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Recipe:: S’mores Donuts


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.


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.



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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enjoy the garden before the summer heat

My family and friends spend a lot of time in my garden and on my patio, so I like those spaces to feel like an extension of my living and dining rooms.  The way I achieve this is through arranging furniture in ways that encourage relaxation and/or conversation. I love a big dining table with a mix of chairs, if it’s under an  grapevine covered arbor even better!

I also have several cool Adirondack chairs surrounding a fire pit so people can kick back and linger any time of year. I especially like taking it out side to make s’mores after a very formal dinner to shake things up a bit.

{Fire and Ice S’mores}

Vanilla Marshmallows from Cocoa~ http://cacaoatlanta.com/

Love Bar, deep rich dark chocolate from Cocoa ~ http://cacaoatlanta.com/

Healthy Graham Crackers, available at specialty markets, like Whole Foods.

Vanilla Ice cream

Sea Salt

High quality Olive Oil

{Vanilla Bean Ice Cream}

2 cups heavy cream

1 cup whole milk

3/4 cup sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 vanilla beans, split lengthwise

2 large eggs

Combine cream, milk, sugar, and salt in a heavy saucepan. Scrape seeds from vanilla beans with tip of a knife into cream mixture, then drop in pods. Heat cream mixture just to a boil. Whisk eggs in a large bowl, then add hot cream mixture in a slow stream, whisking. Pour mixture into saucepan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened and registers 170°F on thermometer (do not let boil). Pour custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean metal bowl, then cool, stirring occasionally. Chill, covered, until cold, at least 3 hours. Freeze custard in an ice cream maker. Transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer. Cooks’ notes: ·To cool custard quickly after straining, set bowl in a larger bowl of ice and cold water and stir until chilled. ·Custard can be chilled up to 24 hours.

{To prepare servings}

Have guests assemble their S’mores outside by the fire.

*Equipment ~telescoping skewers from Restoration Hardware~ http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1209102&categoryId=cat180062

You in the meantime prepare individual bowls or glasses with a scoop of vanilla ice cream drizzled with a teaspoon on Olive Oil and sprinkled with sea salt, have guests grab a bowl and dip their S’more into the ice cream…YUMMY Mc Yumster!

for more entertaining and summer decor tips go to my hayneedle blog! + stay tuned for a super cute video of us making this recipe, coming soon…





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