S'more Better Dip 8.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; surface courtesy Stone Source

May 23, 2016

For a big crowd and less mess, this is the way to go. Feel free to dunk fresh fruit, cookies or salted pretzel sticks in the dip instead of, or in addition to, the graham crackers. Using a disposable aluminum pan makes for easy cleanup.

This recipe also can be baked in a 300-degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes, depending on how toasty you want your marshmallows to get. This version has half the cream of the original recipe and uses semisweet chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate chips.


Servings:
8 - 10

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Tested size: 8-10 servings

Ingredients
  • 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (may substitute milk chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 package (14 1/2 ounces) plain graham crackers
  • 15 jumbo marshmallows, each cut in half horizontally
  • 1/2 cup Skor candy bar, crushed or coarsely chopped

Directions

Combine the chocolate chips and cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on HIGH in 30-second increments, stirring after each one, until the chocolate has melted. Stir until smooth.

Prepare your grill for indirect heat. If using a gas grill, preheat on medium-low (300 degrees). If using a charcoal grill, light the charcoal or briquettes; once they are ready, distribute them on one side of the grill. For a medium-hot fire, you should be able to hold your hand 6 inches above the coals for 7 or 8 seconds. Have a spray water bottle at hand for taming any flames.

Crush or bust up enough crackers (bite-size pieces) to completely cover the bottom of a 12-by-10-inch disposable aluminum pan. Pour the chocolate mixture evenly over the crackers. Top with the marshmallow halves. Sprinkle with the Skor bits.

Place the pan on the indirect-heat side of the grill. Close the lid and cook until bubbling, 35 to 45 minutes.

Serve immediately, with the remaining graham crackers.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from "Diva Q's Barbecue: 195 Recipes for Cooking With Family, Friends & Fire," by Danielle Bennett (Random House, 2016).

Tested by Danielle Newman and Kara Elder.

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