Monday, October 3, 2011

S'Mores Cups

Happy Friday everyone! I have been sucked in to that wonderful timewaster website Pinterest. Such great recipes and ideas are pinned over there. I have many inspirations for teacher gifts thanks to Pinterest.

I found this recipe for S'Mores Cups on there. A rundown of the recipe with much better photos can be found on Texas Cottage. Here's the short version:

7 whole graham crackers (1 cup finely crushed)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted
4 bars (1.55 oz each) milk chocolate candy, divided
12 large marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place graham crackers into a large resealable plastic bag. Finely crush into crumbs. Combine graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and butter in a small bowl.

Place 1 tablespoon of crumb mixture in each cup of a mini muffin pan. Press crumbs to form shallow cups. Bake 4-5 minutes or until edges are bubbling. Meanwhile, break two of the candy bars into rectangles. Remove pan from oven; place one rectangle into each cup. Cut marshmallows in half crosswise using shears dipped in cold water. Place one marshmallow half, cut-side down, into each cup. Return to oven 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows are slightly softened. Remove pans from oven to cooling rack; cool 15 minutes. Carefully remove cups from pan. Cool completely.

NOTE: I decided not to dip these in chocolate but here's the instructions for that.
Break remaining candy bars and place in small microwavable bowl. Microwave on high 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds. Dip the top of each marshmallow in melted chocolate. Turn top-side up and let stand 40 to 60 minutes or until set. Makes 24 cups (I got 18).

Have a fantastic weekend everybody! We're planning on going to the Autsim Speaks Walk at the Charlotte Motor Speedway tomorrow. A full report will follow!


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