S’mores Bites

3 Posted by - August 16, 2013 - Food & Drink

It was 63 degrees when I left the house this morning, no lie. Those are autumn numbers, guys. I’m still planning to hold on to summer for at least a few more weeks (I need at least one or two more beach trips), so I thought I’d do a camping-themed pin today. S’mores bites!

Image from Cooking Classy

Image from Cooking Classy

Y’all, I am into some s’mores. And it will come as no surprise to you that I am a bit of a marshmallow roasting perfectionist. Now that’s not to say I always get it right. Half the time what happens is that I have almost reached an optimum golden brown with sticky, warm insides when the whole thing catches on fire and is ruined (or I have to give it to my husband, who likes the burned ones).

Indoor s’mores seem somehow less prone to fantastic, flaming failure.

I gathered my ingredients.

indoor smores ingredients

And the instructions said to cut the graham crackers in circles or use Ritz crackers and that was a big hell no from me. 1) Ain’t nobody got time for cutting graham crackers into circles. 2) Ritz crackers are not an acceptable substitute.

graham crackers

I did take the time to cut the marshmallows in half because I’ve never done that before and it seemed sort of fun and not any sort of difficult. It wasn’t really that fun, it turns out, but it was easy.

grahams and mallows

The most difficult part of this whole thing was, in fact, figuring out how to get my oven to do the broil setting. The fact that I can turn it on is pretty impressive in itself, considering how often I use it, for real.

broiling

The instructions on the post say to watch your marshmallows the whole time so as to reach optimum goldness. I was totally on board with that, given my above explanation of my marshmallow roasting perfectionist tendencies, but my oven looks like this when the door is closed:

my oven

You can’t see through it and there is no light. So in order to watch the little sons of bitches, I had to keep opening the oven. And I really have no idea how long it took. I wasn’t timing it. Maybe time yourself unwrapping 12 Hershey kisses, because that’s about how long it took.

unwrapped kisses

They looked pretty darn perfect when I pulled them out, if I do say so myself.

pre chocolate smores

I thought the chocolate would actually integrate a little bit better with these, but it sort of just sat on top of the golden marshmallow crust on the top. So my issue here is the structural integrity of the whole thing. It’s not the same as a regular s’more because you’re not squishing it together and forcing the chocolate to fuse properly with the marshmallow.

Even still, these were pretty darn delicious, and totally cute, too. I had to eat 3 to make sure I liked them. I do. Additionally, they did not involve getting campfire smoke in my eyeballs, dousing myself in 90% deet, or shitting in a hole, so I am in favor of them and also in favor of all indoor camping activities.

smoresbites

36 Comments

  • AbFab1968 August 16, 2013 - 4:01 pm Reply

    I make these as frequently as I can…..they are the best! I find that the burnt ones taste the NOMIEST!!!!!!!!

  • Chandra August 16, 2013 - 4:10 pm Reply

    Did you use CINNAMON graham crackers? You cray cray!

  • Cara August 16, 2013 - 4:21 pm Reply

    They look yummy! The basic ingredients can’t be screwed up. I make a different “S’more Bite” for parties where you dip a large marshmallow in melted chocolate (covering half the marshmallow) and then dip it in crumbled up graham crackers. Portable and delicious. None of the roasty-marshmallowey-ness though.

    I’ll have to try these, because I’m really craving the burnt marshmallow right now.

    Cara
    http://www.knockoffcrafts.wordpress.com

  • Kelly724 August 16, 2013 - 4:26 pm Reply

    Warm, sticky insides. Put that shit in your next novel. I’ll be the first to download it.
    And I don’t blame you for not wanting to cut those fuckers into circles. But I would have totally broke out the penis cookie cutters for this one.

  • Jen Barbati August 16, 2013 - 4:32 pm Reply

    Maybe next time, after you put the chocolate on top. you could put them back in the oven for like 1 minute to kind of meld the chocolate with the marshmallow, you know, like you do with Hershey’s kiss cookies. Again, that involves use of the oven so it might seem like an unnecessary step to you!

  • Elizabeth Ann Taylor August 16, 2013 - 4:37 pm Reply

    Easy trick, put the kisses on another graham cracker and broil those bad boys with the marshmallows. SOOOO much happiness

  • kittnen August 16, 2013 - 4:38 pm Reply

    Ooohhhohoho those look amazing. We’re having a weeklong staycation next week and hubs suggested camping in the backyard. I told him if it’s a choice between an air mattress and my bed, I’m choosing my bed. But I may have to make these to appease him.

  • Ashley Ellen Wilson August 16, 2013 - 5:22 pm Reply

    dude last week I made my own version of this a few weeks ago, but basically all I did was fork a marshmallow over my gas burner and then make it like normal. Still delicious.

    • Susan Brinkley August 16, 2013 - 7:43 pm Reply

      I do that all the time. Hell yes for electric burner marshmallows!

  • Barter Julie August 16, 2013 - 6:07 pm Reply

    Ok had an all day cookout/camp fire going away party for some folks a couple weeks ago. So a friend ~ a school teacher friend shows up with a bag of stuff to make s’mores. Cool. Darkness comes we gather around the fire with our sticks open the bag get out the marshmallows, graham crackers and 2 jars of milk chocolate icing! When teased later about it he says: I never made one or even had one I just thought it sounded good and I was told it was marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate. I figured any would do. Another friend says: The instructions are on the side of the graham cracker box. We have another camping event in a few weeks I am bringing his bag of goodies and we are trying it his way! We won’t have to wait for the chocolate to melt, it’s kinda already oozy.

    • Jennifer Bickford August 17, 2013 - 12:01 pm Reply

      Chocolate frosting is brilliant idea!

  • Noelle August 16, 2013 - 7:06 pm Reply

    Cut the graham crackers into circles??? How about no! Stupid things would probably crumble anyway. Gotta make these. They look fab and no fire involved! (We won’t mention flaming marshmallows flying through the air because I *always* freak out when they catch on fire!!!)

  • Havana James August 16, 2013 - 7:21 pm Reply

    did the website mention how they managed to cut the crackers into circles without shattering them into a million pieces?

  • Julie August 16, 2013 - 7:50 pm Reply

    You can totally do normal squishy ones with nearly the same steps: put a square of chocolate on a graham cracker and stick one (or two) marshmallows on top. Broil until done. Then smush. Pro-tip: leave the oven open a crack so you can constantly monitor the suckers.

  • Von August 16, 2013 - 8:48 pm Reply

    Try sliding your oven door down while it is still closed. Just grab the handle and push down, it should slide and that is the way you want the door when you’re broiling. That’s so the cooking smoke (say from a couple of pork chops) can disperse while cooking.
    Did you only unwrap 12 kisses? I’m impressed with your willpower.

  • molly August 16, 2013 - 10:07 pm Reply

    Your husband sounds like good people. I prefer to meticulously toast my ‘mallows until they reach the perfect golden brown. You know the type- golden on the outside and gooey on the inside.
    Then I light that bitch up and let it flame for a bit. Ooey gooey charcoal marshmallows are the best!
    Also, I, too, am impressed with your willpower. I’m a s’mores-aholic. I just don’t know when to stop.

  • Debbie Walker August 17, 2013 - 12:29 am Reply

    The S’mores bites look very good. I might try some time – as an aside – who would have thought an article about S’more would have been x-rated. Oh well – I’m from a bygone era I guess. My only cuss word is damn. How boring is that.

    • ducati4323 August 17, 2013 - 7:42 pm Reply

      Oh my. If you thought this post was x-rated, you should read some of the posts that mention a little thing called cock-ie cutters… nothing but good clean fun right there.

      • ChickieD August 20, 2013 - 9:00 am Reply

        This brings up the possibility of instead of cutting the graham crackers into circles…possibly using the cock-ie cutter!! I would read that!!

        • Tony August 20, 2013 - 4:52 pm Reply

          Guys, guys. Imagine what she could do with melted marshmallow if she used those.

    • Christina Jacobs August 18, 2013 - 5:54 pm Reply

      What on earth was “x-rated” about this “article”!?

  • Traci D. Haley August 17, 2013 - 12:48 am Reply

    How the heck does someone even cut graham crackers into circles? Don’t they break?

    I’ve always heard you’re supposed to leave the oven door cracked when it’s on broil — otherwise it can overheat and… well, I don’t really know what it does, but my mom assures me the consequences are dire. And mom knows best 😉

    I think I’d try putting the kiss on at the same time as the marshmallow — I doubt they’d melt all over since they’re really not in there a long time.

  • Caroline Slayton August 17, 2013 - 9:10 am Reply

    It looks like you used cinnamon graham crackers…did you?!!

  • Tina August 17, 2013 - 12:50 pm Reply

    Yeah, when using the broil setting you are supposed to keep the oven door ajar. I guess nicer/newer ovens have the function that @Von:disqus mentioned. My old oven doesn’t do any of that, but it does have that final few inch gap in it right before you shut it all of the way. That’s the “broil” gap.

  • Laura August 17, 2013 - 10:48 pm Reply

    I don’t usually leave comments, but had to take the opportunity to congratulate you on not catching your marshmallows on fire in the oven. Congrats! I however, have not been so lucky when using the broil setting on the oven. For my husband’s birthday a couple years ago I decided to make a small sweet potato casserole since it’s his favorite. Cut to the final step and my marshmallow topping just isn’t browning, even twenty minutes after it should have. So I cut the broiler on. Less than a minute later I smell the tell-tale smell of burnt marshmallows, so I open up the oven and sure enough, they are black. Then, as soon as the oxygen hit them, the whole top of the casserole burst into flames!

    Most people probably would have scrapped the whole casserole, but I being the lazy ass that I am, pulled the casserole out, blew out the flames, scraped the burnt layer off, put new marshmallows on, and stuck that shit back in the oven. Good enough for government work.

    • Pintester August 17, 2013 - 10:50 pm Reply

      Holy fucking shit! I would have crapped my pants immediately.

  • rfoust August 18, 2013 - 3:13 pm Reply

    Cutting shapes into things like crackers is screaming for its own pin test right there. I can imagine the destruction…

    • Kristi Wagner August 18, 2013 - 5:31 pm Reply

      I was trying to figure out how to even do that…

  • Chelsea August 19, 2013 - 2:05 am Reply

    S’mores made with Reese’s PB cups are awesome, too. Just sayin 🙂

    • MaryEllen Miller August 19, 2013 - 10:36 am Reply

      This is completely, true. I don’t know if I will ever eat s’mores again with just plain old chocolate.

  • Val August 27, 2013 - 2:49 pm Reply

    S’mores made with Rolos are my favorite go to now!

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  • Christina September 12, 2013 - 10:15 pm Reply

    I made these and actually cut the graham crackers into circles. I used a small metal biscuit cutter, it worked very well except for the crumbs. I only broke a few of them…

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  • Nancy Little October 6, 2013 - 11:49 pm Reply

    AWESOME…LOOKS JUST LIKE THE ORIGINAL PICTURE – SCORE 10 POINTS PINTESTER!!!

  • ThetaSigma October 15, 2013 - 8:09 pm Reply

    Hmmm…. a second or two extra in the oven after the chocolate is added may make them meltier, but fuck that, there’s chocolate and sugar that needs to be eaten ASAP. /ponders this dilemma.

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