With Sunday Supper @ Six, comes fun desserts that I love to experiment and play with. Oh sure, sometimes it's just s'mores, the old fashion way, and then sometimes it's individual desserts in mason jars!
First I tried the S'mores in a jar that I read about here. Looks so yummy and so easy to make.
The next Sunday I made an ice cream sundae with a chocolate chip cookie baked into the bottom of the mason jar. These were a HUGE hit with all the kids.
Here's what I did:
Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae:
First I cleaned out the mason jars that were recently used to hold votive candles for my mom's 80th party, then I sprayed them with Pam.
Mixed up a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough ...
Spooned the dough into the jars and then placed the jars into a 9 x 13 inch pan, then added about 1" of water to the bottom of the pan.
Popped them in the oven and watched them turn golden brown and oh the smell ... there is truly nothing better!
After the cookies had cooled a little, I scooped out some vanilla ice cream and then topped it off with chocolate syrup! I had whip cream and cherries on hand but as it ended up ... this was the perfect combo, just the way it is!
S'mores In a Jar:
I changed up the recipe I saw on the Lark site and decide to use a store bought cake mix instead.
First I gathered and cleaned up the mason jars.
Next I sprayed the jars with Pam to keep the cake from sticking too much.
Next I mixed crushed graham crackers and then mixed it with melted butter and a bit of salt and pressed it into the bottom of the jars.
Then I mixed up the cake mix according to the directions on the package and then spooned it into the mason jars.
Before I put them in the oven, I place about a cup of water in the bottom of a 9" x 13" pan, then placed the jars in the pan, then popped them into the oven. (Notice the huge pans of baked zitti on the stove top. There was only a few pieces left over that night!)
As soon as the jars of cake came out of the oven, I stuffed them with 3 large marshmallows, then put them under the broiler for less that 30 seconds, just to toast the tops of marshmallow! After the jars sat for a few minutes, the marshmallows started to melt and became gooey, yummy jars of heaven! Ok so .. truth be told ... If I do the s'more ones again I will swap the chocolate cake mix out for brownies!
So ... as you can imagine, the sky is the limit!
Just think ...
- Individual rhubard and strawberry cobbler with ice cream
- Ranger cookie with vanilla ice cream, raspberry sauce then topped with whip cream and pecans. (I may have to save this one for my Bible study group!)