Well here comes another Valentines Day and I'm still single.  I'm not bitter, you're bitter.  Really.  Naw, just joshin' ya.  I'm not bitter at all.  Really, feels great.  
Any who.  Just because I don't have anyone special doesn't mean that I won't make that dinner and serve it to anyone that happens to be in the house at the time and that includes a dessert.  Now there are two ways that I make this.  One, with Graham crackers broken up at the bottom, then the marshmallow on top and then when it comes out of the oven, put the fruit in and drizzle with chocolate.  Serve immediately while it is still warm and gooey. Now, two for those of us with gluten intolerance, just leave out the Graham cracker.  I don't do the chocolate just because I'm watching my girlish figure.  (no eye rolling here)  They are just as good without the chocolate and far fewer calories.  The fresh fruit helps to cut the over sweetness of the giant marshmallows and leads to a crisper taste.  For kids you can make these in the disposable cupcake baking cups thus throwing away any mess.  For the more sophisticated look, make them in ramekins. 
A word of warning here, do not overcook as they will just continue to grow bigger until they explode in the oven leaving a gooey mess everywhere and black smoke every time you turn on the oven.  Trust me, this is from experience.  
Serves 2

Recipe:

1/2 cup Fresh Blueberries
1/2 cup Fresh Strawberries
2 Large Marshmallows

Optional:  Graham Crackers, Chocolate

If making in the ramekins:  Grease the ramekins (I used coconut oil)
Snip an X on the top of the Marshmallow
Place in Ramekin
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 C)
In my oven it took 6 minutes but you must watch them carefully.  You only want them to get a nice golden brown on top

If making in disposable baking cups:  Grease baking cups and place on cookie tray
Snip an X on top of the Marshmallow
Place in baking cup,  make sure they are not touching.  About 3 inches apart.
Bake at 375 degrees F (190 C)
The baking cups seemed to cook faster at about 4-5 minutes

Once out of the oven they will be puffed up.  In the area of the X, start pushing in the fruit.  I used a Bamboo stick that I had lightly oiled.  

Garnish with mint or chocolate.  Serve immediately.


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This is right out of the oven. They are very puffy but will deflate as they cool. Push the fruit in immediately after coming out of the oven.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie

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Nutritional information obtained using CalorieCount.com. One large marshmallow is about 90 calories (these are the giant ones not the normal size) If you add the graham cracker only use half and it brings up the calories to 146. Adding chocolate also brings it over 200 calories.
 


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You can still do it after, but the resulting fruit will be softer and bruise more easily. Now is a great time for this, too.

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