S'mores are that perfect nostalgic dessert that put a smile on everyone’s face. This summer the fire ban has probably left many people wanting. Summer campfires may be out but that doesn’t mean that s’mores need to be. These mini pies are packaged with chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallows, and even a fresh banana topping.
These mini pies are a delicious and versatile. If s’mores aren’t your favourite campfire treat then pick another. Try fresh fruit, berries, and even savoury fillings.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup finely ground cornmeal
3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
11 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces and divided
2/3 cup cold water plus additional tablespoons
1 egg lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water
6 graham crackers, roughly crumbled
6 tablespoons mini marshmallows or marshmallow fluff
6 tablespoons semi sweet chocolate chips
1 medium-sized banana, thinly sliced
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, cornmeal, 3 tablespoons granulated suga and salt; stir to combine. Add 11 tablespoons of cubed butter. Cut in butter (see video) until reduced to pea sized pieces. Add water and stir until dough comes together in large clumps. The dough should not feel wet.
3. Flour a clean surface. Add the dough and knead for 1-2 minutes until it forms a smooth ball. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 15 minutes; let the dough rest.
4. Remove the dough from the fridge. Divide into six smaller dough balls. Roll dough into 8-inch circles, repeat with remaining dough balls. Transfer each of the rolled out doughs onto parchment paper.
5. Place a graham cracker in the center of each mini pie leaving a 2-inch border. Top with marshmallow fluff, chocolate chips, and banana slices.
6. Decoratively fold the dough border up and over the filling leaving a 2-inch window at the top. Brush each piece lightly with egg wash (egg-water mixture).
7. Bake the mini pies for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
Amanda Garbutt is the host of The Hot Plate, a free online cooking show dedicated to inspiring culinary confidence in new cooks. The Hot Plate also offers regular cooking tips and advice, how-tos, and information on seasonal ingredients.
by Amanda Garbutt