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S’mores Bites

Howdy Y’all!

So as I told you in my last post, this weekend was a birthday celebration with some GREAT friends! It was seriously a blast, and much needed after a long week.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the treats from this weekend…

Dessert Bar

But anyways, I know they all happen to LOVE sweets, mainly chocolate and nutella, I figured what better way to treat everyone than to bake some great treats! So last Thursday and Friday were a bake fest in my kitchen… I don’t know if the great smells will ever leave the kitchen, and I’m A-OK with that! So the first thing I want to show you from this little party is possibly the easiest recipe I made, S’more’s Bites! I have recently fallen in love with this little website called Pinterest, and I have seen this recipe floating around, so I decided I needed to try it out! But of course, I always have to make them my own, so I changed the recipe a bit… still simple, and I think you’ll like my version!

And don’t let simplicity of the recipe make you skeptical on it’s taste… I assure you, it is delish! And if you don’t want to take my word for it, there are none left, so I think that’s a pretty good indication! So let’s get to it…

You’ll need…

S'more's Bites Ingredients

***Not pictured- salt

You’ll need to…

Pre-heat your oven to 350°. Crush graham crackers until fine. In the bowl of your mixer, mix graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, butter and salt.

Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon of the graham cracker mixture into each cup of a mini muffin tin, and press them into tin so they form shallow cups.

Bake for 5 minutes. While baking, cut each marshmallow in half with kitchen scissors. Remove the tray from the oven, and fill each cup with mini chocolate chips. Place a marshmallow on top of each cup, cut side down.

Bake for 2-3 more minutes, until the marshmallows look soft and fluffy. Let cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then move them to a wire rack with parchment paper on it to cool completely.

In a small bowl, melt your remaining chocolate chips in the microwave, heating for 20-30 seconds at a time, stirring will in between. (It is SO important to heat for small amounts of time and stir in between, so that your chocolate does not burn. If you heat it for too long without stirring, it will not melt properly, and will not look or taste good! )Drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the marshmallows.

OMG. YUMMY! For real, they are a one bite s’more, and they are ever so tasty! They are so gooey and chocolatey on the inside, it definitely tastes like a summer campfire s’more! I might have eaten a few before the girls even got here, but can you blame me? Once you try them, I know you’ll understand! And I know I’ve said this before, but these truly are the EASIEST recipe I’ve posted, so go try them yourself!

I hope you enjoyed seeing how these delicious bites are made, and I hope you enjoy making and eating these as much as I did! Now this is just one of the many treats I made this weekend, so be expecting the rest of the recipes this week! I had WAY too many of these, among all the other treats this weekend, so I am off to go for a run! Have a great night!

Love,

Katie

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Here’s the full recipe…

S’mores Cups

Ingredients

1 cup graham cracker crumbs, finely crushed

¼ cup confectioners sugar

6 tbsp butter, melted

1 pinch salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, mini size

12 large marshmallows

You’ll need to…

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°. Crush graham crackers until fine.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, mix graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and butter.
  3. Spoon approximately 1 tablespoon into each cup of a mini muffin tin, and press them into tin so they form shallow cups.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes. While baking, cut each marshmallow in half with kitchen scissors.
  5. Remove the tray from the oven, and fill each cup with mini chocolate chips. Place a marshmallow on top of each cup, cut side down.
  6. Bake for 2-3 more minutes, until the marshmallows look soft and fluffy.
  7. Let cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then move to a wire rack with parchment paper on it to cool completely.
  8. In a small bowl, melt your remaining chocolate chips in the microwave, heating for 20-30 seconds at a time, stirring will in between.
  9. Drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the marshmallows.

S’mores Cookies

Howdy y’all!

So if you read yesterdays post, you know that I got a brand new stand mixer, lovingly named Stella! And because I have an extremely strong sense of urgency, and because I’ve been deprived of baking since Monday night, I was dying to use Stella the Mixer. And she is perfect and new, and so I figured that I should make a perfect (hopefully) and new recipe… S’mores Cookies!!! I have been daydreaming about this recipe ALL WEEK, and I am SO happy that I finally got to make it! I love s’mores, they are the perfect childhood treat, and I guess since I turned 24, I wanted to feel like a kid again! I really wanted these to taste JUST like smores, minus the campfire. And I think that they really do, so let’s get to it!

You’ll Need…

S’mores Cookies Ingredients

You’ll Need To…

Preheat your oven to 350°. Beat your butter and sugar in a large bowl, until fluffy. (STELLA MADE THIS LOOK SO EASY… hehe)

Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until well blended. In a medium bowl, mix flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture, and beat until well blended.

Fold in the chocolate chips, or mix in on the lowest speed. (You don’t want to break up your chocolate chips, so be careful if you use your mixer!)

Scoop out dough in spoonfuls. Roll in a ball, and then flatten. (You’re almost making a little bowl with the dough!)

Place 4-5 marshmallows in the center. (You can use as many as you want, but 5 worked perfectly for me… the marshmallows came out just enough to look great, but not so much that marshmallow was all over the cookie sheet.)

Then roll back into a ball, making sure the marshmallows are covered completely with cookie dough.

Place on your ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 5 minutes. Quickly put your Hershey bar squares on top of each cookie, then bake for 5-7 more minutes. (Just open the oven, put them on, and shut it. I don’t take the cookie sheet out because it can cause the cookies to bake funky.)

Let cool for 5 minutes on the tray, the transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Yeah, yummers. Like for reals guys, they are SO GOOD! I love that you can see the marshmallow bubbling out of the dough too… it was difficult waiting for them to cool (I might have eaten one as soon as they were able to come off the tray… oopsies.)

Well I sure hope y’all think these look as good as I do, because I LOVE them! Again, my goal was for them to taste just like s’mores, and I think this was about as close as you can get without lighting up the camp fire! These make me feel like a kid again, and that is a much needed feeling now that I’m 24… EEEEEEEK!!!

So go make these little babies, and get in touch with your inner child! And maybe afterwards you can build a fort out of blankets in your living room… yes I still do that with my sister 🙂

I’m off to burn off these cookies, but y’all enjoy, and feel free to leave comments/questions/suggestions!!! And if you like, you should subscribe 🙂

Love,

Katie

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Here’s the full recipe…

(Makes 24 cookies)

Ingredients…

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla

2 2/3 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup milk chocolate chips

1 bag small marshmallows

2 large Hershey bar, cut into squares

You’ll need to…

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. Beat your butter and sugar in a large bowl, until fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla, and beat until well blended.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture, and beat until well blended.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop out dough in spoonfuls. Roll in a ball, and then flatten. Place 4-5 marshmallows in the center, then roll back into a ball, making sure the marshmallows are covered completely with cookie dough.
  7. Place on your ungreased cookie sheet, and bake for 5 minutes.
  8. Quickly put your Hershey bar squares on top of each cookie, then bake for 5-7 more minutes.
  9. Let cool for 5 minutes on the tray, the transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.