Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Inside Out S'mores

   Many things are associated with summer... hot weather (unless you're in Oregon... It's been around 70-75 degrees here), swimming, hiking, picnics in the park, popsicles, and camping. Oh yeah, and S'MORES! Can I get a Woot, Woot? S'mores are such a fun treat, especially when you are camping. I love the ooey, gooey mess that s'mores make, and I love licking the marshmallow and melted chocolate off my fingers. Nom, nom!!

     Well, the other day, we had a potluck get-together for our church, and I wanted to make something summer-y, and of course, s'mores came to mind. But how do you make s'mores for a bunch of people without getting the sticky mess or without having a campfire? You make Inside Out S'mores!

    These were so simple and easy to make... it literally took me 10 minutes from start to finish... Now that's my kind of treat! What I love about these s'mores is you still get that fun taste of marshmallow/chocolate/graham cracker without the mess... so it's a perfect treat for kids. But what was even better was watching the reaction on the adults faces as they ate these. Their faces just lit up and it kind of brought out the kid in them. :) Needless to say, these were a big hit at the potluck, and were devoured in a matter of minutes.

    I first came across these here, so I can't claim the credit for these ingenious treats... but I did make a few adaptations to the recipe. The other blog used skewers, but I thought the skewers were a little too long, so I used toothpicks. The other blog also used a ganache type chocolate, but I just melted regular chocolate to save on time. The melted ganache would have taken too long to harden, and I needed these to be ready-to-go in about 15 minutes... I didn't have time for the ganache to set. I also used just  a little more chocolate and graham crackers. :) Can't ever have enough chocolate and mashed up graham crackers!

     Want to make some for your next get-together, or just for a summer afternoon treat? Here's what you'll need to do...

1. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
2. Finely crush about 7-10 graham crackers and put them in a bowl.
3. Take the gigantic marshmallows and insert the toothpicks.
4. Melt some melting chocolate (You can use Wilton's melting chocolates... I got mine at WinCo in the bulk bin aisle.)
5. Dip the marshmallow in the chocolate, and then immediately roll it in the crushed up graham crackers.
6. Set on the wax paper and wait for the chocolate to harden.

     That's it! You're finished! Ta-Da!


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