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.
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.
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.
Mini S'mores Cups
makes 12 mini cups
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
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
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