40.5g carbs, 9g fiber, 19g sugars, 4.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

This dessert couldn't be more appropriately named. After one bite, you'll say "WHOOPIE!" and beg for S'MORE...
1 Vitalicious Deep Chocolate VitaTop (or any other chocolate variety), frozen
3 tbsp. Cool Whip Free, thawed
10 mini marshmallows
1/2 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 sheet (1 cracker) low-fat graham crackers, crushed

Carefully slice the VitaTop in half lengthwise (like you would a hamburger bun), so that you are left with 2 thin round Vita "slices." Set aside.

To make the filling, combine Cool Whip, marshmallows, and chocolate chips in a small bowl; set aside. Place crushed graham cracker on a small plate, and set that aside as well.

Evenly spoon filling over the cut side of 1 Vita slice. Top with the other Vita slice, cut side down, to form a sandwich. Very gently press the sides of the sandwich into the crushed graham cracker, so the crumbs cover the exposed filling.

Freeze until solid, about 1 hour. Tada!


Do you have any good s'more recipes that are good for you?

Sum, Sum, Summer Time:
It has not been below 88 degrees in weeks with high humidity so as far as I am concerned summer was here along time ago. BUT, I did take Jake out last night and explain the summer solstice and we watched lightning bugs together. He is such an awesome kid and I am so lucky to have him.

I continue to battle a bad sinus infection. So far I have not gone and got my usual shot of steroids. The last time I did that back in March of this year, and took a steroid pack, I have not been able to lose much weight. Not sure if that was the culprit but I know the same week I took the shot everything came to a screeching halt in the weight department.  Anyhoo, started this morning out with a serving of Multigrain Cheerios and a small banana:

Lunch was a boring turkey on whole wheat with a slice of pepper jack and light mayo, unsweet tea and a fresh peach. Doing much better on water and calorie counting this week, now need to kick back in with the exercise.


  1. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing :) Who doesn't like something ooey and gooey!

  2. yum, it's almost like a smore bread pudding. I love hungry girl, she has some great ideas.

  3. Mmm! I definitely need a lightened up version of s'mores!

  4. I just got a couple of Hungry Girl cookbooks that I'm looking forward to using...the S'mores might be first!

  5. I've never heard of s'mores ....thats a new word to me, and a new recipe. Sounds delicious though