I saw this online at one of my favorite and local mom blogs, Living Locurto and couldn’t wait to try it with the Princess.
“Hey Cupcake, do you want to make Owl S’more Treats?”
“YEA! S’Mores! YEA! S’Mores! YEA! I want to help. I want to HEEEELLLLLPPPPP” Bouncing child is whole-body shoving large step stool across the kitchen to get as close to the counter as a 3 year old physically can.
We have NEVER made S’mores. She’s never eaten a S’more. I am not entirely sure why we’re so over-the-moon santa’s coming excited about S’mores.
Regardless, it’s halftime for the LSU game and this seemed like a quick treat. I miraculously had all the ingredients needed (you can always improvise) which is a major win-win if I don’t have to prepare for a project.
Here’s what WE used (but you could change this up):
- Graham crackers
- Hershey’s chocolate bars (Optional)
- Yellow candy melts (You could use icing)
- Chocolate Chips
- Candy corn (I’ve seen them with jelly beans)
I’ve seen these without the chocolate in the middle (that skinny girl Locurto nixed the calories – meh), but we aren’t doing the low-fat version of this so I kept the chocolate bars IN.
And really, you could use this idea for ANY kind of silly face, not just owls.
Here’s what we did:
- Cut marshmallows in half
- Make squares of graham crackers
- Put three rectangles of chocolate on top of it.
- Layer another square of graham cracker on top.
- Microwave for 10 seconds. Check it, another 10, and another until it’s just starting to show meltingness on the edges.
- Put two marshmallows on top half of warm grahams for the eyes
- Put one yellow candy melt on top of each marshmallow
- Put one chocolate chip on top of yellow – these tried to topple off so we flipped the candymelts so that the flat side was up. It was a little tippy too so some we flipped back.
- Put candy corn with wide side closest to eyes as beak
- 10. Microwave for 5 – 10 seconds at a time to start to melt the yellow candy melt and the chocolate chip.
Here’s what we learned:
The marshmallows puff up in the microwave and kick the chocolate chips off. IF I were to do this again, I would NOT have done it in the order I stated above. I would do the top graham with the marshmallow and yellow candy melt. Nuke it, then add the chocolate chip. THEN I would do the bottom graham with chocolate by itself and nuke it. THEN I’d put them together.
Solid cuteness. The Princess Cupcake was very happy with her work, and proudly presented one to her Daddy on a plate — which was devoured upon arrival.
Then she says, “Mommy, we need some sprinkles!”
And here’s how she modified it:
Once she was done, she said, “These are SO BEAUTIFUL!”
I totally agree.
Interestingly enough, she never ate hers. I didn’t either — last night anyway. I chose to eat mine for breakfast this morning. (Don’t judge me.) She was just thrilled with making them. They’re so simple — and yummy — I would encourage anyone with kids to try them.
Living Locurto had some cute packaging ideas (add wings) and other adorable modifications. Check it out here.