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S’mores Snack Mix and PB&J Pull-Apart “Muffins”

So… sometimes there are weekends when I’m not motivated to bake. This weekend was one of them. We had a cookout on Friday, and my Dad was here all til Sunday. So I was a little worn out by the time Sunday afternoon rolled around.
On those Sunday’s when I don’t really want to bake, but I really want something sweet… I make Puppy Chow/ Muddy Buddy or Monkey Bread. This weekend I made both. But with a Twist!
 
The Puppy Chow is really more of a “snack mix” because I think it should have Chex in it to be considered Puppy Chow. But it’s still delish. You def need to use a HUGE bowl so everything doesn’t go all over the place when you’re stirring! This is another product of my S’mores obsession. I like it a whole lot… and I don’t think it’s going to last long around here. This is easy-peasy and it doesn’t take me more than 10minutes from start to finish. Check out my S’mores Snack Mix recipe!
 
The PB&J Pull-Apart Muffins are a spin off of my favorite (and super easy) monkey bread muffins. They’re pretty easy to make… but kind of messy. Seriously… if you have a problem with a messy kitchen, skip these. Use a plastic knife to get these out of the muffin tin. The jelly gets well cooked on the edges, and if you don’t scrape down the sides before you try and take them out your pieces will pull apart before you’re ready. I also didn’t add a glaze or anything to these, but I think they could use a little drizzle of something or other. Ya know?
 
I’m sure I’m not the first person to try either of these things… but I didn’t google either of them to find out. I didn’t/ don’t want to know if someone’s done ‘em before!
No matter what, I’m pretty impressed with the way they both came out.
 
Happy Baking!
-Hey Waitress!!
 
PS. There aren’t any pictures of the S’mores Snack Mix because it looks like every other puppy chow recipe I’ve ever seen!
 
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No Machine S’mores Ice Cream!

S’more S’mores please!? I can never get enough S’mores! Never!
 
I actually made this LAST Saturday for National S’mores Day. I know… these silly food “holidays” are, well, silly. But I just couldn’t control myself. Any excuse to make some sort of S’mores food is totally acceptable in my mind.
 
The base is adapted from Gluten Free On A Shoestring and the Honey Cinnamon Cookie Dough is from Add A Pinch.
 
I really love that cookie dough. It’s pretty much heaven. I actually didn’t use all of it in the ice cream; I saved about a cup for myself… to eat raw like a fat kid. It doesn’t have eggs so it’s OK! You could probably use all of it in the ice cream. If you knead it too much, just break up the pieces back into chunks. No harm done. If you don’t feel like making the cookie dough I think some broken up graham cracker could work. I kinda think they would get too soggy though…
 
The regular marshmallows were a last minute addition. I saw them in my pantry and figured I might as well toss them in there. The next time this ice cream happens I’ll use mini marshmallows to save myself from the sticky mess of ripping the big ones into pieces.
 
This ice cream didn’t fit in my regular 64oz freezer container. It was just a smidge too big. It also took longer than 4 hours to set. I ate some at hour 4, and it wasn’t quite there. The next night it was all set up and ice cream like. But that’s a normal occurrence for me. Maybe my freezer isn’t cold enough?
 
The only problem for me is that the flavor is a little rich. I’ve been mixing it in with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt to fix that. 😉
 
Check out the recipe!
 
Happy Making!
-Hey Waitress!!
 
 
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Boozy S’mores Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes

I L.O.V.E. S’MORES. Seriously… I have an unholy love for them. I’m pretty sure if I could only eat one dessert type food for the rest of my life, it would be a S’more. Or some variation of a S’more.
This recipe happened when I noticed the cookie dough I used to make the homemade S’mores (a few weeks ago) doesn’t have eggs. Do you know what that means?! That means I can eat it raw! RAAAAAW!
Ok… Confession time. I also really love raw cookie dough. And I love stuffing cookie dough into things. Haha, that sounded bad! I meant to say that I love stuffing cookie dough into other food!
 
The cookie dough recipe came from Add A Pinch. I doubled it. If you don’t want to make the garnish, only make half the amount I did. Unless you want to eat the rest… it would go great in some chocolate fro yo. Or by the tablespoonful with a glass of milk. Or you could just skip the milk and the spoon….
 
The chocolate cake recipe is my favorite boozy chocolate cake. I can’t remember when the first time I used it was, or who the “credit” should go to. I’m sure it’s on one of the other posts. I did have to bake these for the full 20 minutes, usually I only bake it for 17. I think it was because of the frozen centers.
 
The Boozy Fluff Buttercream is the same one I used on the S’more Cupcakes, AND the Boozy S’mores Cupcakes. It’s perfect. The only thing I don’t like about it is the fact that is uses 4 sticks of butter. FOUR! Eeek.
 
I made the “garnish” because I had a TON of cookie dough leftover and I really didn’t want to eat all of it by myself… I figured I’d share the love. 😉
 
Check out the recipe for these cupcakes HERE!
Then check out the Vodka S’mores Brownies, the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes, or Cookie Dough Stuffed Cupcakes that I made!
 
Happy Baking!
-Hey Waitress!!
 
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S’mores! With homemade Marshmallow & honey cinnamon cookies!

So… if you read the recipe for these S’mores… you might have noticed that I made 24 marshmallows and 44 cookies. Then you’ll do some basic math and realize that there aren’t enough cookies to make every S’more a sandwich. What’s a girl to do!? Weeeeeell… you could roll the cookies thinner, or you could eat the extra marshmallow, or you could do what I did and just use one cookie for some of them.
 
I made these over 2 days because the marshmallow has to sit for at least 4 hours before you can cut out the shapes. And because I wanted to sit on the couch and hang out with Hubs and the animals. Who am I kidding? I was feeling REALLY lazy this weekend, and lacking the motivation to do anything. But if you’re ambitious (or slightly motivated)… it could be done in a day.
 
The marshmallow recipe I used was from Miss CandiQuik. You should check out her post. Then you should go read about what happened the first time I tried to make marshmallow. This time around it worked out much better! I boiled everything in a MEDIUM saucepan, but it took me nearly 9 minutes to reach 240 degrees (AFTER the sugar was melted). Hmph. I don’t think the heat was high enough.
 
The cookie recipe is from Add A Pinch. I stumbled on it when I was searching for homemade graham cracker recipes. I started off mixing the dry ingredients into the butter/sugar/honey in my stand mixer… but finished it by hand with a wooden spoon.
I may have eaten one or 2 of these cookies as soon as they came out of the oven. Oh. My. Gaaaaaawd. So delish!
 
When I was putting these together I realized that one of my favorite thing about eating S’mores is the crunchy toasted outside & gooey inside of the marshmallow. So I broiled the first cookie sheet on HIGH, those kept their shape well, and got a nice brown color on top. The second batch got broiled on LOW for closer to 4 minutes, totally spread out and didn’t get really brown on top. I like the look of the ones I broiled on HIGH the best. They held the ganache better, and left a little room on the edge of the bottom cookie to catch the drips!
 
This is the part when I have to confess something. I used closer to 2 ½ cups of chocolate chips for the ganache and I ended up using a tablespoonful (or more) on each S’mores. I couldn’t help it. I originally planned on using only 1/3 the amount of ganache, but soon realized it wouldn’t be NEARLY enough to satisfy my sweet tooth.
 
I’m pretty proud of these S’mores. They came out just like I wanted!
 
I’m keeping some in the fridge (will the cream in the ganache spoil if I leave them out?), and nuking them for about 10-15 seconds to warm up the marshmallow before I eat it. Just be careful, you don’t want it to explode!
 
Happy Baking.
-Hey Waitress!!
 
Also… it was Memorial Day this weekend. Not just the start of the summer, but a time to remember all the men and women who have fallen in service to our country. Please Bless Them.
 
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