Sunday, August 25, 2013

Golden Graham S’mores


I am beyond excited to know so many fabulous food bloggers who have written cookbooks.  The newest one to land my way is Cereal Sweets & Treats by my dear friend, The Novice Chef.  This is her second cookbook, as her first was Mini-Donuts, which you may remember from my Mexican Hot Chocolate Donut post.  In her newest book, she really takes breakfast out of the box, if you can excuse my pun!

Jessica is the genius behind Fruity Pebble Macarons, Lucky Charms Cupcakes, Corn Pops Ice Cream, Reese’s Puffs Peanut Butter Truffles, and more!  This girl loves cereal.  Know who else loves cereal?  Kids!  Every summer my nephew comes up from Florida to spend the summer with his Grandad.  We like for him to come stay the night with us a few times during the course of his visit.  He’s almost 11, and ever since he was 6 years old we have always baked something together.  The time came for him to fly home, and he spent the night with us before he left.  I showed him the cookbook and he was SUPER impressed that I knew the author of such a cool book.  I let him browse through and pick out a recipe.  He first wanted to make the Pumpkin Cheerios Bars, but those need to stay refrigerated until serving, therefore weren’t the best treats to take with him on the airplane!  The Golden Graham S’mores were his second choice, and a mighty-fine choice that was!  These were super simple to make, and tasted delicious!  I received word from my father in law that my nephew ate about 4 of them as he was waiting to get on the plane.  Oh the lucky traveler who was seated next to my sugar-high 10 year old nephew on that flight!

I love that these are sort of a reconstructed, less messy version of s’mores.  It has all the flavor without the hassle of a campfire!  I highly suggest you pick up a copy of this book if you have kids who enjoy time in the kitchen.  There are a lot of simple, fun recipes.  Every single recipe has a mouthwatering accompanying photo, so this is a visual feast as well!  I hope Elliott grows up enjoying spending time in the kitchen with me like my nephew does.  If so, I think I’ll have the best sous chefs around!

(recipe after the break)


Golden Graham S'mores

Yield: 9 bars if you cut 'em big, or 12 bars if you cut smallers


1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 (16 oz) bag mini marshmallows
1 (12 oz) box Golden Grahams
4 ounces dark chocolate, roughly chopped


Grease an 8x8 pan and set aside.

In a large nonstick stock pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and fold in Golden Grahams until well coated.

Transfer mixture to prepared pan and spread evenly using a butter spatula. When cooled, cut into squares.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate for 1 minute and stir. If not completely melted, continue to heat in 15 second intervals, stirring after each until smooth.

Drizzle squares with melted chocolate and serve.

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