Teddy Bear Hot Tub S'Mores


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
36 s'mores


  • 2 (4 ounce) bars dark chocolate, broken into pieces, divided

  • 4 fluid ounces heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (Optional)

  • 1 (10 ounce) package regular-size marshmallows

  • 2 graham crackers, crushed

  • 36 teddy bear-shaped graham snacks


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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 (per serving)

80 Calories
4g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 4mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.