Starfish S’mores – Fun Summer Treats


Make selfmade marshmallows then flip them into adorably cute Starfish S’mores. This enjoyable twist on a summer season traditional will add a contact of caprice
to any pool social gathering or day on the seaside.

This put up was initially printed on July 14, 2011 and has been up to date with a video tutorial as of July 9, 2018.
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After I did a Google search on S’mores, I used to be astonished at all the methods you need to use the fundamental mixture of chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows. I discovered s’mores pies, desserts, cupcakes, lollipops, bars, cake pops, cookies, caramel apples, truffles, ice cream, pizza, trifles, parfaits, breakfast pastries, pudding, fudge, whoopee pies, cereal treats, crepes, sundaes, cheesecakes, brownies, tarts, and moon pies. I even discovered recipes to make s’mores in a jar.

Fancy eating places even make their very own variations of s’mores utilizing selfmade graham crackers topped with chocolate ganache or mousse then topped with a fantastic piped meringue.

I challenged myself to discover a new and thrilling technique to make s’mores and got here up with these Starfish S’mores. Aren’t they cute?

Watch this new video tutorial to see methods to make these cute Starfish S’mores then scroll all the way down to see the recipe on the finish of the put up.

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To make my little starfish s’mores, I whipped up a batch of selfmade marshmallows, reduce them out with a star formed cookie cutter[File Na] [P Title], dipped them in some melted chocolate, sprinkled on crushed graham crackers and added two foolish little edible eyes[File Na] [P Title]. You don’t need to be an skilled sweet dipper to make these, because the extra lumpy and messy they’re, the higher they appear. You can use a starfish cookie cutter[File Na] [P Title] to make your treats, however I believed the plain star cutter labored simply advantageous, and I had one available.

You should have numerous additional scrap items of marshmallow as soon as you narrow out all your stars. I saved some to eat and dipped some in chocolate.

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In the event you create a seaside scene to show your starfish, you need to use a few of the chocolate dipped scraps as massive rocks. I didn’t thoughts having scraps, however for those who want a number of starfish and don’t need any scraps, you may put your marshmallow in a big pastry bag and pipe out stars on a cornstarch/powdered sugar lined baking sheet. Simply you’ll want to pipe a number of layers of marshmallow, so your starfish are thick. I created my seaside scene utilizing brown sugar sprinkled with a little bit of white sugar – a bit messy, but it surely regarded nice.

To make these Starfish S’mores you’ll want some gear…

stand mixer[File Na] [P Title] or tremendous heavy responsibility hand-held mixer[File Na] [P Title]
small saucepan with lid[File Na] [P Title]
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9″ x 13″ pan[File Na] [P Title]
rubber spatula [File Na] [P Title]and/or an offset spatula[File Na] [P Title]
star cookie cutter[File Na] [P Title] (I used the three″ cutter)
dipping fork[File Na] [P Title] or kitchen fork
parchment paper[File Na] [P Title] or wax paper
baking sheet[File Na] [P Title] or reducing board

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Make selfmade marshmallows (recipe tailored from Alton Brown’s Good Eats)

OR use click on on this hyperlink to see methods to make this recipe utilizing retailer purchased marshmallows

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  • Pour half cup of water into the bowl of a stand mixer.
  • Sprinkle gelatin over high of water and permit to melt for five minutes.
  • In the meantime, pour remaining half cup water, granulated sugar, corn syrup and salt right into a small saucepan.
  • Stir simply to mix substances.
  • Cowl saucepan, place over medium warmth, and prepare dinner for four minutes.
  • Take away lid, and clip the sweet thermometer onto the facet of the pan.
  • Proceed to prepare dinner, with out stirring, till the combination reaches 240 levels Fahrenheit (about 7-Eight minutes.)
    • Be very cautious to not contact or spill any of this scorching syrup in your pores and skin – it can burn badly!

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  • Place the whisk attachment in your stand mixer.
    • You have to to whisk this marshmallow combination on excessive pace for about 15 minutes so it’s crucial that you just use a powerful stand mixer not a hand-held mixer.
  • Flip the stand mixer onto low pace.
  • Very fastidiously and slowly pour the recent sugar syrup down the facet of the bowl into the softened gelatin.
    • This scorching liquid can burn your pores and skin badly, so be very cautious with this step.
  • As soon as all the sugar syrup is within the bowl, enhance the mixer pace to excessive (going up a number of steps at a time).
  • Whip till the marshmallow turns into very thick and cools to a lukewarm temperature, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Add the vanilla (use vanilla bean paste for one of the best taste) and whip simply to mix.
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  • Whereas the marshmallow is whipping, put together your pan.
  • Butter the underside and sides of a 9″ x 13″ pan.
  • Mix the powdered sugar and cornstarch in a bowl.
  • Pour about half of the powder mix via a advantageous mesh sieve evenly over the underside and sides of the pan.
  • Faucet pan to take away extra.
  • Save remaining powder for later.
  • Butter or spray a rubber spatula and use it to take away the marshmallow from the bowl.
  • Unfold the marshmallow evenly within the pan.
  • Use a buttered offset spatula to clean the floor.

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  • Mud the highest of the marshmallow with sufficient of the remaining sugar and cornstarch combination to evenly cowl.
    • Now you can use your palms to actually flatten out the marshmallow.
  • Cowl any remaining powdered combination for later use.
  • Enable the marshmallows to sit down uncovered for no less than four hours and as much as in a single day.

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  • Set a big reducing board on high of the pan of marshmallows.
  • Flip each the board and pan the wrong way up.
    • The marshmallow ought to fall proper out of the pan onto the board. If it doesn’t, assist it alongside.
  • Mud a star formed cookie cutter with a few of the powdered sugar/cornstarch combination.
  • Press the cookie cutter into the marshmallow, take away, and press marshmallow out.
  • Mud the cutter once more, and proceed to chop stars till you may’t reduce any extra.

As you may see, you’ll have a number of marshmallow scraps. Both mud them with extra powdered sugar/cornstarch or dip them in any leftover chocolate.

Learn how to soften chocolate to dip Starfish S’mores:

  • Pour chopped chocolate right into a microwave secure bowl.
  • Warmth on excessive energy for 30 seconds.  Stir.
  • Warmth on excessive energy for 20 seconds. Stir vigorously.
  • Warmth on excessive energy for 15 seconds.  Stir vigorously.

NOTE: you don’t have to mood this chocolate as a result of the graham crackers will utterly coat the chocolate, due to this fact you need to use good high quality pure chocolate for this recipe.  You’ll be able to, for those who desire, use confectionery coating[File Na] [P Title]/sweet melts[File Na] [P Title]. You do want to verify, nonetheless, your melted chocolate will not be too scorching, someplace between 90 and 97 levels Fahrenheit, so that you don’t soften your marshmallows.

Dip Marshmallow Stars into Chocolate and Graham Cracker Crumbs:
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  • Pour graham cracker crumbs right into a shallow dish.
  • Place one marshmallow star within the melted chocolate.  Use a fork to press the marshmallow into the chocolate, protecting the highest and all sides of the star.
  • Place the fork on the underside of the marshmallow and use it to elevate the marshmallow out of the chocolate.
  • Shake the marshmallow to permit any extra chocolate to fall off.
  • Set the marshmallow within the graham cracker crumbs.
  • NOT PICTURED (however proven within the video tutorial above) – connect two sweet eyes now.
  • Sprinkle and push the crumbs over and up in opposition to the marshmallow star.
  • Utterly cowl the star with crumbs and permit to dry for 1-2 minutes within the crumbs.
  • Take away from crumbs and set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet or reducing board.

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I initially added the sweet eyes to the graham cracker coated marshmallow starfish however discovered when creating my video that I might add them to the moist chocolate earlier than sprinkling on the graham crackers.

In the event you don’t connect them to the moist chocolate you need to use a toothpick to dig out small circles of the graham cracker crumbs the place the eyes might be on every starfish. Add a dab of chocolate to the holes and place an eye fixed on high.

Learn how to retailer Starfish S’mores:

  • Retailer your marshmallow starfish in an hermetic container for as much as 1 week.
  • Package deal particular person starfish in cellophane baggage to offer as social gathering favors or presents.

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Home made star formed marshmallows dipped in chocolate and graham cracker crumbs are adorned like starfish.





Key phrase:

seaside social gathering, s’mores starfish

Servings: 12

Writer: Beth Jackson Klosterboer


Pan Prep

  • 1-2
    butter or non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/three
    confectioners sugar
  • 1/four
    corn starch

Home made Marshmallows

  • 1
  • three
    packages unflavored gelatin
    2 half tablespoons
  • 1 half
    granulated sugar
  • 1
    gentle corn syrup
  • pinch
    of salt
  • 1
    pure vanilla extract

S’mores Toppings and Decorations

  • 50
    squares of graham crackers crushed into advantageous crumbs
  • 16
    semi-sweet chocolate
  • 24
    sweet eyes


Pan Prep

  1. Grease the underside and sides of a 9″ x 13″ with butter or cooking spray.

  2. Mix the powdered sugar and corn starch and mud the within of the pan.

Home made Marshmallows

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over half cup of water within the bowl of a stand mixer.

  2. Let sit 5 minutes.

  3. Stir collectively remaining water, sugar, corn syrup and salt in a small saucepan set over medium warmth.

  4. Cook dinner, coated for four minutes.

  5. Take away lid and prepare dinner, with out stirring till the combination reaches 240 levels Fahrenheit (about 7-Eight minutes.)

  6. Slowly pour scorching liquid into the gelatin with the mixer turned on low pace.

  7. Enhance mixer pace to excessive and whip till the marshmallow turns into very thick and cools to a lukewarm temperature, about 12-15 minutes.

  8. Add the vanilla and whip simply to mix.

  9. Unfold the marshmallow into an excellent layer within the pan.

  10. Mud high with powdered sugar/corn starch.

  11. Let cool for four hours.

S’mores Toppings and Decorations

  1. End up onto a reducing board, reduce into star shapes.

  2. Dip in melted chocolate, connect two sweet eyes, and coat in crushed graham crackers.

  3. Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and permit the chocolate to harden earlier than serving. 

Embrace the attractive climate that we’re having and make a few of these beautiful and delicious Summer time Enjoyable Recipes.

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In the event you recreate these Starfish S’mores with Home made Marshmallows
you’ll want to hyperlink to this tutorial and ship an image to,
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