S’more Bites

S'more Bites
When you hear the word s’more, what do you think about?

Aside from the visual of beautifully golden crackers sandwiching melted Hershey squares and marshmallow gooeyness (did your mouth just water? Or is that just me?) two things immediately come to mind.

You can probably guess the first one. It’s a location and usually there are tents. If you said circus, try again, but if you said campsite, keep reading. S’mores make me think of camping with my grandparents when I was little. We used to sit around the fire on folded chairs, have fuzzy blankets thrown around our backs, and bent wires held in our hands roasting marshmallows to perfection. It sounds wonderful, right? Wrong. There is one problem with camping. And it’s bugs. I would be moments away from stuffing my face with a melted s’more sandwich when bugs would fly into my face, cuddle in my hair, or worse, perch on the my s’more claiming it as their own. Needless to say, I don’t go camping very much anymore.

I doubt you’ll guess the second thing that comes to mind. But, if you do, I’ll be so impressed that I’ll mail you a box of these delicious S’more Bites. Take a guess. What do you have to lose?

Did you guess the movie Sandlot? If yes, I need your address or better yet lets get together and eat these while watching that movie. S’mores also make me think of the scene in which Ham asks Smalls if he wants s’more and Smalls answers, “Some more of what? I haven’t had anything yet, so how can I have some more of nothing?” If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend making a batch of these cookies and plopping down on the couch.

Now, my question to you is, would you like s’more?
S'more BitesThese S’more Bites are the perfect way to get your s’more fix without having to deal with fire or bugs or camping. The bite itself is packed with chocolately flavor, both from the cakelike cookie and the added chocolate chips, a gooey marshmallow center, and a graham cracker crunch, which is swirled inside the bite and coated on the outside too. If you think the best part of a s’more is the middle part of the sandwich, then these cookies are a perfect fit for you. These bites really highlight the chocolate and marshmallow portion of a s’more, but fair warning they are extremely addicting…there is no possible way you won’t want some more.

S’more Bites
Dough recipe adapted from How Sweet It Is

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ sticks (12 tablespoons) of salted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup brown sugar
½ granulated sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 egg yolk, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
24 marshmallows (I used Williams-Sonoma mini vanilla marshmallows, but you could use the bigger marshmallows and cut them in half)
1/3 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 full honey graham crackers

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Melt 1 ½ sticks of butter in the microwave. Set aside until cooled.
Mix flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. Then set aside.
In another bowl, combine the cooled butter with the brown and granulated sugars.
Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Stir until well combined.
Gradually add the dry ingredients into the bowl and mix until dough forms.
Add the chocolate chips—the dough will be thick, so you may have to use your hands to combine the chocolate chips.
In a Ziploc bag, place two graham crackers and crumble into small chunks.
Mix graham cracker crumbles into the dough—again, you may have to use your hands.
To assemble the cookies, place the other two graham crackers in a Ziploc bag and crumble into dust (smaller than the pieces you folded into the dough). Place crumbles in a bowl. Set aside.
Take a little over a tablespoon of dough and flatten it in your hands.
Place a marshmallow in the center and wrap the cookie dough around it. Gently roll into a ball (the dough will be crumbly, so you might have to play with it in order to cover up the entire marshmallow).
Roll the cookie ball into the graham cracker dust and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 11 to 12 minutes.
Let cookies cool slightly before eating (if you really want the full melted s’more experience, eat the cookies while still warm).

S'more Bites


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