Seriously, who doesn’t love marshmallows? They’re ooey gooey, delicious, and so fun to make. The best part is that it’s one of the few desserts you make when you are surrounded by others doing the exact same thing. Everyone gathers around the fire, plops a marshmallow on a stick, and waits for it to either catch fire or get lightly toasted. Sometimes you even need a little teamwork to slide the marshmallow off the stick and onto your perfectly stacked graham cracker and chocolate sandwich. They bring people together…that’s why they’re so special.
So I’m bringing you a delicious s’mores recipe! But these aren’t any old s’more. These are some gourmet homemade s’mores. I’m talking fresh and homemade marshmallows and delicious Ghirardelli chocolate squares. With so many flavors to choose from, you can opt for raspberry filled chocolate, intense dark chocolate, or even a hazelnut chocolate. The beauty of these s’mores is that they’re fully customizable! I opted for the delicious Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Caramel and even tried out the classic Dark Chocolate. Both are absolute winners!
The pièce de résistance here are the homemade marshmallows. They might sound a little daunting but trust me when I say they are so easy to make. What makes them stand out from regular old store bought marshmallows is their texture. They’re silkier and puffier and lighter and just so cloud-like. Plus they toast like a dream…even though your s’more will be a liiiiiiittle bit messier. But it’s worth it!
So the next time you’re planning to make s’mores, pull out all the stops with this recipe. Everyone will wonder why the heck they hadn’t had homemade s’mores in the first place!Print
Delicious homemade s’mores with Ghirardelli chocolate squares and homemade marshmallows.
- 1 recipe for homemade marshmallows
- Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Caramel Squares (or any flavor you choose)
- Honey graham crackers
- Start by making the marshmallows which you can find on my Toasted S’mores Cupcakes recipe. But instead of using an 8×8 pan, prepare a 9×13 pan. This ensure they’re the perfect size and not too thick for the s’mores. They should be about 3/4 inch high. If you have a little extra, you can add it to an 8×8 pan…more for snacking!
- This will make roughly 20-24 marshmallows. Make sure you cut them into squares that match the graham crackers (instructions to follow).
- For the graham crackers, they usually aren’t square-shaped when you break them in half. This is a little extra step that makes all the difference in your presentation.
- With a serrated knife, cut about a 1/2 inch off of the short side of the graham cracker. Gently saw the knife back and forth until you get about halfway through. Then, just break it off. Now you have perfect graham cracker squares!
- With the marshmallows dusted and prepped, place a graham cracker on top of where you’re going to cut to get an idea on how big of a square to make. I made mine slightly smaller than the graham cracker. Take the graham cracker off the marshmallows and begin to cut.
- Once you have your first marshmallow cut out, dust it with the powdered sugar and cornstarch and use that as your template for cutting the rest.
- To toast them, you can do it the old fashioned way over a fire or use a kitchen torch like I did. Both work just fine!
- Now to assemble. If you’re toasting with a kitchen torch, lay down a graham cracker with a marshmallow on top. Carefully toast the marshmallow so that you don’t burn the graham cracker. Once toasted, place your favorite Ghirardelli chocolate square on top and finish it off with the other graham cracker.
- If you’re making these the old fashioned way, you just assemble like any old s’more. Enjoy!