S'mores. They are the official junk food of summer! I went camping for the first time when I was 5 years old. I remember my parents building up the campfire, then sending me and my sister out to find some sticks for the marshmallows we were getting ready to roast. I had never had a s'more, but looking over the ingredients, I knew I couldn't wait to try them. I speared my marshmallow, held it over the flame, watched it get good and black (because I was told the more cooked the better), then blew out the fire excited for my first bite. The marshmallow looked so good, I didn't wait for the chocolate and graham to come my way. I immediately bit into the marshmallow. OMG, YUCK! It was crispy, tasted like ash, and literally made me sick. As soon as I swallowed that marshmallow, back up it came. Along with everything else I ate that day. Needless to say, that was my first and only time ever eating a roasted marshmallow. I have never had a real s'more that was cooked by the campfire because I just can't move past that one experience from almost 30 years ago. However, I do LOVE the graham, chocolate, marshmallow combo. I've found some pretty creative recipes over the years that still get me a s'more fix. Like my S'mores Popcorn Balls and these tasty S'mores Tarts!
6 Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crusts
1 box cook and serve chocolate pudding mix (3.4oz box)
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate
6 Kraft Jet Puff flat, rectangle marshmallows
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place pie crusts (keep in their foil pans) on a baking sheet. Bake for 6 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 30 minutes).
In a medium saucepan, combine pudding mix and milk. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla.
Increase oven temperature to broil. Spoon pudding evenly into prepared pie crusts, then sprinkle with chopped chocolate. Top each tart with 1 marshmallow. Broil tarts for 30 seconds, or until marshmallows are lightly toasted. Serve warm or at room temperature.