S’mores Fondue

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A few weeks ago my coworker went out for fondue and was telling me about the amazing s’mores version she had.  Since I already have a recipe for homemade marshmallows, I felt like I had to try it out at home!

Even though I don’t have fondue a lot, I do love it!  I like that it makes eating an activity.  It’s a good excuse to get some friends together and chat.  Not that you can’t do that with another dessert, but fondue just adds that fun interactive element. I decided to make the marshmallows our dipping component and made a graham cracker crumble of sorts to sprinkle on top of the chocolate and serve on the side.  It all worked really well!

You’ll start with the graham cracker crumble.  Preheat your oven and then put the graham crackers and brown sugar in a food processor.  I don’t have a good graham cracker recipe, but this has inspired me to try making my own.  Think of all the flavor possibilities (cinnamon of course, or chocolate, lemon!). Pulse until all of the graham crackers are broken up and some are in crumbs.  Now add the melted butter and pulse until it starts to clump together.  If you don’t have a food processor, you can get the same affect with a large ziploc bag and a rolling pin.


Put some parchment paper in a 9-inch square pan and press in the crumbs. Bake about 10 minutes, or until it is golden around the edges. Set aside to cool.

Now onto the main event- the chocolate! Boil a few inches of water in a small pot.  Put a bowl over it, making sure that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the boiling water- you’re basically making a double boiler.

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Turn the water down to a low simmer and add the cream.  It should take 8-10 minutes to get hot.  We need it hot to melt the chocolate, but not boiling.

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When it gets hot, add the chocolate and vanilla extract.  I used bittersweet chocolate because I prefer that dark rich chocolate taste.  If you want a more traditional s’mores taste, use semisweet chocolate. I wouldn’t recommend regular candy bars like Hershey’s because adding the cream may dilute the chocolate flavor of these.  Stick to the baking aisle to get your chocolate, unless it’s high quality. Stir the chocolate periodically and turn off the heat when it is almost completely melted.  Stir it until all the chocolate is smooth and melted.

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Now you can transfer the fondue to your fondue pot.  If you don’t have a fondue pot, bring the water in the double boiler back up to boil and take off the heat. You can bring the double boiler to the table, which should keep the fondue hot for long enough.  Just be careful!

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Sprinkle about one third of the graham crumble on top of the chocolate.  Crumble up the rest and set on the side for people to dip their chocolate-covered marshmallows in.

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Enjoy with friends and family!

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S'mores Fondue
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Ingredients

  • 5 graham crackers
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 pound bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 batch of homemade vanilla marshmallows, or 1 bag of store-bought large marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° and then put the graham crackers and brown sugar in a food processor.
  2. Pulse until all of the graham crackers are broken up and some are in crumbs.
  3. Add the melted butter and pulse until it starts to clump together.
  4. Put some parchment paper in a 9-inch square pan and press in the crumbs.
  5. Bake about 10 minutes, or until it is golden around the edges. Set aside to cool.
  6. Boil a few inches of water in a small pot. Put a bowl over it, making sure that the bottom of the bowl doesn't touch the boiling water.
  7. Turn the water down to a low simmer and add the cream.
  8. When it gets hot, add the chocolate and vanilla extract.
  9. Stir the chocolate periodically and turn off the heat when it is almost completely melted. Stir it until all the chocolate is smooth and melted.
  10. Transfer to your fondue pot or bring the water back to a boil and remove from the heat, sprinkle about one third of the graham crumble on top. Crumble up the rest and set on the side for people to dip their chocolate-covered marshmallows in.
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