Nutella Week continues on Just About Baked! Anybody with me on making this a national holiday?
A few years back, I almost got suckered into buying a s’mores kit. Have you seen them? They’re kind of awesome. There’s this little tiny fire pit (maybe two inches in diameter or so) in the middle of a circular tray that holds graham crackers, chocolate bars and marshmallows. You’re supposed to roast the marshmallow over the little fire and then put it all together.
Sounds good, no? Unless you’re me. See, I tried it, and then I set the marshmallow on fire. And then I screamed. A lot. Because fire terrifies me. Until my friend just looked at me and said, “I think you can blow that out.”
And you know what? She was right, and I did. And I screamed a little less the next time I made fire during an ill-advised foray into vodka sauce. But it was still traumatic.
As a result, I’ve become a big fan of marshmallow fluff. No need to roast a thing! True, it’s missing that campfire flavor, but better safe than sorry.
Besides, you won’t miss anything with these s’mores. A thick layer of Nutella cookie dough pairs with marshmallow fluff and graham crackers to make you happy. Why didn’t I think of this before? I’ve spent years spreading Nutella on graham crackers, but I never thought of the cookie dough until recently. It adds quite a bit of texture and tons of fun to the whole s’more experience!
And as always, this cookie dough is egg-free. Even better, the recipe is no-bake, perfect for warm weather! The recipe yields a lot of dough, so there’s plenty to eat off the spoon while you make the s’mores. Or, if you like, you can find other uses for the leftover dough. I’ll be posting one of those ideas Friday!
But focus for now on these. Because they’re easy and fun and the perfect way to usher in summer! It’s summer, right? Any day now? Hello?
And honestly, there’s no better way to celebrate camping season (and Nutella Week!) than with this cute riff on a classic favorite. Grab some of these and find a nice patch of grass somewhere!
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 1/4 cup Nutella
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk (I used two-percent)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup flour
You Also Need:
- 1 box plain graham crackers
- 1 jar marshmallow fluff (you will have plenty left)
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, Nutella and brown sugar until fluffy. Add the milk and vanilla and mix again. Add the flour gradually, beating until a soft, workable dough forms.
Take the graham crackers and break into squares. On one side of the graham cracker, spread a generous amount of fluff to cover the area of the cracker. On the other side, press about 1 and 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of cookie dough, working the dough toward the edges.
Place the two graham cracker sides together, pressing firmly, and set aside.
Note: if you want more marshmallow, spread a layer of fluff on both sides before pressing on the cookie dough.
When your s’mores are assembled, pipe some Nutella onto the tops just to be cute!