S'mores cups

S'mores cups

I live in the city. Literally, right downtown, surrounded by enormous buildings. As a result, I don't get to enjoy traditional s'mores in the comfort of my back yard, because I don't have a back yard. I don't even have a front yard. In fact, the nearest patch of grass is three blocks away, and they don't allow humans on it. So, the only other s'mores making option I have is to roast marshmallows over an open flame in my apartment. But I'm pretty sure that's illegal.

That's where s'mores cups come into play. The same thing you love about s'mores, minus the inevitable sticky marshmallow and melted chocolate fingers. They're comprised of only six ingredients and come together within a matter of minutes. And chances are, they'll make you feel a little less sad about not having a back yard.

S'mores cups

If you can't find graham flour, you can make your own with whole wheat flour, wheat bran and wheat germ. Add 2/3 cup of wheat flour to a plastic bag. Measure out 1/3 cup of wheat bran and discard 1 1/2 teaspoons of the bran; add it to the bag. Finally, add 1 1/2 teaspoons of wheat germ and shake the bag to combine. VoilĂ ! You now have 1 cup of graham flour.

You can bake these in any type of pan you desire. I've made them in a square pan, a round pan, 4" spring form pans - the only adjustment you'll have to make is the baking time. For an 8X8 pan I had to bake them for about 20-25 minutes.

S'MORES CUPS

2 cups graham flour
3/4 cup sucanat
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
14 tbsp vegan butter, cold
1 cup vegan marshmallows
3/4 cup mini chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Lightly oil a 12 and 6 cup muffin pan; sprinkle with flour and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sucanat and salt. Cut in the butter, using a pastry cutter, until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Press 3 tablespoons of the crumble into each muffin well; tightly pack and press up the sides a bit. Bake at 350˚F for 4-5 minutes.

Using a sharp knife, quarter the marshmallows. Divide the marshmallow pieces and chocolate chunks evenly between the prepared muffin wells. Lightly sprinkle the fine crumbles over the toppings, then top with bigger crumbs (you may need to press the small crumbs together to create larger, pea-sized crumbs). Bake at 350˚F for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool in pans for 30 minutes, then carefully transfer to a cooling rack. Store in an air tight container for up to five days.

Yield: 18 cups

18 comments:

  1. Wow, I don't know if I could handle no yard... although, it would mean not having to mow!
    These sound like the perfect solution, as well - I've never tried using graham flour, but it sounds good! :)

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  2. wow those look unbelievably fabulous! Who ever invented the S'more should be given an award! haha a great way to ring in the summer! Thanks for sharing! Your pictures are gorgeous!

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  3. 1. Where did you get graham flour?
    2. Why can I not teleport these through my computer screen so I could eat them right now?? They look so amazingly good!
    Time to order my favorite vegan marshmallows again...

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    1. I agree, I want these from the screen to my belly now! :)

      Bob's Redmill makes a good graham flour--it can usually be found at Whole Foods, or you can order it online.

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    2. If you figure out how to teleport things through the computer screen, please let me know ;)

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  4. OMG these look amazing!! Why can't graham flour be gluten free?! Wah! I'll just have to live vicariously through everyone that is going to eat this gorgeous treats. Thanks for another yummy recipe!

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  5. wow! thanks...this is what I'll bring on my camping trips this summer while all my non-vegan friends eat much less enticing s'mores

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  6. We have a small yard (the size of a large closet) that we share with our HOA. It's a pain in the butt to ask for permission to do anything in it, so these will be perfect for a fun summer night dessert! I've also always wanted to experiment with graham flour, so now I have an excuse. Thank you!

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  7. These look unbelievable! I'd love to eat a few while dreaming of having a backyard, too. Or a balcony.

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  8. need to try these fun smores cups. we have a balcony, but currently that is full with levels and levels of herb garden. but i have a handy oven which will not object!

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  9. Yummy! These look so good and I love how simple they are. What an awesome idea!

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  10. WHOA! These sound dreamy.

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  11. Great idea.. they look so delicious. My little sister will be so happy when I will make these:)

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  12. What a cute and fun idea to bake smores bars in muffin cups! I bet these would be a big hit at any party this summer. I didn't know what graham flour was made of before...I guess I just assumed it came from graham crackers haha

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  13. I bet this will cheer you up anytime anywhere! What kind of camera do you use? Beautiful photography :)

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    1. Thanks, Richgail! I use a Canon Rebel T3i with a 55mm lens.

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  14. I cannot wait to finally see your new place! And I *will* be expecting to be fed these S'mores cup, missy...

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