Mini teddy bears chill out in toasted marshmallow hot tubs filled with super-easy chocolate bourbon ganache and edged in graham cracker crumbs. If these sassy s'mores don't own your party, you're not having enough fun.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 s'mores
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place 1/2 of the chocolate pieces in a bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.

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  • Heat cream in a small saucepan just until it boils; pour over chocolate pieces. Let mixture stand for 1 to 2 minutes. Gently whisk until ganache is smooth; whisk in bourbon, a little at a time, until smooth. The ganache will thicken as it cools.

  • Insert a fork into 1 end of a marshmallow without pushing it through all the way. Toast over a gas or electric burner set to medium-low, rotating until all sides are browned and marshmallow is puffed, about 1 minute per side. Hold the marshmallow high enough so the heat causes the marshmallow to puff up without catching on fire. Don't brown the top end where the fork is inserted.

  • Place marshmallow on the prepared baking sheet, using a second fork to help slide the marshmallow off the fork. After a few seconds, the untoasted top will sink down, forming a hollow space in the center of the marshmallow. Repeat with the rest of the marshmallows. Chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.

  • Melt the remaining chocolate pieces in a microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl in 15-second intervals, stirring after each melting, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir chocolate until smooth; cool slightly.

  • Spread melted chocolate onto top and bottom of each marshmallow and dip into the crushed graham crackers. Chill in refrigerator for 10 minutes.

  • Whisk the cooled ganache until fluffy; pipe into each marshmallow using a pastry bag or plastic bag with a corner cut off. Garnish each "hot tub" with a teddy bear-shaped graham snack.

Cook's Note:

Flavoring the ganache with bourbon is optional. You can use any other liqueur, or leave out the alcohol altogether for a kid-friendly version.

Nutrition Facts

80 calories; protein 0.7g 1% DV; carbohydrates 11.8g 4% DV; fat 3.5g 5% DV; cholesterol 4.8mg 2% DV; sodium 19.1mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2015
A co-worker of mine made these and brought them in to share with everybody and they were awesome. Super tasty and pretty cool looking. I hope she gets a giant raise. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/02/2015
Made them for the grandkids and looked adorable but very labor intensive. I had my husband help me roast them over our gas stove Seemed to take forever. Then the marshmallows were so soft even after being refrigerated they were very hard to handle to dip into the chocolate & graham crumbs. I was a chocolatier for 32 years so the chocolate was the easy part for me even tho my ganache remained too runny. I had to add more cream to thicken it up so I could pipe it. If you want to make these give yourself plenty of time and have patience. I would not make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2015
A co-worker of mine made these and brought them in to share with everybody and they were awesome. Super tasty and pretty cool looking. I hope she gets a giant raise. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2015
These sound amazing and so very creative but I've one problem. Toasting the marshmallows sounds like something I wouldn't have the time/energy for and not even sure if I could do it on my flat stove top. Anyone out there have ideas on how to do this in the oven or under the broiler on a parchment lined sheet?? Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/02/2015
Made them for the grandkids and looked adorable but very labor intensive. I had my husband help me roast them over our gas stove Seemed to take forever. Then the marshmallows were so soft even after being refrigerated they were very hard to handle to dip into the chocolate & graham crumbs. I was a chocolatier for 32 years so the chocolate was the easy part for me even tho my ganache remained too runny. I had to add more cream to thicken it up so I could pipe it. If you want to make these give yourself plenty of time and have patience. I would not make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2015
I only ate one but I wish I had about 20. These were so decadent rich and wonderful. So worth the effort to create these little masterpieces. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2015
Delicious AND adorable! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2015
These were delicious! Admittedly I did not make them - but the end result was that right combination of toasty marshmallow crunchy graham crackers and rich chocolate just like s'mores you have as a kid but spiked with just enough bourbon to make these feel like a real grown-up treat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2015
Loved it! Such a great idea and tastes delicious too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2019
I made this for a party and it was a huge hit! Thanks for posting it. I ended up making two batches. One with alcohol and one without for the kids. It took a few tries to get the marshmallows to cooperate. And it was a bit labor intensive. I suggest -have a partner to help with the assembly. They were a blast though. I would totally make them again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2015
These were absolutely delicious! Read More
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