Provided by: Steven Raichlen
Anyone who has ever attended camp or a Boy or Girl Scout cookout will remember smores. To make them you sandwiched freshly roasted marshmallows between graham crackers and chocolate candy bars. The marshmallows melted the chocolate, which got all over your face and fingers. The overall effect was so tasty, you cried out for smore (some more). Here is a smore for grown-ups, made with chocolate chip cookies and super-premium chocolate.
- 8 large marshmallows and set aside
- 8 thin squares (each 2 inches) superior dark chocolate, such as Lindt
- 16 chocolate chip cookies, preferably homemade
- Skewer the marshmallows and set aside.
- If using a charcoal grill, prepare this dessert once the coals have died down after the main course. Carefully remove the grill grate and rake the coals into a hot, glowing pile. Roast the marshmallows over the fire until sizzling, melted, and darkly browned all over, turning to ensure even cooking. This will take 3 to 6 minutes.
- If using a gas grill, preheat to high and oil the grate. Place the skewer directly on the hot grate and, watching carefully, grill until the marshmallows are lightly browned, about 1 minute. Lift the skewer and brown the other side, 1 minute more.
- Place a piece of chocolate on the bottom (the flat side) of a cookie. Ease a hot marshmallow off the skewer onto the chocolate. Place a second cookie (flat side down) on top of the marshmallow to make a sandwich. Wait a few seconds for the marshmallow to melt the chocolate, then eat the smore like a sandwich. Nostalgia never tasted so good!
- Tip: You can use any type of cookies (from chocolate chip to gingersnaps) any any type of chocolate (from bitter to white).