Wednesday, August 10, 2011

S'Mores Marshmallows

I adore when I can pay back debts in food.  Obviously, this doesn't work all the time, but a friend who has been doing me a pretty humongous favor the past few months has agreed to payment via baked goods- a God send that guy is!  So last night, finding myself with unexpected downtime, I decided to try my hand S'mores Marshmallows. 

We all remember S'mores from when we were kids- a sweet and puffy marshmallow toasted up over a roaring campfire sandwiched between two graham crackers with chocolate in between, melting from the heat of the marshmallow.  The result was always a sticky mess, but completely and utterly delicious.  I won't lie- I could NEVER stop at just one. 

S'Mores Marshmallows combine all of the same aspects of that great childhood treat- marshmallow, melted chocolate and graham crackers.  They are simple to make, and definitely satisfy that "S'More craving".

25 Marshmallows (large size)
6-7 squares of Semi Sweet baking chocolate
1/2 package of Graham Crackers, crumbled into small pieces

Melt the chocolate either in a double boiler, or in a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water.  While the chocolate melts, crumble the Graham Crackers.  I laid these out in a thick layer on a sheet of wax paper.  Once the chocolate has melted, give it a quick stir to ensure all the lumps are out, and then dip a marshmallow into the chocolate- covering as much of the surface as possible with the chocolate.  Once the marshmallow is sufficiently covered, roll it in the Graham Cracker crumbs.  Set aside to cool.  Continue these steps until all of your marshmallows are completed. Enjoy.

Now there was one major component of these tasty treats missing- the campfire.  The burned sugar was gone, no blistered smoky spots present.  To me, a lover of burned marshmallows, this point was a little sad.  I think that the next time I make these however Ill leave one end of the marshmallow uncovered, and use my blow torch to caramelize it.  

Either way- these are a great treat for these summer months, when a campfire is just not possible! 


Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Mmm! these looks addictive! My post today was about s'mores too :)

Sarah said...

I want these right now!!

Michelle Collins said...

I'd probably end up eating the entire batch of these. They look incredible!

Chris said...

What about using some liquid smoke?

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