7.29.2012

Mini S'mores Cups

Chocolate. Graham Cracker. Marshmallow. 
These flavors just will not stop. 
These will satisfy any and every s'mores craving you could ever have, and are thankfully easy to throw together. 
 
That said, as I type this entry, and look at these delicious pictures, I'm saddened to relate, I was only able to eat two of them. "Oh! She must have given the others away! How generous of Blondie!" you might say. I regret to report, the other 10 mini S'mores Cups weren't given away, nor were they kept for ourselves...

Let me explain. 

This weekend Ryan's family generously let us borrow one of their cars for the trip to the airport/grocery store - I wrecked ours the night before the bridal shower. We hopefully get it back from the auto repair shop on the 7th of August. Anyway, I was getting ready to pick Ryan up from the airport/return the car to his family. So I made a batch of these little lovey bites of s'mores heaven to say thank you to them. I took a few quick pictures of them for the blog and headed out the door.

I put the mini-muffin tin full of s'mores desserts on the top of the car while I loaded in the manchild in his car seat and threw my purse in the passenger's side. This entire time, I was casually taking with my landlords, who were there to spray for spiders (thank heavens...).

I was about a half mile down the road, and almost on the freeway, before I remember that I did NOT have the s'mores cups with me in the car.

Yes.

I had left them on the roof of the car.

Never in my life have I made this mistake. Ever. Never ever (even with a shining toe head since birth, believe it or not). I quickly pulled over, and dared to peek on the roof of the car, but who was I kidding? They weren't there. Obviously they wouldn't be there. How could they? There's less than zero traction on the bottom of a mini muffin tin against the roof of the Lexus. My beautiful s'mores cups had flown off the car somewhere, and smashed all over the ground.

I drove up and down the street frantically, over and over again. Nothing. No marshmallow mess. No graham cracker crumbles. Not even my mini muffin pan. I was devastated, but had to get to the airport to pick up Ryan. So I drove to the airport, and to his family's house empty-handed.

Hours later, when we returned home, I went for a run up and down the street - checking the gutters, under cars, in garbage cans (people probably thought I was nuts)... I couldn't find it anywhere. I even contacted my landlords to see if they saw them fly off my car as I pulled out the driveway. Nothing.

And thus ends the mystery of the vanishing S'mores Cups. Maybe I should put up some of those "Lost" signs with a picture of my mini-muffin tin. I'm over being sad about my dessert, but I just want my dang pan back.

 
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Mini S'mores Cups

makes 12 mini cups

Ingredients:
7 whole graham crackers, (or enough to equal 1 cup when finely crushed)
1/4 C powdered sugar
6 T butter, melted
2 bars milk chocolate candy, melted
1/2 C dark chocolate chips
6 large marshmallows

Equipment:
mini-food processor 
mini-muffin pan
melon baller

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grind graham crackers in a mini-food processor until a fine powder forms. Add in powdered sugar and melted butter until mixture turns into a crust (it shouldn't be greasy, if it's too greasy, add some powdered sugar to the mixture. But not too much.)

Spray mini-muffin tin with cooking spray. Press about 1 tablespoon of the graham cracker crust into each mini-cup with the back side of the melon-baller (it helps form the cup shape. you can use your hands if you want - either way works).

Bake 4 minutes, remove pan. Add about 3 dark chocolate chips to each cup, put back into oven for about a minute. Cut marshmallows in half crosswise and place one marshmallow (cut side down) into each cup, covering up the dark chocolate. Put back in the oven for 1-2 minutes, or until marshmallows begin to grow in size. Remove from oven, and cool on rack for about 15 minutes. Carefully remove cups from the pan, and continue to cool on rack.

Break candy bars in a small, microwavable bowl, and melt (slowly, nuking for only about 10 seconds at a time, and stirring often). Dip each s'mores cup in the chocolate, or drizzle chocolate over s'mores cup with a spoon. Leave alone to set (in fridge is best - NOT in the freezer).

Recipe adapted from: The Pampered Chef   

linking up here


31 comments:

  1. That's funny! I've made these before and they are DELICIOUS! Enjoy!

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  2. By the way- that's a really funny story! I'm sure whomever found them is not going to admit they found them...I'm sure they ate them all!

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  3. That is hilarious and sad at the same time! S'mores should never be missing! We should know exactly where they are (in our bellies!). I bet they were so yummy though because the pictures are amazing!! Pinning!

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    1. I agree 100%! I just wanted to get back home and make another batch... but that darned pan! Arg! Thanks for stopping by, Jenny!

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  4. Looks like you may have to replace the pan. I know that's annoying! And they look like quite the treat!

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  5. These look so yummy. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  6. This look absolutely delicious! We love all things 'Smore', so I'm gonna have to give them a try. Thanks so much for sharing! Linkin' up from Sundae Scoop

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  7. Those look great! Sorry about looking your pan. Blame it on Mommy Brain. It happens to the best of us.

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    1. Isn't that just crazy? I swear I'm loosing my marbles sometimes!

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  8. YUMMERS! I can't wait to try these with my littles. This is my first time stopping by and I am so happy I found ya!
    xxx
    Kim
    http://too-much-time.com

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  9. No worries. I left a plate of cupcakes on top of my car once. Then I saw them fly across the side of the road out of the corner of my eye. It was really sad. Of course, I'm also a blondie. So maybe it's just something we do. These look delicious by the way; I'd love to try them!

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    1. Vienna - I'm so happy you told me that story. I feel better now :) Us blondes need to stick together sometimes!

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  10. These look good. I'd love for you to share them on Marvelous Mondays. http://www.jamscorner.com/2012/07/marvelous-mondays-link-party-5.html

    Have a great day!
    Julie

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  11. can you make these for me? hehe they look so delicious almost good enough to break my diet on! I am your newest follower. I cannot wait to read more of your posts and hope that maybe you can return the favor and follow The Preppy Student. I always comment for every comment left on my page and hope to start a friendly relationship with your wonderful blog! Have a happy Monday:)

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  12. These look wonderful. I love how you decorated them.

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  13. Oh what a sad story! I am giggling over the lost pan poster though!!! Awesome pictures!!! I love that you dipped some and drizzled the others...so pretty!!!

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  14. What a great story! These look so delicious. I can't wait to try these!
    Jumped over from Tuesday Tutorial.

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  15. This looks delicious!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-2.html

    Thanks, Nichi

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  16. So cute!!!! I love bite sized food. Sorry to hear about your lost pan, that is a bit of a mystery. Someone clearly found them and devoured them and is too ashamed to admit it!

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  17. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing (with us and with whoever found them on the side of the road.)
    Blessings,
    Carrie
    http://fiveseventeenrepurposing.blogspot.com

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  18. These look so adorable and delicious! I love tiny little bite sized treats. Visiting from LiveLaughLinky :)

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  19. Very funny story :)
    And these are super-delicious looking treats

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  20. My bet is the landlords ran over grabbed them, ate them all and just don't want to tell you because it would be admitting they ate the deliciousness that fell on the ground! hehe! They look amazing. How disappointing that this happened. It happens to the best of us at least once in life, right?

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  21. hello!! yumm...I want these in my belly NOW! Do you deliver?

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  22. They look awesome!! Have to make these soon!

    Visiting from Foodie Friday.

    - Jaime
    mrsmamapanda.blogspot.com

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  23. Oh my goodness. YUM! I hope you find your pan!! That would be so frustrating! Have a great weekend!

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  24. You were lucky it was baked good... I left my wallet on the top of my car. The mystery is not over... you must continue the search... The pan must still be around?

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  25. These look so good!! I hope that you are able to find your muffin tin!! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  26. I'm not sure I could eat these! They belong in a museum!!! Your photos are so good!! Thanks for linking to Foodtastic Friday!

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  27. Oh my! That was probably me you saw running behind your car with my mouth open. That reminds me of a time when I gave my neighbor a loaf of banana bread. She set it on the bumper of her SUV for a moment & then forgot about it. She then drove all over town - even on the freeway. When she got back home, the bread was still there! She ate it anyway & said it was good. Ha ha! {Banana bread IS supposed to be heavy, right!?!}

    Warmly, Michelle

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