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Friday, July 3

Smores Cupcakes + Polka Dot Smores Dessert Table

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Summertime means camping, parties with friends, and definitely Smores!  I'm going to show you three different ways to do Smores indoors!

I am part of the women's organization at my church called the Relief Society.  In addition to providing service and welfare assistance in our community and congregation, we also meet for fun activities as a group once a month.  One of the things we've learned is essential for these meetings is some sort of dessert.  If the women know something delicious will be waiting for them, more people magically show up!

My latest idea was to have a Smores Dessert Table.  It's summertime, and what else is a more classic summer treat?  The only problem is, we aren't allowed to have any sort of open flame in our church building where we hold our meetings.  So that means we have to be creative and show you don't need a campfire to make delicious Smores!  

For this idea, I came up with three different ways to serve Smores indoors!  You can use these ideas for your home and family, because ANY day can be a Smores day!

Luckily, Walmart has everything you need for Smores this time of year, and it's all put together in a fun display.  Here's where I found mine.

Now, on to the Smores!

1st- Classic Smores

You can certainly build a Smore without a fire.  All you need are the three classic ingredients:  Honeymaid Graham Crackers, Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, and Hershey's Chocolate bars.

I spiced these up a little by including Jet-Puffed Stacker Marshmallows with Chocolate middles, and by including Hershey's Cookies and Cream Bars for another option.

2nd- Indoor Smores

If you love Smores the most when they are ooey-gooey, then you'll want to make these!  I used Hershey's Chocolate Spread, Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Cream, and of course, the Honeymaid Graham Cracker Squares.

3rd- Smore Cupcakes

The classic Smore ingredients are used here in a slightly different way!  Read on for the recipe, or click here for a printable recipe.

1 box cake mix-- traditional Chocolate
1 cup water
1/2 cup oil
3 eggs
1-2 sleeves Honeymaid Graham Cracker Squares
2  Hershey Chocolate Bars
1 cup Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallows
1.  Make cake batter using cake mix, water, oil, and eggs, according to the directions on the box.
2.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare cupcake pans with liners of choice.
2.  Crush the Honeymaid Graham Cracker Squares in a food processor or by placing in a bag and rolling into crumbs with a rolling pin.
3.  Place a few teaspons of graham cracker squares at the bottom of each cupcake liner.
4.  Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full with cake batter.
5.  Bake according to box instructions.
6.  Remove from oven and let cool.
7.  When cupcakes have cooled completely, frost with Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Cream.
8.  Slice one Hershey Bar into individual pieces as marked, then cut each piece diagonally so you have two uneven pieces.
9.  Place one piece of Hershey Bar into the marshmallow "frosting" towards the back of the cupcake top.
10.  Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over the "frosting".
11.  Finish by placing 2-3 mini Jet-Puffed Marshmallows in front of the Hershey piece.
We finished off our dessert table with some chocolate cookies for those who might not be Smores fans.  
The theme of our table was Black and White Polka Dots to play off the contrast between the chocolate and the marshmallows.  I brought in little touches like some fun signs, 

and some classy containers to display all our treats.  I transferred all the spreads into pint-size mason jars, and I used larger glass jars to hold all our treats.

We are somewhat limited in space so the treats will be restocked as needed as everyone loads up their plates!

I know this is going to be a huge hit!  What is your favorite way to eat Smore's?  
Be sure to visit Kraft for more summer recipes!

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