How to Make S’mores With No Campfire

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S’mores are one of those amazing treats you forget about until you’re in front of a campfire, and then you’re reminded of how badly you wish you could recreate that taste without needing to go out to the woods. Luckily, modern technology makes s’more-crafting right from your own kitchen extremely easy. It may not give you an exact replica of a s’more from a campfire (unless you can safely build one in your kitchen), but it’s pretty close and it still hits all the most important s’more points.

What You’ll Need

  • Marshmallows (preferably the large variety–they will be labeled “campfire”)
  • Chocolate and other toppings
  • Graham crackers
  • Tinfoil
  • A toaster oven

(Note: if you don’t have a toaster oven, you can try using an actual oven. Just try to avoid using a microwave.)

Making the S’mores

The method is quite simple. Start by placing two marshmallows a safe distance from each other on top of the foil in the toaster oven, and turn it to a medium-dark toast setting.

While you’re waiting for the marshmallows to heat up, set up your work surface. Lay out your graham crackers in halves and place your chocolate on one side. It’s important to do this BEFORE you remove the marshmallows because they will start deflating quickly and you want to get them on the graham crackers before that happens.

Keep an eye on the marshmallows, and when you see they’ve puffed up a lot and are brown on the top carefully take them out on the tinfoil. Bring them to your work surface and put them on top of the chocolate by sliding a fork or spatula into the bottom of the marshmallow. A bit of it will stick to the tinfoil and that’s okay, you’ll still get plenty of ‘mallow.

Place your other graham cracker on top, squish, and enjoy! This method isn’t a perfect replica of campfire s’mores, but it actually cooks your marshmallow more evenly than a fire and makes it easier to add other toppings.