Let’s talk about S’mores. They are my favorite dessert in the history of all desserts. To me, nothing beats the combo of graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate. (And I’m sorry, but it has to be Hershey’s Milk Chocolate. Nothing else will do.) While classic s’mores have a special place in my heart, I also have room in my heart – and stomach – for pretty much any s’mores-inspired dessert. S’mores cake? Yes please! S’mores brownies? Be still my heart. S’mores cookies? I’ll take two! But I wanted to do something a little different for our most recent family BBQ. An easy weeknight dessert. And so, S’mores Parfaits were born.
Doesn’t that look delicious? I think so too! Besides being super tasty, it’s super easy and quick to make. Winner winner, s’mores after dinner!
I grabbed my basic s’mores ingredients: graham cracker squares, A 6-pack of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars, and some marshmallows. You’ll need mini marshmallows for the parfait, but grab some big ones too so you can make some classic s’mores with the leftover graham crackers and chocolate! The other ingredients you’ll need are a large box of pudding, and a jar of marshmallow cream. (I went with vanilla pudding, but I’m thinking that white chocolate would have been really tasty too.)
Anyway, let’s get this recipe started. If you’ve ever made pudding, you know that it involves whisking or beating for 5 minutes. I’m too lazy for that so I’m going to show you how to do it my way.
Add pudding package to blender, add milk to blender, blend on the highest setting for 5 minutes.
While that’s blending, try your best to measure out 2 cups of Marshmallow Creme. It’s not going to be pretty, and you’ll probably get it all over your hands. That’s okay. Just dump in the blender and put it back on high for another minute. (We’re at 6 minutes now.)
Here’s my favorite part. Gather your s’mores ingredients and your jars or cups or whatever you’re putting your parfaits in.
Crumble a couple of the graham cracker squares into the bottom of the container. For appearance purposes, it looks nicest if you push the crumbs toward the sides of the container. (Don’t get too fancy, we only have 4 minutes left!)
Pour your pudding mix into the center of the container, covering all of the crumbs, and filling it about halfway.
Top with a couple of pieces of crumbled up chocolate and more graham cracker pieces.
Add some more pudding, leaving room for the most important part of all…
Top it off generously with mini marshmallows, more chocolate pieces and some graham cracker pieces. That should use up the last minute, and you’re done! All that’s left to do is eat it. A perfect ending to a Summer get-together.
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