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Gourmet S’mores

Ok, so we’ve all made s’mores at some time in our lives, right? Well one day last season we were talking about s’mores and I figured for one of the luncheons I could make them in a way that would be able to be served in a restaurant. These are super rich and decedent but I love them!

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
4-5 Tbsp melted butter
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped or ground hazelnuts (or any type of nut you like)

8 oz semi sweet or milk chocolate chips
6 oz heavy cream
1/4 tsp rum extract (if you don’t have rum you can use vanilla or almond)
1/4 tsp instant espresso (optional)

Marshmallow Fluff

Instructions:

If you can’t find graham cracker crumbs in the grocery store just buy some graham crackers and crush them up either in a food processor or crush them in a zip top bag
grind up nuts in a food processor or finely chop them
mix together the graham cracker crumbs, nuts, and sugars before adding in the melted butter.
You want it to be fairly moist so that you end up with a nice crust
Press that into small ramekins, large pie tin or mini pie tins
Put into the fridge to let set

while that is setting heat up the heavy cream in a pan until it just starts to bubble along the edge, add in the instant espresso
pour the heavy cream over the chocolate chips add in the extract and stir until the chocolate is fully melted

pour a thin layer of chocolate into each ramekin or pie tin
This is a very rich chocolate, you don’t have to use a lot, but its up to you how much you put in

Put that in the fridge to set up for about 30-60 mins

You have 2 options for the marshmallow fluff. You can either spread it on top with a knife which can be difficult because its so sticky, but you can either coat your knife with corn starch to spread it easier
Or you can put the fluff into a piping bag (or zip top bag with a tip cut off) and pipe it onto the chocolate.

Either way you do it, just go with whatever works best for you.

Finally to finish this off and give you that s’more feel toast the marshmallow under the broiler until golden brown

Garnish with chopped nuts and shaved chocolate

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