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Ok y’all one of my addictions is S’mores I cook them on the grill when I don’t have access to a fire pit and it’s what i love about fall and bonfire season! I won’t lie it’s even why i love being in the RV at campsites more! Confession: I have even made S’mores in the microwaves in a pinch in the middle of winter…..
Well one I love is this Jack-o-Lantern S’mores in a jar. YUM!!
Jack-O-Lantern S’more Trifle
48 Jack-O-Lantern Peeps (if making 12 mini trifles – this recipe will make 12)
2 C. of graham cracker crumbs (I place graham crackers in a large Ziploc and use a rolling pin to crush).
1 container of chocolate syrup to pour over the trifles.
12 ½ pint jelly jars
Cupcake Ingredients –
½ C. butter, softened to room temperature
1 C. milk
1 tsp. white vinegar
1 ½ C. flour
1 C. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1/3 C. cocoa powder
#1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease 12ct. cupcake tin.
#2. In a medium bowl combine the ½ cup of softened butter, 2 eggs, milk, sugar and vinegar. Beat until smooth.
#3. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Mix well and slowly fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients stirring until smooth and all lumps are gone.
#4. Pour the batter evenly into the cupcake tin and bake 19-21 minutes. Around 19 minutes insert a clean toothpick into the cupcakes and if it comes out clean they are done.
Let cool completely before assembling your trifles.
Assembling the Trifles –
#1. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, use your fingers or a butter knife and rip them apart one at a time. Place ½ of the cupcake in the bottom of the jar. Next layer with some of the graham cracker crumbs. I did about 1 cm but it doesn’t have to be perfect.
#2. Next, place four Jack-O-Lantern Peeps around the perimeter of the ½ pint jar facing them outward. Four is the perfect number and they will be able to touch and support themselves. Add some chocolate cupcake in the middle section and them some on top of the Jack-O-Lanterns and then another layer of graham cracker crumbs.
Again, it doesn’t have to be perfect and if you have older kiddos they can help with the layering.
#3. Use the chocolate syrup as a topping and enjoy! Easy!