Monday, August 26, 2013

Take 5 S'mores Bites


Summer is not over folks. 

I repeat, SUMMER IS NOT OVER.

Yet. 

As I try desperately try to hold onto the last bit of the season; margaritas on the patio, sun-kissed cheeks, and, of course, my beloved tank tops and flip flops, the world is happily trading in their key limes for pumpkin at an alarming rate. I mean, c'mon. We've only just got our gazebo up. Let me enjoy it a little while longer. 

If that doesn't add injury to insult, the fact that there are Halloween costumes, decorations, and a plethora of pumpkin-shaped candy displayed in all their gory and glory in shops all over the city really isn't helping my case. 

So until that very last leaf slips into something more jewel-toned, this Mama is not going down without a fight. I am gonna happily eat these amazing treats and sing campfire songs around the pit. 

In my bathing suit. Complete with rubber ducky inner tube. 

If they fit after eating all of them. 



TAKE 5 S'MORES BITES

These bites are a fun take on the already amazing Take 5 candy bars (and the sadly discontinued Max 5 bars in Canada). 

1 bag small pretzels - square works best, but twisty will work as well
1 bag large marshmallows
1 jar dulce de leche or caramel sauce - it must be spreadable
1 jar peanut butter
1 package chocolate coating, like CandiQuik
1 graham cracker, finely crushed

Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with parchment paper. On the top side of a marshmallow*, apply a generous dollop of peanut butter; on the flip side, apply a generous dollop of dulce de leche. Place 2 pretzels on either side and apply slight pressure. 

*If you find the marshmallow is too big, feel free to cut it down to accommodate your preferred size. The chocolate coating will cover any imperfections. 

Melt coating chocolate in a heat-proof dish, or if using CandiQuik, prepare according to package. Dip entire assembled pretzel into chocolate, allowing excess chocolate to drip off, and place on parchment paper. Immediately sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs. Allow to set before enjoying. 

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17 Responses to “Take 5 S'mores Bites”

  1. I will cling to summer by my teeth!! STAY SUMMER, STAY! These bites look like lil pieces of heaven, YUMMMMMMYYYY!

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    1. Thanks Kayle! Yeah, I'm right with you. I'm determined to make it last as long as possible. XO

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  2. Oh, I am trying to get outside and enjoy as much of what is left of summer. These Take 5 S'more Bites look delicious!

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    1. Hi Alley! I am not giving up summer without a fight. It's been quite cool and drab the first half. It's not fair. Drag it out with me! XO

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  3. I with you! I'm hanging onto the last of Summer as long as I can. I love these little s'mores bites. Baking these in the middle of Winter will go a long way in remembering and looking forward to the return of my favourite season.

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    1. Hi Paula! It's been a tough season this year. We were totally cheated the first half with cooler weather. The winter is way too long to have that happen. I won't go down without a fight. Thanks for the s'mores love! XO

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    2. This cooking Grandma will adore doing this for her grandaughters...Good for you for making this happen...THANKS

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    3. Aw, thank you! I used to love making treats with my Grammy - your Granddaughters will love you even more and never forget it! XO

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  4. DO NOT look at my blog. I have dived into fall with wreck-less abandon! :) But I'm sure that come December I will be crying about the end of summer and cursing my pumpkin loving ways. These look amazing!! Take 5 bars are my absolute favorite, so I can't wait to try these!! Pinning!

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    1. Hi Lisa! I actually love your blog! I will admit, I fell into the Fall baking pressure cooker this week. Constantly looking at posts of pumpkin, apples...damn, made me hungry! Plus j'adore those warm and fuzzy smells, so it's kind of hard not to. Thanks for the s'mores love - and pinning! XO

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  5. Oh man...I'd love some of these right now! Making a mental list of what I've got in the cupboard. :)
    Kelly

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    1. Hi Kelly! These are super easy to make - and so good! Thank goodness sweater weather is upon us. I've eaten waaaay too many! XO

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    2. Hi Kelly! These are super easy to make - and so good! Thank goodness sweater weather is upon us. I've eaten waaaay too many! XO

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  6. Holy moly, these little treats would be so dangerous at my house! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks Karly! These were very dangerous is my house. TRUST ME. XO

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  7. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-link-up-32/
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

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  8. These look awesome!!!! Love a s'more I can enjoy all year round!

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