It must seem weird to see a recipe for smores right? I mean, it’s chocolate, toasted marshmallows and graham cracker, the simplest and best camping treat. Smores are kind of a pain in the ass though. The chocolate never fully melts, children around fires are a slight hazard, marshmallows go from barely toasted to on fire in an instant. This is a recipe for smores cookies. Be forewarned, they are delicious and amazing and everything perfect about summer wrapped up in one perfect little handheld cookie, but they take a while, so let’s break this down over a couple days.
First make the homemade graham crackers from smittenkitchen.com
Use LOTS of flour, this dough is sticky.
You want them to bake for plenty of time, about 20 minutes. They will start to brown at about 12 minutes and you’ll want to take them out, don’t! To make a real cracker crunch, they need to bake for awhile, plus the marshmallow sitting there softens them.
I cut them into slim rectangles, similar to a quarter of a regular graham cracker. Pick your own poison.
Next step! Homemade marshmallows! That’s right, no shortcuts here!
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp. salt
Whip egg whites until soft peaks form
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup corn syrup
Heat over medium/high heat until boiling, set aside.
2 TBLS water
1 TBLS gelatin
Mix together and set aside.
All three going at once! It’s a fun day in the kitchen and working with boiling sugar requires your full attention, do this during naptime 🙂
Once egg whites are whipped, slowly pour in some of the boiling sugar. This is to temper the egg whites, pouring it all in at once will give you grainy marshmallows.
Pour in the rest of the boiling sugar, continue whipping egg whites.
1 tsp. vanilla
Add to egg whites.
Heat gelatin mixture until pourable (about 20 seconds), add to egg whites.
Whip egg whites until soft peaks form again.
You can now go one of two ways. If making the smores cookies, pour marshmallow into a piping bag and pipe onto the graham cracker bases. If you just want some delicious marshmallows, pour into a parchment lined baking dish.
Marshmallow willl take about 2 hours to set, depending upon the humidity.
See you tomorrow!