Not all of us were Boy Scouts, but we know a s'more when we see one. Say It With Cake has built a super-sized version with whipped ganache and a sturdy Swiss meringue. It even gets toasted under the torch.
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Take the campfire inside with these toasty marshmallow treats.
In the dessert world, fads are generally fueled by good old fashioned nostalgia. I captured the flavor of a classic campfire s'more in another classic, Rice Krispie Treats.
It will be a good long while before I'm in front of a fire pit armed with marshmallow for roasting, but my desire for hibernation doesn't necessarily need to conflict with my yearning for s'mores—especially when I can make s'mores bars easily at home.
It's one of our favorite days of the year: national S'mores Day! Check out these recipes, and more, to celebrate.
These cookies bring s'mores to your oven. A graham cracker cookie base is mixed with chunks of chocolate and marshmallows.
When we tried the new s'more-flavored Jello Pudding at Serious Eats Headquarters last week, it all came back to me. We started wondering how we might feel about those childhood s'mores snacks now. Do they actually taste like s'mores? Does it matter?
I can't so much as type the word s'more without my mind wandering off to a happy place. That's because s'mores aren't just about the sweet satisfaction of devouring chocolate, graham, and molten, charred marshmallow—they're about the ritual that gets you there and the fun you were having at the time. And while it's impossible to re-create the smoky nostalgia of a true s'mores experience, I submit a riff on s'mores, in pie form, that will take you most of the way there.
Let me introduce what is bound to become a new classic: The Chocolate Drop S'mores Pop-Tart Cookie. It's a mouthful in more ways than one, a taste so wholly unholy that while part of you may cry—no, most of you will cry for s'more.
Summer technically isn't quite over yet and I'm doing my best to cram in a last hurrah before September 23rd rolls around and I have to make peace with apples and pumpkins, shorter days and longer nights. There are few desserts as closely bonded to summer memories as s'mores and this recipe gives you all the toasty tastiness you remember from camp—without the fire pit.
In case you didn't already know it, August 10th is both National S'more Day and National Banana Split Day. And in celebration of this momentous day, here's a dessert mash-up which allows you to go above and beyond your civic pastry eating duty: the Banana Split S'more Whoopie Pie.
The base is a slightly modified version of "The Greatest Brownies Ever" from Jennifer Appel's The Buttercup Bake Shop Cookbook. I've adapted her well-behaved recipe to make an intense, bittersweet chocolate layer between the graham cracker crust and the toasted mini-marshmallow topping. The dark chocolate center curbs the over-the-top sweetness that candy bar milk chocolate normally lends the classic kid dessert. The brownie layer is thinner than a proper brownie, as I was aiming for a bar effect rather than a brownie with a crust.
I was so excited to see Stonewall Kitchen's new S'mores Brownie Mix ($10.95), which combines toasted marshmallows and rich chocolate with a buttery graham cracker crust to boot! When they were finally finished baking, the marshmallows were crispy and brown on top, as if burnished by an actual campfire.
[Flickr: missginsu] An obvious dessert for a weekend of grilling are s'mores. but when the weather's hot, you're going to want a cool treat. And thus the Ice Cream Smore'wich was born! Miss Ginsu shows you how to make...