School is back in session here in Hawaii which seems crazy early to me because 1) hello, August just started and 2) it is still H-O-T but, I’m not complaining because our favorite haunts (aka the neighborhood pool and beach) are extra quiet now that the big kids are in school.
Since our kids are still small, summer is still in full swing for us. We are enjoying extra long days in the sun, water playdates with friends and (Daddy especially) the west side swell.
Before my cousin Lily went off to the mainland for the summer, we had her over for dinner. Of course,
you I can’t have someone over for dinner without making a yummy dessert so I decided to put together the most classic of summer desserts: s’mores.
I went to the grocery store to grab the ingredients and the local section was calling my name. LOUD. So I went over, grabbed a bunch of pineapple, coconut and macadamia nuts and decided that I would put my own twist on the summer dessert staple.
I dipped the grahams in melted dark chocolate, then sprinkled with either coconut flakes or macadamia nuts and put them on a cooling rack to dry.
Then, we roasted our mallows, stacked it with a pineapple ring and some extra chocolate (for good measure) and sandwiched it between two decorated grahams and dug in.
The Hawaiian S’mores were t-t-t-t-tasty, tasty (Fergie throwback, anyone?)
The pineapple really lightens up the s’mores which means you don’t have that gross heavy feeling after eating one which means you can have more than one.
I think that next time I will try with my coconut marshmallows.
What’s your favorite way to dress up a s’more? I’d love to hear about it below!