Hello! Welcome to the second-to-last installment in the S’mores Saturday series for this summer. I am actually quite sad to see it coming to an end! I have loved having motivation to try new recipes and experiment and play with my one of my favorite flavor combinations. I feel like it has made me a more adventerous chef, and it has motivated me to try to create more recipes and mess around with current recipes to truly “make them my own.” It has been a tasty, tasty journey. Today I will share with you something fun and new in my life: S’mores Marshmallows!
What ARE S’mores Marshmallows, you ask? Simple. They are homemade chocolate marshmallows dusted in graham cracker powder. Pretty straightforward, but pretty darn yummy as well. I had never made homemade marshmallows before, but my friend Natalie gave me her family’s tried and true recipe and held my hand through the process (via text messaging), and I am thrilled with the outcome. I look forward to experimenting with making other kinds of homemade marshmallows more in the future!
Before I share the recipe with you let me give you a rundown of the best detailed little via text tips that I got from Natalie to help make this potentially very sticky and messy process go a lot smoother.
* Follow the instructions carefully. Read them a couple of times prior to starting. If you follow the directions you will find the process to be simple and straightforward.
* Use a large saucepan. The mixture expands some as it heats.
* Watch the candy thermometer like a HAWK and the second it hits 240 degrees (F) pull the pan off of the heat.
* Be patient during the mixer portion of the process. It takes some time for the marshmallows to expand enough, but it is worth the wait.
* When you are cutting your marshmallows up at the end everything is very sticky. Try dusting your surface with the graham cracker crumbs and using a pizza cutter that has ALSO been dusted with graham cracker crumbs to make the cutting process simpler. I had to re-dust the pizza cutter in between each cut.
* After you have cut your marshmallows you need to cover all of the sides of the marshmallow with graham cracker crumbs. You can either do that by hand or put a whole bunch of crumbs into a ziploc bag, put in several marshmallows at a time, seal it shut, and shake like crazy. They will get evenly coated quickly that way.
Ok, on to the recipe! Enjoy! I know I did….