Indoor S’mores made with leftover Easter candy!

27 Apr
***No actual Bunnies or Chicks were harmed in the making of this recipe!*** 🙂
We had a great Easter this year, but the Easter Bunny brought TOO MUCH CANDY!! We can also thank my sister Heather, as usual, who hid 220 candy filled eggs! 🙂 Since the girls were so sugared up on Sunday, I decided to put up the extra candy, and I have been just giving them a little here and there. There is no way that I am giving them a whole chocolate bunny again though. Addison had one from Nannie, and she was bouncing off the walls and talking so fast, I had a hard time understanding her!
So, it got me thinking… what to do with all of this candy? I mean, I guess I could just take the easy way out and throw it away, but that would be such a shame. (I DID throw away all of the fruity, taffy candies though….’cause they ain’t chocolate!) And then of course, I could just sit around and eat it, but I like to make things more complicated than that!
How about something a little more creative?? Well, my friend Amber posted a recipe on her blog, Lotus & Honey, not too long ago and I thought I would give it a try, but instead of using the regular ingredients, I used Easter Candy–Chocolate bunnies and Peeps!
Here is what you will need. You can use a variation of this.. whatever chocolate candies you have will work. If you have a gazillion individually wrapped ones, well unwrap them and let’s get started. Just make sure you have marshmallows and chocolate.

Step 1: Melt the butter in a LARGE pot on the stove. (You will be adding a whole box of cereal to this later, so make sure you pot is big enough.)

Step 2: While your butter is melting, chop up about 5-6 Peeps, and set aside.

Step 3: Throw the rest of your Peeps into the melted butter and stir until they are melted.

Step 4: Add your 12 oz. box of Golden Grahams, stirring well so that all of the cereal gets coated in the marshmallow/butter mixture.

Step 5: Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 dish. Press down the cereal using parchment paper to keep your hands from getting sticky. (Thank you Amber for that tip!)

This is what it should look like. It is tinted a little pink because of the Peeps we used.

Step 6: Sprinkle the reserved Peeps to the top.

Step 7: Chop up all the chocolate you are using and put in a bowl to melt. (You can use a double broiler if you have one, but I don’t.) Melt the chocolate in the microwave 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.

Step 8: Pour the chocolate over the cereal mixture and wait until it hardens.

Step 9: Gobble it up! These are way better than traditional S’mores!

And of course, here are a few pics of the girls while they were anxiously waiting for the chocolate to cool.

I love this picture 🙂

Addison said, “Shhhh! Keep your voices down while I am on the phone!” Guess she’s heard THAT a few times!
Hope you guys enjoy this recipe!
Indoor S’mores

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 TBSP Butter
  • 12 oz box of Golden Graham cereal
  • 10.5 oz bag of mini marshmallows, 1-1/4 cup reserved. (I used 15 Peeps, 5 reserved.)
  • 23 oz bag of chocolate chips (I used 3 chocolate bunnies.

DIRECTIONS:

  • Step 1: Melt 8 TBSP of butter in a large pot. (You will be adding a 12 oz box of cereal to this, so make sure there is enough room!)
  • Step 2: Chop up your reserved Peeps, if you are not using mini marshmallows.
  • Step 3: Add your marshmallows, all but the reserved 1-1/4 cup.
  • Step 4: Add your 12 oz. box of Golden Grahams, stirring well so that all of the cereal gets coated in the marshmallow/butter mixture.
  • Step 5: Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 dish. Press down the cereal using parchment paper to keep your hands from getting sticky
  • Step 6: Sprinkle the reserved Peeps to the top.
  • Step 7: Chop up all the chocolate you are using and put in a bowl to melt. (You can use a double broiler if you have one, but I don’t.) Melt the chocolate in the microwave 30 seconds at a time until completely melted.
  • Step 8: Pour the chocolate over the cereal mixture.
  • Step 9: Gobble it up! These are way better than traditional S’mores!

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