I’m just going to cut to the chase here. I’ve been waiting for National S’mores Day since last National S’mores Day. It’s not that I love s’mores so much – I mean – what’s the deal with all those marshallows anyways? I think I just like taking the twist on the norm here. If we deconstruct the “standard s’more” you will find that it is quite simplistic.Graham cracker
This year, I thought long and hard on how to turn that boring s’more into something MORE.3 ideas popped into my brain – while I was trying to sleep (that’s one of my problems now, I think too much about what I’m going to MAKE the next day). I also have another story. How about these pink marshmallows?
Stunning right? Guess where I found them? You won’t be believe this but I saw them while I was standing in line to check out at a local automotive super store – ya – the place they sell tires and stuff. I have no idea who they were marketing these pink marshmallows to at a place that smells like rubber and motor oil but they caught my eye and needed to come home with me….. along with some light bulbs.So the 3 things that came to mind were:
A s’more on a stick
Here you have it. AND the best part is…..they are super easy recipes that you will not regret making for this “important” holiday or anytime you feel like a s’more.Oh and just in case you were wondering what my kitchen looked like in the AFTERMATH of this s’mores experiment. Here ya go. I made so many s’mores I literally hit the floor.
- 1 bag of standard size marshallows
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 2 cups melting chocolate
- 1 tsp oil
- lollipop sticks
- Place your graham crumbs in a shallow dish.
- Place melting chocolate in a microwave safe bowl with teaspoon of oil.
- Melt chocolate in 30 second intervals, keep stirring and checking it until it's smooth and shiny.
- Place one marshmallow on each stick.
- Now carefully dip, twist and turn the marshmallow in the melted chocolate.
- Quickly roll in crumbs.
- Repeat until all the marshmallows are coated.
- Place in fridge to set for 15 to 30 minutes.
- 2 cups graham crackers crumbs
- 6 graham crackers, roughly crushed
- 6 tbls unsalted butter melted
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 12 marshmallows, cut in half
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Use a 24 mini muffin tin that is non-stick.
- Combine graham cracker crumbs with ½ stick melted butter and sugar.
- Place a heaping tablespoon of crumb mixture into each hole of the muffin tin and press down to make a crust.
- Bake for 5-7 minutes.
- Remove from oven.
- Place 5 chocolate chips into each muffin cup over the baked crust. Top with half a marshmallow.
- Place back into oven for 10 minutes to bake and allow the marshmallow to get puffy and golden.
- Let cool completely before removing from tin.
- Melt remaining chocolate chips and drizzle over each little s'more cup. Top with crushed graham crackers and serve.
- 2-3 cups chocolate chips
- 21 marshmallows, sliced in half - I used pink and white
- 1 tbls butter
- graham crackers for dipping
- Preheat oven to 450F
- Place cast iron skillet in while oven is heating
- When the temperature reaches 450F carefully remove the skillet from the oven.
- Place butter in skillet and give it a swirl to coat.
- Place in chocolate chips and spread in skillet
- Put your marshmallow halves over the chocolate chips in a nice design - or just throw them on. It will taste the same if it's not pretty.
- Bake again for 5-7 minutes, or until the marshmallow are puffed and golden.
- Serve hot with graham crackers for dipping.