Marshmallow Chocolate Grahams (S’mores!)

A few years back I made these Marshmallow Chocolate Grahams for my friends at Cisco Home in LA. This store is beyond fabulous, and it’s known for coining a ubiquitous slogan in town: MADE IN LA. (Word on the street is it’s the most instagrammed LA wall: #madeinla.)

The Marshmallow Chocolate Grahams that I made are reminiscent of s’mores, adorned with fancy sprinkles and festively embossed words. Of course, you can cut the time in half by purchasing the marshmallows, graham crackers, and skipping the embossing. BUT, being the Sweet Nerd that I am, it’s my mission to show you how to make 100% of this recipe from scratch. And I don’t even need to mention how good these puppies are. Seriously, how can you go wrong with marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers?!?

Marshmallow Grahams

Making graham crackers

HOMEMADE GRAHAM CRACKERS

For the graham crackers, I used a recipe from my favorite San Francisco bakery, Miette. After you’ve made the dough (and chilled it for at least 30 minutes), pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Unwrap the dough and place between two sheets of waxed paper. On a clean work surface, roll out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Using a square cutter, cut out the graham crackers.

Embossed graham crackers

EMBOSSING LETTERS ~ FEEL GOOD!

I found these letters on Amazon. At $21, I would spring for the entire set because you can use them on so many other baked goodies. I printed MADE IN LA, FEEL GOOD, and HO HO HO. Go to town! Bake until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

Making marshmallow from scratch

MARSHMALLOW FROM SCRATCH

Although there are only a few ingredients, making the marshmallow from scratch entails using both a stand mixer and the stovetop. Follow the recipe, and then let it sit for a few hours until the marshmallow pulls away from the side of the pan. Next, dust a cutting board with powdered sugar and coax the marshmallow out of the pan using your fingers.

sprinkling marshmallow with sugar

Cut into squares and dip each cut edge into powdered sugar. Dust off so only a light coat remains.

dipping smores in chocolate

DECORATING THE MARSHMALLOW CHOCOLATE GRAHAMS

In the microwave, melt a high-quality melting chocolate. I used Chocoley bits. Sandwich a square of marshmallow in-between two graham crackers. Dip the mallow-graham sandwich into the melted chocolate to the halfway point.

fancy sprinkles

Fancy sprinkles are the only way to go. I love the online selection they have at Broome Street General Store. Another online fave is Bonjour Fete. Make sure you apply the sprinkles while the melted chocolate is still wet so they stick!

Marshmallow Chocolate Grahams

It kind of goes without saying, but these Marshmallow Chocolate Grahams make beautiful gifts for the holiday. Individually wrapping in clear plastic is best so the chocolate and sprinkles don’t get messy. Tie up the plastic with an ornament, or a Christmas tag, like these happy Christmas trees from Meri Meri. Ho ho ho!

OUR FAVES 

S'mores Cookies

Photos by: Maria Hedrick Photography

S’mores Cookies

By TheSweetNerd  

December 1, 2018

Miette Graham Cracker Recipe

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr

Ingredients

Marshmallow

2 tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon + pinch gelatin

1 1/2 cups water (split into two 3/4 cups)

2 cups sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

2 teaspoon vanilla seed

Candy thermometer

Non-stick spray

Powdered sugar for coating marshmallows

12x9 pan

2" Cookie Cutter (or anywhere from 2-2.25" - it just needs to be slightly smaller than the cookie square cutter)

Graham Cookie

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup whole-wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2/3 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons honey

2 1/2" square cookie cutter

Assembly

1 cup high quality chocolate melts, like Chocoley dark chocolate

Sprinkles, I used Fancy Sprinkles

Embossing letters are optional if you want to personalize

Directions

Marshmallow

1Prep Pan or Molds: Generously spray parchment lined 12x9 pan or mold.

2Stand Mixer (whisk attachment): Sprinkle gelatin over 3/4 cup water, whisk it for even distribution, and let it sit.

3Stovetop: Combine remaining water, sugar, and corn syrup in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Then, put on high and cook to 240 F.

4Combine in Kitchen Aid: Once stovetop mixture is ready (at 240 F), then add hot syrup into the gelatin mixture and continue beating on high for 8-10 minutes until mixture triples in volume and becomes rather thick (but not too thick that it is not pourable). Test the readiness by turning off the mixer and lifting the whisk to see if it falls easily and forms ribbons while dripping from the whisk. Beat in fresh vanilla seed (or other addends).

5Pour into prepped pan and immediately sprinkle the top with sifted powdered sugar. Let sit for a few hours until it pulls away from the side of the pan. Next, dust a cutting board with powdered sugar and coax the marshmallow out of the pan using your fingers or offset spatula if necessary and set it on the sugar coated board. Cut into squares and dip each cut edge into powdered sugar then dust off so only a light coat remains.

Graham Cookie

1Sift together both flours, the salt and cinnamon into a bowl. Set aside.

2In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter, brown sugar, and honey and beat until fluffy, about 5 minutes.

3Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in three additions, beat until combined after each addition. Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before rolling, or for up to 2 days.

4Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

5Unwrap the dough and place between two sheets of waxed paper. On a clean work surface, roll out to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Using a square cutter, cut out the graham crackers.

6Give each cookie a cute slogan like "Ho Ho Ho" or "Made in LA" using embossing letters.

7Arrange on the prepared baking sheet, placing the cookies about 1/2 inch apart. Bake until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. They should snap crisply when cooled.

8Gather up dough scrap, re-roll, and cut out to make more cookies. Bake as directed and let cool.

9Yields one dozen.

Assembly

1In the microwave, melt chocolate.

2Take two baked cookies and place one marshmallow square inside to form sandwich.

3Dip the whole S'more into melted chocolate to the halfway point.

4Sprinkle with fancy sprinkles. Let dry and enjoy!

Graham Cracker Modified Recipe from Miette

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26 Comments

  • Kendall
    1 year ago

    I seriously love these cookies so much! I’m going to see if there’s a way to veganize these. They sure are cute as heck and I love that it makes traditional s’mores much easier.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 year ago

      Have you heard of Dandies Kendall? Vegan marshmallows!

  • 1 year ago

    YASSS! Making both graham crackers and marshmallows from scratch have been on my radar for a year now. I haven’t gotten around to it but your recipe makes me want to get with the program and start cooking up my favorite dessert of all time! Seriously, your cookies look amazing!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 year ago

      Thanks Christina! Do it – you so won’t regret it.

  • Those cookies are gorgeous! I have to try them soon.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 year ago

      Thanks Allison!

  • 1 year ago

    This definitely on my to do list. I love graham crackers so much.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 year ago

      Me too, and even more paired with chocolate and marshmallow.

  • 1 year ago

    OMG!!!! The talent!!! Great work and I’ll take 10!! 🙂

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 year ago

      Thanks so much Felesha!

  • Ok these are like the cutest treat ever! I love it! Such a fun, festive dessert idea!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 year ago

      Thanks Liz! They taste even better.

  • Danielle
    1 year ago

    Can you believe that I have never had sm’ores before. Next camping trip I am going to HAVE to make some!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 year ago

      You will be kicking yourself – make it a priority Danielle!

  • Tessa
    1 year ago

    Hot damn, girl! These look amazing!! We were just cooking s’mores over the kitchen stove on Saturday night – so ghetto. I should surprise them with these.

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 year ago

      Get it any way you can! I like to say “creative” instead of “ghetto” 😉

  • 1 year ago

    These are so fancy and adorable! They would be so cute for a Christmas party!

  • Oh my GOODNESS these look awesome! Anywhere s’mores are, I’m there – definitely want to try these!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 year ago

      Thanks Kelly! Me too. 🙂

  • 1 year ago

    These look like great little foodie Christmas gifts! I’m in New Zealand and we don’t have S’mores here but from what I have read we are missing out 🙂

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 year ago

      Hope – it’s high time you brought s’mores to New Zealand! 🙂

  • 1 year ago

    S’mores are soooo yummy and these are the most beautiful version I have seen! Love them and I’m definitely looking into that embossing set!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 year ago

      Thanks Amy! Yes, you’ll reuse them again and again.

  • These are TOTALLY adorable Cindy! So fun!

    • Cindy "TheSweetNerd" Rodriguez
      1 year ago

      Thanks Mary Ann!

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