6.24.2014

The Picnic Game: Fourth of July Picnic S'more Tartlets



Did you ever play the picnic game as a child? Well, Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations is hosting a virtual Picnic. In order to participate in the Picnic Game, each blogger chooses a letter and brings a dish that begins with that letter.  Join in the fun!
To see the entire list completed, come back and click on the basket on July 1st....in time for Picnic Month!






And my letter is F: Fourth of July Picnic S'more Tartlets
Adapted from the cookbook Cutie Pies by Dani Cone



Ingredients:
1 (12 ounce bag) of semisweet chocolate chips
5 cups mini marshmallows
6 graham crackers, crushed
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 packages ready made Pillsbury pie crust ( or make your own pie crust)

Method:
Preheat oven to 375.
Mix all ingredients except crust and set aside.
Roll out your crust fairly thinly and cut 3 inch rounds out of your pie crust, re-rolling unused dough. You should get 30 or so.
Press each circle into mini-muffin cup, pressing down and up the sides to form a little pie crust. Spoon the filling into the shells to just below the top. Bake 15 minutes.  Cool.


Cook's Note: I found after 10 minutes the marshmallows and chocolate had melted into a puddle before the crust was even baked. So I left them in there the full 15 minutes, made certain the crust was baked through, then removed them from the oven, added more filling to each cup and put it quickly under the broiler. 

Cute idea, gooey when warm, but they firm up nicely after they cool and are a snap to take along on a picnic. Decadently delicious!

32 comments:

  1. Very original! I wonder how these festive tartlets taste...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. I love these tartlets Barbara! beautiful!

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  3. HI Barbara!

    Oh this are just GREAT treats for the Picnic!!! And of course, the fourth of July too!!! It just wouldn't be a picnic with S'mores!!!

    Thank you so much for joing the Picnic Game once again, Barbara. Just wait until you see the other yummies we have! I'm off to email you right now!!!

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    1. Oh Barbara, Everyone's dishes look so "purty"

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  4. Hi Barbara,

    How fun to be going on a picnic with all the yummy food.
    I have only had Eccles cakes with dried fruit and spices - the leek, spinach and blue cheese would make a nice change.
    happy week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  5. If all the picnic foods look like those...then I would go on picnic everyday!

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  6. Great picnic treats there...your tartlets look just delicious, with the flags - so proud!

    ela h.
    Gray Apron

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  7. How fun. The prawns with the basil leaves are spectacular.
    Sam

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  9. The tarts look so cute too..boys would love :)

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  10. You really captured the picnic spirit here! I am looking forward to it.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com ...letter "c"

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  11. This is definitely a fun blog activity. The s'mores tarts are incredible.

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  12. Such a fun pick for "F"! These would be a big warm summer day hit!

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  13. Hi Barbara, love to have your S'mores Tartlets for tea! Looks so delish and tempting. See you at the picnic and cheers :)

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  14. What a cute idea! I know my grands would love these as we will be having many 'picnics' on the patio with them this summer :)

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  15. Barbara, please sit next to me at the picnic. I must try these delights. As usual, you more than come through with a real treat.

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  16. Delicious. You can't go wrong with s'mores :)

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  17. What an adorable way to celebrate the 4th of July!

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  18. Such sweet little pies! S'mores sounds good to me. Would really love to have some at the picnic!

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  19. I wish I could attend a real picnic with this menu! Those little tarts are so cute. S'mores are perfect for the 4th of July!

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  20. this is a great idea! i've never seen a tart made using s'more ingredients but it's just a great idea.

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  21. What gorgeous little tarts - they sound delicious!

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  22. Howdy Barbara ! Your s'more tartlet looks wonderful. Mind if I pack a few home with me? See you at the party.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  23. Basil Leaves in Caramelized Prawns looks amazing. I don't even like prawns but I'd nibble if those showed up at a picnic.

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  24. Hurray for the return of the Picnic Game! If I were around, your Fourth of July S'mores wouldn't last past July 3rd!

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  25. Hi Barbara, I also joined the Picnic Game...with the letter V...this is my first season, and I'm really looking forward to try your cute, and yummy little S'mores tartlets. Perfect size for a picnic, with so many choices!

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  26. These are perfect for the picnic!

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  27. These beat the mess of s'mores made over the fire, although I think the kids like the fun of roasting the marshmallows. Great way to enhance a picnic, even if it's rained out!

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  28. It wouldn't be summer without s'mores would it! What a clever idea "fancying" them up like this. Perfect for the picnic--I'll be right over!

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  29. Hi Barbara , can't wait to sample the s`mores just love them , nice meeting you and see you at the picnic .

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  30. I'm with Marjie - as usual - I'm no fan of the messy campfire version, but cannot wait to try these!

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