S’mores Muffins

This is officially Chef PickyKid’s first recipe posting! Well, it’s her first recipe idea; obviously I’m still doing the writing, but my guess is that Chef PickyKid will be writing her own blog posts in no time.  You see, our little chef started Kindergarten last month, and I’m continuously amazed at how quickly she is learning.  In just a little over a month, she is doing addition and subtraction, and beginning to read words and sentences.  Not only that, but a whole new social personality is forming, and yes, much like her mother…she is a talker. She really, really likes to talk.  Getting her to stop talking is the real challenge, so the school years are going to be interesting to say the least.

Anyway, a little off topic, but since ChefPickyKid will be adding more of her ideas to the blog (which she is incredibly excited about by the way). it’s important to know a little more about her. 🙂

I initially got the idea for the muffins from a blog post I found on Foodbuzz.com.  The original recipe was for Pumpkin Smore Muffins  on Keep it Sweet’s food blog.  They looked so tasty, I couldn’t wait to make them on my own.  But of course, being the picky kid she is, ChefPickyKid didn’t like the idea of using pumpkin.  Here’s a replay of our conversation, which pretty much happens every time I attempt to introduce a new food or ingredient:

Chef PickyKid: “Mommy, I don’t like pumpkin, it doesn’t taste good!!”

Me: “Have you ever tried pumpkin?”

Chef PickyKid” “No!”

Me: “Well, how do you know you don’t like it if you’ve never tried it?  You have to at least try it before you decide you don’t like it!”

Chef PickyKid: “Mommy, I just know I don’t like it!!”

If you’re a parent, I’m sure this conversation sounds familiar.  I will say that she is really beginning to expand her food palate, and I think it has a lot to do with this blog.  But, she is still Chef PickyKid at heart.  As a result, she decided that these muffins would taste delicious as S’Mores Muffins, minus the pumpkin. And, they were quite tasty, although I still think they would be fantastic with pumpkin…maybe next time…..

This recipe is pretty much the same as the Pumpkin S’Mores recipe, minus the pumpkin.

Here’s what you’ll need for S’Mores Muffins: 

5 or 6 graham cracker sheets

1 package yellow cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare the cake according to box directions

1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 cups mini-marshmallows

Directions: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray two muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray

Break up the graham crackers into pieces and place them into the muffin tins; the graham crackers will be similar to a crust for the muffins.  Save the rest of the graham crackers to sprinkle on top of the muffins after baking.

Prepare yellow cake according to package directions

Stir in chocolate chips by hand

Fill each tin about 1/2 way with the batter and bake for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the muffins comes out clean.

Remove the muffins from the oven and press about 4-5 marshmallows into the top center of each muffin and sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs.  Return the muffins to the oven and bake for 1-2 minutes or until the marshmallows have puffed.

Remove the muffins from the oven and allow to cool before removing from the tins.

Enjoy!

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6 Responses

  1. Satisfying a child’s palate can be challenging-especially if they have predetermined tastes not based on actual taste! However, these do look delicious, even without the pumpkin. That little chef sure does look like she is enjoying her time with you in the kitchen!

  2. Cute picture! I also find that getting my kids in the kitchen opens their tastes. I love all these s’more recipes I’ve been seeing, and this one is no exception!

  3. I think it’s important to get the children in the kitchen.

    • It’s definitely important to get kids in the kitchen; it teaches them a lifelong skill, plus it’s fun, and gives parents a chance to spend some good quality time with their kids.

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