4 New Ways to Make S’mores, No Campfire Required
We have a little bit of cabin fever this week. It seems all we want to do is get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Earlier we rounded up our favorite campfire recipes, and we also discovered some amazing pieces of fire-breathing furniture. We think the only thing left to cover is the one and only s'more. But of course this wouldn't be Brit.co if we didn't get creative with it, so we've come up with four inventive takes on the classic. And don't forget to check out our original s'mores post, No Bake S'mores Pie.
First up in our S’mores series are S'mores Truffle Pops. These treats are easy to make and don’t require baking.
Ingredients (Makes about 16)
– 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
– 1/4 cup whipping cream
– 1 cup marshmallow creme or fluff
– 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs, divided
– About 16 small marshmallows
– Lollipop sticks
Place chocolate chips and cream in a medium-sized bowl. Microwave for 30-second intervals until completely melted and smooth. Add marshmallow creme; stir until smooth. Gently fold in 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs. Set aside in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up.
Once chocolate is firm enough to work with, place a spoonful in one hand. Gently press a marshmallow into the middle and then roll into a ball to cover marshmallow. Place chocolate ball in remaining graham cracker crumbs and roll to cover. Insert a lollipop stick through the center and place on a baking sheet in the refrigerator until firm, about 15 to 30 minutes.
Our second spin on S'mores is oh-so-gooey and delicious. It's actually a spin on two of our favorite things – S'mores and Gooey Butter Bars. Bonus points for being another easy to make recipe.
S’mores Gooey Cake Bars
– 1 package Butter Cake Mix
– 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
– 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
– 1 egg, lightly beaten
– 1 cup chocolate chips
– 1 jar marshmallow creme or fluff
– 1/2 cup cream cheese
– 1 egg
Preheat oven to 350°F. Place cake mix in a large bowl and remove 1 cup of mix; set aside or discard 1 cup of mix. Add 1 cup graham cracker crumbs to mix and stir until evenly distributed. Add melted butter and egg; stir until combined. Press half of dough into a greased 8×8-inch pan. Cover with 1 cup chocolate chips. Set aside remaining dough in another small bowl.
Wipe the bowl clean and add the marshmallow creme and cream cheese; beat until smooth. Add egg and beat again. Spread mixture over chocolate chips.
Take remaining cake dough and flatten into small pieces to cover the marshmallow mixture. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until top appears cooked and slightly browned. Let cool but serve slightly warm.
Didn't you just love S'mores Pop Tarts as a kid? They seem harder to find these days, so we've created a simple recipe for you to make these yummy treats at home.
S’mores Pop Tarts
Ingredients (Makes 3 pop tarts)
– 1 refrigerated pie crust
– 1/4 cup chocolate chips
– 1 tablespoon whipping cream
– 3 tablespoons marshmallow creme or fluff
– 1 egg, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 400°F. Place chocolate and whipping cream in a small bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds or until melted; set aside.
On a lightly floured surface, unroll pie crust and gently smooth with a rolling pin.
Fold pie crust into quarters and measure a rectangle using a ruler or other straight-edged object (we used lollipop sticks). Remove edges so you're left with a rectangular pie crust.
Unfold crust and refold into thirds, making a slight indentation at the folds for marking where you'll cut. Unfold and refold in half, making another slight indentation. Cut along your folds so that you have 6 evenly-sized rectangles.
Spread 1 tablespoon chocolate ganache and 1 tablespoon marshmallow creme onto 3 of the rectangles. Brush edges with beaten egg and cover with the remaining rectangles. Transfer to a baking sheet and use a fork to crimp the edges. Brush the top of the crust with remaining beaten egg.
Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes or until slightly browned. Let cool completely. Place remaining chocolate ganache in a Ziploc bag and snip off the end to create a small hole. Use Ziploc pastry bag to decorate tarts with zigzags or any other pattern you enjoy. If ganache has hardened, soften in the microwave by warming for 10 seconds.
Our final s'mores spin is probably the easiest. Just make some instant chocolate fudge pudding and layer with other s'mores ingredients. It's also ready in five minutes, great for when you need a quick sugar boost.
– 1 small package Chocolate Fudge Pudding Mix
– 2 cups skim milk
– 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
– 1 jar marshmallow creme or fluff
– About 2 cups mini marshmallows
– Four 6-ounce parfaits, ramekins, or glasses
Prepare pudding according to directions. Place 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs in the bottom of a parfait dish, ramekin, or glass. Cover with 1/4 cup pudding, followed by 2 spoonfuls of marshmallow creme. Top marshmallow creme with another layer of graham cracker crumbs. Place a dollop of pudding atop the creme and flatten slightly with the back of a spoon. Pile mini marshmallows in the center of the pudding. To make the dessert extra fancy, use a torch and burn the marshmallows slightly. Repeat 3 times with other parfaits, ramekins, or glasses. Alternatively, make one large bowl of the S’mores Pudding.
How do you cook up s'mores when you don't have a campfire? Send your recipes our way my leaving a note in the comments below!
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