September 4, 2011

S'more Pralines


Oh.  My.  Word.  These are AWESOME!!  Other words to describe them - Delicious.  Decadent.  Whimsical.  Easy.  Amazing.  Addictive.  Dangerous.  Definitely dangerous.

If you're like me and can't resist the wonderfully delicious gooey-ness of s'mores when you're around a campfire, then you are absolutely going to want to make these.  Trust me.  I promise I wouldn't steer you wrong.  This recipe is from Kerry at Bakergirl: Confessions of a Budding Baketress.  Seriously, these are sooooo good I want to ask Kerry if she'll be my new blogger BFF.

As you can probably tell, I absolutely love s'mores.  But I can't be around a campfire all the time, can I?  Not to mention that I'm one that actually hates to camp.  Camp fires, yes!  Camping, not so much.  And sure, I've done what all us s'more lovers have probably done a time or two - taken a big ol' marshmallow and a piece of chocolate, sandwiched them between two graham crackers, and popped it in the microwave for a few seconds.  It's good.  It'll do to satisfy a s'mores craving in a pinch.  But it's not great.

Now these, these are great.

Mine didn't come out quite as pretty as Kerry's.  I think I was afraid to leave them in the oven long enough - mine didn't get quite as melty.  But then I took my kitchen torch to them to give them a bit of fire-roasted toastiness.  Regardless of their looks, they sure tasted good!!  So I'm cool with a little 'awkwardness' in their appearance.

And they're so easy to make.

Lay some graham crackers out on a jelly roll pan.  Bring some butter and brown sugar to a boil and pour it over the graham crackers.

The brown sugar-butter mixture

Then sprinkle on some Hershey bar pieces, marshmallows, and chocolate chips.

Sprinkling ...

Pop it in the oven for a couple of minutes until everything's good and melty.  I didn't leave mine long enough.

I did take things a step further and gave my S'more Pralines a little toasty touch with my kitchen torch.  You certainly don't have to do this step, but it did give the Pralines that nice fire-roasted flavor.  If you want to do this and don't have a kitchen torch, simply pop them under the broiler for a couple of minutes (watching them closely the whole time, of course!).

Torching ...

See that red glow in the picture below?  Yes, I caught the marshmallows on fire a couple of times ... just like in the great outdoors, right?

Fire!!  Help, help, I'm on fire!

After they're cooled (if you can wait that long), break it up into pieces and enjoy.  If you can't wait for them to cool down, no worries.  I tested them both warm and cooled for ya.  They're great both ways.  These will certainly get me through a no-campfires-in-sight stretch. Thank you, Kerry!

Yum.


S'more Pralines
Source:  Adapted from Bakergirl: Confessions of a Budding Baketress S'mores Cracker Candy

Ingredients
12 sheets of graham crackers (+ a few more broken up ones, if they'll fit in your pan)
3/4 c. butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
3 c. mini marshmallows
4 Hershey bars, broken in pieces (or 16 small snack-size)
1 c. chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate, your choice)


Directions
1.  Preheat oven to 350.  Line a 15x10" jelly roll pan with aluminum foil; spray foil with non-stick cooking spray.  Lay graham crackers on prepared pan so the edges are touching.

2.  Melt butter and brown sugar together in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture just begins to boil (about 4-6 minutes total time).  Remove from heat and pour evenly over graham crackers.  

3.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 5-6 minutes, or until bubbly.

4.  Remove pan from oven and immediately sprinkle Hershey bar pieces, marshmallows, and chocolate chips evenly over the graham crackers.  

5.  Return to oven and bake for an additional 2-3 minutes, until marshmallows begin to soften and puff up.  OPTIONAL:  Do this step under the broiler, or brown tops of the marshmallows with a kitchen torch after baking.

6.  Cool completely.  Use foil to lift pralines from pan and cut into bars.  

Enjoy!



This post is linked with Recipe Sharing Monday hosted by Jam Hands, This Week's Cravings hosted by Mom's Crazy Cooking, Savvy HomeMade Monday hosted by Home Savvy A to Z, Crazy Sweet Tuesday hosted by Crazy for Crust, Tasty Tuesday hosted by For the Love of Blogs, These Chicks Cooked hosted by This Chick Cooks, Cast Party Wednesday hosted by Lady Behind the Curtain, It's a Keeper Thursday hosted by It's a Keeper, Foodie Friday hosted by Designs by Gollum, Friday Favorites hosted by Simply Sweet Home, Sweets This Week hosted by Sugar Bananas!,  Tailgating Game Day hosted by Drick's Rambling Cafe, Delicious Dishes hosted by It's a Blog Party!, Sweets for a Saturday hosted by Sweet as Sugar Cookies, Sweet Indulgences Sunday hosted by A Well-Seasoned Life, Sundae Scoop hosted by I {heart} Naptime, and Pin'Inspirational Thursday hosted by The ArtsyGirl Connection.

19 comments:

  1. Wow, these don't look like they suck AT ALL! Plus, you've totally sold them. They are officially 'pinned'. :o)

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  2. These look awesome! What a great idea for a bark flavor! I'd love if you'd join my linky party tomorrow (Crazy Sweet Tuesday).

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  3. how sweet and yummmy getting me ready for fall baking come see me at http://shopannies.blogspotcom

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  4. They look amazing! I love that you torched them too. I'd be afraid to use a kitchen torch... I'd probably burn the house down. P.S. You had at me at "graham cracker pralines." Can't wait to see that recipe!

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  5. Yum. I love s'mores, but those are even beyond regular s'mores. They look delicious.

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  6. Yummers! thanks so much for sharing, I'm soooo trying these! Can't wait! ♥ BJ

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  7. I am thrilled to have found your site, thanks to Crazy Cooking Challenge! What a great way to meet everyone! These S'more pralines look divine! I'm going to need whip up a batch of these along with that incredible Mac and Cheese recipe! :)

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  8. These look so wonderful. I can not wait to try these out! Yum! I linked to you from Cast Party Wednesday. Thanks!

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  9. Tracey,
    These are AWESOME!!!! The buttery praline-like coating on the grahams is to die for with the chocolate and marshmallow. You are my baking QUEEN!!

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  10. They do look amazing! You sure do have a yummy blog over here!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  11. Wowza! These look great. I'm with ya about the camp fires/camping dilemma. But, a kitchen torch helps take care of that :) Thanks for sharing with Sweets This Week.

    Have a great Sunday.

    Sarah

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  12. They look awesome! And, I need one of your little burners, too. These have got to be delicious! Love them! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  13. Again, these sound amazingly good. I can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing with Crazy Sweet Tuesday.

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  14. Congrats on being featured at Crazy Sweet Tuesday! These look more than amazing! I love pralines... but this smores spin on it is so creative. I can't wait to try!

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  15. I've totally made these but never with marshmallows! YUM!

    Thanks for linky to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS! (next week's theme is National Men Make Dinner.... let's see if we can get lots of men in the kitchen cooking!)

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  16. These look sooo yummy.. I would love to try it sometime soon.. :)) I would LOVE for you to share this at my Pin'Inspirational Thursday linky party if you dont mind pweeease :))-- TY,, http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party_26.html

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  17. I love the brown sugar and butter mix added to these! I made these a few months back, and they were delicious! Great recipe, again! Thanks for linking to my Super Bowl Eats and Treats Party!

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  18. My heart actually sped up when I saw this loooovely treat! I don't think that's ever happened w a recipe! Hehe :)

    Ashley

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