S'mores Donuts! Mmmm
Let's talk about s'mores....grahams, chocolate and mallows. How can you go wrong, am I right? These gooey treats transcend the typical dessert for me, they are simple and straight to the point. The point being, if it's not messy, you're not doing it the right way. We love making the camp-out favorites over the summer, but sometimes when you are feeding a crowd, they're not ideal. So how do we provide s'mores to the masses? DONUTS!
Now that I've got your attention, let's talk about donuts! I do have the handy-dandy donut pan by Wilton, which helps a lot. And I wanted these to be quick and stress-free, so I used a cake mix. So they aren't so much donuts as baked round cakes that look like donuts. I consulted Pinterest to find out how to translate cake mix to donut mix (check out my Gonuts board). For my S'mores Donuts, you will need:
1 box Devil's Food Chocolate cake mix
1/4 cup veg oil
1 cup water
1 can chocolate frosting
1 jar marshmallow creme
1 sleeve graham crackers
1 jar JetPuffed mallow bits (or mini mallows if you can't find them)
Makes about 15 donuts.
1. Set your oven to 350, and spray your pan. Mix together the cake mix, egg, water and oil until there are no lumps. To get the batter into the donut pan, I used the old ziploc-bag-in-a-glass trick to pipe it in. Looks kinda like what my dogs leave out in the backyard, but trust me they look and taste scrumptious. I gave the pan a tap and shake on the counter to spread the batter out, then bake for 12-15 minutes. Let them cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, to ensure easy removal.
2. Decorate! To make the chocolate frosting easier to work with, put in a microwave safe bowl, and heat for 15-30 seconds, or until it's a smoother and looser consistency. Flip the dount upside down into the bowl of frosting and swirl to coat the donut top. For the marshmallow creme, I did the same. Heat for 10 seconds at a time until it's runny. I then used a spoon to drizzle it over the first layer of chocolate frosting.
For the grahams, I crushed them with my fingers. I wanted them to have some bigger pieces of graham and not be completely pulverized. I save that trick for making "sand".....
I mixed the mallow bits into the grahams and sprinkled over the top. Or you could just leave them chocolate. I won't judge.
There you have it. S'mores, in dount form. Possibly just as messy as actual s'mores, but a bit more crowd-friendly. If you don't have a donut pan, these could be cupcakes instead! I think I will give that a try, and scoop out some of the middle after they are baked so that I can insert the mallow creme directly into the cupcakes! What do you think?
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