Sunday, May 13, 2012

S'mores Tart

Happy Mother's Day!

I hope everyone enjoyed their day.  We finally got completely settled and unpacked in our new apartment. That with the blueberry pancakes my husband made for breakfast and the fact that he and my almost three year old had cleaned up and organized ALL her toys before I got out of bed... Well, who could ask for a better present??

For my special Mother's Day treat, I wanted to make something easy and quick that my daughter could help make. I've been seeing the displays at the store for S'mores and I LOVE them. However, they aren't exactly toddler friendly.  I couple years back, my husband and I made these S'more tarts (like mini pies) just on a whim.  So I decided to make them again. They are SUPER easy and are only three ingredients: Chocolate Chips, Marshmallow Creme and Mini Graham cracker crusts.


Best Invention Ever

Lay out your crusts on a cookie/baking sheet.  Then fill your crusts about halfway to 3/4 full with chocolate chips. I put about 2 handfuls in each one. Or like 6 child handfuls if you have a special helper. Now, most people know that I am partial to Nestle semi-sweet chips. However, for these I love Hershey's Special Dark chips.

She spent more time eating than filling.

Once they are filled to your liking, pop them into a preheated oven for about 2 min. This is to melt the chocolate chips so you get a nice layer. They should look like the picture below when they are done.

MMM Glistening melted chocolate

Once I take them out of the oven, I usually give them each a good shake. Chocolate chips hold their shape pretty well when melted so shaking allows them to spread out. Now I caution that these will be HOT. So I place one on an oven-mitted hand and using my other hand, tap the crust until the chocolate smooths into a somewhat even layer. Once you've done that to each one, add a dollop of Marshmallow Creme. It does not have to cover the whole top. It will spread a bit once it goes back in the oven.

Topped with Marshmallow Creme!

Notice how in my picture they are NOT perfect. Once they puff up a little bit you can smoosh them a bit to cover all of the chocolate and move it around a bit.  So, once you have placed the creme on top, pop them back in the oven. I usually leave them in until they start to brown a bit on the top. I didn't leave them in as long today because I was kind of rushed.  Usually it's about 10 or so minutes. Also, if you save them for the next day and reheat, you get a crispy shell of marshmallow on top that is SO good.  

Slightly Browned

Once done, they just need a few minutes to cool and then they are all set to eat.  Like I said, super easy.  Plus they are so unbelievably less messy than traditional S'mores.  Like eat them with a spoon or fork not messy.  And as always, the vote that most matters. Kaedence LOVED them.

1 pkg Keebler Mini Graham Cracker Crusts
1 bag Hershey Special Dark Chocolate Chips (you'll use about half or so)
1 Jar Marshmallow Fluff

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
Place pie crusts on cookie/baking sheet
Fill crusts half to 3/4 full of chocolate chips
Heat in oven about 2 min
Shake each crust individually so an even layer of chocolate forms
Top each crust with a generous dollop of Marshmallow Creme
Pop back in oven for about 10min or until your preferred brownness has been achieved.
Allow a few minutes to cool and enjoy! 

Again, I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and Mother's Day!

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