What more could you want on National S'Mores Day??? My take on a traditional s'mores--gluten free pizzelle s'mores sandwiches!! Thin and crispy graham cracker style pizzelle are stuffed with chocolate and toasted marshmallows.
I normally post my Sweet Saturdays post every Saturday, but not today. I'm going rogue because today is National S'Mores Day!!! If you didn't know, there seems to be a national something day almost every stinkin' day of the year, haha!! Seriously, though, if you go to foodimentary.com, you'll find every national food holiday there is throughout the year.
I seem to miss these national food holidays regularly, but not today and for good reason! I am a HUGE s'mores fan!! There's nothing quite like graham crackers stuffed with chocolate and toasted marshmallows. But when you're gluten free like we are, graham crackers for us aren't on every shelf in every store (like the Nabisco ones are). So we have to think up other ways.
I love finding new ways with old tools, and my pizzelle maker has found a new job--making gluten free graham cracker style pizzelle for making s'mores!! Modifying my original recipe for Gluten Free Waffle Cones, I made pizzelle that taste JUST LIKE a graham cracker, and the gluten free pizzelle s'mores was born 🍫🍫🍫
HOW TO MAKE THE PIZZELLE
Mixing up the batter is super easy and requires little effort.
- Beat eggs and sugars/honey/molasses in mixer bowl until thickened and slightly lightened in color, about 2-3 minutes.
- Slowly add melted butter and mix until smooth.
- In small bowl, sift dry ingredients together.
- Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
- Begin preheating pizzelle maker.
- Drop about 2 tablespoons of batter (using two spoons) onto center of pizzelle molds and close lid.
- Time it to about 50-60 seconds before lifting lid and sliding pizzelle out with offset spatula.
- Allow to cool. Cookies will harden as they cool.
MAKING THE CHOCOLATE FUDGE
To make it super easy, there's nothing wrong with using a Hershey bar (the original s'mores chocolate). But if you're willing to go a little overboard (and who isn't), make the chocolate fudge because..it's chocolate fudge so...'nuff said!
For real, as soon as something says "sweetened condensed milk," which is the nectar of the Gods, I'm all in. And this chocolate fudge is so simple to throw together it'd almost be a crime NOT to make it!
I'm gonna give you the step by step..
Heat the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk in a large heatproof microwave container (a Pyrex measuring cup is great for this). Stir. That's it in a nutshell! Yep, super difficult right? Almost too difficult to bother with. Almost.
If you happen to be camping or are building a bonfire in your backyard today or tonight, then go ahead and toast some marshmallows over an open flame as a true s'mores is done. But if you're like me and you don't wanna go through all the trouble of doing the whole bonfire thing, just use a kitchen torch to toast the marshmallows.
Just load up your pizzelle with the chocolate fudge and add as many mini (say that three times fast) marshmallows as you want. Set it on something that can withstand the heat (an aluminum baking sheet is a good choice) and torch those marshmallows.
Top with another gluten free pizzelle and you've made your first gluten free pizzelle s'mores sandwich!!
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PIZZELLE MAKING
- Use two small spoons to scoop the batter onto the pizzelle maker as it's a pretty thick batter and can be difficult to remove from one spoon.
- Place the scoop of batter a little off center (a little further to the back of the iron is best) as when you lower and seal the lid, it will get pushed forward.
- Set a timer (I use my phone) for 50-60 seconds before removing pizzelle. You'll have to judge this for yourself as 60 seconds might be too long for your taste buds.
- Removing pizzelle with an offset spatula seems to work best. Slide it under each pizzelle and onto flat surface. It will harden as it cools.
- To store pizzelle, place in a glass container to keep crispy. Adding a piece of gluten free bread to the container can also help remove any moisture to keep them crispy (I live in a very humid climate, so this is always a concern). If they ever become soft, they can re-crisped in the oven at 300 degrees for just a few minutes (5-6).
What are you waiting for? Heat up that pizzelle maker and get to making these gluten free pizzelle s'mores sandwiches TODAY!!
Gluten Free S'Mores Pizzelle Sandwiches!!
- 3 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoon molasses
- ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar
- ¼ cup (50 g) brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 stick (½ cup or 113 g) butter, melted
- 1½ cups (210 g) Kim's gluten free flour blend (or blend of your choice with xanthan gum)
FOR CHOCOLATE FUDGE:
- 1 12-oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 10-oz bag mini or large marshmallows (your choice, but use large if grilling over an open flame)
- In bowl of stand mixer or in large bowl with handheld mixer, add eggs, sugars, and honey and molasses. Beat on high until lightened in color and thickened slightly, 2-3 minutes.
- Turn speed down and slowly add melted butter and vanilla extract.
- In small bowl, sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Fold into egg/sugar mixture.
- Preheat pizzelle maker until green light comes on.
- Using two spoons, scoop about two tablespoons of batter slightly to the back of center of each mold and slowly seal lid. Set a timer for about 50-60 seconds.
- Remove from pizzelle maker with small offset spatula and allow to cool on counter. Pizzelle will harden once cooled.
- If using chocolate fudge, in large Pyrex type measuring cup, add chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Melt in microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between, until mixture is smooth.
- Spread about one tablespoon chocolate fudge onto one pizzelle. Top with marshmallows. Torch marshmallows using kitchen torch by placing pizzelle on metal or other heat-resistant surface. Top with second pizzelle and press slightly to adhere.