The other day I opened up a magical package:
The vanilla marshmallows from KitchenWitch were my favorite part – fluffy homemade marshmallows coated with a light vanilla crust. As you know, I love homemade marshmallow and the vanilla just made it that much better. The high quality wafers of dark chocolate were also excellent.
The maple crackers were really good on their own -crunchy, with a sweet layer on one side- but were a bit too crispy for the s’mores in my opinion. They worked pretty well as an open-faced s’more, but with one on each side it was difficult to bite into. I still wanted to make something s’mores-like with the crackers, so I came up with a more grown-up version of s’mores:
Individual gourmet s’mores in ramekins!
By crushing the crackers and adding melted butter and a pinch of salt, the crunchy crackers were turned into the perfect crust for melted chocolate and puffy, gooey marshmallow. Although you can never replace the classic s’mores, this is a simple yet richer version of the campfire treat.
Makes 2 servings.
- 1/2 C maple crackers (or graham crackers), crushed
- 1 1/2 T unsalted butter, melted
- 1 pinch of salt
- 2 wafers of chocolate
- 2 large vanilla marshmallows
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Combine crackers, butter and salt and mix together with your fingers. Press half of mixture evenly into the bottom of a small ramekin. Place chocolate on top, and then marshmallow on top of that. Bake until marshmallow is puffed up and golden brown.
For more gourmet s’mores recipes, check out posts from other winners below!