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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Smores Pancakes


Is there a better way to start off the 4th of July than with S'mores pancakes?   Well, if there is.... I haven't found it yet!

I cannot take any credit for this recipe.  After months of looking and debating, I tried this recipe this morning and we ALL fell in love with it.  I love the simplicity of everything and the ooey gooeyness of the yummyness (I think I am still on a sugar high!).  I will give you fair warning - they are very filling and very tempting.  I was able to get my kids to do anything I asked as long as I was cooking them.  But then again, what kid can resist the idea of S'mores for breakfast!?

I didn't play with the recipe, but followed it exactly.  I found it at We are not Martha. com, and will probably look at that blog a lot more in the coming months ;)

S’mores Pancakes
Marshmallow fluff:
 2 egg whites 1 C corn syrup 1/4 t salt 1 1/2 C powdered sugar 1 T vanilla 1/4 t cream of tartar


In the bowl of a standing mixture beat together the egg whites, corn syrup, and salt on high speed for 4-5 minutes until it thickens quite a bit. Your mixture will have started clear, but after beating, it will turn bright white… like fluff!

Now, simply mix in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream of tartar on low speed, until combined.
See? Easy. And it looks exactly like what you’d buy in the store.


You can make this ahead of time and pop it in the fridge. It should stay fine in your fridge for about 10 days and if you’re making it for these pancakes, you’ll have a couple cups extra, for lots of peanut butter and fluff sandwiches. Or just plain fluff on everything.

Next, I started making the graham cracker pancakes. Which are basically the same as regular pancakes, but with graham cracker crumbs.

Graham Cracker Pancakes:
 1 C flour 1 T sugar 1 T baking powder  1/2 t salt 3/4 C graham cracker crumbs (about 8 crackers) 1 egg, beaten 2 T butter, melted 1 1/4 C milk (I used light vanilla soy, but any kind should do)

Take about 8 graham crackers, put them in a plastic bag, and whack them with something like a meat tenderizer, until they’re in fine crumbs.


Now, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and graham cracker crumbs until well combined.


Add whisked egg, melted butter, and milk into the flour mixture and mix until blended.


Heat a griddle or pan at medium heat and spray lightly with cooking spray.
Pour a couple tablespoons of batter onto the griddle and let cook about a minute on each side.

hey’ll be pretty light and fluffy, thought the graham crackers give them a little extra denseness.


And well, if you’re going to make s’mores (in any form) you need chocolate. I made a super simple sauce with a Hershey’s bar because if you’re making s’mores, you need to use Hershey’s chocolate.

Chocolate topping:

• 1 bar Hershey’s Milk Chocolate


Just break the chocolate up and put the chocolate in a double broiler (or in a saucepan over another saucepan of boiling water) and stir it until melted.


Really, my photos aren’t all that pretty. And I probably should have made these pancakes a second time before posting about them. But, to be honest, these pancakes are a once a year sort of meal. As tasty as they were, they’re as decadent as anything and after eating a plate-full, the pancakes and I need a little time apart. I think they understand

You can arrange these any way you want. I started by spreading the marshmallow fluff on the top of one pancake.


Then I put the second pancake on top.


I put a little chocolate sauce on top of that.


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