Do you want some more s’mores?
Published 10:31 am Tuesday, June 23, 2015
By Jennifer Levisen
My oldest is only 3 and yet the minute summer-like activity starts happening (playing outside, grilling, mowing) he wants to know when we can make s’mores. While his sweet tooth is unrivaled in our family, I have to agree that the combination of crunchy graham crackers, gooey marshmallows and melty chocolate is a pretty irresistible dessert — or as he calls it, bessert. In my free time (i.e. overnight feedings for my youngest. He’s 3 months and amazing. Want to see pictures?!) I like to read food blogs. The writing, photography and recipes have me hooked. One of my favorites is Half Baked Harvest by Tieghan. Her recipes are impressive, she writes well and photographs everything beautifully. She recently posted a recipe for campfire grilled s’more calzones and I knew we had to try it out.
Tieghan’s recipe calls for homemade dough and she even invites you to make your own marshmallows. If you have the time and inclination, knock yourself out. I, on the other hand, used my go-to for quick homemade pizza dough, Hy-Vee’s pizza crust mix, and store-bought marshmallows. You can find Tieghan’s full recipe on halfbakedharvest.com. My modified recipe is below. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
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S’more Calzones Ingredients
1 package Hy-Vee pizza crust mix
2 Hershey’s milk chocolate bars
6 store-bought marshmallows
Finely crushed graham crackers and powdered sugar, for dusting
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Mix Hy-Vee pizza crust mix per package instructions. I used only wheat flour and added a heaping teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Divide dough into 6 equal size balls and roll out into a circle. Mine were roughly 6 inches in diameter. Working on one side of the dough, add 2 pieces of chocolate and 1 flattened marshmallow. If desired you can add 2 additional pieces of chocolate (just increase the number of chocolate bars you purchase). Take the top half of the dough and fold it over the filling, crimping the edges to seal. Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Brush the top and bottom of each s’more with melted butter. Add the buttered s’mores to the grill and grill for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve the s’mores warm, dusted with graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar, and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Makes 6 calzones. These can also be baked in the oven! Preheat your oven to 375 F. Place the buttered s’mores on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly golden.
Jennifer Levisen lives and works in Albert Lea. She enjoys finding new recipes to share with her family and friends.