I think we can all agree that s'mores rock. As long as your marshmallow doesn't fall in the open fire while you're toasting it, you can't go wrong with these delicious, gooey treats. But they can be even better.
I'm talking the best s'mores concoction you've ever had -- a giant s'mores cake. I know it sounds too good to be true, but Erica over at Sweet Tooth created this amazing recipe, and for that we should all be grateful. It's impressive, adorable, delicious, and will disappear before you know it. Best of all -- there's no risk of dropping your marshmallows in the fire.
Giant S'mores Cake
For the graham cracker cookie bars:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
For the brownies:
1 box fudge brownies
For the toasted marshmallow:
2 jars Marshmallow Fluff (about 15 oz)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a 9x13" pan with tinfoil or parchment paper, and grease lightly.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in vanilla and combine
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, salt, and baking soda. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture slowly, and mix until just combined
Pour batter into prepared pan, and use a spatula to spread evenly
Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow cookie bar to cool completely in the pan before removing
Then prepare brownies according to the box's instructions in a tinfoil or parchment paper-lined and lightly greased 8x8" pan. Allow brownies to cool completely in the pan before removing
To assemble: Remove cookie bar from pan as 1 piece and place on a cutting board. With a large serrated knife, shave off the sides so you're left with a roughly 8x8" piece. (There will be a lot of extras, but I'm sure you'll find a use for them) Carefully cut the 8x8 slab in half horizontally so you end up with 2 equally-sized thin 8x8 cookies
Cut out an 8x8" piece of cardboard and place one of the cookies on top of it. Then remove the brownies from the pan in 1 piece and place on top of the cookie.
Fill a piping bag (or ziploc bag) with fluff and cover the entire brownie in a relatively thick layer. The marshmallow will ooze down the sides, especially when you torch it, but that's what happens in real s'mores too so it just adds some appropriate character.
With a kitchen torch, torch the marshmallow uniformly so that each bite will have that toasted flavor. Be ready to blow out any bit that catches fire!
Allow the marshmallow to set for a few minutes, and then place the final layer of cookie on top. Use a knife to make a perforated line down the middle and a straw to make the holes if you desire
Image via Sweet Tooth