Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores
Update: This contest is now closed. The winner is Melissa, who would make pizza hoagies using Udi’s French baguettes as the bread. Sounds like a grand idea! Congrats, Melissa!
Wanna know how to make these super-simple gluten-free s’mores? How about other simple gluten-free treats and dishes that are excellent when you’re short on time, but long on hunger?
Truth is, most of these are SO simple, you can put your own thinking cap on and come up with a ton of different simple gluten-free solutions to breakfast, a handy appetizer for a party, or that all-too-familiar 4 p.m. “Mom, I’m hungry!” call for snacks.
Udi’s has recently launched a campaign called “What the Hack”, where the goal is to break away from recipe limitations, and transform an ordinary recipe into a quick and clever hack. Food hacks are helpful tricks, like the S’mores made with Udi’s Gluten-Free Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies.
In order to get us all motivated to come up with some food hacks, I’m working with Udi’s to bring you this fun (and rewarding!) contest.
Rewarding? How? Well, Udi’s will share with the winner a lovely care package filled with Udi’s product and some other items, worth about $100. I’ve received these packages – let me tell you, they’re pretty awesome. (If you have kids, though, you may want to be sure to intercept so you have half a chance to enjoy some of the goodies too, as they often include delicious cookies or brownie bites!)
What do you need to do to enter? Simply create a food hack using any one of Udi’s gluten-free products. It ought to be a fairly simple recipe (you can use my S’mores recipe below as inspiration), as the point of a “hack” is that it’s not a complicated practice. Once you’ve created a food hack, either post your recipe (and a quick photo – doesn’t have to be fancy!) on your Facebook page or on your blog (if you have one), and share the link in the comments below. You can also email me a photo and the recipe to enter as well.
The contest is open to all US Residents 18 years of age and older.
The submission deadline for entries is Friday, June 13, 2014 at 11:59PM Central Time.
That’s it! A winner will be chosen once the contest is over and will be announced here as well as via Facebook and Twitter.
This is a sponsored contest written by me on behalf of Udi’s Gluten Free. The opinions and text are all mine.
And now, the recipe for these S’mores. Udi’s Soft-Baked Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies are pretty delicious on their own, but for my food hack, I opted to take them up a notch. Adding some Hershey’s chocolate squares and a marshmallow, and voila! - the next generation of gluten-free s’more-dom was born! These are perfect for an afternoon snack or dessert and are definitely a kid-pleaser.
Maple Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores (gluten-free)
1 Hershey’s milk chocolate bar
5 large marshmallows
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place half of the cookies upside-down on the baking sheet. Top each cookie with 2 squares of chocolate, and then a marshmallow.
Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 5 minutes. Remove and top each marshmallow with the remaining cookies.
That’s it! Serve while they’re warm and gooey.
Makes 5 s’mores.