How to Make S’mores Without a Campfire

Who says you need a campfire? Try these easy ideas for indoor s'mores.

Are you missing warm campfires and toasty s’mores? Don’t dismay, even if you can’t make it to the great outdoors you can still enjoy the smoky, toasty taste of indoor s’mores. These are our favorite methods:

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1. Break Out the Burner

A metal skewer and a gas stove can give you the toasty s’mores you’re craving. Grab your favorite chocolate bar, a graham cracker and a fluffy marshmallow. Next, skewer the marshmallow and toast over the open flame of your gas burner. Just a note of caution, please make sure all children are supervised and long-sleeved clothing is removed. Take your s’mores to the next level with one of these fun toppings.

2. Heat Up the Broiler

If you don’t have a gas burner or prefer not to work over an open flame, opt for broiling instead. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay graham crackers across the bottom of the baking sheet. Top each square with a marshmallow. Place your oven’s baking rack about 5 inches from the heating element and broil for 3 to 5 minutes or until the mallows have reached the desired toastiness. Quickly remove the s’mores from the oven and place a chocolate bar square on top of each treat. Top off with another graham cracker, or leave it open-faced.

3. Melt Away with the Microwave

If you’re tight on kitchen space, opt for the microwave. Yes, you will forego the toasty, burnt marshmallow crust, but you can still enjoy this classic treat. On a microwave-safe plate, place a square of graham cracker and top with a wedge of a chocolate bar then top with a marshmallow. Microwave for 10-15 seconds and top with the other half of the graham cracker. Keep an eye on it and get ready for ooey-gooey goodness!

4. Try Something New

No need to be a follower. Break out of the traditional idea of s’mores and get a little creative. Try out these kid-friendly S’mores Pops. Or try Mini S’mores which are sure to be a party favorite. For a fun picnic treat, bake up a batch of these Chocolaty S’mores Bars. And use a muffin tin to make these fun S’mores Clusters for your next potluck. Find more s’mores-inspired recipes here.

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Wendy Jo Peterson, MS, RDN
As a registered dietitian Wendy Jo touches on the science and facts behind food, but as a gardener and world traveler she savors the classical dishes our great-grandmothers once made. When she’s not in her kitchen, you can find her and her family exploring the US in their campervan, Olaf!