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- Francis Bacon

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

S'Mores All Grown Up with an Elegant Twist

Some of us won't be spending the upcoming holiday with children in the mix. For those of you who will be celebrating a 'grown-up' weekend, these little guys are just perfect for an after BBQ dessert.

Quick and easy to make, they take childhood memories of the past and polish them up a bit for an adult palate. I found this recipe a while back on the back of a box of mini-puff pastry shells. I've added a pinch of cinnamon to the tops of the marshmallows (before baking). To me, cinnamon and chocolate bring out the best in each other!

1 package (9.5 ounces) mini puff pastry shells
2 bars (1.55 ounces each) Hershey milk chocolate candy
12 large marshmallows cut in half
pinch of cinnamon

Bake, cool and remove the "top" of the shells according to the package directions. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F.

Break each chocolate bar into individual squares (24 total). Break each square in half. Layer 21 marshmallow half in each shell. If you wish, top with just a tiny pinch of cinnamon for added spark. Place the filled shells on a baking sheet.

Bake for 2 minutes or until the marshmallows are lightly toasted. Let cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before serving.
chocolate pieces and


Eclectic Pink Rose said...

oooooh, these sound soooo yummy!!! Thanks Mimi, I think the little ones would still love these!!
♥ Teresa

Anonymous said...

Yum-m-m-m... I can taste them already!!
Thanks for the recipe!!

T said...

Oh wow, another great and easy recipe!
I can not thank you enough for sharing your recipe's, I have tried many already, and just keep on enjoying!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Yummm, these look good! I bought puff pastries the last time I went to the store but haven't done anything with them yet... ☺ Diane

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Deanna said...

Ooooooh, thanks so much for the recipe! I will surely try it this weekend!!!

Shopgirl said...

Thank You, this is going on my list! Yummmmmm! We haven't made any plans for the 4th. Arney is still on crutches from his knee surgery....we would mostly be in the way.
Have a wonderful 4th. I will be watching from my front porch...
Hugs, Mary