Need a sensational dessert for football season? Oven S’mores without an ash on them. Doesn’t this look like a still from a sci-fi movie? The marshmallows puff up beautifully in the oven. Nothing fell into the fire.
R.B. and I chatted up cheating on the Jan D’Atri Show on KFYI-AM radio in Phoenix, AZ, some time ago and welcomed another new convert to liquid smoke. She was especially intrigued by our Cheater Smoked Dessert Sauces–Deep Smoked Chocolate, Smoky Caramel, and Toasted Marshmallow.
Talk about a party home run. Eliciting an “oh, what is that,” people go crazy when we tell them they’re laced with just a tig of liquid smoke. Speaking of dessert, with the NFL Conference title games on tomorrow and the Super Bowl coming up, have you got your cheater menu ready for game day?
We’re probably going for shredded smoky brisket nachos with lots of jalapeno peppers and a side of chunky pure guacamole seasoned only with fresh lime juice, garlic, and salt. As our new friend Jan D’Atria would insist, don’t forget a smoky dessert. Pull a sheet of our favorite Cookie Sheet S’mores out of the oven and everyone will start cheering no matter who’s winning the game. Why don’t we make these more often?
- 8 flat cookies such as peanut butter, chocolate, gingersnaps or sugar
- 2 milk or dark chocolate bars, about 1 1/2 ounces each
- Liquid smoke, whatever brand you like
- 8 marshmallows
Heat the oven to 450F.
Place the cookies on a baking sheet. Top each with a piece of chocolate. Bake for 1 minute or so to soften the chocolate. Remove from the oven.
Pour a small amount of liquid smoke into a small dish. Dip each marshmallow lightly in the liquid smoke.
Place one marshmallow on its side on the chocolate. Bake or broil 6 to 8 inches from the heat source for 3 to 4 minutes, until the marshmallows are lightly browned and puffed. Remove from the oven and serve immediately or at room temperature. Makes 8 servings.