Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Moon Pie

Brek and I weren't sure where Camden heard about moon pie. But he asked for one nearly every day. According to Wikipedia, moon pie is a pastry which consists of two round graham cracker cookies, with marshmallow filling in the center, dipped in a flavored coating. Basically, it's s'more with chocolate on the outer layers.

For the past month, I asked Camden what he wanted to eat for his afternoon snack, and his answer was always the same, "moon pie!" When I finally had the time to make maple syrup marshmallow, I decided to make some moon pie for his sweet tooth.

I only made 12 moon pies for this recipe. Feel free to make more for a big crowd. When making maple syrup marshmallow, I did end up with a lot of marshmallow. I made mini and regular marshmallow with the leftover.

Moon Pie
makes 12 or more
Maple Syrup Marshmallow (click for recipe)
24 rounded honey graham crackers (New Morning)
10 oz chocolate chips
2 teaspoons coconut oil
  1. Make the marshmallow according to my maple syrup marshmallow recipe.
  2. While marshmallow is whipping, cut the graham crackers into circles, using a 3 inch diameter rounded cookie cutter. Note: I set out the graham cracker on a sheet tray overnight to soften the texture. If time is limited, spray the graham crackers with water. Microwave them for 10 seconds. This method will also soften the texture. When the crackers are soft, cutting them with a cookie cutter will prevent them from breaking.
  3. Spoon the whipped marshmallow into the piping bag.
  4. Cut the tip of the piping bag.
  5. Pipe the marshmallow onto 12 graham crackers.
  6. Press the other 12 graham crackers on top of the marshmallows, making graham cracker sandwiches.
  7. Place the graham cracker sandwiches onto a sheet tray and put them in the freezer while preparing the chocolate.
  8. Place a non stick mat or parchment paper on the cookie tray. Set aside.
  9. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil.
  10. Once the chocolate has melted, turn off the stove, leaving the bowl on top of the double boiler. Note: If the chocolate seems to set while making the moon pies, turn on the stove to warm the chocolate.
  11. Take out the graham cracker sandwiches from the freezer.
  12. Spear the marshmallow with a candy tool or a fork.
  13. Dip the graham cracker sandwich into the chocolate and be sure to coat all sides. Use a spoon to pour the melted chocolate on the sandwich if needed.
  14. Place the coated graham cracker sandwiches onto a prepared tray.
  15. Repeat step 12 to 14.
  16. Place the moon pies in the refrigerator until the chocolate is set. Enjoy.

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