Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern Graham S’mores with Homemade Marshmallows

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Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern Graham S'mores with Homemade Marshmallows (8) I hope your ready for this. I warned you I was in the mood for s’mores the other day when I made homemade graham crackers for my pumpkin pie dip and here we are with a pile of s’mores.

Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern Graham S'mores with Homemade Marshmallows (2) This may come as a shock but chocolate and marshmallows are very sticky. Who new, right?

Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern Graham S'mores with Homemade Marshmallows9 And in case you are wondering I did not get chocolate and marshmallow on my camera. Yeah, totally didn’t do that.

Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern Graham S'mores with Homemade Marshmallows (6) So at first I was going to just make your classic s’mores but then I wondered what it would be like to have chocolate graham crackers instead of plain and, of course, then I had to try it.

Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern Graham S'mores with Homemade Marshmallows (5) It’s perty darn good if ya ask me. Yep, like messy finger lickin’ good but we’re talking about s’mores people. How could it not be good?

Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern Graham S'mores with Homemade Marshmallows (3) So, I’m this crazy person who likes to put way too much effort into things that could be done much simpler.

Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern Graham S'mores with Homemade Marshmallows (7) Take these for example. I made homemade graham crackers (chocolate ones) and homemade marshmallows which I then cut into the same shape to try to make my s’mores somewhat symmetrical. I could have just used regular graham crackers or store-bought marshmallows and you can totally do that.

Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern Graham S'mores with Homemade Marshmallows (4) Let’s talk about marshmallows. My homemade marshmallows are more delicate than the corn syrup laden ones that you buy at the store and they melt mush easier. After experimenting and creating a few piles of what-isthat? I found the best way to do these.

Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern Graham S'mores with Homemade Marshmallows0 The trick is to melt the chocolate and spread it on warm crackers and then add the marshmallows. If you’re going to use store-bought marshmallows then you can skip this step and do it the traditional way. Also, you can totally just do squares and make your life easier since you’re probably not as crazy as I am, or do any shape you want. I just had the perfect little Jack-o-lantern cutter sitting around and I had to use it. Aren’t these guys spooky cute?!

Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern Graham S’mores with Homemade Marshmallows

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: about 24 s'mores

Chocolate Jack-O-Lantern Graham S’mores with Homemade Marshmallows

Ingredients

    For Chocolate Graham Crackers:
  • 2 cups graham or whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon bakking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 batch of homemade marshmallows or 1 bag store-bought
  • 2 - 3 100g bars semi-sweet or milk chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 C). Add flours, cocoa, sugar, salt, and soda into food processor and pulse. Add butter, vanilla, and honey. and pulse until combined. Add 1/4 cup milk and pulse until a dough forms. If the dough seems too dry and crumbly continue adding more milk until it you can form it into a ball in your hand. Turn out onto lightly floured surface and roll into a layer about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Bake for 6 - 8 minutes until crisp.
  2. To assemble s'mores if using homemade marshmallows, work in small batches by placing a few graham crackers on baking tray then place 1 to 2 squares of chocolate on half of the crackers and put in oven for 2 - 3 minutes until chocolate is melty. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a minute then place marshmallows on chocolate and carefully top with warm crackers. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
  3. To assemble s'mores if using store-bought marshmallows, work in small batches by placing a few graham crackers on baking tray then place 1 to 2 squares of chocolate on half of the crackers and marshmallows on other half. Put in oven for 2 - 3 minutes until chocolate is melty and marshmallows puff. Remove from oven and pair chocolate topped crackers with marshmallow topped crackers and press down slightly. Serve warm.
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