Don’t wait until summer to enjoy a delicious gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate between graham crackers. Indoor S’mores are the perfect treat for any night of the week and all year long without the work of making a campfire.
Baking S’mores in the Oven
During Summertime, S’mores are always such a hit. Kids get so excited when they see the combination of a crackling fire, a bag of marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers! But why wait until summer, when you can enjoy the taste of S’mores inside on a cold winter’s night? Here’s a recipe for making S’mores in your oven.
What I love about this recipe
- It is simple to make. The kids can even join in making this sweet treat.
- Baking S’more in the oven brings summer fun inside for every season
- They come out perfect every time
- Although the melted marshmallow and oozing chocolate don’t exactly say mess-free, there is no need to deal with building a fire, finding all of the tools for S’mores, cleaning up around the fire pit after everyone has had their fun, and leaving you with the mess.
Graham Crackers – Broken into squares. Any graham cracker will do, but I prefer the ones without bells and whistles, like cinnamon sprinkled on top. Plain, old, original graham crackers are the best for this recipe.
Chocolate Bars – Broken into sections. Hershey’s Bars are the classic chocolate bar used for S’mores, but you can get creative and use any chocolate bar like Kit-Kats, Toffee Bars, Milky Way, Reese’s, or Mounds Bars.
Marshmallows – Large recommended. Not giant. The square marshmallows meant for S’mores are perfect for this idea.
Oven – You’ll need to have access to a broiler to cook the marshmallows
Baking sheet – these come in all sizes. Use a large one for more smores
Parchment Paper or aluminum foil – Parchment paper is my favorite because it prevents burning on the bottom of the graham cracker. However, the foil will work just as well for catching messes.
How to make Oven Baked S’mores
Turn your oven onto broil – Hi setting.
Set your oven rack to the center of your oven.
Line a cookie sheet with foil or parchment paper. Set graham cracker squares on the foil. Space them a couple of inches apart.
Add enough chocolate to cover most of the graham crackers.
Put a marshmallow on top of the chocolate. Do not add the top graham cracker just yet.
Place the cookie sheet with graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows into the oven on the center rack. Keep the door slightly open.
For only golden marshmallows, set the timer for about 60 to 90 seconds. Keep checking on them.
For darker more burnt like marshmallows (my favorite – not for most kids, though) leave them in longer. Keep a close eye on them. You don’t want the graham crackers to burn.
When the marshmallow’s color has met your approval, pull the cookie sheet out, place the top graham crackers onto it, and push it down.
Don’t walk away from the broiler without setting a one-minute timer. Marshmallows can go from a perfect golden brown to a burnt black in seconds.
If you like burnt marshmallows like I do, then cook them longer, but do keep checking on them every 30 seconds to ensure they don’t overcook
Using parchment paper or foil will ensure an easy clean-up
Serve as is, or add a small amount of whipped cream to the top and enjoy
Use Oreo Cookies instead of graham crackers
Instead of Hershey Bars, use your favorite chocolate bar. Mounds and Reese’s are two of my favorite substitutions.
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You can probably fit around 8-10 graham crackers on a baking sheet
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How to Bake S’mores in the Oven
- 16 graham cracker squares
- 16 marshmallows
- 4 Hershey Bars original size
- line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- place 8 graham crackers about 2 inches apart
- Set a section of Hershey Bar onto each cracker
- Add a marshmallow onto the chocolate
- Broil for 1 minute – longer for darker marshmallows
- Remove from oven and place a graham cracker onto the warm marshmallow and push it down
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