When I was in college I had quite the experience in discovering food on so many levels. Despite the fact that I basically had a shortened version of culinary school, I learned things like roasted chicken Ramen is great with wedges of cheddar cheese…the noodles melt into the cheese and just adds to the saltiness.
I learned that you can, in fact, eat 10 cobs of sweet corn with butter and pepper for dinner and still survive.
Other acceptable dinners include microwaved potatoes, the Ramen situation, or a box of Tuna Helper and frozen veggies.
I learned what mango tasted like from a roommate’s ex-fiance who made the most delicious fruit salad. He told me not to eat all the mango…but then I did. Oops.
Ice cream that’s frozen solid will break a cheap plastic ice cream scoop and slice your hand open.
You can actually survive off of eating a single burrito over the course of the day when said burrito is the size of your head.
Hard-boiled eggs act as a great cheap source of protein.
You will always wish you were having dinner with your family instead of suffering through inexpensive college dinners.
Oh, and one that I missed? Well, I had my very first s’more in college and it wasn’t around a campfire. Nope, we did what any good college kid would do and roasted our ‘mallows over a burner on our range turned on to high heat. And you know what? It was pretty magical.
Don’t get me wrong; I love marshmallows toasted over piping hot coals or an outdoor grill. But summer in the South isn’t turning out to be conducive to spending large quantities of time outside, so s’mores are now taking place the old-fashioned college way…over a burner on the stove!
I feel like this is definitely not a recipe…I mean, it’s a typical s’more with chocolate chips instead of a Hershey’s bar and the ‘mallow is roasted on my stove. I also added a bit of peanut butter because, well, I wanted it. But otherwise everything’s the exact same. The kicker is the stove-cooking situation, which is easy beyond belief. And it takes less time too!
So let’s join in and tackle this summer, one stove-top s’more at a time, OK? Enjoy!
INDOOR STOVE-TOP S’MORES
Serves 1, but multiply as needed
- 1 graham cracker, broken in half
- 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- 2 jumbo marshmallows
- Turn a stove burner on to high heat.
- Place the chocolate chips on one of the graham cracker halves.
- Spread the peanut butter on the other half.
- Place the marshmallows on a metal skewer.
- Hold the marshmallows about 2 inches over the hot stove burner…be careful, it IS hot!
- When the marshmallows are toasted to your liking, scrape them onto the graham cracker half with the chocolate chips and then top with the other half with the peanut butter.