Thursday, January 20, 2011

Heart Shaped Valentine Smore's (Tutorial #1)

Last night around 4am, one of my sons woke up and had a tough time falling back to sleep (and so did I!) After several attempts to get him to stop trying to jump off the bed and head to the play room, he finally dozed back off and my thoughts strayed to all the Martha Stewart Dreamers and Doers who were in NYC this week for the conference. I was so sad I didn't make the cutoff to attend this amazing event, but just knowing all those creative and motivated minds were nearby, gave me a burst of energy and creativity! This idea popped into my head about a sweet treat for Valentine's Day. Heart-shaped Chocolate-dipped Smore's!

Tonight, I tested out a few ways of making them and have a tutorial listed below. They are SUPER easy to make! 

I put my favorite one (see picture above) on a lollipop stick (I feel turning any dessert into a pop makes it even more special!) but you can make them any way you please to fit the occasion you're making them for. Whether you line them up on a fancy dessert table or whether you place a few in your child's lunchbox to send a little lunchtime love, this sweet treat will make anyone's day!

1) Gather your supplies! You'll need graham crackers, marshmallows (or marshmallow fluff), melting chocolate and a heart shaped cookie cutter. Optional: lollipop sticks and sprinkles!

2) Take 2 square graham crackers and microwave them for 35 seconds - they should come out slightly softened.

3) Use your heart shaped cutter to gently cut out a heart from each square. (Save excess to grind into  crumbs and use for dusting over melted chocolate, to put as a topping on ice cream or save for a pie or cheesecake crust!)

Already, they look so cute!

4) Place a few mini marshmallows on one graham cracker heart and microwave for 10-15 seconds.

My original plan was to use marshmallow Fluff and pipe it onto the graham cracker but I didn't have any on hand. Melting these mini's worked just perfectly!

5) Place the second piece of graham cracker on top of the melted marshmallows (yummm) and SQUISH down till you see all that yummy marshmallow goodness ooze out the sides...

For a neater look (especially if you plan to fully dip the smore, cut off the excess marshmallow (don't feel guilty about eating it as you cut it off!) :)

From here you can decorate as you wish! I started out with a little chocolate drizzle:

Next I tried a little half-dipped action:

Finally, I popped the smore on a lollipop stick!

I went all out Valentine's Day and melted some red and white chocolate together to make a light pink and dipped away!  Some red and white sprinkles added a little extra color to it....and the taste??? Let's just say...I'd check this off as a Heavenly Bite!!!!!!!

I hope you enjoyed this quick little tutorial - it's the first of what I'd like to be many this yeaR! I'd love to hear if you make these little treats for your upcoming Valentine's celebration - send pictures too and I'll post them!  Thanks so much for stopping by!



  1. oh wow. yummy! i really hope you made too many and bring the extras into work. ~e

  2. I think I'm going to try this Tara, looks great :-) ~deirdre s. riely

  3. These are adourable! ...just an FYI Fluff doesn't pipe very well I've tried i tin a squeeze bottle to decorate cheesecakes and it just does not co-operate (for me anyway).
    Now following ;)

  4. Thanks for the tip about the fluff Tish!! And thanks for following too! :)

    Thank you Deirdre - heading home now to make your niece's birthday cake! :)

  5. Cute! I'm going to make these for my son's mother's morning out class! Thanks!!!!

  6. That's awesome Jessica! Send me a pic if you do and I will post!!

  7. Awesome! Thanks for sharing this tutorial! I'll be sharing it over on my facebook fan page, Pirates-n-Princesses. You should come check it out! :)



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