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Our dear friends, Julia and Aaron, invited us over to dinner tonight. We absolutely love hanging out with them! We are all pretty laid back, our kids are the same age, and we have a love for good food and good conversation. They provided some pretty excellent empanadas, from a nearby joint, and I brought a dessert. Man, everything was so good! I think my favorite was the black bean and corn empanada! So much flavor! If you have never had empanadas, you’re missing out! Seriously… you are!

I recently bought a new tart pan and really wanted to create something revolving around chocolate. So, I knew that I would make a quick ganache and go from there. Marshmallows… they make most everything better. Graham crackers, sweet potatoes, hot chocolate, rice crispies…. by itself… you get the picture. So, the natural choice would be S’mores tart. Simple. No fuss. Always excellent.

It’s so simple… it’s almost too easy to really blog about it, to be honest. But, man… I’m gonna.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar (granulated or brown… use brown if you love life)
6 TBSP melted butter
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips (I like Guittard)
1-2 cups of miniature marshmallows

  • Pre-heat your oven to 375°; lightly spray your tart pan with non-stick spray
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the first three ingredients until the graham crackers are nice and moist.
  • Pour the graham mixture into the tart pan and press evenly, make sure to get an even edge around the pan to ensure the ganache will not escape.
  • Place the tart pan onto a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  • In a medium sauce pan, combine the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate on medium-low heat. Stirring often, allow the chocolate to melt until silky smooth.
  • Immediately pour the ganache into the tart pan and even it out with an offset spatula. Immediately press your marshmallows into the ganache and allow the tart to set for at least 30 minutes.
  • Using either a kitchen torch or the broiler of your oven, toast the marshmallows.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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