So, funny story. On Friday, I posted part-one of these pull-apart bread recipes. I was really happy with how it turned out because I had never made pull-apart bread before. Then I didn’t really get as many comments as I’m used to, and I was feeling really discouraged about it. Like all weekend. I kept thinking, “Wow, people do not look at my blog on Fridays.” Lol! My dad had told me he commented on that post, but it never showed up. I have the comments set to automatically publish if someone has commented on my blog before, so I just have to approve it the first time they comment. So it was really weird when my dad told me that he commented a second time and it hadn’t appeared yet. Finally, about an hour ago, my dad told me to check the comments spam folder. And sure enough, there were all the comments from the people who usually leave me comments here. And then I just sat there and read all of your sweet words. And felt really stupid for worrying about nothing all weekend! Ugh, I am so over-dramatic sometimes. I just feel like I’ve really been getting the hang of this blogging thing recently (it’s about time!), and I was so disappointed when I hit a bump in the road. But the whole thing reminded me to be more patient when things don’t work out how I want them to, or when I don’t get the immediate results I want. And that I shouldn’t over-analyze things. #storyofmylife
So let’s get down to business. This S’mores Pull-Apart Bread is more important than my silly worrying.
If you don’t know about my s’mores obsession, you should know that it’s one of my favorite flavor combos. If I am sitting in front of a firepit, there will be a s’more in my hand and melted marshmallow stuck to my face. And probably in my hair. I wanted to write a s’mores cookbook for the longest time until someone gave me The S’mores Cookbook at work.
There are a trillion s’mores recipes in the food-blog universe, but, to me, all s’mores recipes need to have the following: graham crackers or a similar cookie; chocolate or a similar candy; and TOASTED marshmallows. Toasted. Gotta have that flavor in there. So for example, if you made a s’more out of the two cookies of an Oreo, used white chocolate (or better yet, Hershey’s Cookies-N-Cream Bars), and roasted some chocolate marshmallows, I would count that as a s’more. Or if you used those same flavors in some sort of cookie bar or s’mores pie, that’d be cool. As long as the marshmallows are toasted.
See? Toasty. 🙂 This pull-apart bread is filled with a graham cracker crumb, sugar, and cocoa powder mixture. Then it’s drizzled with a marshmallow glaze, which is toasted under the broiler. Then I drizzled on some chocolate ganache, sprinkled it with mini chocolate chips, and more graham cracker crumbs. The Grapefruit Pull-Apart Bread was good and all, but this loaf is the one that was demolished by the next day. It was just gone. I kind of miss it.
As with the previous pull-apart bread, the recipe below is for two loaves, even though I made one recipe, made one loaf grapefruit flavored and the other s’mores flavored. Feel free to jazz up each loaf however you want! Can’t go wrong with some pull-apart bread and some glaze!
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 1 (1/4-oz.) envelope active dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, room temp
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 4 cups bread flour
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 7oz container of Marshmallow Fluff
- 1/4 cup (half a stick) butter
- 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- more mini chocolate chips for garnish
- graham cracker crumbs for garnish
- In a glass measuring cup, combine warm water, active dry yeast, and 1 tsp granulated sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- In a stand mixer, cream butter until smooth and creamy. Gradually add sugar and salt, and mix well.
- Next, add eggs and milk. Mix until incorporated. Stir in yeast mixture.
- On low speed, gradually add bread flour and mix until incorporated.
- Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead for five minutes. Sprinkle surface with more flour as needed.
- Spray a large bowl with nonstick spray. Place dough in bowl and turn the dough over to coat both sides with the spray. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let it rise for 1 hour in a warm, dry place.
- Punch down dough and divide it in half.
- Roll out one half into a 20x12 inch rectangle (mine was 1/4 inch thick, maybe a little less) on a lightly floured surface. Using a pizza cutter, cut the rectangle into 6 strips. (12 inches by about 3 inches.)
- Spread each strip with butter. Sprinkle one strip with plenty of the S'mores Filling (recipe below). Place another strip on top of that and repeat. Repeat with the rest of the strips until you have one stack.
- Cut the stack into three equal sections.
- Spray two 9x5 inch loaf pans with nonstick spray. Arrange sections of dough in one loaf pan. (It won't take up the whole pan.) Repeat the whole process with the second half of the dough. Sprinkle any leftover filling over loaves.
- Cover loaf pans and let the dough rise for another hour, or until doubled in bulk.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Start checking for doneness after 25 minutes. At this point you may need to cover the loaf with foil to prevent them from turning too brown on top.
- Cool loaves in the pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove loaves from pan place back on the wire rack.
- Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and cocoa powder in a bowl and stir until they're all mixed together.
- In a small saucepan over medium-heat, combine Marshmallow Fluff and butter. Stir continuously until completely melted and smooth.
- Remove from heat, let cool.
- Transfer loaves to a baking sheet. Drizzle over cooled loaves and turn on your oven's broiler.
- Broil for 30-45 seconds, or until the marshmallow drizzle turns golden-brown on top. Do not leave your oven during this time. The marshmallow can burn quickly!
- In a microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate chips and heavy cream.
- Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. If the chocolate chips haven't melted completely, let the ganache sit for a minute and stir again.
- Drizzle over the marshmallow drizzle.
- Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs.
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Thank you to everyone who leaves comments here! I ♥ you.
Blogging stress/worry should be a thing!! I totally get what you mean, though!
This looks mighty good. I always LOVEE toasted marshmallows!
Thanks, Lynna! Toasted marshmallows are definitely one of the best things about s’mores!
Jamie@Milk N Cookies says
Beth, this bread looks absolutely incredible , as did the Grapefruit Pull-Apart Bread. I have a feeling this would disappear quickly from my kitchen, as well. And I agree — toasting is absolutely essential to any S’mores recipe. It’s hard to get that same pronounced marshmallow flavor without toasting.
I hope you have a wonderful week!
Thanks, Jamie! These two loaves did get eaten quickly, that’s for sure! 🙂
I am happy to report I helped demolish this and it was vert tasty work. I highly recommend it. 🙂
Thanks! Glad you liked it! 🙂
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
Your blog is honestly one of my very favorites (favorite desserts!) so you are doing awesome. I love your gorgeous photos and all of your fun ideas. Like this one – amazing!! I am definitely trying this one – I am way obsessed with s’mores and these photos are making me seriously hungry! PS your photos are perfection!!
Thanks Chelsea, you’re so sweet! Your blog is one of my absolute favorites too. 🙂
Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! says
Whoa – this is the pull-apart bread of my dreams!!! I am pretty sure this creation would last approximately .02 seconds in our house. So incredible – I can’t stop staring at it 🙂
Haha, I think this is the pull-apart bread of my dreams too! Thanks, Kathi!
OMG!! This is everything.. I just want to make this and eat it everyday!!
Haha, thanks Erika! 🙂
Connie | URBAN BAKES says
You’ve really got this whole pull apart thing going on, don’t ya?! I’m loving how you’ve added the s’mores components!
Yes I do! 🙂 Thanks, Connie!
Cate @ Chez CateyLou says
This bread. WOW! So impressive, so delicious, so creative. I love love love it!! And I totally feel your blog sadness…I also let things affect me WAY too much! Like if FoodGawker rejects my picture, then I immediately convince myself that I am a terrible photographer and will never be able to take a good picture again. Haha! #dramaqueens
Haha, #dramaqueens for real. I over think things too much, but at least I’m not alone! Thanks, Cate!
Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes says
My goodness..Beth this looks HEAVENLY! This is what dreams are made of. You’re pretty much got this pull apart bread covered with everything Jessica wants in life thing down pat!
Haha, it’s covered in everything I want in life too! Thanks, Jessica! 🙂
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Woah, Beth! this looks incredible. I am so hungry right now and would love a slice of this.
Chris @ Shared Appetite says
Well I really hope this time the comments don’t end up in the spam folder because oh my freaking gosh this looks incredible!!! Like, I need to leave work, go home, and make this immediately incredible! Pinning!
Thanks, Chris! Fortunately, most of them made it and only a few got stuck in the spam folder, haha.
Nancy @ gottagetbaked says
I’m always disappointed when I don’t get many comments on my blog posts either, Beth. Especially if it’s a post or recipe I’m particularly proud of. Glad to know that you worried for nothing! And girl, this s’mores pull-apart bread. Ermagaaaaaaawd it looks amazing!!! I’m so glad you posted this because I would’ve never thought about putting s’mores into a pull-apart bread. This combination is blowing my mind and your photos are absolutely gorgeous.
Haha I over-analyze EVERYTHING!! So I would have probably thought the same thing : ) But the one big thing I have learned in the time I’ve been blogging is that there are definitely ups and downs – you just can’t worry about it too much or you’ll drive yourself crazy (ahem I may know a thing or two about that!). And this looks absolutely amazing by the way!
Please excuse me while I wipe the drool off my keyboard. This looks absolutely incredible! We need to invent some kind of suck-tube like they have at the bank that will deliver slices of this directly from your oven to my lap. It is the only way.
Oh man does this bread ever look amazing!I I can’t wait to try a pull-apart bread, it looks like so much fun. That’s so frustrating when the spam folder messes up, it can be so discouraging when you all of a sudden receive less comments or something of the like.
Ally @ The Cheery Baker says
I am so glad you found your comments… leave it to dads to help out with anything! I am loving these pull apart breads you are posting and this one may be my favorite! This makes me want to go start a fire and make a smore… but this bread is much less work. Love this idea Beth! Delicious!
What can I say? I didn’t think the Grapefruit Pull Apart Bread could be beat…but you did! And yes, I helped to demolish it too! 🙂
Helen @ Scrummy Lane says
Firstly, what a cute dad you have, Beth, who comments on your blog! Secondly, ohhh nooo …. I can’t believe all your comments went into your spam folder! I actually went and checked mine after reading that, but nope, thankfully just Christian Lamboutin and Louis Vuitton! (This comment will probably go in your spam folder now! Eek!) Anyway, glad you sorted it out. The bread looks absolutely amazing! 🙂
Rachel @ Bakerita says
omg, stop this. the s’mores cookbook?! how am i unaware of such a thing?!?! i need this bread, and that book, in my life ASAP. but seriously though…majorly drooling. this bread looks like everything i’ve ever wanted, and so much more. you had my heart at marshmallow drizzle!! pinned 🙂
Allie | Baking a Moment says
I totally agree! S’mores is one of my favorite, if not my number one favorite, dessert flavor combo! This bread looks TDF! All that gooey marshmallow is calling my name!
Tricia @ Saving room for dessert says
I hope this doesn’t end up in your spam folder – haha! This is a beautiful loaf – and I can’t imagine how tasty it is or was!
Jess @ On Sugar Mountain says
teehee silly technology. I freaking adored that other pull apart bread and I am drooling an embarrasinlgly large amount at this smore’s version. I want to pull of a giant hunk right now and run away with it. 😀 Gorgeous photos, Beth!
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled says
WOW, this pull apart bread looks amazing! I would LOVE to wake up to this delicious bread, and your photos are gorgeous! As a new blogger myself, I totally understand what you mean about worrying about everything! 🙂
Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg says
Whoa – this is scrumptious! All that gooey goodness is calling me.
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
THIS IS SO AMAZING!!
Kelly - LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE says
Looks packed with flavor 😀 Just like you get from sitting by a warm fire on a summer night, roasting a marshmallow and slamming it between chocolate and graham crackers…AHHH SUMMER. Hurry up please. Love this Beth, drooling. Great cabin recipe!
Wow, this is amazing Beth! I was totally drooling over the grapefruit version but love that you made a s’mores version too – it looks mouthwatering!
You’ve reminded me I haven’t checked my spam folder in a while! This bread looks simply amazing!
Oh em gee, I want to dive right into this monkey bread!! It looks amazing! 🙂
Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker says
You officially win the award for best pull-apart bread, like, EVER. It sounds heavenly, and the grapefruit one sounds pretty amazing too. And also, I’m a total over-analyzer too so I can identify with your feelings in the beginning of this post completely – blogging can be puzzling sometimes. 🙁