The now-melted chocolate is pure fluid flavor. The graham crackers are made crispy and complex by the forge of the campfire. The marshmallows transform from amorphous ugly ducklings into silky, graceful swans; rivers of sugary goodness that permeate every last flavor receptor in your tongue.
Yes please, I would like some more. Er, "s'more."
Even with all that, though, don't you wonder... can't we do more? Can't the traditional S'more be... pushed? What if I want a S'more in my office at work? I have a fair amount of goodwill built up around the office, but that would evaporate rapidly if I started a fire on my desk.
So, here's the plan:
Acceptable store-bought graham crackers will be replaced with homemade honey pecan graham crackers.
A fudgey chocolate brownie will fill in for the molten chocolate.
The whole thing* will be coated in marshmallow, which will be toasted.
Then, for good measure, we'll cover them in chocolate. Couldn't hurt, right?
Voila! A delicious truffle-like S'more that you can take anywhere. No fire required! A picnic at your desk! World peace, within your grasp!**
So join me, friends. Join me in my quest to improve the perfect summer dessert.
*or not, depending on how much work you want to do.
**wake up, you've fallen asleep at your desk!
Step 1: Sweet Supplies, Tasty Tools
For the graham crackers, you will need: flour, brown sugar, honey, butter, pecans, milk, baking soda, and salt. You'll also need a food processor or pastry blender and a rolling pin.
For the brownies, we shall require: sugar, flour, butter, chocolate chips, eggs, salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract. You'll also need a mixer, some foil, and a pan to cook your brownies in.
For the marshmallows, gather together: sugar, corn syrup, honey, gelatin, and vanilla extract. You'll also need a mixer.
Finally, make sure you have some chocolate chips to coat the treats once they are done.