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That's So Jenn / Jenn Press Arata

Published 11:59 am, Sunday, December 22, 2013
  • 'S'mores Balls," much like the traditional campfire originals, are easy to make. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed / New Canaan News Contributed
    'S'mores Balls," much like the traditional campfire originals, are easy to make. Photo: Contributed Photo, Contributed

 

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Friends, I'm happy to report my sweet tooth is back. It was touch and go for a while. The first time I turned my nose up at dessert, Hubby asked if he should call the doctor. But I'm returning to my normal self.

While my main cravings remain all things savory/salty, that urge for at least a taste of something sugary has become difficult to resist. Enter my recent dire need for something s'mores.

Sure, I could've popped one into the microwave and called it a day, but the lack of a challenge just wasn't enticing to me. Instead, I thought of a creative way to make this into something unique, then soldiered through the mouth-watering effort of photographing each step for the blog before getting to dig in. You're welcome.

The first thing that came to mind was the marshmallow preparation for cereal treats, and wondered if I could prepare these in a similar way. It worked! Take that, pregnancy brain.

These addictive ball-shaped sweets involve the usual suspects: gooey marshmallow, melted milk chocolate and crunchy graham.

They're delicious when hardened in the fridge and even more irresistible warm and melty. It's the perfect no-bake holiday dessert!

I'll refrain from the obvious "you'll want some more" joke here, but you will. Seriously.

S'mores Balls

Ingredients:

1 (16 oz.) package mini marshmallows

3 tablespoons butter or butter substitute

1½ cups mini Hershey's Kisses (eh, what the heck, just throw in the whole bag!)

2 packages honey or cinnamon sugar graham crackers

Instructions:

Empty marshmallows into a heat-safe bowl. Add butter and melt in microwave for two minutes. Stir well and microwave for another minute.

Place one package graham crackers into an airtight bag. Crush into crumbs using a kitchen mallet. (A food processor works well too -- just not in a bag!) Pour crumbs into melted marshmallow. Stir together. Add chocolate. Mix well to incorporate. Open second package of graham cracker crumbs and crush a few sheets into crumbs. Place in a small bowl. Using your ice cream scoop, form the mixture into a ball. Roll into crumbs, coating evenly. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and refrigerate or freeze until hardened. Eat and enjoy fulfilling your craving.

Jenn Press Arata is a food writer and blogger. Visit her blog at thatssojenn.com. She also can be followed on Twitter, @thatssojennblog.