Make S'mores In Your Waffle Iron With Halloween Candy

Editor's Note: Please welcome Daniel Shumski, author of the Will It Waffle? blog (one of our favorites), and also the new Will It Waffle? cookbook. In the coming weeks, Daniel will be sharing some of his favorite waffle-iron recipes.

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Who says you need a campfire to make s'mores? [Photograph: Daniel Shumski>

Meet Halloween s'moreffles, A.K.A. Halloween waffled s'mores. Okay, maybe I have some explaining to do. Let's start with the s'moreffle.

In my quest to answer the question, Will it Waffle? for just about every food on the planet, I've been amazed at just how many things waffle so well. But s'mores are not one of them. You see, the crunchy, crumbly graham crackers don't take well to being pressed in the iron: they just break.

So instead, I created an easy from-scratch waffle recipe that produces waffles that taste like graham crackers. To get that flavor, I use honey as well as white whole wheat flour, which lends a nutty flavor. If you don't have that, you can use all-purpose flour and it will work, but avoid using standard whole wheat flour: that produces leaden graham-cracker waffles.

Once I had the graham cracker part figured out, the rest is easy: just melt some chocolate and marshmallow between the waffles and you're all set. But given that it's Halloween, I decided to take it up (or maybe down?) a notch by using chopped Halloween candy instead.

I build these like sandwiches, with a waffle on the top and bottom and the candy filling in the middle, but if your waffle iron makes really thick waffles, you may want to consider assembling your s'moreffle as an open-face sandwich.

You can really use any kind of candy, though to stay in s'mores territory, at least some of it should have chocolate and marshmallow, or at least nougat, which, when melted, is very marshmallow-like. Beyond that, you can go nuts...or wafers, or caramel. I even threw in some M&M's for color. The depth of your Halloween candy bowl is the limit.

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