I hated the overnight camps. Even during the early elementary years I had an OCD about being clean. Yep I even had a travel case of disposable toilet seat covers (thanks Aunt Linda for those!)…yes at a small age I was crazy. So being out in mother nature with no running water or showers disgusted me.
But back to the delicious ooey gooey campfire favorite. Trying to obtain the perfect roasted marshmallow was always tricky. You want to cook it long enough to completely transform it into a gooey treat that will melt the chocolate bar. But there is a fine line before that perfectly toasted marshmallow turns crispy black.
Toddlers and campfires just don’t mix, at least not at our house, so I traded up the toasted marshmallow for a bottle of marshmallow creme and created these mini spring s’mores.
Nabisco’s Honey Maid Lil’ Squares honey grahams
Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
Wilton Candy Melts (colored chocolate that is perfect for dipping- found in the baking section at Joann’s or Michaels).
*You can use regular milk chocolate or melt some of that chocolate Easter candy!
*If you want the white chocolate taste & have it colored I would suggest just using the Candy Melts. They are already pre-colored and they are so easy to melt to the consistency for dipping. White chocolate chips are very tricky to melt!
The Lil’ Squares honey grahams are one of Lily’s favorite snacks. The great thing about them is that you don’t have to break them down into toddler size like the original graham crackers. Lay some parchment paper on the counter and lay your Lil’ Squares flat side up. To make it easy I laid two by each other so after I applied the marshmallow I had a topper waiting.
With a butter knife I smeared on the marshmallow creme and topped it with another Lil’ Square. I pressed down on the top to squeeze some of the marshmallow out the sides (to help create a real s’more look).
In a microwave safe bowl I slowly melted my Candy Melts in the microwave. You don’t need much since you are only dipping half way & these are Barbie sized! To make it prefect for the spring time I used light blue & pink.
Once the chocolate is creamy, smooth and ready for a dippin’ place a wire rack on the counter and some foil or parchment paper underneath it. Dip your mini s’more into the chocolate half way or all the way if you want (it might be a bit messy!). Before I placed the dipped s’more I blew on it a bit. I laid these treats on the edge of the wire wrack so I wouldn’t have a problem with them sticking.
These dry pretty quickly and when you are ready to bag them or place on a tray use one finger and go underneath the rack and lightly push up on the s’more. When I first attempted picking them up the bottom stuck and in broke two….whoops.
These are toddler (& momma) approved. I may have eaten too many so I tossed the leftovers in the trash during her nap. These turned out so much better then some Easter themed cut & bake sugar cookies I purchased at the grocery store. Again you could use any color of candy melts, milk or dark chocolate. These would be super cute for a toddler birthday…think mini ‘eat me’ desserts for an Alice & Wonderland party, or a camp/BBQ/cowboy themed party!
The real campfire s’more will come when the weather is better and I don’t have to worry about Lily grabbing the flame….for now these adorable mini s’mores will do!