Okay, I admit it. I have been having some wicked cravings for s’mores. Crunchy graham crackers, marshmallow-y goodness, and slightly melted chocolate. Sounds like music to my ears, but with it being 109 degrees yesterday in Phoenix, busting out the fire pit to make one is just not a feasible option. Instead, I decided to put a spin on the classic rice crispy treat to make it s’more good.
The ingredients are basic:
Golden Grahams (or a generic version) * 10-14oz. mini marshmallows * 1 tbsp. butter or margarine
chocolate chips * Magic Shell chocolate sauce
First, melt your butter in a large saucepan.
Pour in your marshmallows. The package I purchased was 16ozs. and I used about 3/4 of the bag.
With your stove at a medium-low heat, stir your marshmallows until they are in liquid form. Make sure you keep stirring so the marshmallows don’t burn or stick to the pan.
While you are stirring the marshmallows, you can have your little helper help prepare the cereal. Pound it until the cereal is crushed into smaller pieces. This part of the process is especially fabulous for little boys that have some pent-up aggression in their little three-year-old bodies. Just sayin’.
Pour the marshmallows onto the pan of prepared cereal. Mix very well. Warning: it will be very sticky and you will get a seriously awesome arm workout from this.
The arm work-out continues as you spread the mixture out in the pan. It’s worth it in the end. Cross my heart.
Now is the pay off for that hard work. Sprinkle chocolate chips and marshmallows over the top of the cereal and marshmallows combination.
I wanted to add some drizzled chocolate over the top, but I wanted something simple that didn’t require me busting out the double boiler. I chose to use Magic Shell instead of the standard syrup because I wanted something that would firm up. After drizzling it over the top, seal up your treats and refrigerate them for an hour or two. It’ll help the Magic Shell harden.
Now it’s time for the best part: eating them! I cut mine into 2″ squares for serving. Just like the classic s’more, these are not a clean treat to eat. Get messy and enjoy!