My Tried & Tested (and tested again) Easy S’mores Recipe

I don’t usually post recipes on this here ol’ blog, because frankly I’m not really that awesome of a cook/chef/baker. I do rock at eating though, so that has to count for something.

While stuck in traffic one day last week, I was daydreaming about marshmallows (as I have been known to do). I had my par-DIY coming up and was thinking I should include some marshmallow-y goodness in my food offerings.

That’s where this easy peazy recipe was born and I even had the ingredients sitting my house just waiting for me to combine them. And yes, I’m sure there are 89,732 recipes on Pinterest that I could have used, but I was really trying to figure out the laziest recipe possible. Part of a lazy recipe is that I NOT go online and get sucked into Pinterest for 50 minutes.

What you need:
–          Marshmallows (I used the giant kind, but any size will work)
–          Chocolate chips
–          Graham crackers

Step 1: Grab your supplies. Eat a couple marshmallows and a handful of chocolate chips just to make sure nothing went stale. I know the packages aren’t open but it’s good to be sure!

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Step 2: Put some chocolate chips in a microwaveable container and heat it for a minute or so until mushy and easily mixable.  Put a couple graham crackers in a baggy and squish the crap out of them until they’re just crumbs.

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Step 3: Take a marshmallow and dip it in the chocolate. Then, do a little tap-tap-tap dance in the graham cracker crumbs.

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Step 4: Put the finished marshmallows in the freezer for a few minutes to set the chocolate.

{sorry, I don’t have a picture of this because I may have been taste testing some of my messier s’more creations…}

Step 5: Put them on a pretty plate and take a bunch of pictures on Instagram to make everyone jealous and hungry.

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That’s it, you’re done!

They were delicious and also kinda pretty to display at my party (um, par-DIY). When I asked for feedback the only recommendations were to USE MORE CHOCOLATE! So next time I’m going to cover the marshmallows halfway or even two-thirds of the way. I also might try using regular sized marshmallows, so that that you can just pop one in your mouth (rather than gingerly biting at it).

Anyway, if you get a sweet craving over the weekend check and see if you have these three ingredients sitting in your pantry and make yourself a little treat!

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My Marshmallow Tasting Party with Plush Puffs*

Okay friends, if you’ve been reading along for a while you might just have a little inkling that I have a love affair going with marshmallows. I mean, do normal people almost cry when their husband recycles their secret stash of sugary goodness?

Anyways, you can only imagine my excitement and victory dance when I was offered the chance to review a few different flavors of gourmet marshmallows.

Yes, I totally said GOURMET marshmallows. I’m moving up in the world and trying out an Artisan Marshmallow Product! Sounds fancy, right?

Plush Puffs was nice enough to send me FOUR different flavors of marshmallows to try: Chocolate Chipetta, Peppi-Mint, Gingerbread Spice and Toasty Coconut.

The Plush Puffs website has a bunch of suggestions on recipes, but to be honest I pretty much eat my marshmallows right out of the box and don’t bother with adding any other ingredients. So for my super professional (um, not really…) tasting, I decided that each marshmallow should be tried three different ways:

  1. Out of the box alone (aka sitting on the couch after a bad day-style)
  2. In coffee or hot cocoa
  3. Toasted over a fire

First off, let me say that I was NOT paid for this review and in no way received any incentive for saying NICE things about their product. The company did send me the marshmallows for free (and will forever have my undying love), but that is it. Typically this piece of information would go at the bottom of my post in italics, but I felt like it was very important that you understand that my feelings are my own and not purchased by anyone!

Moving on to the yumminess…

Since I’m a marketing kinda girl, I have to first comment on the packaging which is super cute. The company logo is snappy and the tagline of “Get Toasted” is perfect! My only complaint is that it would be nice if the inside cellophane bags were resealable. You know, for those people who don’t want to eat the entire box in a sitting (whoever they may be).  The marshmallows themselves are fantastic – a little denser and heavier than typical store-bought marshmallows and they look like they are hand cut into squares. Visually, Plush Puffs knocks it out of the park.

Next up, the flavors. Keep in mind, these are the thoughts of MY taste-buds. Someone else might think a flavor is the bee’s knees when I think it is kind of yucky.

My tasting range goes from 1 (just okay) to 5 (back up from my marshmallows or I’ll cut you!):

I really liked the Chocolate Chipetta marshmallows and they were one of my favorites to eat straight out of the box. They were chocolaty and then topped with  teeny-tiny chocolate chips which increased the texture factor. I wish I would have checked out the Plush Puffs website before I ate them all because they suggest mixing them with peanut butter which sounds amazing.

The Peppi-Mint marshmallows were my absolute favorite. They had a really great pepperminty KICK to them which almost made them feel like a squishy after-dinner mint. They were a really great addition to my coffee as well as my hot cocoa. The only place I didn’t like them was toasted over my fire. The toasting upped the peppermint flavor and it got a little too overpowering for me. Perhaps if I toasted it and then mixed it with something like ice cream it would have been perfect, but I kind of ate them all before I thought of that.

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the Gingerbread Spice marshmallows because while I do enjoy a gingerbread latte a few times a year, I’m not really a gingerbread girl. So it makes total sense that I didn’t LOVE this flavor naked or toasted, but thought it was pretty darn yummy mixed in my morning coffee.

Now onto the Toasty Coconut marshmallows – this is totally one of those it’s me not you kind of circumstances.  The coconut marshmallows have actual strands of coconut in/on them; which is great if you love coconut but not so great if you don’t. I didn’t hate them, I just didn’t love them enough to scarf down the entire box yet.

So there you go, my very first gourmet marshmallow tasting and review. How did I do? I tried to be honest, but fair and didn’t even get out a scary red pen like a mean teacher.

All in all, I really liked the gourmet marshmallows and think that they’d make a fun present for the marshmallow lover in your life. How cute would it be for you to make someone a snuggle gift for Christmas which could include a fluffy blanket, some slippers, a pretty mug, hot cocoa mix and a few different packs of Plush Puffs?!


*I say “party”, but it was pretty much just me devouring marshmallows and running around giggling on my sugar-high. I DID share with my husband, but revoked his marshmallow partying invitation when I felt like he didn’t appreciate them as much as he should have.

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