Anyways, too cold even for the kids to play hockey outside, which meant entertaining a seven year old for the afternoon! We did some crafts for a bit, then decided to make these s'mores cups - so easy and really tasty! I've seen a few pictures of these on Pinterest but I decided to make up my own recipe... not sure if I made the right choices or not, but since they seem to be a big hit, I'm going to say they are super good!!
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
12 large marshmallows, cut in half
about 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350degrees. Bust out your mini muffin pans and lightly spray with a non-stick cooking spray (this recipe makes exactly 24 little sugar bombs). Melt the butter in the microwave and let cool slightly. Combine with crumbs and sugar.
Put1 tbsp scoops into each of the muffin cups and "push" down to form little cups. Kids love doing this but watch out b/c my "exact" counting on the recipe can dwindle quick!!
Bake in the oven for 5 mins. Remove from oven and put 4-5 chips in each little cup.
Top with with a marsmallow half and put back in the oven for anywhere from 1 minute (if you like the marshmallows white and still pretty in tact) for up to about 6 minutes (if you like them golden browed and about to explode). I baked them for about 6 minutes.
|this is after a minute and a half...|
|this is after about 6 minutes - looks more like I did them on the fire, don't you think?|
My cups came out really crisp and crunchy - the marshmallow took on almost a meringue-like texture too. I'm wondering if other types of sugars would have different effects - or if we could get away with less sugar? If you have a tried and true recipe for these things, I would love to know and try!!
Anyways, store the cups in an airtight container - not sure how long they will even last in the house!! Enjoy ;)