As Memorial Day and Independence Day quickly creep up on us, I thought I’d pull out some red, white, and blue sprinkles. It’s been a weird year in America. I wasn’t sure how I’d feel going in to these holidays of patriotism. But for all the weirdness of the past year, it has, I believe, possibly heightened patriotism, activism, involvement, and overall political awareness. And that is reason to celebrate.
This American flag s’mores dip is modeled pretty exactly on my rainbow s’mores dip. Since I loved that one so much (for it’s deliciousness, cleverness, and ease-of-making), I decided a flag version would make the most perfect Summer, Memorial Day, and 4th of July dessert ever. To echo how I described the rainbow s’mores dip, the beauty of this method is that the sprinkles form a perfect crystallized topping to the dip so you get the most divine combination of chocolate, creamy marshmallow, and sweet crunch.
how to make the American flag s’mores dip
you will need:
sprinkles in red, white, and blue
butter or Crisco
9 x 9-inch square baking dish
2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk, or dark chocolate)
graham crackers or pretzels for serving
what to do:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
First, prepare the marshmallows. Have ready a baking tray lined with wax paper, marshmallows, toothpicks, a paper towel, and the sprinkles. Skewer a marshmallow with a toothpick, submerge it totally in water quickly, dab on the paper towel, hold over a bowl and cover completely with blue sprinkles (both the top and bottom, too). Prepare five blue marshmallows. (If any part of the tops are missing sprinkles, just add some with your fingers.) Repeat with the white and red sprinkles, making eight white and seven red.
Let dry at least twenty minutes. Grease some kitchen scissors with butter or Crisco and cut each marshmallow in half, wiping the blades clean between colors.
Next, prepare the s’mores. Grease the baking dish with butter or Crisco. Pour the chocolate chips evenly in the dish. Top with the marshmallows, cut-side down. Arrange 9 blue halves in the top corner. Arrange stripes of red and white, 3 red marshmallow halves, 3 white, 3 red, 6 white, 6 red, and 6 white. You should have a couple halves leftover.
Bake in the oven for 7 to 9 minutes, just until the tops of the marshmallows start to brown. Serve with graham crackers and/or pretzels and enjoy!! Best served warm.