Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Mini S'more Pies

Hi friends! Hope your week is off to a fantastic start.  I kicked off my week by celebrating National S'mores Day on Monday and definitely don't regret it.  You can't really go wrong with graham crackers, chocolate and toasted marshmallows.  While this dessert is the epitome of the American summer, I decided to put my own little twist on the classic campfire favorite.  These mini s'more pies are delicious and adorable too!  Definitely the perfect treat to whip up for an end of summer get-together or backyard barbecue.  The recipe is super simple and they keep in the fridge quite well!

Mini S'more Pies:
  • 1 1/2 cups finely crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted
  • Your favorite chocolate, melted
  • Mini marshmallows
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and thoroughly mix together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter in a small bowl.  Once the ingredients are well incorporated, firmly press mixture into lightly greased (and unlined) muffin tins.  This recipe yields about 6 mini pies, although I did make my crust rather thick.  Pop in the oven for 6 - 7 minutes, checking to make sure your crusts don't burn.  Once crust is barely turning brown, remove muffin tin from oven and let cool on a rack.  Don't be alarmed if the crust looks rather soft - it will firm up while the pan is cooling!

Turn oven down to 350 degrees, and once crusts have hardened and cooled a bit, remove them from the muffin tin and place on a baking sheet.  I found the crust came out rather easily after running a knife around the perimeter of each crust.  In a small bowl, melt your chocolate of choice in the microwave for about 1 min.  I opted for dark chocolate with sea salt - my favorite thing! Spoon melted chocolate into mini pie crusts and top with mini marshmallows.  Pop baking sheet in the oven for about 2 minutes - checking to ensure your marshmallows don't get charred or overflow!  If you want some extra toasty deliciousness, and aren't afraid of fire, you can bust out a small torch and have a little fun... I let Taylor handle this aspect :)

These mini s'more pies are delicious and I will absolutely be making them again.  Please let me know if you give them a try!  What's your favorite way to put a twist on the classic s'more recipe?  


1 comment:

  1. Am pinning this. You have wonderful Photos and wonderful food. Can't wait to make this.