Years ago someone gave me this recipe. They knew I'd enjoy it because I'm a genuine bonafide choc-a-holic, you see. I wish I remember who it was, although I'm sure it was a woman judging by the handwritten recipe. Other than that, I can tell you this is quick, easy, and something you'll enjoy making on and off no matter what time of year. I've made it when the weather is warm, topping it with fresh sliced fruit (and the powdered sugar, of course), buried it in a mountain of whipped cream, and included an avalanche of sprinkles for good measure. Sometimes even plain has had it's rewards. I hope you carve out some time while you're making dinner this week to give a chocolaty mug cake a go. You'll be glad you did. Smiling & Waving, Sharon
It's cold out, but you've got s'mores on the brain, right? That's what I thought. Ironically, so do I. Hon and Eldest went camping this weekend, so it's just me, Kid, and Young'un. We decided to have our own camp out...in the family room...because it's freezing cold out. Who can camp out without s'mores? Definitely not us! They're quick, they're easy, and the kids can help with the loading stuff on part. I also won't have to go outside, build a fire, and freeze my patoot off.
Ingredients: Graham Crackers
Mini Marshmallows (Or homemade ones. I'll share how to make those another day ~ Yum!)
Optionals: Chocolate Chips, Sprinkles, Whipped Cream, Nuts...
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. While that's heating up, get out a cookie sheet and your ingredients. Place however many graham crackers on the cookie sheet you're planning on eating (or sharing). Then pile on the mini marshmallows. You can use a big one if you'd like, but I suggest cutting it in half so they bake easier...and it doesn't roll off. Then load on the chocolate chips. Put them in the oven for approximately 6 minutes or until you see the chocolate has melted and the marshmallows are browning. Don't forget to use a potholder to take the hot pan, out please.
Afterwards, the sky is the limit on what else you put on them. This evening we went with sprinkles. I'd have happily gone with homemade whipped cream (or the canned stuff, that's good too), but I loaded that on the hot chocolate earlier, so we had to make due without. Sometimes we've added raisins, nuts, or chocolate syrup, too. Of course, all of that needed a bigger graham cracker, but it was worth it.
Enjoy your Smorish S'mores and be thankful you made them in the oven where it's nice and warm this time of year! Smiling & Waving, Sharon
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