Do you love s’mores? They are one of my favorite summer treats and when I can turn them into something this adorable, well enough said. Gather the kids and make a batch of these gooey beach party s’mores treats today:)
Laura here from Left on Peninsula Road. With only a few ingredients and a microwave, these Beach Party S’mores Treats will be a sweet addition to your next beach (or pool) party, and there’s no bonfire required.
Here’s What You Need To Make Beach Party S’mores
- Ritz Crackers for a Sweet & Salty S’more (or Vanilla Wafers if you prefer)
- Large Marshmallows (cut in half)
- Teddy Grahams (1 per s’more)
- LifeSavers Gummies (1 per s’more)
- Blue Candy Melts (I melted about 3-4 per s’more)
- Food Markers (for sunglasses and marshmallow beach ball–totally optional!)
How To Assemble Your Beach Party Treats
This sweet and salty Beach Party S’more goes together a lot like these Back to School Apple S’mores.
If you’d like your bears to have sunglasses, it’s easiest to draw them on first.
But they look pretty cute even if they aren’t rockin’ the shades!
Next, melt blue candy melts according to package directions. (I melted 3-4 per cracker.) Dip Ritz cracker tops (one per s’more) in the blue candy coating. Spread the melted candy with a knife if necessary. Leave the coating a little thicker in the center of the cracker to help secure the “Teddy Graham swimmer.” Put a Teddy Graham in a “Lifesaver floatie” and press into the blue candy coating. Make one floating bear top for each s’more.
Let the decorated crackers cool on wire rack or wax paper. If you’re in a hurry, they’ll set faster in the refrigerator.
Once the the candy coating has hardened, place half of a large marshmallow, cut-side-down, on a plain Ritz cracker. Heat in microwave on a microwave safe plate until the marshmallow puffs. (Note: Microwaves vary so watch carefully. Mine puffed in about 12 seconds in a 1200 watt oven. Fresh marshmallows puff the fastest.)
Top with a decorated Ritz cracker. If you’re not eating immediately, set aside to cool. (Try not to bump the Teddy Graham since the heat of the marshmallow might melt the top a little.)
Quick Serving Tip: Graham Cracker crumbs make excellent edible sand!
I’ve made these microwave s’mores the night before and stored them covered at room temperature. Enjoy!
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