S’more Morsels of Deliciousness, Please!
S’more options to try for summer marshmallow treats
By Amy Higgins | Recipes@coloradocountrylife.org
It’s a common assumption that a campfire isn’t complete without graham crackers, chocolate and gooey marshmallows that have melded together over the open fire with the aid of a long stick. However, those billowy, milky marshmallows can take a sweet turn when they’re squeezed between other edibles. Dan Whalen’s cookbook S’MORE’S! GOOEY, MELTY, CRUNCHY RIFFS ON THE CAMPFIRE CLASSIC offers insight on how to create pseudo s’mores, with or without a campfire. Not convinced? Get creative in your kitchen and try this recipe out for size.
Potato Chip S’mores
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
Pinch of kosher salt
Nonstick cooking spray
12 regular marshmallows
24 crinkle-cut wavy potato chips
Combine the chocolate chips, cream and salt in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium power for 15-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is just melted and the mixture is combined. Be careful not to overheat the ganache, as it can become grainy.
Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and turn the broiler to its highest setting. Preheat for 5 to 10 minutes. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place 12 chips on a serving dish. Top each chip with 1 teaspoon of ganache. (You should have just enough for all the chips.) Place the marshmallows on the prepared baking sheet. Broil them until they’re golden brown on top, about 3 minutes. Keep a close eye on them. Place 1 toasted marshmallow on each s’more. Top the s’mores with the remaining chips. Serve immediately.
Putting marshmallow and chocolate on a potato chip is just unusual enough to be surprising, but once you’ve tried it, the combination seems so obvious. These need ganache instead of the typical chocolate bar to adapt to the shape of the potato chip. Once you squeeze the melted chocolate and creamy marshmallow between two crunchy chips, you may not be able to go back to grahams.
Heat up the grill and try Grilled Peach and Basil S’mores. Get the recipe at coloradocountrylife.coop.