Updated: Apr 27, 2019
Who doesn't love s'mores? And I have to say, part of the magic of s'mores is the caramelization that comes from toasting the marshmallow, but getting that tasty flavour comes with the risk of setting your marshmallow on fire.
This recipe uses a super simple trick to get that tasty caramelization flavour: dark brown sugar! You don't need to make a full blown caramel here, you just want to make sure you have no big lumps and that your sugar is starting to blend with the butter so it's easy to mix into your marshmallow fluff. Once you've got that ready, mix in some graham cracker crumbs and most of the work is done!
I covered these using a low percentage dark chocolate (58%), but you can use whatever you have on hand. This recipe was very much a "what can I make with what I've already got in the cupboard?" experiment.
Makes 10 s'mores bites
1 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp packed dark brown sugar
2/3 cup marshmallow fluff (about half a jar)
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Put butter and sugar into a small sauce pan and heat on low until sugar and butter can be incorporated. Don't be tempted to turn up the heat. Don't worry if your sugar ends up a bit grainy, it'll be getting mixed into the marshmallow and graham cracker crumbs so the crunch will work.
Combine sugar mixture and marshmallow fluff, then mix in graham cracker crumbs until well mixed.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper then use some butter to grease your hands. Scoop out about 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp of marshmallow mixture and roll between your hands into a ball then place onto wax paper. The ball will start to flatten as it sits there. Once you've portioned out all your mixture, give them all one more quick roll then place the tray in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Put chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second bursts, stirring each time, until chocolate is fully melted.
Remove marshmallow balls from freezer and drop one at a time into chocolate and roll around to fully coat in chocolate, then use a fork to scoop up your s'mores bite (don't poke the fork into the s'mores bite) and transfer back to the wax paper. Sprinkle on some graham cracker crumbs before moving on to the next one because the chocolate will set pretty quickly. Once all bites are ready, transfer tray to the fridge for at least 20 minutes so chocolate can set before serving.