TEXTBOOK SMORES – NERDY NUMMIES

Hey guys, it’s Ro! Welcome to another Nerdy Nummies! Today is a very special day, you guys, in Nerdy Nummies history because The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook is now available! In stores and online, no more pre-ordering! It is here! If you guys didn’t have a copy, I’ll put a link down below, you can get one at NerdyNummiesCookbookcom and a bunch of other places! Ah! I’m just so excited, I can’t believe it is actually here, we are holding it! So in celebration of the book coming out, I thought, hmm, let’s make a recipe from the book! And I was thinking, because the book came out, I have a recipe in the book called Textbook S’mores

This recipe is super easy mode, and it’s perfect if you love S’mores! It’s a classic S’more recipe, with a twist, they look like little textbooks! You can find this recipe in Chapter 6 which is Geeky Treats You can decorate them to look like any kind of book, whether it’s a textbook or your favorite novel, whatever you like I picked school subjects for this book, so I got Poetry, History, Arts, Math and Science, all the good ones! Over here is the step by step text and then this is my favorite part, every recipe from the book has 6 step by step photos I’m a very visual learner, and, I wanted it to feel like an embodiment of Nerdy Nummies and be very visual, so every recipe has these little 6 step by steps so you can easily follow along, how to recreate these treats! So today, we are gonna be making Textbook S’mores! Let’s get started! You know what, because I’ve got it, I’m just gonna follow along with the book! The things you will need, will be: 3 cups of sugar, 4 packets of gelatin, each pack is a quarter ounce, a pinch of salt, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract 1-1/4 cup of light corn syrup And then we have 2 measurements of 3/4 cup of water, 2 cups of powdered sugar, a bunch of graham crackers

You’ll also need, 12 ounces of milk chocolate, 6 ounces of white chocolate, a square cookie cutter, a sieve, and 2 decorating bags, and I’ve got some little tips at the end for more control! Now let’s put it all together! So I’ll put this right down in front of me, and, get it going! The first thing that we’re gonna do to make our home-made marshmallows is we are gonna prep our pans You’re gonna need 2 9×13 inch pans, preferably metal, but, my metal pans are actually being used, right now, for cake! So It’s OK to use glass So I’m gonna be using 2 – 9×13 inch glass pans, and you’re gonna take a little brush, and a little bit of oil, I’m just using vegetable oil And you’re just gonna brush the pans Now you’re gonna take 2 pieces of parchment paper and place them into the pans

You’ll want the parchment paper to over-hang the pan, just a little bit, so when you pour the marshmallows in, it won’t stick to the pan, it will only be touching the parchment paper Once you’ve got your parchment paper inside the pans, now you're gonna take your oil and brush one more time, and you’re gonna brush on top of the parchment paper, so that the marshmallow won’t stick to it, because it’s super sticky! Now over here we have 1 of the measurements of 3/4 cup of water, our sugar, salt, light corn syrup, a saucepan, a whisk and a candy thermometer We’re gonna take all of these over to stove In a medium sized saucepan combine your sugar, corn syrup, salt and 3/4 cup of water over high heat Then bring to a boil, stirring the mixture consistently

Once the mixture boils, place a candy thermometer into the pan and continue cooking until the sugar mixture reaches 238 degrees While our sugar mixture is heating up on the stove, we are going to make our gelatin mixture over here It’s super easy, you’re just gonna add the second measurement of 3/4 cup of water to a bowl, ooop! And then sprinkle your 4 gelatin mixtures over the top and let it soften for about 5 minutes Over here our sugar mixture is fresh off the stove, and over here we have our gelatin mixture, we are slowly gonna combine the both We’re gonna turn it on and on a low speed, while the gelatin is mixing, we’re gonna slowly add our sugar mixture

Just be careful because your sugar mixture is still hot Now we are going to gradually increase the speed, all the way to high, until the mixture becomes very firm, this takes about 12 minutes Lastly we are gonna beat in the vanilla extract until evenly combined Oooooh! Look at that, it looks so good! Homemade Marshmallows! I’m gonna do a quick little taste test… Now I’m just gonna eyeball it, I’m gonna pour half of the mixture into this pan and the other half into my second pan Now you’re gonna take your spatula, spread the marshmallow mixture flat

Now we are gonna let it sit out at room temperature for 3 hours, to let them firm up, and turn into those yummy marshmallows we all love! Hmmm-hmmm-hmmmm-hmmm-hmmm-hmmm-hmm! Once your marshmallows have set, now we are gonna cut out our little Marshmallow Squares The first thing that you’re gonna want to do is sift a little powdered sugar over the top of your marshmallows and your work surface I’m using this cutting board because the marshmallows are very sticky Look at that it looks like snow! I make it snow, I make it snow, I make it snow! I make it thunderstorm! Now we’re gonna pick up our marshmallows, and flip ‘em upside down, on top of our work surface Ooooooh! Sometimes they don’t want to let go of the parchment paper and you have to say “No, let go Jack!” It’s the end of the movie! And again we’re gonna put one more layer of powdered sugar

I like to dip the little cookie cutter, doo-doo-doo! Into the powdered sugar, just so the edges have a little fine coat And then we’re gonna cut out a square, just push it down, give it a little jiggle, doo-doo-doo-doo! Pop it out, boop-boop-a-doop! And now we’re just gonna dip the sides into a little bit of powdered sugar, then you’re gonna place it over here on a plate And you’re just gonna cut out a bunch more squares, for however many S'Mores you want to make! Now we’ve got our Marshmallow Squares cut out and this recipe makes about 24 of them, depending on how thick you make them between the two pan batches And now we are gonna break apart our graham crackers The first thing that I’m gonna do is I'm just gonna break the graham cracker in half, these are gonna be the front and back covers of your book

And then you’re also gonna need a spine of the book, so you’re gonna break it into quarters So you’re gonna break it in half, and then in half one more time For each treat you’re gonna need 2 of these halves and one of these quarters Now it’s time to decorate! This is my favorite part, we are going to assemble and decorate our little Textbook S’Mores, and we’re gonna start with the graham cracker covers Place it down, and then over here I’ve melted the milk chocolate

You can heat it up either in the microwave or using a double boiler, I used the microwave I placed it into a plastic baggie, fitted with a number 2 tip for a little bit more control And we’re gonna use it as an adhesive Because it wouldn’t be S’Mores if you didn’t have some chocolate Then you’re gonna take one of your marshmallows, place it right on there

Now you’re gonna take one of your smaller pieces for the spine, again you’re gonna add a little bit chocolate and stick it on the side Now put some more chocolate in the middle Oooh! And if you like chocolate you can put a lot I love chocolate, so I’m gonna put a big glob on there! This one’s for me! Place it right on the top Oooh he’s so cute, he’s starting to look like a little book, and now we’re gonna do this to the rest of your S’Mores, make as many as you’d like! Our S’More books are assembled and now we are gonna put on some details with our melted chocolate, we’re gonna pipe some details on the cover and the sides

What I like to do is first do the cover, oooh, and you just do an outline all the way around This is where the number 2 tip really comes in handy, to have a little bit more control And I’m gonna do that to every single cover and let them sit for about 3 minutes to set Now we’re gonna add 3 lines to the side, to the spine of the book It looks just like little book spine

You can put labels on them, to make them look like textbooks, which is what I’m gonna do But you can also pipe on your favorite book covers and design them however you’d like So what I'm gonna do is just take my little bag, and I’m gonna pipe a little rectangle, and then I’m gonna fill it in, do little zig-zags, and spread around the chocolate I melted the white chocolate, put it into a decorating bag with a number 1 tip, so I’ll have the most control when I’m piping on these little letters And I’m gonna pipe them on top of the bar that we just made

Pick any subject you’d like! I’m gonna start with math! Now I’m gonna label the rest of the textbooks, I think I’m gonna do art next Ta-da! Here are the textbook S’Mores that we made today, and again, this recipe is from the official Nerdy Nummies Cookbook! I’m just so excited because today the book is officially out! It’s out in stores, it’s out online! You can order it online at NerdyNummiesCookbookcom I’ll put a link down below if you’re interested I’ll be taking lots of pictures of these little treats and posting them on Facebook Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter And if you guys make these, please take a picture and send it to me, I just love seeing your baking creations, I get a big kick out of it, it makes my day! Oh! And if you make these, please use the hashtag #NerdyNummiesCookbook so that I’ll be able to see them and find them and re-tweet them and favorite them, that would be awesome! And, if you have any other ideas for any other Nerdy Nummies, please let me know, leave me a comment down below and I will do my best to make it happen! Alright, thanks again you guys, bye-bye! Ber-bye!

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