After being inspired at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival last weekend, I decided to offer homemade s'mores for dessert at a get together at our house. They were so good I'm still dreaming about them!
I had never made marshmallows before and found them to be incredibly easy to do. I got to use the candy thermometer I haven't used in years and years and years. I found a recipe on epicurious for bourbon vanilla bean marshmallows (heck yeah!). Here's the link - http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/bourbon-vanilla-marshmallows-51151850
They sat overnight uncovered in a 9 by 9 inch pan.
The next day I turned it out onto a powedered sugar dusted surface and cut them into squares with an oiled and sugar-dusted sharp knife.
I offered milk and dark chocolate, traditional graham crackers and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Nobody even tried the store bought marshmallows. Everyone toasted their own over our fire pit in the back yard then assembled little stacks of deliciousness. I will absolutely make these again!