This Spring I will be teaching cooking classes to kids through a community food organization here in Hartford. In preparation, I am testing some “kid friendly” recipes, trying to amass a curriculum. (Needless to say, anticipate plenty of “cooking with kids” recipes in the future.) Here is my first try…
What child (or adult for that matter) doesn’t love the classic campfire combination of chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers? These s’more cupcakes are very simple and a great recipe for young chefs. With very few ingredients and just two simple “mixing” steps, kids can help from start to finish. Before the cupcakes are baked, each is adored with one kiss and four marshmallows – the perfect place to enlist tiny fingers! (And get in some counting while you’re at it). I also like these cupcakes for kids because they are baked in mini muffin tins, so the cupcakes are the perfect size – no extreme sugar rushes here.
Enjoy these little nostalgic treats!
A quick note about the recipe: Don’t be worried when you don’t see flour in the ingredient list. These “cupcakes” use graham cracker crumbs in place of flour. I admit that I was skeptical myself, but the added baking soda helps to leaven and lighten the “cake” and you don’t notice a difference.
Recipe: S’more Cupcakes