Is there a dessert that says kid friendly or summertime more than S’mores? I have great memories as a kid of dripping chocolate and melted marshmallows between graham crackers around a campfire. The Sparkles family went to a picnic over the weekend and I wanted an easy and quick dessert to bring as I knew I would be making it the morning of the picnic (Procrastinators, unite!) and I also knew I wanted it to be kid friendly so I turned to my childhood friend and made a gooey delicious S’mores recipe!
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk divided
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 1½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips, divided
- 24 whole graham crackers halved (basically a whole box)
- Baking sprinkles
- In a microwave safe bowl, microwave ⅔ cup condensed milk on high for 90 seconds.
- Add marshmallows and 1 cup of the chocolate chips.
- Stir until smooth. It takes a few minutes for the marshmallows to melt. The mixture will be very thick.
- Drop tablespoonfuls onto 24 of the graham cracker halves. I used a measuring spoon and then spread the mixture out evenly.
- Place other half of graham crackers gently on top of the graham crackers with the chocolate mixture.
- Microwave the remainder of the milk for 60 seconds. Watch the milk closely as your microwave will already be heated up from using it for first part of milk. If it starts bubbling turn off microwave and milk is done.
- Add remaining chips and again stir until smooth.
- Drizzle chocolate over cookies and decorate with sprinkles.
- Let stand one hour.
The picnic was so much fun and I really enjoyed watching The Sparkles kids play with the other kids, but ya’all let me tell you that day took hot to a whole new level! I did my hair and makeup for the picnic and that lasted about one hot minute. One of those kinds of days. I will be honest that there was not a lot of eating going on it was so hot, but we did taste test the S’mores recipe before we left ( I couldn’t bring something that was awful, right?) and the little squares were so good! Once the chocolate set they are a lot less messy than the originals and the sprinkles make them look so pretty but kid friendly on the plate. I was so glad I got to introduce my kids to one of my own favorite memories as a kid even if it was on a day so hot I probably could have cooked the milk on the hood of my car!
This recipe was originally featured as popsicles in Taste of Home.