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Smores Scones

Who doesn't love smores? As an occassional fireside treat, they can't be topped. But as the person who must build and tend the fire used to make them, I don't always feel quite as excited for them. So instead of that gooey, messy, sometimes-burnt campfire creation, I figured why not make an ode to the smore that can be prepared in the comfort of the kitchen.


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup graham flour (or whole wheat)
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 3/8 cup cold butter
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 large marshmallows, diced into ¼ inch pieces
  • ½ cup cold buttermilk

Yield: 4 scones

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 °F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silpat mat.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients (except the chocolate and marshmallow bits).
  3. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a fork until the mixture has a wet sand-like consistency.
  4. Mix the chocolate and marshmallows into the dry ingredients.
  5. Add the buttermilk and stir gently with a spatula until the liquid is just incorporated. Do not overmix!
  6. Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface. Gently form into a circular shape.
  7. Cut into 4 wedges and place on the baking sheet.
  8. Bake 15 to 20 minutes. Any exposed marshmallow may brown or even melt a bit — that's ok!

Cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool further. Eat immediately for the full effect.

Written by Jeff Frey on Saturday October 29, 2016
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