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S’mores Bites for Summer
Making and enjoying s’mores is a summer classic. But what do you do if you don’t have access to a fire pit to make them the old fashion way? Well you get a bit creative- you can use the grill, the microwave, the stove, and dare I say a candle!
This recipe for S’mores Bites incorporates the 3 key ingredients that everyone loves, but is way more portable to bring to a party than a fire pit :-)
I wouldn’t say they are less messy than the original tradition, perhaps a bit fancier, in which case we suggest that you devour them with your pinky finger out and with a napkin on your lap.
This photo shows the bites post-baking and in the process of putting the chocolate squares on.
Onto the marshmallow stage, and then they go back in the oven. The ‘hardest’ part of this recipe is probably crushing the graham crackers, which I did with my slap chop because I didn’t want to dirty up my food processor.
Growing up I remember going to my aunt’s cabin and hanging out with my siblings and cousins around the fire pit at night making s’mores and trying to catch fireflies. Ahh, the joys of being a kid!
After finishing up you S’mores Bites ahead and eat the leftover Hershey’s bars or you could save them for your next real bonfire!
- 7 whole graham crackers (equals 1 cup), finely crushed
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 (1.55 oz) milk chocolate candy bars (I used hershey's), divided into rectangles
- 12 large marshmallows, cut in half
- 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 even 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, grease slightly before using. Press crumbs down to form shallow cups.
- Bake 4-5 minutes or until edges are golden.
- While that's baking, break the candy breaks into the divided rectangle pieces. Also cut the marshmallows in half using a 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 2-4 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 1-2 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. Recipe adapted from Sweet Peas Kitchen.