My friend Leslie is one of the greatest people I know. She’s smart, thoughtful, hilarious, hardworking, dedicated, strong and brave. She’s a great mom and a great friend, and she has a true servant’s heart.
She also goes bonkers over s’mores. One of my favorite Leslie experiences was one night on my back porch when I think we were enjoying a Girls’ Night In. We’d made dinner, lit a fire in my chiminea and were going to roast marshmallows for traditional s’mores. Leslie finished preparing hers first and dug right into the chocolaty, gooey, crunchy treat; the look of complete ecstasy sent us into gales of laughter.
Since then, we’ve swapped recipes for anything s’mores related that we can find!
This is one I’ve found recently and can’t wait to try.
7 whole graham crackers (equals 1 cup)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
6 Tbs butter, melted
2 (1.5 5 oz) milk chocolate candy bars (like Hershey’s)
12 large marshmallows
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Finely crush the graham crackers into crumbs, using whatever method you want. I used my slap chop, but a food processor would work or putting them in a plastic bag and smashing.
Combine graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and melted butter into a small bowl.
Evenly divide crumb mixture into each cup of a 24-cup mini muffin pan, greased slightly before using. Press crumbs down to form shallow cups.
Bake 4 to 5 minutes or until edges are bubbling.
While that’s baking, break the candy bars into the divided rectangle pieces. Also, cut the marshmallows in half using a pair of scissors that has been sitting in cold water.
Remove the pan from the oven and place one chocolate rectangle into each cup.
Place one marshmallow half, cut-side down, into each cup.
Return to oven for 2 to 4 minutes or until marshmallows are just slightly softened.
If you’d like the tops to be brown, turn the oven to broil, and broil the s’mores bites for 1 to 2 minutes.
Cool on a cooling rack for 15 minutes before carefully removing them from the pan.
Do not freeze; preferably eat within 3 days of making.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 234, Calories from Fat: 106, Fat: 12 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (7 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 76 mg, Potassium: 6 mg, Carbohydrates: 32 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 25 g, Protein: 3 g
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