Watch Cooking Channel

Grown-up S’mores

Smores Recipe

These sophisticated bite-size treats are a take on some of my favorite childhood flavors; they’re a combination of S’mores and a Mounds bar. Cinnamon graham cracker cookies are topped with milk chocolate ganache, candied pecans, sweet coconut and finished with an ethereal almond scented toasted meringue.

I get the meringue evenly toasted by using a blowtorch. You can use one from the hardware store or get a smaller one sold at kitchen stores for making crème brulee. It is one of my favorite kitchen tools.

Grown-up S’mores
Makes: Twenty-four 1-inch S’mores
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Baking Time: 12 minutes
Level: multiple steps, but all of them are easy

For the Homemade Graham Cracker Cookies:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
1/4 cup honey
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cinnamon-sugar (1/4 cup sugar mixed with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon) for the top

For the Milk Chocolate Ganache:
6 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped
1/4 cup heavy cream

1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

For the Candied Pecans:
30 pecan halves
3 tablespoons maple syrup
Pinch salt

Almond Meringue:
1/2 cup egg whites (about 5 large)
1 cup sugar
Pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

To prepare the Graham crackers:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

In a stand mixer cream together the butter and sugar, until the butter is light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the molasses and honey, mix for another minute. In a small bowl, combine the flours and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the butter and mix on low speed until just combined. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes or overnight.

Smores Recipe

Once the dough is firm, roll it out on a well-floured surface until it is 1/16-inch thick. Use a 1 to 1 1/2 -inch round cookie cutter to cut out the circles. Place them on the prepared cookie sheet and bake for about 12 minutes or just until golden.

Smores Recipe

Allow to cool completely. These cookies can be made a day ahead and stored in an airtight container.

Prepare the milk chocolate ganache:

In a small pot warm the cream over low heat, just until it starts to simmer around the edges. Add the chopped chocolate and swirl the pot to make sure the chocolate is submerged. Let sit for one minute and then gently stir until smooth. Pour into a small bowl and cool to room temperature. Can be made the day ahead.

Prepare the candied pecans:

In a small bowl, mix together the nuts, syrup and salt. Place the nuts on a cookie sheet lined with a silpat or lightly greased. Bake at 350°F for about 10 minutes, or until the nuts are nicely toasted and the syrup is slightly caramelized. Set aside and cool. Can be made the day ahead.

Smores Recipe

Once the ganache is set up, spread 1 teaspoon on 24 of the cookies.

Smores Recipe

Place about 1 teaspoon of the coconut on each chocolate covered cookie.

Smores Recipe

Using a small pastry bag or spoon, drop 1/4 teaspoon of the ganache over the coconut.

Smores Recipe

Press one of the candied pecans onto the ganache.

To prepare the meringue:

Smores Recipe

In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the egg whites, sugar and salt. It will be very thick and grainy.

Smores Recipe

Put the bowl over a double boiler and stir it with a rubber spatula until the sugar is completely melted. Brush the sides down with the spatula to make sure all the sugar is melted.

Smores Recipe

Feel the egg mixture between your fingers to check for graininess. Once it is completely smooth, put the bowl on the mixer and beat with the whip attachment on medium high speed.

Smores Recipe

Whip until it is light, fluffy, glossy and the bowl feels just about room temperature. Once the eggs are whipped add the almond extract and whip for a few more seconds.

Smores Recipe

Using a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip, pipe out a peak of the meringue. It should look like soft serve ice cream.

Smores Recipe

Use a blowtorch to toast the meringues. (If you want to do this under a broiler, you need to work quickly so the ganache won’t melt.) Serve immediately or refrigerate, uncovered for a few hours.

More Baking Recipes from Zoe:

Zoë François, author of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day and Artisan Pizza and Flatbreads in Five Minutes a Day, studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. She now calls Minneapolis her home, where she has worked with some of the top talent in the culinary world — Steven Brown, Andrew Zimmern and many chefs at the D’Amico company. In addition to writing, Zoë teaches baking classes and consults at restaurants. You can find her writing and recipe creations on Devour, on her baking blog, zoebakes.com and on the site, www.breadin5.com.

Tags:

Comments (3683)

  1. 戦国ixa RMT posted 6 days, 21 hours ago

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    私は何をきただろう | 発見私はしていなかったしていなかった場合に行わこのようなステップこのような。…

  2. FF11 育成代行 posted 6 days, 17 hours ago

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    我々はより速く、電力平準化を提供し、安全で、当社のウェブサイト上で注文をするために歓迎することができます…

  3. FF11 育成代行 posted 6 days, 16 hours ago

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    あなたはいつもしている 実施 パワフル仕事…

  4. prada messenger bag leather posted 6 days, 11 hours ago

    Looking around…

    While I was surfing yesterday I noticed a excellent post concerning…

  5. Mit Werbung Geld Verdienen posted 6 days, 11 hours ago

    Wikia…

    Wika linked to this place…

  6. 戦国ixa RMT posted 6 days, 10 hours ago

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    我々はより速く、電力平準化を提供し、安全で、当社のウェブサイト上で注文をするために歓迎することができます…

  7. 真・三國無双 RMT posted 6 days, 7 hours ago

    安全な電力平準化と金…

    我々はより速く、電力平準化を提供し、安全で、当社のウェブサイト上で注文をするために歓迎することができます…

  8. apreciaza comode…

    timeless hardest zjonline sheno encounter perawatan defaultkan….

  9. 安全な電力平準化と金…

    当社 正直 後悔 いないため 早く…

  10. женщины бляди posted 5 days, 12 hours ago

    Лидеры проката!…

    Смотрите фильмы…

  11. Investigate This Site posted 5 days, 11 hours ago

    Links…

    [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]……

  12. hotblood video posted 5 days, 9 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]we came across a cool web page that you may well get pleasure from. Take a search when you want[...]…

  13. Debt Help Services posted 5 days, 3 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]check beneath, are some absolutely unrelated internet websites to ours, even so, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  14. Лучшие фильмы!…

    Смотрите фильмы…

  15. Лучшие фильмы!…

    Смотрите популярные фильмы…

  16. Cheap Neverwinter Astral Diamonds posted 3 days, 21 hours ago

    safe power leveling and gold…

    I feel very grateful to have discovered your website and look forward to so many more fabulous times reading here…

  17. Лучшие фильмы!…

    Смотрите фильмы лидеры проката…

  18. irvine auto repair posted 3 days, 18 hours ago

    Online Article……

    [...]The info mentioned in the article are valueable [...]……

  19. Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club posted 3 days, 18 hours ago

    Recommeneded websites…

    [...]Here are some of the sites we recommend for our visitors[...]……

  20. Diablo 3 Gold Farming posted 3 days, 17 hours ago

    safe power leveling and gold…

    Our own honest regret for not saying thanks to you sooner…

  21. prada bags posted 3 days, 16 hours ago

    Looking around…

    While I was surfing today I noticed a excellent post about…

  22. wiley vallott…

    inputs receipts kawali konzepten brick chul kuat….

  23. boat rental miami posted 2 days, 18 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]here are some links to internet sites that we link to for the reason that we consider they’re really worth visiting[...]…

  24. marina one one one residences malacca posted 2 days, 4 hours ago

    marina one one one residences malacca…

    Very good information might be located on this website blog site….

  25. urban outfitters coupons posted 2 days, 3 hours ago

    Websites we think you should visit…

    [...]although websites we backlink to below are considerably not related to ours, we feel they are actually worth a go through, so have a look[...]……

  26. cheap homeowner insurance posted 1 day, 19 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]Here is a good Blog You might Discover Interesting that we Encourage You[...]…

  27. Лучшие фильмы!…

    Смотрите фильмы онлайн…

  28. Autism stem cell treatment posted 1 day, 11 hours ago

    Title…

    [...]just beneath, are numerous absolutely not connected web sites to ours, nevertheless, they’re certainly really worth going over[...]…

  29. buy followers on twitter uk posted 1 day, 5 hours ago

    best place to buy targeted twitter followers…

    to uncover problems to boost my web site!I suppose its ok to generate usage of several of your respective principles!!…

  30. Buy MT2 posted 1 day, 2 hours ago

    Looking around…

    While I was surfing yesterday I noticed a excellent post concerning…

  31. option binaire impot posted 14 hours, 48 minutes ago

    Informative and precise…

    Its hard to find informative and precise info but here I found…

  32. garcinia cambogia extract reviews posted 9 hours, 26 minutes ago

    Title…

    [...]here are some hyperlinks to internet sites that we link to because we assume they’re really worth visiting[...]…

  33. senior dating site posted 27 minutes ago

    senior dating site…

    [...]check below, are some entirely unrelated websites to ours, nevertheless, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c