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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mini Smores Bites

Mini Smores Bites

Happy Birthdy, Recipe Redux.  Recipe Redux is celebrating it's first year birthday and to help ackowledge this, we were asked to create a decadent desseet -- but in miniature or as small bites.

I decided I wanted to create a recipe that included dark chocolate as anything with dark chocolate is a favorite. Given that it is summer, I think of cookouts and camping and summer fun. So for this challenge, I decided to make miniature smores. My recipe has the standard smore ingredients: graham cracker crumbs, dark chocolate chips, and miniature marshmallows, all wrapped in puff pastry. But the whole dessert is less than 4 inches along the long side. One mini turnover provides just 125 calories and costs about $0.25 each.

Here is the actual recipe.

Mini Smores Bites
½ pkg (17.3 oz) puff pastry sheets (1 sheet), thawed according to package directions

8 tsp crushed graham cracker crumbs (about 1 whole cracker)

about 10 Tbsp dark chocolate chips, divided

½ cup miniature marshmallows

1 egg, slightly beaten

2 tsp granulated sugar

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Unfold pastry sheet on lightly floured surface. With rolling pin, roll sheet into a 12 x 12-inch square. Cut into 16 squares (3 x 3-inch). Place ½ teaspoon graham cracker crumbs, 1 teaspoon chocolate chips, and 3 miniature marshmallows in the center of each square. Wet the edges of the squares with water. Bring opposite corners together forming a triangle. Press edges along sides together to prevent insides from leaking out. Place on prepared baking sheet. Brush with egg and sprinkle with sugar.
Bake for 10 minutes or until pastries are golden brown. Let cool. Melt remaining 1/3 cup of chocolate chips and drizzle over tops of turnovers.

Makes 16 (mini) servings.

Nutrition Information per Serving (per mini turnover):
125 calories, 7 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 12 mg cholesterol, 0 g dietary fiber, 2 g protein, and 35 mg sodium.

 Cost per Serving: $0.25
Pricing Note: all ingredients were at “regular” prices except chocolate chips, marshmallows and egg.

Here are some preparation photos:
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  1. Fantastic idea! Would love to make it one of these days!:)

  2. These are the fanciest and best looking Smores I have ever seen! Cool idea!

  3. How cute are these? Such a clever and yummy twist on smores! Thanks for being one of the original ReDuxers and posting every month for this past year :)

  4. These sound divine! I've noticed lots of puff pastry recipes this time around for The Recipe ReDux...If only I could find a "ready-to-serve" gluten-free puff pastry, these would be perfect :-)

  5. These are adorable. What a cool idea. The key with puff pastry is definitely keeping the portion size in check. Love it!

  6. Kids must eat these well as big kids ( us adults!).
    Great idea.

  7. Who doesn't love smores?! What a great idea!

    1. I sure love smores and keeping the portion size small (and using dark chocolate) makes me feel less guilty.