With a blanket in tow and mug of hot cocoa in your hand, cozy up to a stone fireplace to hear the crackling sounds of Autumn. Nothing is better on a cool fall evening than a warm fireside snuggle. Surrounded by nature being among the foliage in it’s kaldioscope of amber to bright colors brings contentment and tranquility. So what are you waiting for…. grab your quilt or favorite blanket, make some hot cocoa and go sit by the crackling fire. Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love.
How to Listen to the Crackling Sounds of Autumn
Set back and relax, just tap on the photo to hear the crackling sounds of an old fashioned contained fire in a hand laid stone fireplace. Nothing better than sitting around the fire with friends. Whether you enjoy hot chocolate, apple cider or just a mug of joe, settling in a cozy chair at dusk will lift your cares away.
Serve a charcuterie with meats and cheeses or a dessert board while sipping on your cider or warm beverage. Everyone will love the individual bites available without all the fuss. You can also break out the S’Mores!
Tap on photo to hear the sounds, it will be like you are there in person. Enjoy!
Create these individual desserts called Fireside S’mores. Easy to make, same ingredients as regular s’mores only baked in a 4″ tart pan. Graham cracker crumbs combined with melted butter is pressed into the tart pan with removable bottom. Next a chocolate ganache made with heavy cream and mini chocolate chips is stirred until satiny smooth, adding one egg to the mixture makes this more custard ganache. The ganache is poured into the crust and baked at 375 for 10 minutes. Once done, mini marshmallows line the perimeter of the tart resembling a cobble stone fire pit then given a good toasting under the oven broiler. Hershey bar pieces stand stacked like wood in the center adding the finishing touch.
Serve with a fork for it is a bit messy. Warm is best, as the chocolate tastes better heated slightly.