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Recipe:: S’mores Donuts

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Hey everyone! I’m Nicole, Annette’s web-manager and friend, and I’m back today to help you celebrate a very exciting holiday…Happy National S’mores Day! Did you know there was such a thing? Neither did I until I stumbled upon it on…where else? The internet. Some of these holidays are just silly, but if it involves chocolate and marshmallows, I can certainly get on board…and just wait until you see this clever twist on a classic summer treat.

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There are few things better than s’mores in the summer, but s’mores donuts take it to an entirely different level altogether. Before you get started on this delectable recipe, there are a few things that you need to know:

First, use stale donuts for these s’mores. A stale donut is firmer and therefore will be easier to place on and off of the grill. Second, make sure you buy the jumbo marshmallows. Jumbo marshmallows will melt into the perfect size for your s’mores donut.

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S’mores Donut
serves 1

You will need:

– 1 stale, glazed donut
– 2 squares of chocolate candy
– 1 jumbo marshmallow

To prepare:

Preheat your grill.

Slice a stale, glazed donut in half length-wise so that you’re left with two halves (like a bagel). Set aside. Prepare a kabob skewer by adding one jumbo marshmallow. Roast your marshmallow over your grill to desired doneness (I like mine crispy and extra gooey). When your marshmallow starts to crisp, add your 2 donuts to the grill, cut side down for 30 seconds to 1 minute. *Note: it’s very important that you grill the donut cut side down because sugar from the glaze will burn easily and will not hold together.

Remove your donut halves, add chocolate to one half along with the toasted marshmallow. Top with other donut half. Enjoy!

xo, Nicole

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the perfect burger

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Nothing like a great burger. Summer’s almost here and most of us will take to the grill. Personally I always think that cooking is all about the tools. A great grill and some handy utensils are always helpful. Just like the tools in my styling kit, the tools in my home kitchen are essential to working with ease. I recently tried these really cool grilling tools by Grill Daddy. They reached out to me and wanted me to try their product. You know I am obsessed with new cooking tools so why not! They sent me a set and I tried them out this weekend.

Super handy, the Grill Daddy heat shield barbecue tools shield your hands from grill heat and splatter. Clever, right?

The detachable heads mix and match on the handle.  The heat shield swivels with your hand for continuous protection while your grilling, a great feature especially with the tongs.

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I love that you can change out the heads of the spatula, which includes a fish flipper, basting brush and fork attachment that are perfect for grilling.

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Fire up the grill and get cooking. Tell me about your favorite tools of the trade and your favorite burger toppings!!

This post was sponsored by Grill Daddy. All comments in this post are my own.

Photos credit:  Frank Joseph M.D.

 

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