Friday, April 13, 2012

Owl S'mores

Today is my daughter's class bake sale.  She was adament that we make Owl S'mores because she knew no one else would make them.



We first tried our hand at them back in November but this time we kicked it up a notch adding melted chocolate just to make them more 'smore-y'. 



I wish I had photos of the process but the truth is, I ran in from work, the kids and I threw them together, gobbled down dinner and were out the door to synchro so my camera didn't even cross my mind.  I'm sure many of you can relate.


Ingredients:

  • graham crackers (we used one sleeve which makes 32)
  • large marshmallows
  • melted chocolate (we used about 3/4 c. semi-sweet chips)
  • candy corn (Mike & Ikes work well too)
  • Smarties (M&M's work but aren't peanut free for school sales)

Directions:

  1. Melt chocolate over a double boiler. You don't need anything fancy, I used a cereal bowl and a pot.
  2. As the chocolate is melting cut 32 marshmallows in half with clean kitchen scissors.
  3. Spread chocolate on the graham cracker.
  4. Place two marshmallow halves near the top of the graham cracker.  A tip is to put the cut size up as it is sticky and holds the Smarties better.
  5. Place a Smartie on each marshmallow.  If their askew they actually look even better.
  6. Position the candy corn as a nose between the two marshmallows.
  7. Put in the microwave for about 5-10 seconds.  You'll have to watch it because every microwave is different.  Basically you want it to puff up a little but not too much that it overflows the graham cracker. 
  8. Let them cool and the chocolate harden before transporting.  If you're just eating them, go ahead.
*The microwaving step gives it the 'toasted' marshmallow feel and helps to hold in place the Smarties and Candy Corn.

They are so simple and really quite delicious. Try making some for your next get-together.  I promise they won't last long!

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