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S’mores Cream Puffs

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Are you intimidated by the thought of making cream puffs or pâte à choux? My friend, Barbara, of Barbara Bakes shares her foolproof technique in her new ebook, Simply Sweet Dream Puffs. I’m sharing Barbara’s fabulous S’mores Cream Puffs with you today.S'mores Cream Puffs | A gourmet s'mores dessert that will dazzle your friends!

My Childhood Kitchen

My mom gave us free reign in the kitchen. There were no rules. If we wanted to cook or bake, she encouraged our creativity. At a young age, I remember stirring pâte à choux dough with a wooden spoon, then adding eggs and working out my puny arm muscles to incorporate them into the dough. No pastry bag needed back then as we’d scoop out spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet. The four of us sisters would hover around the oven window watching the cream puffs expand and turn golden. We knew it was nearly time to sample! Once the puffs cooled we’d slice them in half and scoop out the eggy centers making room for the pudding or ice cream that would soon fill the cavity. We were SO eager to nibble on all those scraps of pastry.

 

Making Cream Puffs at Home

Barbara shared this wonderful video demonstrating how easy it is to make cream puffs at home. It’s an invaluable tool if it’s your first time making the classic pâte à choux, or cream puff, dough.

Her method differs slightly from my mother’s. But it’s also the way Dorie Greenspan makes her gougeres and pâte à choux, so I’m certain this is the best technique.

As a girl, I mixed the batter all by hand, did not cool it before adding the eggs (risking some cooked egg bits!) nor did I pipe the choux (you’ll still get terrific results without a pastry bag, though). A cream puff novice can easily be successful following Barbara’s instructions.

S'mores Cream Puffs | A gourmet s'mores dessert that will dazzle your friends!

S’mores Cream Puffs

I selected Barbara’s S’mores Cream Puffs recipe to test out today. I love that graham cracker crumbs were added to the batter to  ensure the classic s’mores flavor.

The cooled puffs were then cut in half and one half was topped with a marshmallow and the other with a few squares of a chocolate bar. Popped under the broiler for just a minute or so, the halves were then reunited for a spectacular, elegant treat.

My friends gave these rave reviews…and every puff I took to share with them disappeared as seconds were tucked in napkins and then into purses! They definitely trumped the graham cracker version by a mile.

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S'mores Cream Puffs | A gourmet s'mores dessert that will dazzle your friends!

S’mores Cream Puffs

Cream puffs made with graham and filled with chocolate and toasted marshmallows.

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Yield: 16 cream puffs 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • ½ cup bread flour
  • ¼ cup graham cracker crumbs (about 2 sheets)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 3 eggs, at room temperature
  • 16 marshmallows
  • 4 (1.55 ounce), milk chocolate candy bars, broken into squares.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425º. Lightly grease or line baking sheets with parchment paper. Stir together flour and graham cracker crumbs; set aside.
  2. Bring butter, sugar, salt and ¾ cup water to a boil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Immediately remove from heat, and quickly stir in flour mixture all at once. Return to heat, and stir with a wooden spoon for 1 to 2 minutes, or until dough is smooth and forms a ball. Transfer dough to the bowl of an electric mixer, and let cool 5 minutes.
  3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until mixture is smooth and glossy. Spoon dough into a pastry bag fitted with a tip.
  4. Pipe dough onto prepared pans into 1-1/2 inch rounds (1-½ inches high). Smooth out peaks and round tops with a moistened finger.
  5. Bake at 425º for 5 minutes; reduce oven temperature to 375º, and bake 30-35 minutes, or until puffy and golden brown. Remove from baking sheet to wire racks, and cool completely.
  6. Preheat broiler with oven rack 3-inches from heat.
  7. Cut each cream puff in half horizontally. Place halves, cut sized up, on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Top bottom halves with chocolate squares; place a marshmallow on top halves.
  8. Broil 1 minute or until marshmallows are toasted and chocolate is slightly melted. Place bottom halves on top halves, toasted marshmallow sides down. Let cool slightly before serving.

Notes

Don’t limit yourself to just using plain milk chocolate candy bars. Try a bite-size peanut butter cup or caramel chocolate bar instead.

Recipe reprinted with the permission of the publisher and author of Simple Sweet Dream Puffs.

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48 comments on “S’mores Cream Puffs”

  1. Your cream puffs are just gorgeous, Liz! I think they belong in a bakery :).

  2. Dear Liz, what a treat – I have never seen cream puffs filled with milk chocolate and marshmallows – you did an outstanding job with this recipe, as they look just picture perfect! And I am convinced that the book makes for a wonderful gift – what a great theme for a baking book!
    Delightful post, dear friend!
    Have a great Sunday,
    Andrea

  3. These puffs look so inviting!

  4. Now that looks like a yummy sticky sweet dessert:@)

  5. what a great idea Liz! Love smores!

  6. Puffs were on my list for ages.. Yours look so irresistible, I really need to try them 🙂

  7. Oh Liz these sound amazing!!!!!

  8. How fun that you started making cream puffs when you were just a little girl. I’m so glad you love the cookbook and the s’mores cream puffs. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. These look incredible Liz and your story is precious! It reminded me of growing up with my 3 sisters. Except my mom never gave us free reign. She didn’t like us messing up her kitchen so we could only help her. But when she would leave home, it was a different story. As soon as the car was out of the driveway, we’d start pulling out the mixer and all kinds of ingredients. We were just nervous that she might have forgotten something and head back home and find the

  10. Wow these a beautiful cream puffs! They are one of my favorite desserts!

  11. What a beautiful presentation… Look delicious.
    Have a great Sunday

  12. I would love banana cream in mine!

  13. I’d love to have a raspberry filling.

  14. How am I not surprised that even as a youngster you were creating masterpieces in the kitchen!!! I was busy making inedible concoctions with ranch dressing and boiled potatoes. Now I’m ready to make these cream puffs though 🙂

  15. CHERY PIE FILLING WOULD BE AWSOME

  16. Don’t these look fantastic. I’ll have to watch the video later, it kept closing out each time I tried. Her book looks fun too! Nice job Liz!

  17. Maybe some tangy lemon filling and whipped cream

  18. I’ve now seen a few recipes from this cookbook. I love the cover of the cookbook. I used to love cooking when I was growing up but my mother was a lot more reluctant than yours – she was so concerned I’d make a mess! I love your puffs xx

  19. I would love a brown butter/caramel filling — I’ve been thinking about this idea for a while, but I’ve never made them!

  20. I love cream puffs. I have not thought of making a smores cream puffy, sounds yummy! These look very elegant!

  21. Chocolate for me!

  22. oh my drool. i’d love a chocolate filling

  23. What a great idea Liz! It must be délicieux ! I must to try this!

  24. That chocolate & marshmallows sounds just about perfect to me. Can’t wait to try them.

  25. I’ve been scared to death to try….you have made me feel brave enough to go for it. Of course, this awesome book can’t hurt!

  26. smores mix – how neat

  27. I’m all for ANYTHING s’more!

  28. Wow, very nice! I haven’t made them in ages.

  29. I LOVE CREAM PUFFS! and omg s’mores-ifying them is the best ides ever! must have!!

  30. What a great way to dress up your cream puffs! So tasty 😀

  31. Some sort of lemon curd filling would be lovely!

  32. Bavarian Crème!

  33. These look great, would love to try a fluffy whipped peanut butter

  34. I would love something almond flavored.

  35. I am now inspired to incorporate graham crackers into the chou batter =) P.s. What lovely memories in the kitchen with your mom and sisters =)

  36. Some kind of lemon filling, I think! I love lemon.
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  37. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE BANANA COCONUT CREAM FILLING IN MY CREAM PUFFS. CREAM PUFFS ARE A FAMILY FAVORITE.

  38. I love cream cheese flavoring with pastry… These look so pretty..and the cover of Barbara’s Dream Puffs is just gorgeous !!

  39. I would love to try my hand at a “Lavender Chantilly”, it sounds light and delectable. 💜

  40. I would love to try my hand at a “Lavender Chantilly”, it sounds light and delectable.

  41. Lavender Chantilly

  42. Lizzy,
    Your cream puffs look adorable. As kids, we were in the kitchen too – bothering my Grandmother when she baked.
    Annamaria

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