Pretzel S’mores Bites


Since summer started I have been craving a good S’more. I know that S’mores are usually campfire food, but no one in their right mind would sit around a campfire in June in Florida. Well, unless they wanted to die from a heat stroke or literally melt away. So I whipped up a batch of these Pretzel S’mores Bites as a salty/sweet way to have my S’more without dying.

So when I saw this S’mores Bite while checking out at Publix, I turned around my cart and went and picked up the ingredients for homemade marshmallows. I knew I could make it myself, but way better.

First I started with homemade marshmallows — I used Alton Brown’s recipe of course. They are at the top of the list for things worth making yourself. Yes you can buy them for a couple dollars at the grocery store, but they truly do not taste the same as fresh homemade marshmallows. Like fresh homemade bread, they might be a pain to make but it’s so worth it for that first delicious bite!

Then I dipped those marshmallows in some delectable dark chocolate and sandwiched them between two Pretzels¬†(I used Pretzel Crisp pretzels because they are flat and work perfectly…plus they provide pretzel in every bite!).¬†I wanted to use pretzels, instead of traditional graham crackers, because I love combo of salty and sweet! These really filled my craving and I could not stop munching on them. It got so bad that I had to give them away to the neighbors because I could not stop myself!

If it’s not 100 degrees where you live, or you can stand the heat of a fire, this would also make a wonderful twist on the traditional s’more! Just toast the marshmallow like normal, slap on a couple squares of dark chocolate and sandwich it up with some pretzels!

Pretzel S'more Bites

Recipe Note: The only thing I do differently (to Alton Browns recipe for Homemade Marshmallows) is double the vanilla or add a vanilla bean. Otherwise it's perfect!

Ingredients:

Directions:

Line a baking sheet or counter top with parchment paper.In a small bowl, microwave dark chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until smooth.Dip half (or whole!) marshmallow in melted dark chocolate and immediately sandwich between two pretzels.Eat immediately for a melted chocolate snack or place on parchment paper to let harden. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.