Gluten Free S'Mores Macarons with Toasted Marshmallow Center, Chocolate Ganache, and Graham Crackers
Updated: Jan 21
There are still a few weeks left of Winter though it's starting to feel more like Spring. But, that doesn't mean we still can't celebrate with some s'mores, toasted marshmallows, and chocolate ganache filling all smothered together in a little macaron cookie sandwich! That's the best kind of way to celebrate Winter after all!
Really though, these are great any time of year no matter what season it is. One bite of these and before you know it you're onto your second one...
In the directions below, when it says "you want the dry ingredients to be sifted very fine", this is what I mean:
Otherwise, there will be lumps in your macarons, so please keep that in mind! To achieve this, you will want to use a mesh sieve or strainer to sift together the ingredients at least 3 times through, discarding any lumps leftover, big or small.
Also, see those little bubbles in the shells below?
Before you allow them to dry out and proceed to bake them, you will want to make sure that you pop each and one of those little bubbles gently with a toothpick and then re-smooth the surface of the shells very delicately with the same toothpick before the shells dry out. Otherwise, the macarons will not bake properly!
Once they have baked, you can start preparing your toasted marshmallows. Unless you are sitting by a campfire for roasting marshmallows and have a cabin with an oven to make these macarons in, you will need to have a crème brûlée ramekin, a professional culinary blow torch, and a bag of gluten free mini marshmallows ready to go!
Also, you will want to use the lowest flame setting on your professional culinary blow torch so as to be careful not to scorch the little marshmallows. It takes anywhere from 2-5 seconds to toast the marshmallows and with very little effort. The reason why you will want to use a crème brûlée ramekin is because they are designed to be flame resistant. Remember, your marshmallows are not flame resistant. So when using the culinary blow torch, if your marshmallows start to flambée, simply blow out the flame. It will be a very small flame, but you will want to do this immediately otherwise your marshmallows will burn. Again, gently and quickly toast the marshmallows using only a professional culinary blow torch and they will look something like this:
Decorate the top of the cookie sandwiches with chocolate ganache, more toasted marshmallows, and gluten free graham cracker crumbles.
And there you have it! A recipe that you are likely to bake and enjoy more than once. These macarons are very rich in taste and are in fact the perfect little cookie sandwiches to enjoy by a campfire or anywhere during the Winter season.
*Disclaimer: May cause tastebud happiness! Additionally, my opinions are my own, of course! I am not affiliated with any of the brand names mentioned in this post, if any.