s'mores

10.01.2013




With a little toddler, I am almost forced to be outside all day long since our little guy won’t sit still indoors for even a minute. I'm constantly planning out our days (a week in advance) so we have different things to do. My job title should be: executive assistant... to our little Austin. Luckily for me another mommy had set up a playdate at one of our favorite parks, Garfield Park, this past weekend.

Sunday, check.

I wanted to make a treat to share with everyone and immediate thought of s’mores. I don’t know what it is with the combination of marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers but it is so comforting. And the fact that you eat with your hands, like a sandwich or burger, makes it so simple. Simple and comforting, what more can you ask for?




With this recipe, I used peanuts to add a little saltiness to compliment the sweetness. When you put it all together, it really is amazing. But if you don’t want to use nuts or have a food allergy, you can easily substitute it with toasted coconut or sprinkles.

s’mores sandwiches

ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp unflavored gelatin powder (2 packets)
  • ⅔ cup water
  • 1¼ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 9 graham crackers, split in half
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup salted, roasted peanuts
directions:
  1. place peanuts in a food processor and process until all the nuts are finely chopped. set aside.
  2. line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper.
  3. in a large bowl place ⅓ cup of water. sprinkle the gelatin over the water and set aside.
  4. in a saucepan over medium heat, mix together the other ⅓ cup of water, sugar, and corn syrup. mix occasionally until the mixture reaches a temperature of 238 degrees. 
  5. with a hand mixer on low, gently add the sugar mixture into the bowl with the gelatin. gradually increase the speed to high. keep mixing until the volume triples. add in the vanilla. 
  6. pour the mixture into the prepared pan and allow to set for a few hours. 
  7. while the marshmallow is setting, melt the chocolate chips with a double boil or microwave. 
  8. spread the chocolate onto the underside of the graham crackers. place on parchment paper to set. 
  9. cut into 2” squares with a knife dusted with confectioner’s sugar. 
  10. sandwich the marshmallows with graham crackers and dip the sides into the chopped peanuts.

1 comment:

Christl said...

OMG this looks totally amazing! At work we're on a share-what-you-make/bake and these would be a hit at our coffee bar! p.s. LOVE YOUR PHOTO STYLING!

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