i had promised to bring a contribution to the snack table for a surprise party that was being held tonight. i was going to make my usual famous chocolate chip cookies, but remembered at the last-minute that i’d broken my cookie scoop (making turkey meatballs) last week. once you’ve used a cookie scoop to make cookies, you can’t go back to using a tablespoon. it’s just not possible.
so cookies were out, but a suggestion to use graham crackers had my brain storming.
i took some graham crackers and spread nutella on half of them. then i cut marshmallows using kitchen scissors, so that they became much more manageable “coins” instead of huge cylinders. i topped the nutella/marshmallow layers with another graham cracker, and then popped them into the oven on a cookie sheet at 350⁰ for a few minutes. i don’t remember exactly how long it took, but once the marshmallows started to get gooey i took them out. i pressed down on the tops of each sandwich until the marshmallow oozed out the side a little bit and the top was stuck firmly in place.
it was good enough to eat on its own at this point (trust me, i tested that theory) but i wanted the sandwich to look a little tidier, taste a little tastier, and stay together while being consumed. while the s’mores cooled, i chopped up my 3 bars of hershey’s fondue chocolate that had been sitting in the cupboard with no designated purpose for a few months. i threw them in a stainless steel bowl and put that over a pot of boiling water. stirred it up with a spatula, and started dipping. things got a little messy at this point, and i ran out of the hershey’s chocolate quite quickly.
switching to plan B, i threw 2 tablespoons of shortening into the now-empty bowl, along with 16 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips. i melted that up and then resumed dipping the rest of the sandwiches. there was enough chocolate there to do about 25 s’mores, so when i make this again i’ll probably double the dipping chocolate. and i’ll use milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet, because that just tasted better. also, it’s worth noting (in case anyone out there wants to attempt these), that i put parchment paper underneath the rack that i put the dipped s’mores on. that made clean up super-easy. also i tried several devices for dipping, but the best turned out to be a boring ol’ pair of salad tongues. and one last pointer: put these in the fridge to harden up a little after dipping.
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