Monday, April 29, 2013

S'mores Hand Pies

mmmhhmm....those are dark chocolate peanutbutter cups....
I have been wanting to try and make s'mores hand pies for a little while now. So I have been doing my research and this was my first go around and it was delightful. They exploded a little but they tasted really good. My favourite part was probably the graham pastry crust. Next time I want to put more marshmallow inside and more chocolate and maybe a thinner crust. So here is my first attempt I expect to try more and I am excited to give a go. 

S'mores Hand Pies
Crust Ingredients
1 1/3 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
1 1/2 tablespoons cold water
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together the dry ingredients in a medium size bowl. Blend in the cold cubed butter with either a pastry blender or your finger tips until the butter is pea sized. In a small bowl combine wet ingredients and then pour over the dry. Using your hands combine the dough until it resembles a ball. You are going to want to us some force to get the butter to work through and help everything combine. Once it resembles a ball cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. 
After 2 hours preheat over to 350F and put parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Begin rolling out the dough to about a 1/4 inch thick; re-rolling as necessary until all the dough is used. I used a heart shaped cookie cutter but you could use any shape. Once you have cut out the dough lay it on a parchment lined cookie sheet and put back in the fridge until you've completed the filling.

For the Filling
Marshmallows or Marshmallow fluff
Dark chocolate peanut butter cups (I got mine at Trader Joe's)

I melted 1 tablespoon of butter and melted down the marshmallows but this is not necessary step. I chopped up the peanut butter cups.

On a cookie sheet with parchment paper lay down half of the crusts. In the middle of each crust place marshmallow and peanut butter cups. The more you put in the harder it will be to close and it may leak (which mine did, I got a little too excited) so be aware :)

Once all the filling is in put the tops of the pies on and seal the sides using a fork. Cut an adorable design on top and then brush with an egg wash.

Start with baking for 10 mins and go from there. 15 mins should be plenty check the bottoms of the pies the insides will melt easily.

Let cool and enjoy!

**not super good the next day, best right out of the oven (not that you'll have any left over)**

 The leaked a little but they are so adorable! Just something to fix next time!

They didn't last long.

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