Thursday, April 7, 2016

S'more Tarts - A Grown Up Treat

I love s'mores! Who doesn't, right? But sadly, we don't have access to a roaring campfire all that often. These individual tarts are a great way to bring back the s'more feeling when you can't make it outside (and bonus you can avoid all the smoke and ash of a real camp out).

This sour cream ganache has a tart/sharp flavour to it and is very rich! I think you could serve two people with one individual tart, if desired.

Makes 4, four inch tarts.


1-1/4 c graham crackers
1/4 c coconut
1/2 c unsalted butter, melted


  1. Combine all three ingredients in a mixing bowl. 
  2. Remove two tablespoons of crumb mixture and set aside.
  3. Press into 4 mini tart pans (10cm/4 inches each) - as compactly as possible.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.


1 cup full fat sour cream at room temperature
210 grams dark chocolate, broken into small pieces


  1. Melt chocolate in double broiler.
  2. Take off heat and stir in sour cream until smooth.

Instructions - final steps

  1. Spoon ganache into graham tarts and smooth.
  2. Place mini marshmallows over ganache to cover tarts.
  3. Set oven to broil with rack about 4 inches from burner.
  4. Place all tarts on a rimmed baking pan and place under broiler. 
  5. Carefully watch until marshmallows are golden brown. You may have to remove individual tarts if you find some browning faster than others.
  6. If desired, drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with left over crumbs.
  7. Can be left covered at room temperature for up to 6 hours.
Too many marshmallows? Never!
Decadence at its best!


  1. Wow!!! These look amazing!
    I am very intrigued with the chocolate sour cream filling.

    I can't wait to try these.

    Have a fantastic weekend

  2. These are super cute! Will definitely try it!

  3. OMG! Sour cream ganache!!!! Where has it been all my life? I know I will love it!
    I made s'more bars once. I started by baking a graham cracker crust in the bottom of the pan, then I placed squares of Hershey's chocolate over top and the residual heat basically melted it so I could just smooth it over after. Then I topped with marshmallows & broiled. Super basic. I think your recipe is better. It's much more sophisticated ;)

  4. Sour cream ganache?! Have you made ganache other ways and have a preference to this? I'm totally intrigued by it.
    Love the idea of having s'mores as a grown up treat!

    1. To be honest I usually use this ganache as a cake frosting! I like it because it is tangy and easy to make and it holds up well to piping and the heat.

  5. What a great idea! These tarts are so pretty and so delicious! And that ganache...mmm...

  6. The perfect way to get your s'more fix all year round!

  7. Beautiful - love the sour cream ganache to help temper the sweetness!