my first attempt = my first fail

ok so the first post in here was going to be about these taffy apple cupcakes i found in a cupcake cookbook i have. they were for a halloweenie roast. i was all excited. they were going to look like little miniature taffy apples. on a stick and all.


they didn’t work out.

they were good little muffin like cupcakes but they weren’t about to go on a stick. let alone be dipped in caramel and then rolled in nuts. i tried. i sweet-talked them. i got angry. i tried it all. but no. they said “we don’t think so. we are just fine to make you rethink what you bring to the halloweenie roast at the last minute. you can bring us to the office.” so that’s where they ended up. i mean let’s face it, if your office is like my office, people there are vultures. bring them food and it disappears. don’t get me wrong. when someone else puts something in the kitchen, i’m just as guilty at being that vulture. so long story short… i dipped the tops of the little muffins in caramel, put some pecans on top and brought them to the office and rethought my whole halloweenie plan. but before i move on to that and the recipe, here’s a picture of my non-sticked taffy apple muffin/cupcakes:

so i had to rethink this halloweenie roast sweet treat… i scour all my sweet related cookbooks. not super moved. i scour pinterest and *dingding* we have a winner…. s’mores cobbler. first of all, it’s going to be a sweet treat. second of all, it’s chocolatey. third of all, s’mores makes me think of fall. last of all, there’s cooked marshmallows.

questioning my excitement over the cooked marshmallows? why? who doesn’t like a good toasted marshmallow?? i mean jelly belly even has a toasted marshmallow flavor. when i make s’mores, i don’t need no stinking chocolate or graham cracker. i just want the burnt marshmallow. so i went to the store and bought what i needed and got to work. the recipe was super simple. i mean simple enough that even my mom would possibly attempt it. (not that she’s not a good cook. she just prefers recipes that don’t involve an entire day in the kitchen.) it’s a total of 6 steps and 7 ingredients. and it turned out delicious. it had everyone asking, “what is that??” and then it had people going back for more. i would say… success.

S’Mores Cobbler

  • 1 (5oz) chocolate pudding (cook & serve varity)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 graham crackers (split in half)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 bag large marshmallows (about 40)
  1. combine milk and pudding in a bowl. pour in a greased 13×9 pan.
  2. place halved graham crackers on top of the pudding mixture with some space in between each.
  3. add the chocolate chips on top of graham cracker layer.
  4. spread DRY cake mix on top and put pats of butter on top.
  5. bake at 350F for 25 minutes. mix the dry cake layer so that there isn’t large areas of dry ingredients.
  6. add marshmallows and bake for 8-10 minutes. if needed (or desired) broil under a high broiler to brown marshmallows more.

that’s it. simple huh? and the results are yummy….

tonight i’m making chowder. it’s finally cooling down here so i’m pumped! results to come later.


s’mores cobbler recipe courtsey: Created by Diane


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