Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas S'mores.

I love s'mores.
If I had to pick my favorite thing I've made this entire year, it would have to be the s'mores cookies I made earlier this summer. What is it about the combination of melted chocolate and (preferably burnt) marshmallows between two graham crackers that is so narcotic? I don't know. But when my mom found a recipe for Christmas s'mores, we really had no choice. We had to make them.

So we did.

And then we ate them. 

And they were so good
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The recipe calls for a chocolate graham cracker base, and that really would be best if you want a more obvious chocolate flavor, but since we had a box of plain graham crackers handy, we used those, and it tasted just as s'mores-y.  

These were so easy to make, which is probably a dangerous thing if you like s'mores as much as I do. Thankfully you have to wait for them to cool completely before you can eat the entire pan share it with your family and friends. 

I think we just found a new Christmas tradition.
I hope you all are having a very merry Christmas week! 

Christmas S'mores

Printable Recipe

12 chocolate (or regular) graham crackers
3/4 cup butter
3/4 firmly packed brown sugar
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup red and green M&Ms

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch jelly-roll pan with aluminum foil leaving a 1-inch overhang on ends; spray foil with no-stick cooking spray. Place graham crackers onto foil so sides touch.

Melt butter and brown sugar in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and mixture just comes to a boil (4 to 6 minutes). Pour evenly over crackers. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes or until bubbly.

Remove pan from oven; sprinkle with marshmallows.

Continue baking until marshmallows begin to soften (2 to 3 minutes). Sprinkle with M&Ms. Cool completely. Lift from pan using foil and cut into bars.

Source: Land O' Lakes Recipe Collection: Holiday Cookies, 2006.

7 comments:

  1. I'm an old guy who never baked in his life, I made these for a cookie exchange in the office and these were the biggest hit. Thank You!

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  2. These sure look delicious. Do they keep well? You know...if I happen to not eat them all as soon as I make them. HaHaHa!

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  3. I made these for a baking party/cookie exchange. I ended up with 10 different varieties of cookies/treats, and this was the favorite among my family and friends. I have to say, it was my favorite, too.

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  4. What is it about the caramel that is a distant memory from my childhood? Caramel popcorn balls maybe? I can't place it, but it's there somewhere...Thanks for an amazing Christmas gift to give!! You're the best!

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  5. Can these be frozen and saved for later?

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  6. Ooh, these look yummy! May have to try these this Holiday Season. S'mores are perfect any time of year, and these look especially so.

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