Haniela's: ~Valentine's Day S'mores~

~Valentine's Day S'mores~

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Valentine's Day is around the corner and I wanted share with you all really yummy treat you can make for your friends, dear ones, children or for yourself. I'm a giver so I gave some to my friend's kids and to my Zumba instructor for her kids.

These Valentine's Day S'mores may seem to be  little too complicated to make, but  in fact the most time consuming to make are  Perfect Graham Crackers , but even so they are  totally worth the time because they are delicious.
They are perfect to munch on alone, drizzled with some dark chocolate or you can use them to make these festive Valentine's Day S'mores.

Valentine's Day S'mores
You need:
  • Perfect Graham Crackers -RECIPE- ( makes about 50 ,depends on the size of the cookie cutter,  I use a metal cookie cutter, about 2 inches wide and 2 1/8 inches high, you can get a  similar cutter at Karen's Cookies. For the small opening I use a super mini heart cutter, it came with the linzer cookie set.
  • Homemade Marshmallows - RECIPE  - makes about 20 heart cut outs( amount depends on the size of the cookie cutter)I decided to make them extra special by adding 1/2 cup dry cranberries into the whipped batter just before spreading  it in the pan. You can also use cherries if you'd like or bit of mini chocolate chips would be lovely too.

  • Dipping Chocolate- Merckens Chocolate Wafers, about 2-3 cups
  • How to Put Sandwich Cookie Together -Once you bake your cookies and make marshmallow cut outs you can make sandwich cookies.

In a heat proof bowl and over the pot with simmering water melt the chocolate wafers. Use a tiny bit of melted chocolate to adhere cookies to the marshmallow, you can either spoon some chocolate onto the cookies or spoon slightly cooled chocolate into the sandwich bag and pipe chocolate  onto the cookies. How to fill  a zipoc/sandich bag with chocolate. Once you sandwich cookies and marshmallow together let the chocolate set. Then if desired dip  1/2 of  the sandwich in the chocolate, shake of the excess and let harden.
Store S'mores in the airtight container in a cool place.
Serving Suggestion : microwave for 3-5 seconds and enjoy

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