kitchen experiment

April 24, 2010 at 22:39 2 comments

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.

this is what it looked like straight out of the oven.

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.

not so pretty, but super-tasty!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Karyne Whalen  |  April 27, 2010 at 19:18

    i like your kitchen experiments..i may even try one out myself…am liking your new wordpress blog. i’m wondering if i should switch over from blogger!

  • 2. bononers  |  April 28, 2010 at 13:39

    i’m pretty happy with how wordpress works! i tried both for a while before settling on WP- it was just better for what i wanted!


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