I love how easy these Valentine Smores with Peeps are to make–and how epic-ally yummy they turn out. They’re simply the best heart smores recipe I’ve ever enjoyed and a perfect treat for a Valentines party. Don’t miss these other awesome smores recipes!
If you’re just here for the smores, I’ll be honest, I’m there with you. I mean, Valentines is such a fleeting thing.
So, check out these awesome 30+ Ways to Make Smores. You’re definitely going to want to bookmark it!
But back to these delectable beauties and their awesome heart-of-marshmallow-yumminess. Pun totally intended.
Now, I’m not telling you that my sweetheart peeps smores aren’t the most perfect thing in the world, because they kind of are. But, if you wanted to make my white chocolate smores a little bit differently, you could certainly use dark chocolate or regular marshmallows.
Nothing is stopping you.
Also, nothing is stopping you from letting these cool completely and popping them into cellophane bags to give to the kids to pass out with their Valentines cards at their Valentines party!
Tips to Make Valentines Smores with Peeps
Ok. First, don’t overheat your melted chocolate. That will make it tough and lumpy. So, just let them get melty.
Don’t wait too long to put your marshmallow hearts onto the chocolate and top with remaining piece of graham cracker, and press down so that the marshmallow and chocolate mush out to the edges to snack on them with every bite. Because it’s not like you can cut off all the edges of a graham cracker.
You can use chocolate chips if you want, instead of the little chocolate bars, but to keep them on the graham cracker, drop a heart shaped cookie cutter over them.
If you want your heart shaped marshmallows to be toasted marshmallow, you can put them back in the oven for 4 minutes.
This is already a sweet treat, but if you love the idea of sending them along to the kids as part of their Valentines Party, you can glam them up just a bit more by taking a moment to dip the peeps smores in chocolate then let them cool in a baking dish or on the baking sheet while you drop sprinkles on them. You know, because sprinkles never hurt anyone.
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Make it a Meal:
Main Dish: Chicken and Sausage Sheet Pan
Starch Side: Scalloped Potatoes
Refreshing Drink: Cotton Candy Mocktail
Best Valentine Recipes:
Once you make this Valentine Smores with Peeps Recipe, you’ll see that making lovey-dovey recipes for the big V-day is the perfect way to bond with the kids. Or just enjoy having an excuse for pink food options. Whatever. Here’s some awesome Valentines recipes you’re definitely going to love:
Why does everyone love s’mores so much?
S’mores have become a beloved dessert around the globe due to their several delectable elements. With its unique combination of sweet, crunchy, and soft texture, many people cannot resist biting into a delicious s’more.
The contrasting textures between marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers also play an important role in why they are so popular.
Furthermore, the process of making them is enjoyable as it encourages sharing among family and friends while creating memories that last much longer than the taste!
Ultimately, this scrumptious treat has made a lasting impression on sweet lovers of all ages.
What is a way to change up the s’mores flavor and taste?
One way to alter the flavor of a traditional s’more is by adding something extra. For instance, one could include an additional ingredient such as marshmallow fluff, peanut butter chips, or Nutella spread between the graham cracker, chocolate bar, and marshmallow.
Other possibilities may involve using a different type of graham crackers, such as a flavored variety or even a cookie, or altering the type of chocolate used.
Furthermore, switching out the marshmallow for other marshmallows is also an option.
For instance, a puffy vegan marshmallow or even something like strawberry-flavored mallows can add a whole new variety and flavor to your s’more, and make for an enjoyable experience all around.
Can you save s’mores to eat for later?
The answer to the question of whether it is possible to save s’mores for later consumption is yes. S’mores are typically created by roasting marshmallows over an open flame, then layering them between two graham crackers and a piece of chocolate.
Although these delightful treats are best enjoyed fresh and hot, there are ways for s’mores fans to store them for later eating.
One option is to freeze the s’more once assembled; this prevents further cooking and preserves the texture and flavor of the treat until it’s time to thaw and eat.
Another method is to pack ingredients separately and wait until it is time for consumption before creating the treat in its entirety.
Though there will be some loss of crunchiness due to reduced time spent on the heat source, a tasty snack can be saved for later with either method.
Can you use flavored marshmallows for s’mores?
Certainly, one may opt to use flavored marshmallows for s’mores. From classic popular selections such as chocolate and strawberry to more obscure flavors such as key lime or birthday cake, these alternative marshmallow varieties allow for greater creativity when crafting the iconic campfire treat.
For example, chefs have been known to combine multiple types of flavored marshmallows with exciting ingredients like crushed candy pieces or peanut butter-filled pretzels that create unique flavor profiles.
However, it would be wise to ensure the quality and freshness of the marshmallows before using them to best preserve the inherent flavor characteristics that make s’mores so desirable.
More S’mores Recipes:
If you’re anything like me, you’ve already decided that making smores should definitely be on your weekly rotation of after school snacks with the kids. I mean, they’re so easy and so very yummy! What’s the excuse?!
So here’s some epically yummy s’mores recipes you’re definitely going to love:
Valentines Smores with Peeps
These Valentines Smores with Peeps are the best Valentines treats ever made. So simple, but so yummy, you can eat all of them yourself--but I won't. I swear, I will share.
- 8 Strawberry Crème Peeps
- Ghirardelli White Chocolate Bar (8 Squares)
- 8 Graham Crackers
- Pre-heat your oven to 275 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Break all of your graham crackers in half, making 16 pieces.
- Place 8 pieces of graham cracker on a prepared cookie sheet.
- Top each graham cracker piece with a square of chocolate.
- Place this in the oven for 4 minutes.
- Take out and immediately place a heart peep on top of each piece of melty chocolate.
- Place another half of graham cracker on top and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 140Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g