Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Joe's Smacos!

This weekend we went camping at a great local state park with the kids. While camping with five small kids when you are seven months pregnant does have it's less than fun moments, overall we had a good time. Just trying to build some memories over here! Our new treat this time was Joe's Smacos (smore+tacos= smacos). He was introduced to them at his annual guys camping trip this fall and I must say, they are pretty great. For whatever reason, my chickadees don't seem to get the whole smores concept. They lick the chocolate and marshmallows off the crackers and then ask for more chocolate and marshmallows. The crackers are superfluous and my kids have been known to stick the licked bare crackers on their tummies. Delightful! Smores in tortillas however were a whole other experience and they loved them.

Besides a campfire, you will need tortillas, marshmallows and chocolate. I hope you like our healthy choice of whole wheat tortillas, it really balances out the marshmallows. You could use your pet kind of chocolate but my favorite for any recipe is Ghiradelli 60% Cocoa chocolate chips. I have the remains of this bag in my cabinet right now and I get a few during the day when no little ones are looking. It's not something I like to share and I'm not ashamed to say it. So lay the tortilla in a lightly buttered skillet and adorn with the marshmallows and chocolate. As soon as they start to melt, carefully move the smaco to a plate and fold in half like you would a quesadilla. Actually, they should be called smaquadillas but that just doesn't sound a fun as smacos. Be sure to let them cool a few minutes before eating because the filling can really burn you.

Now you are ready to make your own fun camping dessert if you should find yourself staying out in the wilderness some time soon with a fire, some tortillas, marshmallows and chocolate. Oh yeah, kids are helpful too. It's always entertaining to see how far they can spread something sticky!
One warning though, they can be addictive so watch out!

6 comments:

Elece Hollis said...

Oh, what darling grandbabies!

Audra said...

Good thing you aren't biased! Thanks for being such a good Grandma!

Melly said...

Oh wow! these sound so great! Thanks I love starting my day with a good laugh, I did I actually laughed out loud! Love the pics too! We will have to try these soon!

Tracy said...

I had never thought of making smores in tortillas before, good idea.

Elece Hollis said...

I never thought of sticking used graham crackers on my belly.

Heather said...

Oh, I bet those were a hit! I think that we may have a new dessert for the upcoming camping season :)