Mini Monets and Mommies: Valentine's Day S'mores

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Valentine's Day S'mores

You don’t have to be a pastry chef to whip up super-tasty Valentine’s Day treats. Whether the kids want a quick sweet, you’re planning a party or you just don’t feel like spending the afternoon baking, s’mores are the perfect holiday goodie.

Holiday sweets

My baking skills are – let’s just say, subpar. I’ve tried to be the baking queen suburban mom and make cookies and cakes. They always fall short. My son complains. And, no one eats them in the end (sometimes, my son will scoop off the frosting from a cupcake that hasn’t gone terribly wrong). So, s’mores are something that I can make (with my son).

Initially, I was planning on using regular marshmallows colored with red food coloring or soaked in cherry juice (it makes them pink). But, then I swapped that idea out when I saw the Valentine’s Day Peeps. They are just as marshmallowy as the Easter ones, but come in cute little heart shapes. This holiday treat is easy enough for little kids to help make, but still fun for tweens (and even teens- in my child’s case)!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        Valentine’s Day Peeps – I used the berry-flavored heart shapes

·        Graham crackers

·        Conversation heart candy

·        Chocolate

·        Frosting

·        Optional: Red or pink sprinkles or crystal sugar

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Stack the chocolate and one marshmallow heart on top of a graham cracker.
 
Graham Crackers

2.     Pop the stack into the microwave for 15 seconds. Microwaves vary depending on the strength. You may need more or less time. Keep an eye on the s’more, and take it out as the marshmallow begins to melt. If your child is helping you, don’t allow her to touch or eat the hot marshmallow until it cools.

3.     Sandwich the chocolate and marshmallow with another graham cracker.
 
Kids' cooking

4.     Spread a layer of frosting on top of the s’more. We used white frosting, but you can also choose a Valentine’s Day red or pink (or add a drop of food coloring to plain white).
Children's Recipes

5.     Press a few candy conversation hearts into the frosting.
 
Valentine's Cooking

6.     Shake the sprinkles or sugar crystals over the frosting and hearts.
 
S'more Recipe

7.     Optional: Instead of adding the candy to the top, add another heart-shaped Peep.
 
S'mores treats

Are you looking for more Valentine’s Day holiday treats? Try our no-bake frosted animal cookie truffles or our cherry red chocolate coconut s’mores. You can also follow my Pinterest board for ideas galore!
Follow Mini Monets and Mommies's board Valentine's Day Holiday Treats on Pinterest.

9 comments:

  1. These look CRAZY sweet! I think I'd stop with just the Peeps and the chocolate/cracker - but I'm old and those hearts hurt my teeth. :)

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    1. They are. My son loved it with the hearts, but just the Peeps are certainly enough!

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  2. Peeps! Cute idea! Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays!

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  3. So fun and creative! Thanks so much for stopping by Creative Spark Link Party last week! Hope you stop by again today! bit.ly/1EqDIug

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  4. This is such a cute idea for Valentine's Day. My kids love S'mores. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays Erica. I'll be featuring this at a special Valentine's Day round up post going live tomorrow. Hope to see you again soon.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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  5. YUM! These s'mores look so good! Love the Valentine's twist too!
    I was parked by you on 100 Days today, and I'm glad to find your post!
    I'm sharing it on Pinterest and Stumble Upon!
    Hope you have a blessed day~
    Melanie

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  6. Oh wow! These look so sweet & delicious! I'm a huge s'more fan, so I love variations like this! Thanks for sharing it with us at 100 Happy Days! :)

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