Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cold S'mores

With homemade marshmallows and graham crackers, it was impossible not to make s'mores.  The problem lies in not having access to a campfire to properly brown the marshmallows.  Instead of forgoing the treats, I opted to make some cold s'mores for an aerospace-themed movie night (we were watching From the Earth to the Moon!), and dipped the marshmallow sandwiches in dark chocolate.

  • Marshmallows (recipe here)
  • Graham crackers (recipe here)
  • Dark chocolate (I used Ghirardelli baking chips)
  • Coconut oil (optional)
Match up the graham crackers with similarly-shaped marshmallows and sandwich.  This is easier if you have the precision of cookie cutters on your side! 

Melt the chocolate.  I used the microwave (20 second intervals with stirring in between), and kept the vessel in a hot water bath while I was dipping.  If you want thicker layers of chocolate, leave it as is.  If you want a thinner layer, add a small amount of coconut oil (1 teaspoon at a time until you're at the consistency you want).  Be careful, though--the coconut oil will make the chocolate softer when it you may want to freeze your s'mores.

Dip your cookies in the chocolate halfway.

Let the s'mores set on parchment paper.  You can also freeze or refrigerate these to speed up the process.

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