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Build a fire, open a bottle of wine and roast some homemade peppermint marshmallows. It’s the perfect way to get cozy and enjoy special company.
Boy, do I love a good bonfire. Growing up in a kind of pyromaniac family (not really, but we do enjoy a good fire), there were many weekends that there was some sort of burn going on outside. My parents would often burn brush or simply start a fire so we could all sit around it and chill. There is something magical about sitting around a fire at night outside, looking at the stars, eating a s’more, and telling stories or just being still in the moment.
I bet you can guess what makes a bonfire even more special – homemade marshmallows!!
Ever since I started blogging and getting crazy serious about food I have been wanting to make homemade marshmallows. I have read all over the internet on different blogs and on social media how easy they are to make. Everyone was right! They are so simple and incredibly fun! Plus, everyone who tries them will be super impressed by the fact that they are homemade.
Once you get the technique down, there is no limit to the amount of combinations you could try. For these I decided to go with peppermint, which pair perfectly with chocolate in s’mores or with hot chocolate. They are so festive for the holidays too – I am definitely making them again to give out to family and friends!
While this time of year is probably the busiest time of year for most of us, I think it’s important to slow down and enjoy the moment as much as possible. Having this bonfire outside at my parent’s house in the Texas hill country, sipping on a good glass of wine, and making s’mores with family and friends reminded me of what is truly important in this season! I hope this encourages you to create a moment like this with your loved ones and spend some quality time with them.
A little warning though: once you try making marshmallows from scratch, it will ruin store bought marshmallows for you forever.
This bonfire came together thanks to Sheep Thrills – an Italian wine all about adventure.
Grab a bottle and enjoy some wine while the fire gets going.