S'Mores Mix Recipe {or a quick and easy party favor}

So forever ago {last October to be exact} I co-hosted a very fun BBQ baby shower. Not long after I shared with you all the fun little blanket/diaper gift I made. I said I'd share more and eventually came the Hearts on a Sick decoration tutorial. We'll I'm finally going to get to the good stuff...the treats!

When party planning got started, I was tasked with decorations and favors. Someone else worked on the guest list. And then that certain someone failed to mention to me that I signed up to bring favors for 50 people. When I found out that lovely little detail, I set out to find a favor that was quick to make and super affordable. I didn't have a lot of cash to burn on this project.

Enter this wonderful little S'mores Mix. This treat is quick to make, budget friendly, and delicious to boot. It's perfect for kiddo parties but also great for letting adults feel like kids again. Plus it has both chocolate and marshmallows in it. What ever goes wrong when you combine chocolate and marshmallows?

I made 55 bags of this stuff. And I had leftovers. And I had to pay my "helper" {ie toddler} a pretty hefty marshmallow tax to get this done. For all this, I doubled the following recipe.

1 box Golden Grams cereal
1 bag mini marshmallows
2 bags chocolate chips {I used a mix of milk and semi-sweet because that's what I had on hand}

Start out by prepping a pretty big work space. I cleaned my island and then put down wax paper. Make sure you line wherever you're making this mess on with wax or parchment paper or you'll be sorry.

Spread all of your Golden Grams. You'll want to shoot for a mostly single layer of grams.

Next, generously spread out 3/4th of your bag of marshmallow. Add one bag of chocolate chips to the mix.

You'll want to melt the second bag of chocolate chips, reserving 1/4 cup for later use. I used a double boiler. You can use the microwave too. Whatever method you choose, stir often to avoid burning.

Now comes the fun part...drizzling the chocolate. Use a big old spoon or spatula to drizzle chocolate all over your mix.

Unfortunately, my S'mores mix didn't turn out as pretty as the above picture. I had my husband help. And he globed rather than drizzled.

A tear or two later, I decided to run with it. I embraced the messy look and stirred everything up with my hands. Not nearly as pretty, but mighty tasty! While everything was still warm I added the remaining marshmallows and chocolate chips.

Leave everything to cool for about 30 minutes. This will let the chocolate harden.

Store in an airtight container. The leftovers stored in a Ziploc kept for about 5 days.

Want to make it look fancy? Grab some clear treat bags and ribbon from the craft store. I got the blue gingham ribbon from the $1 ribbon bin at Michael's. The bags were around $3 for 75 with a coupon. Break off hunks, add it to the bag, tie a bow and you're set!

My husband, toddler, and I inhaled this stuff. I received some great reviews from party goers as well. I loved that it was quick to make, and very budget friendly. I'm sure it will get made for play dates and parties to come.

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1 comment:

  1. how well does this ship? and can you send it to me? it looks delicious!