Oven Toasted S’mores

Sometimes you have s’more makings. It just happens. There’s a sale at the grocery store; you like s’mores; you buy graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows. Even though you don’t have a firepit. Or a grill. Or a gas stove. You wouldn’t dream of using the microwave. What do you do? Use your toaster oven, of course.

Yes, all of these things happened to me a few years ago. I started making s’mores in the toaster oven, really loved how they came out and kept doing it that way. In some ways, it is way better than using a fire. Nothing compares to a fire charred marshmallow, but if you’re looking for consistency (or electricity is the only option), this is the way to go.

Ingredients:

Oh, you know —
graham crackers, broken into squares
medium sized marshmallows
chocolate bars, broken into individual pieces (I prefer dark chocolate.)

Cooking Instructions/Commentary/Pictures:

Line a baking sheet with foil. This is not just to keep your baking sheet from getting marshmallow goo on it; it is also to keep the graham from burning.
Assemble the s’more, leaving the top graham off: layer the ingredients square graham, a single piece of chocolate and a marshmallow.

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Place in the toaster oven on the bottom rack to allow enough clearance for the marshmallow to puff up and toast at 350 degrees (Do not preheat the oven. You want the marshmallow to be crispy, don’t you?) for 7-9 minutes. Watch very closely around minute 5, as your oven might toast unevenly, yadda yadda yadda.

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When the marshmallows are puffy and goldeny, it’s time to pull the s’mores. If you wait until the marshmallow is brown, unfortunately the chocolate will be way too hot and the graham will burn. However, if you pull the s’more within the right window, you will have the most consistent layers in a s’more you’ve ever had. Unlike the s’mores made with a fire, the chocolate will be nice and melted and the graham crackers won’t break. But the chocolate won’t be so hot and you can eat ‘em right away, while the marshmallow is still gooey. Just top with the remaining graham cracker square and let cool a minute or two.

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The simple directions:
Line a baking sheet with foil.
Assemble the s’more, leaving the top graham off: layer the ingredients square graham, a single piece of chocolate and a marshmallow.
Place in the toaster oven on the bottom rack and toast at 350 degrees (Do not preheat the oven.) for 7-9 minutes, until the marshmallows are puffy and goldeny. Top with the remaining graham cracker square and let cool a minute or two.

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3 thoughts on “Oven Toasted S’mores

  1. Looks easy-peasy! On our last camping trip we made s’mores over the campfire with dark chocolate and my homemade marshmallows – so good! I wanted to make homemade graham crackers but haven’t had the patience. :) Another s’more-ish recipe I made using our toaster oven is campfire cones – basically small waffle cones filled with anything you like (we used mixed frozen berries, dark chocolate chips and homemade marshmallows, but you can experiment). They’re a bit healthier than the alternative and REALLY good! I have a link on my Pinterest camping board.

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