Good morning! I hope you all have had a great, relaxing, sunny weekend…I sure did! (Well, minus the relaxing!)
I’ve spent the past few days in beautiful Boston, catching up with old blogger friends, as well as new! Yesterday a nice group of us met for a delicious brunch at a fantastic Cambridge restaurant, where we mixed and mingled and talked a LOT of s’mores! I’ll post about that soon, but trust me – it was a great time!
In the meantime, you need another s’mores fix, don’t you? Of course you do. It’s been two whole days already…so I won’t make you wait another minute.
Today’s guest post comes from Lauren of Healthy. Delicious. Lauren is a very talented and health minded blogger (um, there really IS such a thing, but you wouldn’t know it by reading MY site, would you??) and I am thrilled she offered to guest post for me. She’s another one that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting in person, and I HOPE I will get to see her again soon!
Thanks for the delicious take on S’mores, Lauren!!
Hey there! I’m Lauren and I blog over at Healthy. Delicious. where I share recipes that taste great while also being good for you. (Or at least somewhat good for you. No one’s perfect!) I met Susan at Mixed last winter and I’m so excited for her new cookbook. I mean, a whole book about S’mores? Sign me up! Oooey, gooey, marshmallows are totally a guilty pleasure of mine. Let’s just say I’ve definitely been know to buy bags of marshmallows for the sole purpose of sticking them in the microwave for a few seconds. Yup. Work’s almost as good as a campfire. (Actually that’s a lie. But sometimes you have to take what you can get.) Anyway, when Susan said she was looking for some bloggers to share their s’mores creations, I the idea of baked s’mores wontons popped into my head. I kind of loved the idea of a crispy shell protecting a center of molten chocolate and marshmallow.
Then it came time to figure out how to make them. At first, I planned to just stick some marshmallows and chocolate chips inside, bake them, and call it a day. That worked, but the flavor wasn’t quite right. They didn’t have any of the toasty goodness that you really want in a s’more and the lack of graham flavor was more disappointing than I thought it would be. Back to the drawing board…. Toasting the marshmallows under the broiler for a few seconds crisps them up and gives them a slightly smokey flavor like they just came off the campfire. I toyed with the idea of making homemade wonton wrappers using graham flour, but that seemed like way too much work. After all, part of the beauty of s’mores is that they’re pretty simple, right? So instead, I used regular wrappers (find them in your grocer’s produce section, usually near the tofu and polenta) and rolled the marshmallows in graham cracker crumbs. Not only did this give the wontons more flavor and texture, but it gave the marshmallows more structure so they didn’t melt away, which was also a problem in my first version. These are great as they are, but now that I have the basic formula down I really want to try playing around with more flavors. I think they’d be awesome with a small slice of banana tucked inside. Or, lose the chocolate and add some lemon curd for a lemon meringue pie sort of a flavor!
Baked S’mores Wontons
- 1 cup miniature marshmallows
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 Tablespoon water
- 12 wonton wrapper
- 4 graham crackers, processed into fine crumbs
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Cooking spray
- Heat your broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; spray with cooking spray. Spread your marshmallows out in a single layer. Broil for 20-30 seconds, until golden brown and toasty. Remove from broiler.
- Heat oven to 375*F. Line a second baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water.
- Place a wonton wrapper down on your work surface. Scoop up a scant teaspoon of toasted marshmallow and roll in graham cracker crumbs; place in the center of the wrapper. Top with 5-6 chocolate chips. Use your fingers or a pastry brush to brush a thin layer of egg onto two adjoining sides of the wrapper.
- Fold wrapper into a triangle, enclosing the filling. Press the edges to seal them tightly, then bring the two points together to form a wonton shape. Brush with egg and press them together to seal; tuck the tips underneath. Place on the parchment lines baking sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray. Repeat with remaining wrappers.
- Bake until crisp and golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
For almost 4 solid weeks, I will have a guest blogger here sharing their own S’mores recipe with you. I hope you’ll share their posts the way that you share mine, and show them some love like you do to me!
And, if you are itching for more S’mores recipes…here’s that book of mine. Grab a copy on Amazon!