Although I’m slightly embarrassed to share this, up until a few years ago I had totally forgotten about s’mores. On a quest to obtain the materials needed for the campfire treat, I remember stopping, staring, then making a phone call. That call went something like this:
Then-boyfriend: What’s up?
Me: I’m in the aisle at the grocery store and I’m confused about the s’mores. Do we have some kind of special holder for them?
Then-boyfriend: Ummmm what?
Me: Like, how will the stick go through the marshmallow and the chocolate and the graham cracker? Won’t the cracker crumble and the chocolate melt over the fire? I don’t understand …
Then-boyfriend: I’m hanging up.
After my mini-stroke, I realized that yes, there is a way to assemble a s’more and no, crackers don’t get shoved on to a stick and held over the fire. If, however, you find yourself challenged like I was, maybe just make this s’mores dip and avoid bonfires.
- 1 bag chocolate chips
- Large marshmallows
- 2 tbsps milk
- Graham crackers
- Cast iron skillet or other oven-proof pan
Preheat the oven to 450F. Dump the chocolate chips into the bottom of the pan and add the milk – stir together. Once melted, top the chips with the marshmallows – just setting them on top – as many as you need to cover the whole surface of the melted chips. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the marshmallows are golden brown. Remove from oven, then use the graham crackers for dipping.
It’s basic and delicious and there’s no confusion about fires and crackers. Additionally, you can totally crumble things into the chocolate, like Oreos, or nuts, or fruit. But you do you.