Showing posts with label s'mores. Show all posts
Showing posts with label s'mores. Show all posts

Sunday, June 23, 2019

S'mores No Bake Cake


Today I wanted to bring to you a No Bake Cake with a summer flair! No bake cakes are the answer when you are looking to make a sweet treat, but the thought of turning on the oven in the summer heat, has me giving it a thumbs down! So, I thought I would try a S'mores No Bake Cake! There are so many desserts that scream "summer", but s'mores are definitely on the top of my family's list! 


This cake needs to be made at least 24 hours before you want to serve it. It is very simple to make, because all your "baking" is done in the fridge. I used graham crackers for the cake portion of the dessert, and whipped cream for the "frosting". While it is "cooking" in the refrigerator, the whipped cream will soften the  graham crackers, making them as soft as cake! I added a chocolate ganache for the chocolate bar, and I used mini marshmallows toasted with a kitchen torch for the fun flavor!


S'mores No Bake Cake
(printable recipe at end of page)
(feeds 8-10 people)

3 cups Heavy Duty Whipping Cream
4-6 tablespoons Sugar
8 Graham Crackers 
12 ounces Milk Chocolate ( I use Trader Joes Belgium Chocolate Bar) It is very tasty and is priced great. Give it a try. You will love it!)
Bag of mini Marshmallows
Large and medium Marshmallows



Make the whipped cream by pouring the heavy whipping cream into a large bowl. Start mixing on medium speed. As the cream starts to thicken, add the tablespoons of sugar. If you would like it less sweet, start with a small amount and then mix. Add more after tasting and mix again, if needed.
Melt the chocolate over low heat, using a double boiler. If you do not have one, you can make your own by placing chocolate into a small pot. Place some water into another pot, which should be about one size larger than the pot with the chocolate. The small pot should not touch the water in the bottom pot, but it needs to allow the heat from very low temperature to melt the chocolate. After the chocolate is melted, heat some heavy duty whipping cream  in a separate pan or the microwave. Add the heated cream to the melted chocolate, stirring the chocolate and cream together, creating a chocolate ganache.


Use a plate to build the cake on that you can also use as a serving platter. It is much easier for you. Moving the finished cake could be a problem. Spread whipped cream on one side of two graham crackers. Place them on a plate, whipped cream side down on the plate. This will help stabilize the graham crackers.
 Spread the melted chocolate on to the top of the graham crackers.

Spread the chocolate with more whipped cream, and then top the whipped cream with mini marshmallows.
 Use a kitchen torch to toast the marshmallows.
 Start the next layer by placing 2 more graham crackers on the top of the toasted marshmallows.
 Spread more chocolate over the graham crackers. 
Add more mini marshmallows to the top of the chocolate, and toast them. Place the graham crackers on top of the marshmallows. Although I used whipped cream in the bottom layer, it's not really necessary for the top layer.
Spread whipped cream over the entire cake. Wrap the cake in plastic and refrigerate overnight. You can see that I do not have enough whipped cream on the cake. That is because I ran out of whipping cream late in the evening. So I wrapped the cake in the plastic until the next morning when I went to buy more whipping cream. I made more whipped cream, covered the cake and placed it back into the fridge. It had already softened from being in the fridge overnight, but the added whipped cream made the cake much prettier!
 Use a separate plate to toast the marshmallows for the top of the cake. Set aside.
Place two graham crackers in a plastic bag and roll a rolling pin over the crackers to crush them into fine crumbs.
 Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs over the cake and onto the plate. Drizzle more ganache over the cake and the plate. Place the marshmallows that were toasted earlier onto the cake!
 Enjoy! 

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S'mores No Bake Cake

Yield: 8-10
Author: The Freshman Cook

ingredients:

  • 3 cups Heavy Duty Whipping Cream
  • 4-6 tablespoons Sugar
  • 8 Graham Crackers
  • 12 ounces Milk Chocolate ( I use Trader Joes Belgium Chocolate Bar) It is very tasty and is priced great. Give it a try. You will love it)
  • Bag of mini Marshmallows
  • Large and medium Marshmallows

instructions:

How to cook S'mores No Bake Cake

  1. Make the whipped cream by pouring the heavy whipping cream into a large bowl. Start mixing on medium speed. As the cream starts to thicken, add the tablespoons of sugar. If you would like it less sweet, start with a small amount and then mix. Add more after tasting and mix again, if needed.
  2. Melt the chocolate over low heat, using a double boiler. If you do not have one, you can make your own by placing chocolate into a small pot. Place some water into another pot, which should be about one size larger than the pot with the chocolate. The small pot should not touch the water in the bottom pot, but it needs to allow the heat from very low temperature to melt the chocolate. After the chocolate is melted, heat some heavy duty whipping cream in a separate pan or the microwave. Add the heated cream to the melted chocolate, stirring the chocolate and cream together, creating a chocolate ganache.
  3. Use a plate to build the cake on that you can also use as a serving platter. It is much easier for you. Moving the finished cake could be a problem. Spread whipped cream on one side of two graham crackers. Place them on a plate, whipped cream side down on the plate. This will help stabilize the graham crackers.
  4. Spread the melted chocolate on to the top of the graham crackers.
  5. Spread the chocolate with more whipped cream, and then top the whipped cream with mini marshmallows.
  6. Use a kitchen torch to toast the marshmallows.
  7. Start the next layer by placing 2 more graham crackers on the top of the toasted marshmallows.
  8. Spread more chocolate over the graham crackers.
  9. Add more mini marshmallows to the top of the chocolate, and toast them. Place the graham crackers on top of the marshmallows. Although I used whipped cream in the bottom layer, it's not really necessary for the top layer.
  10. Spread whipped cream over the entire cake. Wrap the cake in plastic and refrigerate overnight. You can see that I do not have enough whipped cream on the cake. That is because I ran out of whipping cream late in the evening. So I wrapped the cake in the plastic until the next morning when I went to buy more whipping cream. I made more whipped cream, covered the cake and placed it back into the fridge. It had already softened from being in the fridge overnight, but the added whipped cream made the cake much prettier!
  11. Use a separate plate to toast the marshmallows for the top of the cake. Set aside.
  12. Place two graham crackers in a plastic bag and roll a rolling pin over the crackers to crush them into fine crumbs. 
  13. Sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs over the cake and onto the plate. Drizzle more ganache over the cake and the plate. Place the marshmallows that were toasted earlier onto the cake!
  14. Enjoy!
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Friday, June 29, 2018

Stuffed S'mores / #CookWeek

It's always fun to end a cookout with s'mores! The creamy, gooey marshmallow, the melty, drippy chocolate, and those just a little soft, but still crispy graham crackers. They have been my favorite summer treat since I was a little girl.
But today I wanted to share my recipe for Stuffed S'mores, which are the S'mores that we have all come to love, but with a yummy twist!
 Stuffed S'mores
printable recipe at end of page 

 3/4 pound Milk Chocolate (I used Trader Joes)
12 Jumbo Marshmallows
1 package Graham Crackers
Mini Marshmallows



Melt the chocolate over low heat using a double boiler.
While the chocolate is melting, using a cupcake plunger, or something similar, make a hole in the center of the marshmallow. Don't go all the way down to the bottom of the marshmallow. 
You want to leave the bottom marshmallow alone, so the chocolate will not seep through the marshmallow.
 Once the chocolate is melted, dip the marshmallow in to the chocolate, on the opposite side of where you put the hole. Make sure to get the chocolate on the bottom and up the sides a little bit.
Then dip the chocolate covered part of the marshmallow into the crushed graham cracker crumbs. 
Turn the marshmallows upside down and refrigerate until they are set up.
 Fill each of the holes with the chocolate ganache. Refrigerate again.
Cut the graham crackers into 1/4ths. Place the graham cracker piece into the back of the chocolate on each marshmallow. Place 1-3 mini marshmallows in front of the graham crackers.
 Use a kitchen torch to toast the marshmallows. All the marshmallows can be made up to this point and refrigerated. Take them out of refrigeration about 30 minutes before serving. Then toast with torch right before serving. Enjoy your S'mores!


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Stuffed S'mores

ingredients:

3/4 pound Milk Chocolate
12 Jumbo Marshmallows
1 package Graham Crackers
Mini Marshmallows

instructions:


  1. Melt the chocolate over low heat using a double boiler.
  2. While the chocolate is melting, using a cupcake plunger, or something similar, make a hole in the center of the marshmallow. Don't go all the way down to the bottom of the marshmallow. 
  3. You want to leave the bottom marshmallow alone, so the chocolate will not seep through the marshmallow.
  4.  Once the chocolate is melted, dip the marshmallow in to the chocolate, on the opposite side of where you put the hole. Make sure to get the chocolate on the bottom and up the sides a little bit.
  5. Then dip the chocolate covered part of the marshmallow into the crushed graham cracker crumbs. 
  6. Turn the marshmallows upside down and refrigerate until they are set up.
  7.  Fill each of the holes with the chocolate ganache. Refrigerate again.
  8. Cut the graham crackers into 1/4ths. Place the graham cracker piece into the back of the chocolate on each marshmallow. Place 1-3 mini marshmallows in front of the graham crackers.
  9.  Use a kitchen torch to toast the marshmallows. All the marshmallows can be made up to this point and refrigerated. Take them out of refrigeration about 30 minutes before serving. Then toast with torch right before serving. Enjoy your S'mores!
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Friday, August 25, 2017

S'mores Popcorn / #15 Minute Friday

I wanted to get at least one more S'mores recipe posted before everyone switches from summer mode to autumn! This is truly a simple recipe, so perfect for #15MinuteFriday! It is tasty and addicting, as I have found most S'mores recipes are! I have made S'mores Popcorn before, but this time I wanted to try out a new product I happened across, Hershey's S'mores Baking Pieces. It is found in the baking section of the grocery store, next to the chocolate chips.
 S'mores Popcorn
(printable recipe at end of page)

Bag of microwave Popcorn
1 bag Milk Chocolate Chips
1 bag Hershey's S'mores Baking Pieces

Melt the milk chocolate chips in a double boiler over low heat.
Pour popcorn into a shallow pan. A half sheet pan works great, if you have one. You want the popcorn to be in a single layer. Be sure to remove any unpopped corn kernels.
Drizzle 1/2 of the melted milk chocolate over the popcorn, moving back and forth. The chocolate sometimes tends to want to drip in small clumps. Don't worry about  the clumps They will hold the S'mores pieces better!
Place pieces of the graham cracker, marshmallow and chocolate piece from the bag onto the chocolate. Lay it right on top of the chocolate drizzle. Everywhere there is chocolate, place a piece or two of the baking pieces.
Once you have placed as much of the baking pieces as you want, take the rest of the melted chocolate and drizzle it over the popcorn and baking pieces. You might have to reheat it again. Set aside to allow the chocolate to dry. Enjoy!
Thanks so much for joining me today!

 

S'mores Popcorn

INGREDIENTS:


  • Bag of microwave Popcorn
  • 1 bag Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1 bag Hershey's S'mores Baking Pieces

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Melt the milk chocolate chips in a double boiler over low heat.
  2. Pour popcorn into a shallow pan. A half sheet pan works great, if you have one. You want the popcorn to be in a single layer. Be sure to remove any unpopped corn kernels.
  3. Drizzle 1/2 of the melted milk chocolate over the popcorn, moving back and forth. The chocolate sometimes tends to want to drip in small clumps. Don't worry about the clumps They will hold the S'mores pieces better!
  4. Place pieces of the graham cracker, marshmallow and chocolate piece from the bag onto the chocolate. Lay it right on top of the chocolate drizzle. Everywhere there is chocolate, place a piece or two of the baking pieces.
  5. Once you have placed as much of the baking pieces as you want, take the rest of the melted chocolate and drizzle it over the popcorn and baking pieces. You might have to reheat it again. Set aside to allow the chocolate to dry. Enjoy!
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Friday, August 4, 2017

S'mores on a Stick / #15MinuteFriday

I don't think I have ever met anyone who doesn't love S'mores. Some people might think they are messy or sticky, but they still love how they taste! Well, for those who think they are messy and sticky, and they sometimes are;  I say, "here you go" ~ S'mores on a Stick! Way less mess and tons of S'mores flavor for #15MinuteFriday!
S'mores on a Stick
(printable recipe at end of page)
3 Giant Marshmallows
Stick to hold the marshmallow
1/4 pound Milk Chocolate
3 Graham Crackers






Place the marshmallows on sticks. I used these little canape forks from the dollar store, and they work great. Freeze the marshmallows for 30-40 minutes.
Crush the graham crackers until there are no big pieces.
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. I use Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Bar for almost all my chocolate needs! I love their chocolate!

 Dip marshmallows in the chocolate. Coat the entire marshmallow.
 Immediately sprinkle the bottom half of the marshmallow with the graham crackers. Allow chocolate to set up.
Freeze or enjoy at room temperature. Either way, they are yummy!


Looking for more S'mores recipes? Here are several you may like!



S'mores on a Stick

INGREDIENTS:


  • 3 Giant Marshmallows
  • Stick to hold the marshmallow
  • 1/4 pound Milk Chocolate
  • 3 Graham Crackers

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Place the marshmallows on sticks. I used these little canape forks from the dollar store, and they work great. Freeze the marshmallows for 30-40 minutes.
  2. Crush the graham crackers until there are no big pieces.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. I use Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Bar for almost all my chocolate needs! I love their chocolate!
  4. Dip marshmallows in the chocolate. Coat the entire marshmallow.
  5. Immediately sprinkle the bottom half of the marshmallow with the graham crackers. Allow chocolate to set up.
  6. Freeze or enjoy at room temperature.
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