Sunday, November 21, 2010
Owl Graham Cracker S'mores
How cute are these?!? I saw them almost a month ago at The Changeable Table and instantly knew I would be making them for my Pastor's wife, Corey. Once a month our church has a food distribution day and I get to make treats for the people who come. I LOVE doing this because it gives me a reason to bake! :) This month I made these Owl S'mores and couldn't wait for Corey to see them! I used vanilla frosting instead of chocolate between the graham crackers, so I guess that doesn't make them S'mores like the name suggests...Owl Frosting Sandwiches maybe? Regardless, I thought these were adorable and fun!
I had wanted to make these with my boys but we were out and about during the day and I didn't have time until after they were tucked in bed. Kids will have a blast creating these. If you have a house full of kids on Thanksgiving these could be fun to make after the big meal while everyone else watches football. The joy of watching marshmallows puff up in the microwave is exciting no matter what your age is!
Owl S'mores Source: The Changeable Table
Yellow candy melts (little discs)
Milk chocolate chips
Chocolate frosting (I used Vanilla)
1. Spray a little cooking spray on a pair of kitchen shears and cut your marshmallows in half.
2. Place the two halves of the marshmallow at the top of half of a graham cracker. Top each with a yellow candy melt.
3. Add a chocolate chip eye to each candy melt and a candy corn between the eyes (narrow part at the bottom).
4. Heat in the microwave for a few seconds or until the marshmallows start to get big.
5. Quickly remove the graham cracker and push the candy corn into the marshmallows, they should be soft enough for the candy corn to go in without resistance and stay easily.
6. While the owl cools, top a second graham cracker with frosting and place the owl graham on top.
*If you have any trouble with things sticking together, I have a few tips. The Changeable Table didn't seem to have any difficulty so you may not even need to do these (unless your microwave is like mine :)
1. Watch your marshmallows in the microwave while you heat them, once they go from slightly puffed to all of a sudden big stop the microwave. The time to do that seemed to vary a bit for some reason, I guess maybe my microwave just wanted to play around with me. I also tried doing 4 on a plate at once but some marshmallows puffed faster than others depending on their placement and I found that just doing 1 graham cracker at a time had the best results.
2. Use a paring knife to take the little point on the top of the candy melt off so the chocolate chip has a flat surface to sit on.
3. Milk chocolate chips melt easier than semi-sweet, if you need more staying power, add a teensy bit of frosting to 'glue' the chocolate chip to the candy melt.