S’MORMON Ebelskivers

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Ingredients:

Graham Flour Pancake Batter (recipe)
Chocolate Chips
Marshmallow Cream Cheese Sauce

Commentary:

Ebelskivers are a Danish dessert and, since I have Danish blood, I had to experiment with them! The cookbook that inspired my thinking is Ebelskivers by Kevin Crafts. It features a variety of sweet and savory ebelskiver adaptations, including a recipe for s’mores. I wanted to avoid graham cracker crumbs, though, so I opted for the recipe above. They turned out tasty and fun, but need further experimentation.

S’MORTUNE Cookies

SMORTUNE cookie

Ingredients:

Fortune Cookie Flats
Marshmallow Creme
Cadbury Dairy Milk

Commentary:

This recipe came together serendipitously. I went to the store (Farmer Joe’s in Oakland, CA) looking for fortune cookies and next to the fortune cookies were these fortune cookie flats, which I had never seen before. My creative gears started spinning and I did a quick search on my phone of what brand of chocolate is popular in China. I found that Cadbury is in the top three, so I added a Cadbury Dairy Milk to my shopping cart and went home to experiment! Somewhere during the car trip home, I came up with the name “S’MORTUNE Cookie”

This recipe has a lot of potential. The fortune cookie flats are thin and crunchy, providing a nice texture in combination with the smooth choco-marshmallow center. Stay tuned for further developments.

Texas S’MORMON

SMORMON Texas

Ingredients:

Homemade Ritz Crackers (recipe)
Peanut Butter
Half a Large Marshmallow

Commentary:

In many ways, this is what started the whole S’MORMON movement. When I was a young child, my mom would make these using Ritz Crackers — she got the recipe from someone else — and I always looked forward to them. Years later, when I was in graduate school in Texas I made them one evening for a few friends. As we ate them I realized how similar they were to S’MORES. Not really knowing what they were called and thinking of my surroundings I decided to dub them the “Texas S’MORE.”

The Texas S’MORMON is really just an artisan version of the Texas S’MORE, using homemade Ritz Crackers. Other than that, they are made the same way — fill a cookie sheet with them and place them in the oven on broil until they brown on the top. They taste heavenly, which people often confuse with Texas, so the name is fitting.

Recently, my brother reminded me that his name for Texas S’MORES, from way back, is “San Francisco Belly Buttons.” The reason why is far less interesting than the name, but, suffice it to say, I live in the Bay Area nowadays, so that name is also fitting.

Campfire S’MORMON

SMORMON campfire

Ingredients:

Caramel Chocolate Digestives
Toasted Marshmallow

Commentary:

This is an adaptation of the British S’MORMON, simplified for camping. No more mess trying to balance a two graham crackers, a piece of chocolate, and a hot marshmallow together! To put these over the top, try spreading peanut butter on one of the Digestives before adding the marshmallow.

An easy and flexible version of the Campfire S’MORMON is to use whatever cookies you brought on your camping trip — likely something hearty to provide energy while hiking. For example, here’s a picture of a Campfire S’MORMON using Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies that I made at Lake Tahoe. That was the same night we had to scare away a mother bear and two cubs that crept into our campsite. I couldn’t really blame them, since the Campfire S’MORMONS were unBEARably tasty!

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Double Chocolate Chip S’MORMON

SMORMON double chocolate chip

Ingredients:

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Marshmallow Creme

Commentary:

The easy way to make a S’MORMON is to just put marshmallow creme between whatever cookies your wife happens to be baking on any given night! These cookies feature Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips which add a luxuriant creaminess to the dark chocolate dough. These cookies would make pretty good S’MORMONS no matter what type of chips you use — white chocolate, semi-sweet, peanut butter, butterscotch, mint, etc. You’ll have to change the name of the S’MORMON to match the chip, though, but that’s the magic and flexibility of S’MORMONS. If you can think it, you can S’MORE it!

S’MORMON PIE

s'mormon pie

Ingredients:

Graham Cracker Recipe (link)
S’more Pie Recipe (link)

Commentary:

This is basically a S’more Pie with a homemade graham cracker crust, rather than one made from graham cracker crumbs. For the crust I used a graham cracker recipe and shaped it into the pan, baking it before I added the filling. I really like the S’more Pie recipe I followed, but I’m not totally sold on the Graham Cracker recipe. It’s a little too strong on the molasses side, while I prefer the light sweetness of honey. But go with what you like.

I made this recipe for our ward Pioneer Day Celebration. The pie was still warm when we arrived (I was too late for the pie judging) and people loved it.

British S’MORMON

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Ingredients:

1. Homemade Digestives (recipe)
2. Cadbury Dairy Milk
3. Marshmallow Creme

Commentary:

This recipe was the brainchild of my brother, Alan, who spent two years as a missionary in England. Rather than buy a pack of Digestives, I found a recipe to make my own from scratch. They turned out pretty good, but the baking time was a bit excessive so keep your eye on the prize as they bake — for S’MORMON purposes I prefer them soft and malleable, rather than brittle and crackery. The Cadbury Dairy Milk was excellent, but my brother recommended using a Galaxy bar, which is unfortunately more difficult to track down on this side of the pond.