Marshmallow Cookie Sandwiches were born when Tennessee gave us the Moon Pie in 1917, marking one giant leap for snack-kind. The homemade version is out of this world. Graham crackers are surprisingly easy to make; try our Cinnamon and Sugar Graham Crackers recipe.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2010


Recipe Summary

30 mins
4 hrs
Makes 9


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  • Coat a 9-inch square bakingpan with cooking spray; line withparchment. Sprinkle gelatin over1/3 cup water in the bowl of a mixer;let stand for 5 minutes.

  • Heat granulated sugar, cornsyrup, remaining 1/3 cup water, and1/8 teaspoon salt in a saucepan overmedium-high heat, stirring occasionally,until syrup reaches 238 degrees on acandy thermometer, about 5 minutes.

  • Whisk gelatin in mixer on lowspeed, adding syrup in a slow, steadystream down side of bowl. Whisk,gradually increasing speed to high,until almost tripled in volume,about 8 minutes. Whisk in vanilla.Transfer to baking pan. Smooth top.Let stand until set, at least 3 hours.

  • Cut out nine 2 1/2-inch squaremarshmallowsusing a cookie cutteror a knife dipped in confectioners'sugar. Dip surface of crackers intochocolate to coat, and transferto parchment-lined baking sheets.Refrigerate until set, about 10 minutes.Sandwich marshmallowsbetween crackers, chocolate sides in.

  • Dip half of each sandwich intochocolate, on the diagonal; sprinklewith peanuts, and transfer to aparchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerateuntil set, about 10 minutes.


Reviews (5)

51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
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I LOVE these. Everyone is always impressed, they are always a hit. I'm trying to figure out how to keep the Graham's from becoming soggy in the fridge while cooling
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I made this with chocolate wheaten biscuits, it was a smash with everyone they were all gone in 5 minutes. Pauline Australia
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these were really yummy - they went fast at a summer potluck. i was worried they would be avoided because our version was pretty messy looking! the salty peanuts made them extraordinary and the size was perfect for me because i am a pig.
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I agree. I would make them half or a fourth of the size. no one individual should eat one of these on their own. Had so much fun making these with my 7-yr-old, we could not stop laughing. Next time, I will try to make my own graham crackers - store bought, unless high-end, are not worthy of homemade marshmallows.
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These were all around delicious. Next time I'll pour the marshmallow into a larger dish to get thinner marshmallows. A bit too much sweet for my taste. But they were big and beautiful.