Mini Monets and Mommies: Cherry Red Coconut S'mores

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Cherry Red Coconut S'mores

I’m mostly all about kids’ art activities, but occasionally I take on a child-friendly recipe or two. I use the word “recipe” loosely – as I’m not a cook, not do I pretend to be one. I joke that I can only make stacked things; which leaves me with a half decent lasagna and s’mores. Recently, I’ve been on a s’mores kick. A few weeks ago I made pink princess s’mores. Strawberries were in season, so I added them to the “recipe” for a pink marshmallow hue.
Coconut kids food

Cherries are everywhere right now, so today I took on cherry red coconut s’mores. I have a major sweet tooth, and these definitely quieted my sugar craving.  And yes, these are as tasty as they sound!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Marshmallows

·        Cherries (the real ones, not the bottled maraschino ones)

·        Graham crackers

·        Chocolate

·        Red crystalized sugar

·        Coconut

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Color the marshmallows red. Hint: This is a great opportunity to add in a lesson on colors with your child. My son is 12 and thought that the dyed treats looked like they were covered in blood—so go ahead and save this one for Halloween also. Put a few marshmallows in a bowl. Squeeze cherries over them. Paint the remaining white spaces with the leftover cherry mush.
Kids' foods

2.     Sprinkle coconut over the cherry-covered marshmallows, covering them completely.
S'more style

3.     Stack the s’more. Graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow graham cracker.
Chocolate treat

4.     Heat it up. While I prefer campfire s’mores, the cherry and coconut-covered marshmallows seemed to do better in the microwave. Do this step for your child, and make sure that the s’mores aren’t too hot before she eats them. I heated my sugary stack for 10 seconds. But, microwaves vary, so you will need to adjust for your appliance.
Childrens' Desserts

5.     Shake glittery crystalized sugar over the whole thing. You can find this sparkly red sugar in the baking aisle or you can make your own by mixing red food coloring with course sugar.
Sweet kids' food

Hooked on the sugary treats and need another recipe? Follow my Pinterest board for all the sweet s’mores that you and your child can handle making!
Follow Mini Monets and Mommies's board Sweet S'mores on Pinterest.


  1. I like that you tied an art aspect into these, too :)

    1. Thanks! I appreciate that you appreciate it!

  2. Looks really nice and easy, thanks!

  3. Yum!! I love cherries! Delish!

  4. Mmm, these look so good! I love cherries and chocolate together, what a great idea! Pinning :)
    Julie@ Sweet and Spicy Monkey

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  6. Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kid's Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board :)

  7. Hmmm... an interesting new take on S'mores. I can dig it! Looks yummy, and sweet! Just like I like it! Thanks for sharing at the NEW #PinFest

    1. Thanks! I figured- cherries and chocolate go great together, so why not add coconut too?

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