S’mores – the irresistible combination of gooey marshmallows, decadent chocolate, and crunchy graham crackers. In this blog post, we’re diving into the world of S’mores Desserts with a focus on easy-to-make treats and DIY recipes from My Cupcake Addiction.
Whether you’re a seasoned S’mores enthusiast or a curious dessert lover, these ideas are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
1. S’mores Hot Chocolate Jars – #Freakchoc
The most OTT hot chocolate you will have this holiday season! Here is what you will need:
- 1/4 cup of your favorite chocolate
- 2 cups of milk
- Crushed Graham crackers (or Digestives in 🇦🇺)
- Chocolate syrup
- Whipped cream
- Glucose, corn syrup, or honey
- Apply a thin coating of Glucose, corn syrup or honey to the outer rim of a mason jar or your preferred glass.
- Dip the glass into your crushed cookies and let them coat the rim.
- Drizzle chilled chocolate syrup inside the glass to create a ‘drip’ effect.
- Skewer 2 marshmallows and lightly toast them to give them texture and colour depth.
- Combine your milk and chocolate over heat until combined.
- Pour your hot chocolate into your decorated glass, top with whipped cream and decorate with marshmallows, cookies and chocolate.
2. S’mores Chocolate Marshmallow Pie
My Cupcake Addiction brings you a delightful S’mores Pie that captures the essence of this classic treat. This simple and sweet recipe is a nod to campfire nostalgia and is sure to be a hit.
- 120g melted butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 500g crushed white cookies (graham crackers if available)
- 360g milk chocolate
- MARSHMALLOWS!! As many as you can fit
- Tart tin with a removable base
- Glass cup
- Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F.
- Mix ½ cup of sugar with 500g of crushed white cookies, then stir in melted butter until the consistency resembles wet sand.
- Pour the base mixture into the tart tin, press it firmly, and use a glass cup to ensure a compact base.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Cover the pie crust base with milk chocolate and top it with as many marshmallows as you can fit.
- Bake for another 5-15 minutes or until marshmallows are cooked.
- Remove from the tin, cut, and serve!
You can also see the recipes made by watching the YouTube video below:
Which one will you make this holiday season? Tell us in the comments.
Vegan baking is a delightful dance of creativity, where traditional ingredients take a plant-based turn. Let’s dive into some key substitutes that transform ordinary recipes into vegan masterpieces.
- Applesauce: Swap out eggs with 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce for a touch of natural sweetness.
- Mashed Bananas: Harness the binding power of ripe bananas by using 1/4 cup per egg.
- Silken Tofu: For a creamy twist, blend 1/4 cup of silken tofu for every egg.
- Flax or Chia Seeds: Create a flax or chia egg by combining 1 tablespoon of ground seeds with 2.5 tablespoons of water. Let it set to achieve a gel-like consistency.
- Commercial Egg Replacers: Explore store-bought options like Ener-G or Bob’s Red Mill for foolproof egg replacements.
Navigating the Dairy-Free Waters:
- Plant-Based Milk: Bid farewell to dairy milk and welcome almond, soy, oat, rice, coconut, or cashew milk in a 1:1 ratio.
- Vegan Butter or Margarine: Seamlessly swap out butter with a vegan alternative in equal amounts.
- Coconut Oil: Embrace the tropical essence by using coconut oil as a 1:1 substitute for butter.
Yogurt, Buttermilk, and More:
- Vegan Buttermilk: Curdle up a storm by combining 1 cup of plant-based milk with 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice.
- Dairy-Free Yogurt: Transform recipes by substituting dairy yogurt with coconut, almond, soy, or other plant-based yogurt.
Sweetening the Deal:
- Agave Nectar: Replace honey with agave nectar in a 1:1 ratio for a natural sweetness boost.
- Maple Syrup: Elevate your recipes by using maple syrup as a honey alternative.
Indulging in Chocolate Dreams:
- Dark Chocolate: Many dark chocolate brands are inherently vegan, so dive into the decadence without worry. Just check the ingredients for dairy-free assurance.
But wait- there’s more! What about CANDY that is vegan (now who doesn’t love that).
10 Candies that are Vegan Friendly Options
Did you know these candies below were Vegan friendly? Here’s a delectable list to satisfy your sweet tooth guilt-free:
- Oreo Cookies (Original)
- Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- Swedish Fish
- Sour Patch Kids
- Smarties (the US ones, not the chocolate Nestle ones)
- Jolly Rancher Hard Candy (most flavors)
- Twizzlers (most varieties)
- Cotton Candy
Embrace the joy of vegan baking and treat yourself to a world of flavor without compromise. With these substitutes and candy revelations, your baking adventures just got a whole lot sweeter!
Did you know, in some countries it’s actually weird to use avocados as a savoury option? They’re classed as a fruit and used in desserts, ice creams and sweet treats. Avo go at that!
This vegan avocado ice cream is thick and creamy, leaning more towards coconut and vanilla than avocado in flavor. If you’re not a fan of avocados, be aware that there is a subtle avocado taste, but it primarily resembles rich, green coconutty vanilla ice cream.
Including optional ingredients like vanilla extract or doubling the amount of lemon juice can make the avocado flavor more subtle.
If you’re more vegetarian than vegan, opt for the heavy whipping cream over coconut cream if you wish to eliminate the coconut taste altogether and make it extra creamy.
- 2 avocados (keep the skins neat, cleaned and in tact)
- 1 cup coconut milk chilled (heavy cream for a non-vegan option)
- 1/4 cup sweetener of choice (maple syrup / agave nectar)
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- Fresh dates or vegan chocolate truffles as “pits”
- Optional 1/4 tsp vanilla
Blend all ingredients together and either churn in an ice cream maker, freeze in a tray, or (my personal OTT favorite) pour into clean, empty avocado skins and freeze.
Before serving, scoop out a little space for the ‘pit’ and replace with a date or truffle just prior to serving.
Tip: don’t freeze the date or truffle unless you want to send your guests home with a dentist bill!