National Toasted Marshmallow Day: Celebrate with s’mores Jello shots!

Yes, the Jello shot is inside the marshmallow. Genius! (Photo from That's So Michelle)
Yes, the Jello shot is inside the marshmallow. Genius! (Photo from That’s So Michelle)

Today is National Toasted Marshmallow Day. Let’s toast the day with S’mores Jello Shots. Yummy!

S’mores Jello Shots to the rescue!

How fun is this recipe from That’s So Michelle, who is clearly a Jello shot genius? No campfire required!

S’mores Jello Shots in Real Marshmallows
1 bag giant marshmallows
1 cup chocolate vodka of choice
1 cup water
2 packets Knox gelatin
1 packet hot chocolate
Melted chocolate for coating the marshmallows (i.e. Wilton candy melts, found in the baking aisle)
1 cup crushed graham crackers

1. Using your fingers, pinch out the center of giant marshmallows.

2. Let marshmallows sit out a little while to toughen up.

3. Make alcoholic chocolate Jello. Says That’s So Michelle: “I used 1 cup water and a packet of hot chocolate mix. I sprinkled 2 packets of Knox gelatin on top and let it sit for a minute. Then turn on the heat and whisk until boiling and dissolved. When dissolved, pour into 1 cup cold vodka .”

4. Important: Let chocolate Jello mixture cool. It should be at least room temperature before you pour it into your marshmallows. If it’s hot it will melt the marshmallows.

5. Carefully pour Jello mixture into the marshmallows.

6. Save any leftover Jello in case marshmallows need to be topped off after they set for a few hours.

7. Melt chocolate and spread it around the edges of the marshmallows, then roll them in crushed graham crackers.

Not into s’mores or marshmallows? We don’t understand, but OK.

Maybe these five recipes for Adult Root Beer Floats will float your boat instead?

 

Lake Park’s Dunkin’ Donuts reopens Monday with free mugs, coffee deals

dunkin donuts lake park
The circles of life, some might argue. (File photo/The Palm Beach Post)

Munchkin on this, Palm Beach County: The recently closed Dunkin’ Donuts in Lake Park will reopen Monday.

That marks a quick turnaround for the Federal Highway donut shop, which closed Aug. 2 for renovations.

Franchisee Dan Bowers felt the 53-year-old eatery — which was the last full-service Dunkin’ restaurant in the world — was overdue for a makeover.

The Lake Park restaurant will now have equipment to make sandwiches like the new Tailgater.
The Lake Park restaurant will now have equipment to make breakfast sandwiches like the new Tailgater (egg, cheddar cheese, smoked sausage, fire-roasted peppers, grilled onion and Ancho Chipotle sauce on an oven-toasted French roll).

The grill, the short-order cooks and the veteran waitresses are gone, replaced with the full complement of equipment for making 2015’s specialty sandwiches and small army of hot, cold and slushy beverages (once upon a time, kids, beverages at donut shops were pretty much limited to hot coffee, cold OJ and tiny cartons of milk).

Starting Monday and continuing through Friday, the first 20 customers each morning will receive a free ceramic mug — the kind that was a staple at the original restaurant.

The restaurant also will offer this deal next week: a small hot coffee and donut for 99 cents.

Dunkin’ Donuts is at 301 Federal Highway in Lake Park and can be reached at 561-848-5031.