Halloween is coming a day early around here.
Pretty bummed that the weather is pushing up the celebration. Partly because I love Halloween and feel like you should always Trick or Treat on the actual holiday. Also because I’ve had to rearrange my schedule and cancel a couple things to make it work – I couldn’t miss seeing Reese in her costume. We normally host our family on Halloween night so they can see the kids all decked out, help hand out candy and just hang out with a cocktail and a bowl of chili.
This year, I decided to set up a s’mores tray after seeing Waiting on Martha share hers. Basically, it set off a craving and selfishly, I used the holiday as an excuse to satiate it. The timing worked out well though since we have a ton of candy right now and will only have more in the next couple days.
Putting this together was incredibly simple and the finished product is super delicious. My kind of entertaining.
Set Up Your S’Mores
Everything that’s pictured here is stuff I had around my house. If you don’t have a wood tray, swap it out for a cutting board or large platter. Either will work. Then just section everything off so it’s easy to grab and go. Again, it’s not rocket science (we’ve talked about easy entertaining before). It’s just about spending five minutes pulling it all together into a pretty package.
For example, the wood box I used for the graham crackers we normally use to hold little Propel drink packets. But it’s cute and the perfect size. So those got dumped out for the evening. Same with this mason jar container. It’s usually used to hold candy – the kind the kids bring home from birthday parties and school – but I dumped it out and used it for the marshmallows.
And once again, no cooking or extensive prep-work required. Just buy, open, style it up and serve. Oh and if you don’t have a firepit or fireplace, just melt the marshmallows in the microwave or over the stove. Don’t let anything get in the way of that craving.
Simple S’Mores Set Up
- Hershey’s Chocolate Bars
- Reese’s, Kit Kats or any other leftover Halloween candy – I feel like Crunch Bars and Take 5 Bars would both be really good.
- Graham Crackers
You know how to make ’em. Stack it all up and enjoy the messy deliciousness.