Roasting marshmallows over the campfire is one of the quintessential childhood memories. Making those marshmallows into s’mores makes it all the better. In the dead of winter when kids are for the most part stuck inside, getting surprised with s’mores can turn an ordinary day into a memorable one!
When I saw the new Peeps holiday in the craft store (of all places!), I knew right away that I was going to use them to make some fun s’mores for the kids.
There were two types that I got…Chocolate Mousse Marshmallow Reindeer Peeps and Gingerbread Flavoured Marshmallow Gingerbread Men Peeps. I knew that the gingerbread ones would taste great with chocolate and graham crackers and I decided to try mint with the chocolate mousse flavoured ones to give them even more of a Christmas taste.
I made some on regular graham wafers and others on gluten free graham crackers so that Einstein could also enjoy this surprise middle of the week, for no reason at all treat!
For the gingerbread flavoured s’mores, I used Jersey Milk chocolate and for the chocolate mousse flavoured ones, I used Mint Aero for some and After Eight bars for others (the After Eight bar tasted better in my opinion but the Mint Aero is nut free which is a consideration for us because Miss Optimism has a severe nut allergy and we liked that the Mint Aero ones showed green and brown when melted).
I melted the chocolate on top of the graham crackers in the microwave and then placed the Peeps above before topping with another graham cracker. The kids were super excited to try them. There wasn’t a clear consensus about which holiday s’mores flavour was better but all of them were quickly devoured!
This is an easy little thing you can do to change things up for an after school snack or homeschool break time that will delight your kids. Of course because you can make these in the microwave, kids can easily make them too.