Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Peppermint Smore Cups

Do you have a half tub of CostCo or Trader Joe's peppermint bark still sitting in your pantry from Christmas? I do. So, I combined a family favorite dessert with pepperminty goodness for a twist on a classic treat.

Peppermint Smore Cups
4 graham crackers
1-2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup peppermint bark, chopped

1. Crush graham crackers. Add sugar and melted butter, then press mixture into ramekins.
2. Divide marshmallows and peppermint bark evenly between the dishes. Add more marshmallows and chocolate according to your preference.
3. Bake in 375 degree oven until marshmallows start to brown (approx 10 minutes).

Lessons learned: All measurements are approximate. You can use marshmallow cream instead of mini or jumbo marshmallows and it works just fine. Just layer the chocolate underneath. Also, we normally do this with milk chocolate chips. I tried it using sugar cone bowls and it worked just fine; but beware, do not put the bowls under the broiler. They will burn too quickly.

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