S’mores are great for camping and fires at the beach (or firepits in the backyard)…..I consider myself to be an expert marshmallow roaster. They are perfectly doubled in size, gooey, and gently toasted. And my other trick is to lay the chocolates on the graham crackers on a cookie sheet and put that near the fire so the heat softens the chocolates!
When you have a craving for S’mores, and there’s no fire in site, what do you do?
I’m sure you know about the “Microwave S’mores” technique (if not, it’s easy: put a graham cracker square in the microwave, top it with a piece of chocolate and a large marshmallow, microwave for about 15-30 seconds- the marshmallow will get ginormous as it cooks. When it stops, it shrinks again, put the cracker top on and enjoy!).
Here’s a fancier “gourmet” version:
• 7 whole graham crackers, finely crushed
• 1/4 cup powdered sugar
• 6 tbsp butter, melted
• 4 bars milk chocolate candy
• 12 large marshmallows
Preheat oven to 350. Place graham crackers into a large resealable plastic bag. Finely crush into crumbs. Combine graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and butter in small bowl. Mix well with fork.
Place small scoop of crumb mixture in each cup of a mini-muffin pan. Press the crumbs to form shallow cups.
Bake 4-5 minutes or until edges are bubbling
While the crust is in the oven, break two of the candy bars into rectangles. When you remove the pan from the oven; place one chocolate rectangle into each cup.
Cut marshmallows in half crosswise using shears dipped in cold water. Place one marshmallow half, cut-side down, into each cup. Return to oven 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows are just slightly softened. Remove from oven; cool 15 minutes. Carefully remove cups from pan. Cool completely.
Break remaining candy bars and place in (1-cup) prep bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute-1 1/2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring every 20 seconds. Dip the top of each marshmallow in melted chocolate. Turn top-side up and let stand 40 minutes-1 hour or until set.
Yield: 24 cups
NOTE: for an extra “gourmet” flavor- try using cinnamon graham crackers, or some other type of chocolate other than Hershey’s….. like a 1/4 of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, or a sprinkling of dark chocolate chips, or use chocolate graham crackers with peppermint patties, the options are endless!