Schedules And S’mores Cups

Can we just pretend that I’m not heading back to school today?  Just for a little while longer?

We can’t?  Darn!

As long as it has to happen, here’s a look at my schedule –

This semester isn’t terrible with the amount of time actually spent in class, but with six different courses there will be a lot to juggle.  And we were told that the work-load was going to sharply increase.

But as you saw, I don’t have class until after noon today, so can we think about happier things now?  Things like this –

S’mores Cups, makes 16 cups

[adapted from my S’mores Brownies]

ingredients for bottom layer

  • 10 sheets graham crackers (4 rectangles = 1 sheet)
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar

ingredients for top layer

  • 2 squares Baker’s unsweetened chocolate
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg and 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 16 marshmallows

instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.  Line two cupcake tins with 16 liners.
  2. Place graham crackers in a large freezer baggie and bang at them like crazy with a rolling-pin or sturdy plastic cup.  A few chunks are ok, but overall you want crumbs.  Add 2 Tbsp sugar to the bag and shake to combine.
  3. Place 5 Tbsp of butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave until completely melted.  Pour graham cracker crumbs into butter and stir until all of the crumbs are wet.
  4. Place 1 heaping Tbsp of graham cracker mixture into the bottom of each cupcake liner.  Use your finger tips to gently press it down, forming a bottom crust.  Set aside.
  5. Place baking chocolate and 6 Tbsp butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted.  Do 30 second intervals on low-power, stirring regularly.
  6. Stir 1 cup sugar into melted chocolate-butter mixture.  Allow to cool for 1 – 2 minutes.
  7. Stir in eggs and vanilla extract.
  8. Fold in flour.  Then fold in chocolate chips.
  9. Spoon 1 heaping Tbsp of brownie batter into each cupcake liner.
  10. Press 1 marshmallow vertically into the center of each cup.
  11. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center of a brownie comes out clean.

What is on your “happier things” list this week?

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