s’mores

hudson and i had fun making homemade s’mores over the weekend.  they’re really not hard to make, very tasty, and fun!
*a note to the practical, (i.e. my husband) “why on earth would you make ’em when you can buy them?”  for the experience!  the memories!  that “homemade” goodness…  you get the picture 🙂

smore

 

Marshmallows
2  1/2 T. unflavored gelatin                                       1/4 t. salt
1 c. water                                                                          1 T. water
1  1/2 c. sugar                                                                  2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. corn syrup

Lightly coat an 8×8 pan with cooking spray.  Heavily dust with powdered sugar; set aside. Stir unflavored gelatin and 1/2 c. of the water together in large bowl of a sturdy mixer; let stand about 25 minutes while preparing the syrup mixture.  Meanwhile, mix remaining 1/2 c. water, sugar, corn syrup and salt in a saucepan.  Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture boils and reaches 244 degrees. (about 15-20 minutes.)  Slowly pour hot syrup into gelatin mixture with your mixer on low speed. Increase to high speed; beat 15 minutes.  Add 1 T. water and vanilla; beat until combined.
Spoon mixture (it’s sticky) into prepared pan.  Let stand, uncovered, overnight.  Loosen from pan by gently lifting around edges with a knife. Invert onto a cutting board dusted with powdered sugar.  Cut into squares with a knife dusted with powdered sugar.  Makes about 40 marshmallows.

Honey Graham Crackers
1   1/4 c. flour                                          1/2 c. butter
1   1/4 c. whole wheat flour               1/3 c. coconut milk (you find this in a can in the asian section of the store)
1 tsp. baking powder                           2 T. honey
1/2 tsp. baking soda                            2 T. molasses
1/2 tsp. salt                                             1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 c. packed brown sugar

Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl; set aide.
In a saucepan, warm butter, coconut milk, honey, and molasses just until butter melts; stir to combine. Add vanilla extract.  Pour milk mixture into flour mixture. Using a fork, stir until mixture is gathered into a ball.  Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently 12-15 strokes. Divide dough into smaller pieces; roll each piece between 2 sheets of waxed paper to 1/8-inch thickness.  Cut with desired cookie cutter and transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Makes about 40 crackers

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