How to Make S’mores Indoors

| February 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Campfire sweet treats can be a firm favorite with kids, and for a traditional well-loved delight, you can’t beat s’mores. Created by the Girl Scouts, s’mores are so called due to the fact that once you eat one, you will want ‘some more’ or s’more. So popular is the snack, that there is even National S’mores Day dedicated to the tasty treat celebrated every year in the U.S. on August 10th.

The delicious taste of s’mores is enough to make any child’s face light up with happiness. The good news is that you don’t need to be camping to make s’mores, and even if the weather is dreadful outside you can always enjoy them at home; here’s how to make s’mores indoors!

Children can get restless when the weather is poor so how about getting them involved in making smores indoors. This will keep the kids occupied and provide a fun activity for a rainy day with a sweet outcome. Here’s the recipe for  making s’mores inside.

Ingredients and tools:

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S’mores Ingredients: Graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate. Photo credit: PhotoDune

 

  • Graham crackers
  • Large fluffy Marshmallows
  • Blocks of chocolate – plain is usually used but you can experiment with other types of chocolate if you wish. A
  • large flat chocolate bar is best.
  • Baking sheet
  • Oven

Method:

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Making S’mores: Stack the chocolate first and then marshmallows on the graham crackers. Photo credit: Dreamstime by Jovani Carlo Gorospe

1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. You don’t need a campfire for making smores in the house.
2. Take your graham crackers and break them into squares. You will need one graham cracker for the bottom of the s’mores and one for the top, so make sure that you have an even number of graham crackers after breaking them into squares.
3. Place half of the full quantity of graham crackers on a baking sheet, spaced apart to ensure that the s’mores don’t melt into each other.
4. Take a large block of chocolate and break it into chunks large enough to cover each graham cracker. Place each chunk of chocolate on each graham cracker on the baking sheet.
5. Place a plump fluffy marshmallow on each chocolate bedecked graham cracker. Dependent on the size of your marshmallows, you may want to put more than one marshmallow on each cracker but remember that when marshmallows and chocolate melts they will spread so ensure you don’t overload each cracker or you’ll end up with a gooey mess!

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The smores are now ready for the oven!
iStock image by Loretta Hostettler

6. Take the baking sheet holding the crackers and place the baking sheet in the pre-heated oven for approximately 3 to 5 minutes to carefully melt the chocolate and marshmallows. If children want to help out, make sure they are supervised at all times near the oven when the s’mores are cooking. Making smores at home can be exciting and fun for kids, but make sure that they observe safety around the oven.
7. After 3 to 5 minutes, remove the s’mores from the oven and the chocolate should have melted a little and the marshmallow should be beautifully plump atop the cracker with a slightly browned shell and a gooey middle. The s’mores will be very hot at this time, so discourage enthusiastic fingers in the marshmallows until the s’mores have cooled a little.
8. Pop the remaining graham crackers on top of the marshmallows and press down gently. The marshmallows should be deliciously gooey and the melted chocolate forms the centre of this tasty sandwich. The s’mores will be very hot at first so make sure that you wait a minute or two before taking your first bite to avoid burning your mouth.

Making smores in the oven can be just as fun as creating them on a campfire and it is the perfect activity to keep children and the young at heart amused on a rainy day – or even on a sunny day! S’mores are versatile enough for any day of the week!

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Enjoy your freshly baked s’mores! iStock photo by Robert Gubbins

Variations on a theme

Now you know how to make s’mores indoors you could also experiment with the recipe using cookies or digestive biscuits for the top and bottom of the sandwich. Alternatively you could crush up some graham crackers and mix them with a little melted butter and sugar to create a base, place in a baking tin and add marshmallows and chocolate chips to the tin and pop it in the oven to melt the topping and solidify the base. Once cooled you can cut the s’mores into bite size pieces and enjoy anytime.

Versatile and a firm favorite, making smores in the oven is great fun, and the perfect treat for those with a sweet tooth and a taste for tradition. Enjoy a well known dessert without having to light a campfire first!

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