That means that summer is not too far behind and it is time for sweet treats and fun! The kids are on spring break this week and other school districts won’t be on break until next week, but for today, please enjoy this fun recipe that is easy to make but does have a few steps. I have included a video below, so that you are able to pause, rewind, and play at will. My autistic son has been a great help in letting me know what is working and what isn’t for him, when it comes to these recipes. Enjoy and have a fabulous rest of your week!
1. Preheat the broiler. Make the ganache: Put the chocolate in a small bowl. Bring 1/2 cup heavy cream to a simmer in a small saucepan; pour over the chocolate and let sit 5 minutes. Stir until smooth; set aside to cool.
2. Butter a baking sheet, then arrange 15 marshmallows on the baking sheet and broil until toasted and bubbling, 30 seconds to 1 minute; set aside to cool. Combine 1 cup heavy cream, the cocoa powder and confectioners’ sugar in a large bowl and beat with a mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes. Combine the remaining 1 cup heavy cream and the broiled marshmallows in a medium bowl; beat with the mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form, 1 to 2 minutes. (It’s OK if some small pieces of marshmallow remain in the whipped cream.)
3. Line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, leaving a 4-inch overhang on the long sides. Line the bottom of the pan with a single layer of graham crackers, breaking to fit as needed. Spread with half of the marshmallow whipped cream. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the chocolate ganache, then top with another layer of graham crackers. Spread half of the chocolate whipped cream over the graham crackers, drizzle with 2 tablespoons ganache, then top with a layer of graham crackers. Spread the remaining marshmallow whipped cream on top, drizzle with 2 tablespoons ganache, then top with a layer of graham crackers. Spread the remaining chocolate whipped cream on top, drizzle with 2 tablespoons ganache and top with a final layer of graham crackers.
4. Fold the overhanging plastic wrap over the graham crackers and press gently. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight. Place the remaining graham crackers (about 1 1/2) in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin until finely ground. Set aside. Refrigerate the remaining ganache.
5. About 1 hour before serving, preheat the broiler. Warm the reserved ganache in the microwave until pourable. Butter a baking sheet. Cut the remaining 9 marshmallows in half (parallel to the flat sides) and arrange cut-side down on the baking sheet in a tight 3-by-6 rectangle (the marshmallows should be touching). Broil until toasted and bubbling, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Let the marshmallows and ganache cool, about 1 hour.
6. Invert the cake onto a platter and discard the plastic wrap. Press the reserved graham cracker crumbs onto the sides of the cake. Pour the ganache on top of the cake and spread in a thin layer, letting some drip down the sides. Remove the toasted marshmallows in one piece from the baking sheet with a large metal spatula and place on top of the cake.
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