frozen s’mores

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frozen s'mores (1 of 1)

frozen s'mores (1 of 1)I was going to post these bad boys next week, but I received so many emails and comments from friends wanting the recipe for these, that I decided to post the recipe a bit early. See, I really do listen to you all!  Here’s the perfect summer s’more for those hot summer nights. These s’mores are a twist from the traditional s’mores because the chocolate is on the outside and they’re frozen. Yes, they’re frozen, am I tempting you yet? The best part is that they can be made year round, as they are cooked under a broiler instead of roasted over a campfire. So for those of you that don’t have a backyard fire pit, you’re in luck. These s’mores can be made up in your kitchen and ready in under 30 minutes (they take 5 minutes to assemble, the freezing time is the longest part).  How awesome is that? It’s the perfect after dinner no fuss summer (or anytime of year) dessert.  You can eat them as is, (which is John’s, Zoe’s and my favorite way) or break them into smaller bite-sized pieces and top them on your favorite ice-cream (which is Eli’s favorite way).  Your friends will be impressed when you pull out these bad boys for dessert, because they’re a pretty unique twist on the old fashioned s’more. I will warn you that these are super addicting and you can’t just stop at one piece, you will find yourself breaking off another piece and then another, until you just have to walk away and commit to being done.  Life is about moderation folks, so it’s ok to have a sweet here and there.

This recipe is great because you can make as little or as much as you want. Each graham cracker uses 1-ounce of chocolate for the topping, so if you’re feeding a crowd and want to make up 10 of these, then you will need 10-ounces of chocolate, and if you just want to make up one, then you will just need 1-ounce of chocolate. Easy right?  The other great thing is that is a kid friendly making sort of dessert. Your kids will love topping the graham crackers with the marshmallows and then watching them brown under the broiler and then slathering them with the melted chocolate. They also get to lick the spatula and sample some marshmallows in the process! Ok, let’s make up some of these bad boys, shall we?

frozen s'mores (1 of 1)

frozen s’mores:

recipe from food 52
makes 6 s’mores (3 large graham crackers)

  • 6 graham crackers (honey or plain)
  • 3-ounces of bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips – basically 1-ounce of chocolate per graham cracker – I used Ghirardelli 60% cacao chips.
  • mini marshmallows to top the grahams – mini marshmallows work better here than larger ones

Measure out the 3 ounces of chocolate chips. I used my kitchen scale, but if  you don’t have a kitchen scale then just eye ball it. It really doesn’t have to be exact, as the chocolate is just going to cover the top of the graham crackers. If you measure out too little, then you can always heat up more chocolate, right?

DSC_0004Put the chocolate chips into a microwavable cup or ramekin.

DSC_0013Pre-heat your broiler and adjust your oven rack so it’s near the top. I always place my oven rack on the 2nd notch from the top when broiling.

  Get out a smaller sized baking sheet (one that can fit in your freezer) and line it with some parchment paper. I didn’t use parchment paper in these photos because I was using the baking sheet for staging purposes.  The parchment paper will make for an easier clean up.

Place 3 graham crackers on top of the parchment paper and top each graham cracker with the mini marshmallows. You want to make sure to cover the whole graham cracker and then feel free to just throw about 5 or 6 extra marshmallows on top of the first layer just to get a little more marshmallow goodness in there.

DSC_0010Place the baking sheet under the broiler and broil until the marshmallows brown up.  Stay close to your oven as this will be a fast process.

DSC_0025Immediately put the other 3 graham crackers on top of the marshmallows, and push down so that the marshmallows adhere to the graham cracker. You’re basically making a s’more sandwich here.

DSC_0029Ok, now it’s time to heat up the chocolate. Put the chocolate chips into the microwave for 30 seconds and then take out the chocolate and give it a stir with a spatula.

Put the semi-melted chocolate back in for 20 seconds more and then give it one final stir.  The chocolate should be melted at this point.  If it’s not entirely melted, then just throw it back in for 10 more seconds.

DSC_0014Take your melted chocolate and pour a bit on top each graham cracker.  Take a spatula and spread out the chocolate to form a thin layer (it’s like frosting a cake).  Make sure to drizzle some chocolate onto the sides of the graham crackers as well as onto the melted marshmallows.

DSC_0038 Aren’t those grahams gorgeous? I could just eat them now, but they would be a bit messy for my taste. Don’t worry, they don’t take long to freeze up.

DSC_0040Stick the tray with the graham crackers into the freezer for a minimum of 15 minutes (if you just can’t wait to try one) or until the chocolate hardens.

Use a knife and cut the grahams into any size that you want.  Eat them as is, or feel free to break them into smaller bite-sized pieces and top them on some vanilla ice-cream.

frozen s'mores (1 of 1)-3Store any leftovers in the freezer in a freezer bag or glass container.

Here’s an Instagram photo that my friend Pamela over at Brooklyn Farm Girl took of the frozen s’mores she made up. Don’t they look great?

smores

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frozen s’mores
 
Ingredients
  • 6 graham crackers (honey or plain)
  • 3-ounces of bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips - basically 1-ounce of chocolate per graham cracker - I used Ghirardelli 60% cacao chips.
  • mini marshmallows to top the grahams - mini marshmallows work better here than larger ones
Instructions
  1. Measure out the 3 ounces of chocolate chips. I used my kitchen scale, but if you don't have a kitchen scale then just eye ball it. It really doesn't have to be exact, as the chocolate is just going to cover the top of the graham crackers. If you measure out too little, then you can always heat up more chocolate, right?
  2. Put the chocolate chips into a microwavable cup or ramekin.
  3. Pre-heat your broiler and adjust your oven rack so it's near the top. I always place my oven rack on the 2nd notch from the top when broiling.
  4. Get out a smaller sized baking sheet (one that can fit in your freezer) and line it with some parchment paper. The parchment paper will make for an easier clean up.
  5. Place 3 graham crackers on top of the parchment paper and top each graham cracker with the mini marshmallows. You want to make sure to cover the whole graham cracker and then feel free to just throw about 5 or 6 extra marshmallows on top of the first layer just to get a little more marshmallow goodness in there.
  6. Place the baking sheet under the broiler and broil until the marshmallows brown up. Stay close to your oven as this will be a fast process. Pull out the browned marshmallows.
  7. Immediately put the other 3 graham crackers on top of the browned marshmallows, and push down so that the marshmallows adhere to the graham cracker. You're basically making a sandwich here.
  8. Ok, now it's time to heat up the chocolate. Put the chocolate chips into the microwave for 30 seconds and then take out the chocolate and give it a stir with a spatula.
  9. Put the semi-melted chocolate back in for 20 seconds more and then give it one final stir. The chocolate should be melted at this point. If it's not entirely melted, then just throw it back in for 10 more seconds.
  10. Take your melted chocolate and pour a bit on top each graham cracker. Take a spatula and spread out the chocolate to form a thin layer (it's like frosting a cake). Make sure to drizzle some chocolate onto the sides of the graham crackers as well as onto the melted marshmallows.
  11. Stick the tray with the graham crackers into the freezer for a minimum of 15 minutes (if you just can't wait to try one) or until the chocolate hardens.
  12. Use a knife and cut the grahams into any size that you want. Eat them as is or feel free to break them into smaller bite-sized pieces and top them on some vanilla ice-cream.
  13. Store any leftovers in the freezer in a freezer bag or glass container.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: makes 6 s
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  1. Jennifer

    I know it’s been a while since you posted this recipe but I just made these tonight and they are AWESOME! Thanks for posting some inspired recipes. 🙂

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      jackiegrandy

      Hi Jennifer! I’m so glad you loved these s’mores! They are truly the easiest summer treat! 🙂 xoxo, Jacquelyn

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  10. Sharon B.

    Oh my yumminess! These look so good and great for summer. I think I would like these better than regular s’mores! I totally agree with you about moderation and having a sweet every once in awhile. I totally indulged on our vacation with sweets every day (yes, every day, that is so not moderate!) so I am pulling it back this week and trying to eat healthy for the next couple weeks. These will have to wait a few weeks but I want to try them sometime this summer. xoxo, Sharon

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  11. Anna and Liz Recipes

    Oh My goodness! I would eat the whole entire tray – in fact in my house – there would be NO leftovers for sure. These are my favorite and reminds me of my childhood!
    By the way, your kids are ADORABLE! Have a great weekend and thank you for your lovely comment. 🙂

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      jackiegrandy

      Thanks Anna and Liz! Leftovers are a scarce thing in our house as well, but I have some readers who do have some self control and do end up with leftovers. Thanks for the sweet comment about my kiddos! They love being part of the blog! 🙂

  12. Jaclyn

    S’mores are one of my favorite treats…and in the summer I’m constantly craving something cool to eat for dessert, so this is just perfect!

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      jackiegrandy

      Yaay! Glad that you found a new summer treat Jaclyn! These are the perfect treat when it’s hot out! BTW, I love the way you spell your name 🙂

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  14. linda

    Jackie,
    Gran will be getting more hugs when I pop these out of the freezer!!!! Your pan also caught my eye, as you have let it season a bit. You should see mine, nothing ever sticks.

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      jackiegrandy

      Hi Linda! Yes, these are definitely a kid and crowd pleaser. That baking sheet is more of my staging pan and not my everyday cooking sheet. I just use it because it’s got a weathered look to it. It’s clean, but shows years of love and heavy use. I hope you enjoy these 🙂

  15. angela @ another bite please

    oh yeah my begging and pleases helped get the recipe. yeah. this looks so so so so good. i am sure i will just double this to start with as i could keep the first serving all for myself….sometimes mommy just does not want to share. lol
    i love love love your photos…just beautiful…i just love how they look on the old baking pan…so cool to me…no pun intended hahaha

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      jackiegrandy

      Hi Angela! Yes, your begging truly persuaded me to get this post up girl! I love your comment about mommy not wanting to share, you crack me up. Sometimes that’s true though. I get like that when I’m eating a slice of chocolate cake. I just don’t want to give any up. 🙂

  16. [email protected]

    Wow, I’d love to make these! Pinning! I can practically taste them through the screen 😉

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  17. Amanda

    HA HA HA HA!!!!!! I like the way you say we can freeze the leftovers!!
    WHAT LEFTOVERS???? These things look freakin awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

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      jackiegrandy

      Oh Amanda! You crack me up! We only have leftovers because I made a few batches to photograph, but otherwise we wouldn’t have any leftovers to spare! 🙂

  18. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    I need these in my life and totally want to make them! Something about smores AND I love that they’re frozen. I like really cold bars/brownies and sometimes freeze them and eat them or slice them just after they’re warm enough to hack into. I love this idea!

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      jackiegrandy

      Hey girl! I thought about you when making these up because they can be made in small batches and they can also be frozen like so many of your desserts! This is totally an Averie dessert! 🙂

  19. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    Did you hear my door slam? That was me running out to buy graham crackers! I need these smores in my life… especially the frozen part, so great. Loving these pictures, definitely on the list to make very soon. Very Very soon.

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      jackiegrandy

      Haha! You totally have me cracking up girl! These are simply an easy and delish summer-time treat! I hope you enjoy! xoxo, Jackie

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      jackiegrandy

      Hi Reba! I use a nikon D5000, but it’s the lens that really makes the difference. I use a Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens. It’s not a zoom lens, so when you want to move closer to the object that you’re photographing, you have to physically move closer. It lets in more light, so you can take better pictures in lower light situations. I love it and have been using it for the past year now and I have definitely seen an improvement in my photos. It’s a bit pricy, but worth the investment over time.
      No, I have not tried this with fluff. Give it a try and let me know how it turns out. 🙂

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