It’s National S’mores Day. Can you even freaking believe it? There’s a day for FUGGING EVERYYYTHANG. It’s also National Watch All the Gymnastics Day, National Your Kid Only Napped 40 Minutes Day and National Company is Coming Time to Swiffer the Hair in the Bathroom Day.
Ok, I made that last one up. But I’m still celebrating, because I’m one classy-ass hostess. You’re welcome, playdates.
But back to National S’mores Day. Let’s do it up proper, k?
I kinda wanted to say “prah-puhh” all British-like, but I didn’t know if you would get it. Do Brits like s’mores? They’d be right prah-puhh with a spot o’ tea, so probably yeah. Yeh. Yehhhhh. I’m still doing the accent. You knew that.
Ok. I promise this time.
A few weeks ago, I saw Christina making homemade graham crackers on snapchat, and my mind did a mini-splode. If you know me at all, you know I don’t bake for shit, but when I checked out the recipe, they seemed really, surprisingly simple — and I loved that she made them naturally sweetened so they’d be a (somewhat) guiltless treat for a teething babe. So later that week, I whipped up a batch, and they’ve been on repeat ever since. Because Lana loves them, yes — the first week we introduced them, I had to hide the container because she was getting all Chucky-baby about it — but mostly because I can’t stop stuffing them with roasted marshmallows, peanut butter cups and spoonfuls of blackberry jam. And more peanut butter. And sea salt. And then stuffing THAT.
In my faaaaaaace.
You know how I feel about pb & j things.
I know. I have no idea, either.
National I Digress Day.
p.s. in case you missed it, I was featured on Food52 this week – squeeeee! 🙂
p.p.s. last week’s chili-lime coconut mango pops!
p.p.p.s. pretty sure it goes without saying, but you could absolutely make these with store-bought graham crackers, too, and they won’t suck at all. But it’s worth it to try your hand at the homemade version. Plus you get to use cookie cutters and poke little holes in things with a fork, which is always kinda therapeutic. I should probably not be a parent.
- homemade graham crackers (see note)
- mini peanut butter cups, quartered, about 2 per s'more
- jumbo marshmallows, 1 per s'more (see note)
- peanut butter
- fave jelly or jam (I love blackberry!)
- sea salt
- Cut jumbo marshmallows in half crosswise and roast to desired doneness. (If doing this inside, I like to skewer the mallows with wood chopsticks that have been soaked in water for an hour or so and roast them over a low gas flame.)
- Assemble! It's pretty obvious you can do this any way you like, but I prefer to top one graham cracker with half a roasted mallow; a pile of PB cup quarters; the second roasted mallow half, blackberry jam; peanut butter; plenty of sea salt and the second graham cracker. Enjoy!
1) I follow Christina's recipe exactly except I reduce the molasses by 1 tablespoon and increase the honey by 1 tablespoon.
2) Using a 2" square cutter (I actually have this exact set) and re-rolling the scraps, I can get about 30 cookies from each recipe.
3) And for some reason -- maybe because I just don't roll these quite thin enough -- these always take 22-25 mins in my oven.
4) Finally, of course you can use store-bought grahammies, too! I'll still be your frannnd.
Regarding the marshmallows: I love cutting these gigantic jumbo marshmallows in half -- for some reason I think they just toast up more evenly on my stove -- and sandwiching the chocolate in between the two layers, but you could absolutely do two standard mallows per s'more. 🙂
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These look incredibly decadent and delicious!
That’s probably the best way to describe them, Karen! 🙂
Yeah these are definitely happening. I have a big ol’ bag of graham flour hanging around and I considered making graham crackers, but didn’t really have the inspiration to try it. But then you added peanut butter and (blackberry!!) jelly and I can’t think of anything better right now.
Who has graham flour laying around for anything BUT graham crackers?! (No really…what else does one use that for?)
Congrats on the feature! So friggin cool! Those homemade graham crackers tho…swoon. And York patties are nice but I’m aaaaall about that peanut buttah. btw apparently I need myself some of that $4 wine you got stashed over there haha
Thanks dude. It made my week, for sure! 🙂 Totally with you in the PB camp. AND that $4 wine is a quasi-bubbly imported rosé from (where else?) Trader Joe’s and it’s becoming a bad habit. I’ll make note of the name the next time I pause my pouring long enough to look at the label. :p