Candy corn, chocolate, marshmallows. Can a Halloween recipe for kids really get much better than that? It’s no secret that I love s’mores. I’m one of the least talented bakers out there, so when it comes to making the sweet treats I like to keep it simple. Something that’s basically a candy sandwich that you can microwave is right on target for my cooking level. That said, s’mores are super tasty and my son (like just about every kid – and many adults!) loves them.
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While I do enjoy the traditional chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker stack, I also like to change things up a bit. Take a look at some of the delicious delights at the end of this post for some ideas. This time we made candy corn s’mores. Even though they don’t have candy corn in them, they have the same color scheme and a similar sweet taste. If you’ve got a younger child who is still learning her colors, use this recipe as a way to teach the subject. Ask her to name the colors that you’re using (yellow and orange). Add a color mixing activity and have her stir together two of the primaries (red and yellow) to make orange marshmallows.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
· Graham crackers
· Marshmallow fluff (or you can melt down your own)
· Red and yellow food coloring
· Orange and yellow colored sugar or sprinkles
· Candy corn M&M’s – Yes, they actually make these. And they are so, so, so good (honestly, I’m still snacking on them right now)!
Here’s What to Do:
1. Color the marshmallows. Make two bowls of food coloring baths. Squeeze a few drops of yellow into one bowl and mix red and yellow in the other to make orange. Roll one marshmallow through each bath.
2. Spread a layer of marshmallow fluff over a graham cracker.
3. Decorate the fluff in a candy corn style. Leave one end white. Sprinkle a stripe of orange sugar (or sprinkles) in the middle. Add another link of yellow sugar or sprinkles after the orange.
4. Line up a row of yellow M&M’s in between the yellow and orange stripes. Repeat with a line of orange M&M’s between the white and orange stripes.
5. Place a piece of chocolate on another graham cracker.
6. Stack one yellow, one orange and one white marshmallow on top of the chocolate. If they are falling off of the chocolate bar, cut the marshmallows in half to make mini versions.
7. Microwave the s’more for 10 seconds. Every microwave varies, so yours might need more or less time. Never, ever allow your child to handle the freshly heated marshmallow. Let it cool before she touches it.
8. Press the candy corn top down onto top of the marshmallows.
9. Sprinkle some of the orange or yellow sugar/sprinkles over the ooey, gooey edges that are sticking out.
If you’re looking for more fun, kid-friendly recipes, click on the pictures below:
Frozen's Olaf Melting Snowman
Are you looking for even more ideas? Follow my S’more Pinterest board!