Well this solves that age old dilemma.. you just eat your drink. Wait that doesn’t make it sound as delicious as it actually is.
Since I was first exposed to the delicious treat S’mores in Girl Scouts as a small child I have always had a deep love for S’mores. However, as I have grown up and continued to eat them I have noticed some drawbacks.
The hershey’s chocolate bar is way too thick for the marshmallow to gram cracker ratio. I much prefer the marshmallow to be the standout. Also, milk chocolate is not really my thang. I am kinda a deep dark chocolate kind of girl.
And then there is the final issue, the girl scout style S’more requires a camp fire. And well, that is just not always handy.
I solved all
the World’s problems my troubles with these homemade S’mores. And I hope I have solved all of your problems too!
My kind of Marshmallow S’mores:
3 Packets Gelatin (unflavored)
1 Cup Cake Vodka (vanilla might work too)
1 1/4 Cups Sugar
3/4 Cup Light Corn Syrup
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Semi-Sweet (or dark) Chocolate
2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs (already crumbs or crush some crackers)
In your mixer bowl gently stir to combine ½ cup of the vodka and the 3 packets of gelatin. Don’t mix yet.
In a small pot on the stove mix together the remaining ½ cup of vodka, the sugar, corn syrup and the salt. Gently simmer until the sugar dissolves. Then watching carefully raise the heat and cook until the mixture reaches 240 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat once at temperature.
Carefully take the hot pot of syrup and pour into the mixing bowl of gelatin. Mix on high speed until it becomes very thick. This may take 10-15 minutes (I hope you have a stand mixer, if you use a hand held mixer it will be a great bicep workout!).
Pour into a 9×13 pan lined with greased parchment paper. Let this set in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
Melt about 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave at medium heat, stopping to stir every 30 seconds, until melted. Take marshmallow pan out of the fridge, gently pour the chocolate mixture on top and spread softly with a knife or spoon. Wait about 2 minutes while it starts to set, then sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top. Stick in the fridge for 30 minutes. Take out and flip onto a sheet of parchment. Remove old parchment from the top. Lifting by the parchment, place the marshmallows back into the 9×13 pan.
Then repeat above steps (Melt about 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate in the microwave at medium heat, stopping to stir every 30 seconds, until melted. Take marshmallow pan out of the fridge, gently pour the chocolate mixture on top and spread softly with a knife or spoon. Wait about 2 minutes while it starts to set, then sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top. Stick in the fridge for 30 minutes. )
Final step! Remove pan from the fridge and it is time to cut! Using a large knife you can simple cut into squares. Or using a cookie cutter you can cut out shapes. You may want to pam the knife or cookie cutter for easy cutting. Then roll the sticky marshmallow edges in confectioners’ sugar of I prefer fun sprinkles!!
Now your grown-up treat is ready to devour!