Thursday, April 24, 2014

throwback thursday.. s'more casserole aka ice box cake..


for this throwback thursday i thought i would share my most popular post.. it's been seen by over 200,000+ people.. that SHOCKS me i had pretty much resigned myself that only my mom and my friend randi read my blog ha ha ....but maybe a few more read it too.. now for the original post and the history behind creating this recipe you can see that here and for a follow up post and some comments and suggestions you can see that here..


for today's recipe i deviated a little bit from the original recipe by adding an extra layer of chocolate in the middle.. the result.. STUPENDOUS!! this really is so freaking good!!!


no bake s'more casserole
 
prep time: 15 minutes
chill time: 2-3 hours before serving (preferably overnight)
servings: 20 (it's so rich small pieces are best here)

ingredients:
 
1 box graham crackers
2 tubs of marshmallow cream {7 oz.}
1 tub of cool whip (not frozen.. i left mine out for 15 minutes before using)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 bags of semi sweet chocolate chips
2 cups of heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. salt
 
directions:
 
start by making your marshmallow center.. in a medium mixing bowl combine your marshmallow cream with the cool whip until smooth and creamy.. might take a little elbow grease.. (**UPDATE: i have been told it's easier to use a hand mixer or counter mixer to mix the marshmallow and cool whip**) once it's smooth and creamy add your vanilla and mix to combine.. to make your ganache.. over medium low heat melt chips and cream until smooth and glossy.. keep stirring and once the chocolate is completely melted and the 2 ingredients are well combined turn heat off... add salt and continue to whisk the mixture for 5-7 minutes.. then wait for about 10 minutes for it to cool.. you want it cool but still pourable..then line the bottom of a 9 x 13 casserole baking dish with some graham crackers.. i had to break some of them up them to fit.. spread one-third of the marshmallow whip evenly over the graham crackers and then your chocolate mixture.. top with a layer of graham crackers then marshmallow again and chocolate.. continue until you end up with a layer of the chocolate ganache on top.. {tip*..to get the chocolate to go all over the marshmallow layer i picked up the casserole dish and tilted it back and forth coating the entire top of the marshmallow}.. then put it uncovered in the freezer for about 30 minutes.. you want the chocolate to set up so you can then cover and it  and it won't stick to your foil.. remove from freezer cover and keep in the fridge  until ready to serve.. {i suggest over night because the graham crackers get soft like an ice cream sandwich... if not over night at least 2-3 hours..} it's ahhhmmaazzzzingggggggg..tell me what you think after you've made it..


enjoy and get cook'n!!

2 comments:

  1. What is a "tub" of Cool Whip? Is that the 8 oz container or the 16 oz container? Thank you!

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