Friday, July 6, 2012

Bite-Sized S'mores

Earlier this week Lauren Conrad posted an idea for 4th of July marshmallow pops, so I decided to give it a try. And then, as usual, I took it a step further.

I did a dark chocolate and sprinkles version, which wasn't my favorite (because of the dark chocolate), and then I decided to swap in milk chocolate for the dark chocolate, graham cracker crumbs for the sprinkles, and skip the lollipop stick altogether. I mean, why have a stick when you could add more chocolate and toppings?

I took these to my in-laws' July 4th get-together and they were a big hit, so I will definitely be making them again in the future.

Bite-Sized S'Mores

Warning: The marshmallow treat recipe you are about to try is extrememly addictive!

  • milk chocolate
  • graham crackers
  • large (not small, not jumbo) marshmallows
  • wooden skewer
  • parchment paper

  1. Melt the milk chocolate and crush the graham crackers; spread the cracker crumbs out on a small plate.
  2. Skewer a marshmallow without poking through it. Use a fork or mini spatula to thinly coat the marshmallow with the chocolate (too much chocolate and it won't dry) on the sides and the top.
  3. Roll the chocolate-coated marshmallow in the graham cracker crumbs. Using your fingers, sprinkle crumbs onto the marshmallow to fill in the areas that didn't pick up the graham cracker until there isn't any chocolate showing. 
  4. Place the marshmallow (uncoated end down) on the parchment paper to dry. Repeat with all marshmallows.
    Note: the drying time will be 15-45 minutes, depending on the thickness of your chocolate coating and temperature of your kitchen.
  5. Once the top and sides of the coated marshmallows have dried (if you pick it up and your fingers leave an imprint on the sides of the marshmallow, it's not dry) use your fork or spatula to spread a thin layer of chocolate over the uncoated end of the marshmallow.
  6. Dip it in in the graham cracker and use your fingers to sprinkle the crumbs until there isn't any chocolate showing. Replace on parchment paper to dry. Repeat with all marshmallows.

Other ideas to try with this method:
  1. Sprinkles, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, crushed biscotti, ground almonds or saltines (sweet and salty anyone?) instead of graham crackers.
  2. Mint chocolate ganache with chocolate graham crackers (think Grasshopper cookies).
  3. Peanut butter and chocolate mixed together or Biscoff spread in place of chocolate.


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