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desserts befit for a clambake…

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What clambake would be complete without a few sweet treats to top off the seafood fest? While I typically don't make desserts {I'd rather eat them}, I found myself engrossed in the same issue of Martha Stewart Living that inspired the clambake and made my version of her homemade Marshmallow Cookie Sandwiches…or S'mores Stacks as I'd prefer to call them.

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I had never made homemade marshmallows before, and to my delight, they were surprisingly easy and fun to make. Similar to my fancy mini s'mores, I used a mix of dark and milk chocolate sprinkled with sea salt to coat the inside layers of the graham crackers before compiling all the parts into their final sandwich phase. The stacked sandwiches made for a fun and easy-to-eat treat for both kids and adults alike. Next time, I might toast the edges with a mini torch to offer some melty goodness more similar the traditional campfire version.

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Next up, I concocted some homemade Salted Caramel Cookies & Cream ice cream. Using a Classic Vanilla Bean recipe from The Ice Cream Deck, I added some extra indulgence with a chopped up Salted Caramel bar from Sweeteeth and good ole' fashioned Oreo cookies. The chunks of chocolate and salted caramel from the candy bar added an extra bit of je ne sais quois to the cookies and cream for a crunchy, creamy, sweet, and salty treat.

{Photos by Oh Joy. Quick tip: I delighted to see how well Lactose-free whole milk worked here as a substitute for regular whole milk–a great option for those who are lactose intolerant.}

7 comments

  1. Wow, that ice cream looks amazing! And I am v. impressed with your marshmallow skills. 😉

  2. I’m inspired to give the stacks a try this weekend. They look so good! I would eat the whole lot in a day though I think. 🙂

  3. The most simple dishes are the most delicious. You’ve certainly achieved that in these recipes.

  4. The s’mores look outstanding. We’re going glamping in a few week–can’t wait to make some then!

  5. They look irresistible! Nice touch with the added sea salt. You made it sounds so fun to make, so I shall give these treats a try now.

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