I really couldn’t think of a more patriotic place to celebrate the Fourth of July than the Lone Star State, so here we are! So excited to be spending a few days catching up with Armando’s family and enjoying a constant rotation of Bar-B-Q and Mexican food all the while reminding myself that skinny jeans were probably the worst idea on many, many levels…..so hot, so tight!
It is true that everything is bigger in Texas and America is more American in Texas. All this red, white, and blue has me thinking stars and stripes and I have the perfect way to cap your Fourth of July BBQ—Lone Star S’mores!
I wanted to make a sweet gluten-free treat for my nephew who suffers from Celiac’s and came up with these crumbly cookies perfect for smushing toasted marshmallows and chocolate into. If you use bittersweet chocolate they are not only gluten-free, but dairy-free too!
I cut them into star shapes for the upcoming holiday because that’s the cute thing to do, but you could cut them into whatever shape you please (hearts for Valentine’s Day, trees for Arbor Day, you know). The corn masa gives them a pleasant sweet corn flavor and a irresistible crunchy crumb that when mixed with the goo of toasted marshmallow and melted chocolate makes for messy hands and happy bellies.
Oh, and by the way, you don’t need a campfire to make S’mores. We use the burning embers from our charcoal grill–perfect way to end an evening.
Enjoy the BEST week of the summer! What are you guys planning for your 4th? I’d love to hear what your cooking, leave a comment below!