Homemade Mallomars: Eating Gilmore Challenge Week 4
“And stock up for Tuesday, the day of all days - Godfather I, II, and III, with extra showings of the Sofia death scene over and over as long as the Mallomars hold out.”
For the graham cracker cookie:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup white sugar
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
6 tbsp butter, melted
½ tsp vanilla extract
For the marshmallow fluff:
1 cup cold water
3 packets of unflavored gelatin (.25 ounces each)
1 ⅓ cup granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
For the chocolate shell:
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chip
½ cup coconut oil (in solid form)
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, both sugars, baking powder, and salt until fully combined.
Mix in the melted butter, egg, and vanilla with a spatula until a ball of dough forms.
Cover bowl and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Roll out the dough into even balls to form 18-20 cookies.
Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
Allow cookies to fully cool.
While the cookies are cooling, prepare the marshmallow fluff.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the gelatin in ½ cup of the cold water. It’s easiest to mix with an electric mixer. Allow to set for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, place a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and remaining ½ cup of water. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Once the mixture begins to bubble, allow to simmer for 3 minutes.
Carefully pour the hot syrup over the gelatin. Be careful to avoid splashing!
If you have a whisk attachment to your electric mixer, use on the lowest setting until fully combined to avoid splashing.
Whisk the marshmallow mixture for about 10 minutes. It will turn white and become fluffy, doubling in size.
Add the vanilla and whisk for an additional minute.
Transfer the marshmallow fluff to a piping bag.
Pipe the fluff onto the cookies to about an inch high and fully covering the top. Move quickly because the marshmallow fluff will begin to harden.
Allow the marshmallow to set for at least 1 hour.
Once the marshmallow has set, prepare the chocolate shell by either melting the chocolate and coconut oil over a double boiler or the microwave works just fine in 30-second increments. Stir until the chocolate has fully melted and is smooth.
Dip the cookies into the melted chocolate and be sure to fully coat, using a fork to turn the cookie in the chocolate.
Place on a lined baking tray once dipped in the chocolate.
Once all your cookies have been dipped, place in the freezer for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate shell to harden.
This week of my fall challenge is about the Gilmore Girls staple: movie nights. As we know, the girls always go all in when they have a movie night. They have a smorgasboard of snacks and treats, so I thought it would be fun to make a homemade version of one of their favorites. Mallomars get featured many times on the show, most notably on Lorelai’s birthday in season 3 when Rory spells out Happy Birthday with them. I enjoyed my Mallomars with the rest of my movie smorgasboard while watching Hocus Pocus 2!
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Happy Cooking from the Hollow!
If you missed what I made last week's challenge, catch up here!