Smores

Lately I’ve been obsessed with smores.  It probably has something to do with this humongous chocolate bar from Hershey’s Chocolate World that we had on hand:

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And this is totally the time of year for smores right?

They, or some version of them, keep popping up on my computer.

I saw them here: Huffington Post Smores Article

And here:  Martha Steward S’mores Cookies

And here: Cookies and Cups Smores Fudge Bars 

So, on the 4th of July, we had a little cookout and despite the grill being on, I made some smores in the oven!  I printed out recipes for the last two and decided to try the Cookies and Cups recipe because it had homemade marshmallow fluff – something new for me to try.

First I crunched up a bunch of graham crackers and made a crust, while I melted a large hunk of that chocolate bar together with sweetened condensed milk:

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Poured the chocolate on the crust and let it cool/set:

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While that was happening I heated the sugar, corn syrup and water to 240 degrees:

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….using my candy meat thermometer.

Whipped up some egg whites:
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Then, poured the 240 degree syrup into the egg white veeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrry slowly.  I’m not showing you a picture of that because I only have two hands and one of them was holding a pot of 240 degree syrup.

Seven minutes later it was marshmallow fluff:

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And IT. WAS. SO. GOOD.  Better than the jarred stuff.  Absolutely.  [I have a little leftover and will be making myself a peanut butter and fluff sandwich.  Something Paul thinks is gross.   What?????]

Spread that on the chocolate, toasted it in the broiler and dug in:

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So. Yummy.  Toasty gooey marshmallow with melty milk chocolate and crisp, buttery graham cracker.  The best smores ever.

Later, I took a nice, neat picture, after it had set up in the fridge:

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But it is really not that great cold.  Popped it into the microwave and it was gooey, melty and sublime again.

Later that night, a beautiful sky behind us:

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….while we watched our neighbor’s fireworks from our deck:

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2 comments on “Smores
  1. Libby says:

    Great video tutorial. Looks scrumptious. The fluff recipe looks like Seven Minute Frosting. The cream of tartar is essential to keep the mixture from graininess. The Pioneer Woman has subbed peppermint patties and also does a version with peanut butter instead of fluff and uses a peanut butter cup.
    Beautiful sunset and fireworks photos, too.

    • lizytish says:

      Mmmmmmmm — anything with peanut butter can’t be bad! (Except peanut butter flavored ice cream – I’m not a fan. But, give me a peanut butter swirl or topping and I’m in love.)

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