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Easy S’mores Muffins Recipe You Can Bake With Your Kids

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Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Blogger Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Since Sam is finally starting to get excited about baking with me, I’ve been trying to establish “in the kitchen’ holiday traditions with him. We made chocolate stuffed shortbread cookies a little while ago. I’ve had the idea of easy-to-bake S’mores Muffins in my mind for quite a while now as a food idea for a camping party or an activity for a baking party. But the comfort-food quality of a muffin with marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers seemed perfect for Christmas as well. As part of my ambassadorship with Gay Lea (a brand I love), I had received the more adorable kid-sized apron and chef’s hat. Sam donned them and we turned a snowy Sunday afternoon into a baking party. Because I created a lot of kid-friendly steps with these muffins, he had a blast. And, truth be told, so did I.

S'mores Muffin Recipe That's Easy to Make with Kids

This recipe is made for baking with kids. I’ve eliminated as many steps as I could to make sure that things go quickly and that the focus is on the little ones having fun. I used a simple sour cream muffin batter as my basis because I thought it would be very forgiving (it was).

S'mores Muffin Recipe

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine 2 eggs, 1 250g carton of GayLea low fat sour cream, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1/2 cup melted Gay Lea unsalted butter, 1/2 vegetable or grape seed oil and 2/3 cup sugar. Blend until smooth.

S'mores Muffin Recipe

Step 2: In a separate bowl, sift 2 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.

Step 3: Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients. 

Step 4: Fold in 1 cup of chocolate chips.

S'mores Muffin Recipe

Step 5: Combine 2 tablespoons of melted butter with 1/2 cup of graham wafer crumbs. Mix and set aside.

Step 6: Line a muffin tin with two liners per muffin. (This will ensure the muffin comes out smoothly when the marshmallow melts.)

S'mores Muffin Recipe

Step 7: Put 1 tablespoon of the muffin mixture into the bottom of a muffin cup. Press one large marshmallow into the mixture.

S'mores Muffins

Step 8: Cover the marshmallows with 1 tablespoon of the muffin mixture. (Tip: Once the kids have finished, double check that the marshmallows have been completely covered. Or once, the marshmallow on the inside melts, you will have lopsided muffins.)

S'mores Muffin Recipe

Step 9: Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of your reserved graham wafer mix over each muffin.

Step 10: Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and add three mini marshmallows to the top of each muffin. Set under the oven’s broiler for about 30 seconds (keep a watchful eye) to toast the mini marshmallows a golden brown.

S'mores Muffins Recipe

You’ll notice when the muffins are cut open, the marshmallow has disappeared. Sam though this was the coolest thing ever. {To be four again, LOL}

Sour Cream S'mores Muffin Recipe - Easy to Make with Kids

I love making these memories. He’s growing up so fast and the time is so precious. I hope your little ones enjoy making this recipe as much as we did. 

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.

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