Today I’m trying something new- participating in a link up. Cathleen and Katie are hosting a “Bloggers Get Cookin'” link up for bloggers to try out that Pinterest recipe they’ve always wanted to. When I saw this pin on Pinterest, I was so excited because these s’mores bites are a new way to eat a Summer classic. This recipe looked too good to pass up, don’t you agree?
(P.S. the words in italics are what I did and my commentary)
This recipe is from The First Year • Makes 24 bites • Takes 30 minutes
Here’s What You’ll Need:
• 7 whole graham crackers (equals 1 cup), crushed
• 1/4 cup powdered sugar
• 6 tablespoons butter, melted
• 2 (1.55 oz) chocolate bars, divided into rectangles
• 12 large marshmallows, cut in half
• I used a 6 individually wrapped caramels, cut in half (to make half of the 24 bites have caramel)
What You’ll Do:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2. Finely crush the graham crackers into crumbs, using whatever method works best for you (I put them into a plastic bag and smashed)
3. Combine graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and melted butter into a small bowl.
4. Evenly divide graham cracker mixture into each cup of a 24 cup mini muffin pan, grease slightly before using. Press crumbs down to form shallow cups.
5. Bake 4-5 minutes or until edges are bubbling. (I baked 5 minutes)
6. 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.
7. Remove the pan from the oven and place one chocolate rectangle into each cup. (I put halved caramels in 12 of the cups)
8. Place one marshmallow half, cut-side down, into each cup.
9. Return to oven for 2-4 minutes or until marshmallows are soft. (I baked them for 2 minutes)
10. To get a golden brown top on the marshmallow, broil the s’mores bites for 1-2 minutes in the oven. (I broiled them for 2 minutes, and my oven decided it hated me and burned half of them, but that’s no big deal if you like burnt marshmallows)
11. Cool on a cooling rack for 15 minutes before carefully removing them from the pan. (I used a sharp knife to pull them out and it worked much better than a butter knife.)
The Final Product:
I will say this recipe was a little tricky to make (burning them is easy, and putting the graham cracker mixture in the tins is a little time consuming) and eat, but they are so so tasty!
Thanks Cathleen and Katie for hosting this link up!