As the weather turns colder, outdoor fires become less and less popular. Similarly, the lure and fantasy of hot melting s'mores seems to increase. Sure we could have an indoor fire with people making s'mores, thought big metal fire fence is a bit of an obstacle. So, during our fritter bonanza we worked on deep fried s'mores. Sure, there is no wood smoke smell (I could fix that quite easily with smoked chocolate, marshmallow or graham cracker) but the molten marshmallow and chocolate chips in the graham cracker batter make for a great campfire substitute.
Peanut Butter S’More Fritters Fritters
1 cup AP flour
1/2cup graham cracker crumbs
1teaspoon baking powder
1/2teaspoon fine sea salt
1egg, lightly beaten
1/2cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2cup chocolate chips
1/2cup mini marshmallows
1/4cup powdered sugar mixed with 2tablespoons cocoa for dusting
Whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together egg and milk and pour over dry ingredients. Stir to combine completely. Add peanut butter and stir to blend. Fold in chocolate chips and marshmallows till thoroughly combined.
Add peanut or canola oil to a medium sized pot and fill to a depth of three inches. Heat oil to 370ºF. Add batter to the oil by the tablespoonful and fry between 355ºF and 365ºF turning occasionally until the fritters are a deep golden brown, approximately 4-6 minutes. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels. Dust with powdered sugar and cocoa and serve hot.