With Memorial Day just around the corner, I can’t resist thinking about summer bonfires, and thinking about summer bonfires naturally makes me want s’mores.
I’m always looking for new ways to make s’mores. I’ve made s’mores brownies, cookies, and of course the original over the fire. But I have never tried s’mores cups!
7 whole graham crackers (1 cup finely crushed)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
6 tablespoons melted butter
4 bars (1.55 oz each) milk chocolate candy, divided
12 large marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place the graham crackers in a large, resealable plastic bag and finely crush into crumbs. I used my trusty pepper mill which was kind of a pain in the butt, but I couldn’t find my rolling pin (which I later found in the drawer under the oven, not sure why it was there). Really, anything works as long as those babies are finely crushed.
In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and melted butter. Place one tablespoon of the mixture into each mini muffin cup and press to form shallow cups.
I used the underside of my tablespoon to press the cups (it was the perfect size).
Bake for 4 – 5 minutes, until the edges are bubbling.
In the meantime, break the milk chocolate into rectangles. Once the pan is removed from the oven, place one chocolate piece in each cup.
Using shears dipped in cold water, cut the marshmallows in half crosswise, and place each half cut-side down in each cup. Bake for 1 -2 minutes longer, or until the marshmallows are slightly softened.
Cool in the pan on a cooling rack for 15 minutes. Then carefully remove the cups and let cool completely.
Break the remaining milk chocolate into pieces and microwave in a small bowl for 1 – 1 1/2 minutes, stopping to stir every 20 seconds, until melted and smooth. Dip the top of each marshmallow into the chocolate and place each cup back on the cooling rack top-side up. Let stand for 40 minutes – 1 hour, until set.
You can store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Next time, to add some color and give the s’mores cups a more campfire-ey feel, I am going to try broiling the cups for about 30 seconds -1 minute, checking frequently, until the marshmallows are slightly browned and softened (rather than returning to the oven and baking another 1 – 2 minutes).
Nonetheless, these came out absolutely delicious. They were very easy to make too! Perfect for a bite-sized dessert for a party (or a bonfire!). You can even substitute dark chocolate for a richer chocolate flavor.
S’more please! ;)