Well folks, today is my last official day of the second leg of my S’mores Cookbook tour. It’s been amazing! I’ve been so many gorgeous places, had such wonderful events, and met so many fantastic people.
Thanks for guest posting today Kim!
Hi folks! I’m Kim from Cravings of a Lunatic, and the recently launched grill site Kiss My Smoke . I’m thrilled to be here sharing S’mores with new friends. I mean that’s what life is all about right? Sharing amazing food with even more amazing people. That’s my happy place.
When Susan said she was looking for some peeps to guest post while she was on her book tour I was thrilled to offer up a recipe. I had the pleasure of getting to know Susan last year. I signed up for Mixed then had a health crisis on a road trip. I went into panic mode wondering if I would still be able to attend the conference. I did what I do best, I sent Susan the most honest email that was a huge over-share of my dilemma. Susan did what she does best, she graciously emailed me back and did not make me feel weird about telling her my life story in an email. She encouraged me to still come to the conference and went above and beyond to ensure I was at ease and comfortable travelling. We became fast friends and I can’t thank her enough for her generosity and kindness. Plus she’s just slap your gramma funny. Which I dig.
I was totally keen on making more s’mores recipes. At the time I was in prep mode for Susan’s guest post I was also in full swing with S’mores Week on my own site, leading up to National S’mores Day. Yes there is a National S’mores Day. Us foodies celebrate these types of things, with gusto. I love s’mores so it was so much fun to come up with potential recipes worthy of being on The S’mores Queen’s site.
I ended up picking one of the simplest recipes I’ve ever made. It was too dang good not to pick it. I hope you like it!
S’mores Hand Pies
- 1 package of store-bought pie dough (you could make your own, I was in lazy summer mode)
- 1 cup of mini marshmallows
- 1 cup of chocolate baking melts (I really love the Semi Sweet Hershey’s Baking Melts)
- 1/4 cup of melted butter
- 1/4 cup crushed graham crumbs
- 2 ounces of chocolate for drizzling over top, any kind you like (I used semi-sweet again, it’s my thing)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Roll out the pie crust on a smooth, dry surface. You can use flour if you think you need it. I didn’t need to on mine. Using a large cookie cutter cut out shapes. You’ll need two of each for each hand pie. My large heart one made 6 big hand pies with some leftover.
- Place the bottom pieces on the cookie sheets, I put three on each sheet just in case the marshmallows exploded. (they didn’t, whew)
- Place chocolate pieces and marshmallows inside the middle of the shape, leaving an edge so you can seal the pies. Don’t over-stuff, they might leak if you do. Place the top pie shape over and gently press down the edges. Then take a fork and pinch the edges all the way around each pie.
- Prick the top of each gently. Don’t over-prick (how many times can you say that in life) them or the insides will leak out. You’re just giving a small steam vent.
- Pop the first cookie sheet in the oven and bake for about 10 to 12 minutes. Repeat with the second.
- Brush the tops of the pies with melted butter while they are hot. Do not over-butter them or they will get soggy. Just enough to make the graham crumbs stick. While the butter is still glistening sprinkle graham crumbs over top.
- Melt the drizzling chocolate in a double boiler, or in your microwave. I prefer the double boiler as I find it melts more evenly. Once its smooth take a fork or spoon and drizzle over the tops of the hot pies. You can allow the pies to cool if you’re *that* kind of person. Personally we just dove in while they were piping hot. It’s how we roll. Serve with a big old s’mores smile.
Thanks to Susan for allowing me the pleasure of entertaining her readers today. I hope you’re having a blast on your book tour. Look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Toodles and smoochies! xx