A delicious treat and gift idea for the sweet
We received these S’mores in a Jar from Oh My Goodness S’mores, an artisan marshmallow confectioner in Gearhart, Oregon.
Sold in sets of 2, short Mason-type jars are layered with homemade graham crackers, Callebaut Belgian bittersweet chocolate chips and the company’s vanilla bean marshmallows. It’s a great gift for special occasions. A set of 2 jars is $13; two sets are $25.00 at OhMyMarshmallows.com. The jars are reusable.
The company also makes fun flavors of marshmallow: Bubble Gum, Chai Tea, Cinnamon Hots, Cotton Candy, Peppermint Swirl and Valrhona Chocolate.
When ready to eat, the jar of s’mores is baked in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes (remove lid and ring and place on baking sheet); then placed under the broiler for 2 minutes to toast the marshmallow.
We were inspired by this preparation to create our own “S’mores In A Cup.” Look for the best ingredients you can find. We used artisan marshmallows, Guittard chocolate chips and our favorite graham crackers from Trader Joe’s.
S’MORES IN A CUP RECIPE
1. SELECT vessels in which to layer the s’mores: custard cups, glasses, ramekins, teacups or other containers. They need to be microwavable or ovenproof. And since this dessert is very rich, they should be as small as possible: Ideally, just one layer of the ingredients in Step 2 (the wide-mouth Kerr brand Mason jar used by Oh My Goodness Marshmallows is approximately 2-1/2″ high by 3-1/2″). You can also use a small baking dish or casserole if you want to make a family-size recipe. While it’s nice to be able to see the layers through glass, a glass receptacle isn’t essential.
2. LAYER the ingredients: graham crackers, chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows. This part can be done in advance and stored, covered, in the refrigerator, for up to 2 days.
3. MICROWAVE or BAKE when ready to serve. We reused the jars from Oh My Goodness Marshmallows and microwaved them for 30 seconds, enough to melt the marshmallow and soften the chocolate chips; microwave strengths vary. You can then brown the marshmallow under a broiler or use a culinary torch; but we served ours as is. You can also put the optional marshmallows on a baking sheet and set it under the broiler for 15 seconds or until they brown; then spoon atop each cup.
4. SERVE immediately. We enjoyed a large glass of milk with our S’mores In A Cup.
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