Easy 4 ingredient s’mores via the By The (Cook) Book blog

23 Aug

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I blame By The (Cook) Book blog for my fall into planet s’mores. As an Australian I have heard so much about this sweet American treat but have never tried them. Part of the reason is the lack of graham crackers here but after the Hungry Dad explained they were similar to digestive biscuits I was ready to make me some s’mores!

By The (Cook) Book found the recipe on the Pampered Chef, a site I’m not aware of. Here’s the recipe that won me over:Β http://icookbythebook.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/smores-bites/#comment-605ImageImage

I made a few little adjustments and the most important one was lining the mini muffin pan with strips of baking paper – these acted as little handles to remove the s’mores after they were cooked:

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In any case, these divine little morsels will weaken your willpower and woo your guests.

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GATHER:

7 Graham Crackers or Digestives

6 Tbsp Melted Butter

Best dark chocolate [I used a mixture of milk and dark]

white marshmallows, cut in half horizontally with scissors [again, the jumbo marshmallows called for in the original recipe aren’t available in Australia so just normal size ones are fine]

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LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 180C and line a mini muffin pan with strips of baking paper, allowing plenty of over-hang.

Place crackers/biscuits in bowl of food processor and whizz until you have fine crumbs. Add in melted butter. Spoon into muffin pan, ensuring you build up a little wall around the sides of the pan. Bake for five minutes.

Break chocolate bar and place a square into each pan. Place a marshmallow on top of each choc sqaure with the sticky side down. Bake 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows are soft.

Remove from oven and place another square of chocolate on top of each marshmallow and bake for another 1-2 minutes.

Remove and try to allow to cool a little before attacking with gusto. These are also lovely cold [although s’mores purists will shudder at this thought].

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36 Responses to “Easy 4 ingredient s’mores via the By The (Cook) Book blog”

  1. rabbitcancook August 23, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Yum….love marshmallow and chocolate…perfect combination πŸ™‚

    • thehungrymum August 23, 2012 at 11:24 am #

      I agree! And this is super fast & easy!
      Gold star for being the first to comment πŸ™‚

  2. MarksSparringPartner August 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    I’m getting fat just looking at that recipe. Looks great.

    • thehungrymum August 24, 2012 at 8:11 am #

      Yes, they are quite calorific but *so* worth it!

  3. Sara Tedde from By the (cook)Book August 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    The baking paper strips are GENIUS! I am so stealing that trick next time I make these. I also never knew that s’mores were an American treat! I guess it never occured to me that jumbo marshmallows and graham crackers weren’t the bread ‘n’ butter of the world. lol

    Maybe if s’mores became readily available at peace talks, we could finally all just get along πŸ˜‰

    • thehungrymum August 23, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

      Yes! Make s’mores, not war! Think I’ll get in touch with the UN with that idea…
      The baking strips worked a treat, just make sure you have plenty of over-hang.
      Thanks!

  4. hipfoodiemom August 23, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    uh, YUM!!!! πŸ™‚ Love this! definitely going to give this a try! These are completely non-fat, right? πŸ˜›

  5. Dione August 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    They are delicious!

    • thehungrymum August 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

      They kept getting eaten long after you guys had left, not sure by whom πŸ™‚

  6. rabbitcancook August 24, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    Hi there, I really love your blog and I nominated you reader appreciation award, please check http://rabbitcancook.wordpress.com/2012/08/24/reader-appreciation-award/ in the case if you interested to participate, thanks.

  7. wendy@chezchloe August 24, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    Great idea with the paper and muffin tin… you can skip the fire pit thing! And hey marshmallows I think are actually fat free:-)

    • thehungrymum August 24, 2012 at 9:13 am #

      I wouldn’t dare have a firepit at my house – Miss 4 would set fire to the whole street! And yes – praise be for fat-free marshmallows!

  8. weywardsisters August 25, 2012 at 3:34 am #

    As a s’more connesieur I think to be a true s’more they need to be cooked on an open flame, extra points for lighting the whole marshmallow on fire. But yours look dang good.

    ~j

    • thehungrymum August 25, 2012 at 8:51 am #

      Oooh, flaming marshmallow sounds d’lish! I need an American experienced in the way of the s’more to teach me the ways…

  9. Awanthi @ Sybaritic Pleasures August 25, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Cleverly done on the handles! Those look gorgeous; I bet they tasted even better!

  10. linguisticsandcake August 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    The closest I’ve come to s’mores is sandwiching a toasted marshmallow between two choc digestives! But these look better, and waaaay more chocolately!

    • thehungrymum August 27, 2012 at 10:30 am #

      Your DIY version sounds yummy! These are bite-sized so you can have more πŸ™‚

  11. Sisters in the Kitchen August 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Wow, what a yummy treat! Thanks for sharing!

    • thehungrymum August 27, 2012 at 11:14 am #

      Cheers! They are fairly delish πŸ™‚

  12. eatinglikeahorse August 26, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    I never realised Graham crackers were like digestives either! A whole new world awaits… πŸ™‚

    • thehungrymum August 26, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

      And I’d forgotten how good digestives were wit a big smear of butter. Oh, the simple things πŸ™‚

  13. Christine August 27, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    I’ve never made s’mores either for the same reason! Never thought to use digestives before. These look soooo good and great idea with the strip of baking paper – genius!

    • thehungrymum August 27, 2012 at 7:10 am #

      Cheers Christine! I think graham crackers may be sweeter, as the original recipe called for sugar to be added to the bickie crumbs & butter. But I’ll be going to town with the digestives in my baking!

  14. Super Horst August 28, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    Gee hungry mum. They look grey but your husband must be a big fatty!

  15. Super Horst August 28, 2012 at 5:19 am #

    I meant great!

  16. drizzledippin September 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    Love the baking strips idea! Never say no to Smores! πŸ˜‰

    • thehungrymum September 2, 2012 at 9:50 am #

      And coz they’re small you can eat more πŸ™‚

  17. mixitupandmakeitnice September 6, 2012 at 12:07 am #

    Wow – I’ve never even heard of S’mores (I’m from the UK) but these do look delicious (I did click on the link because of the Cadbury chocolate in the picture!). Will be giving these a try πŸ™‚ Katie x

    • thehungrymum September 6, 2012 at 10:17 am #

      You *must* try them – but be warned, you’ll never look back πŸ™‚

    • thehungrymum September 13, 2012 at 10:36 am #

      Photos of chocolate can be very powerful! Once you’ve had a s’more you’ll never look back πŸ™‚

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