And the beauty of this method is that it doesn’t matter what the weather is outside or whether or not you have a good campfire going!
Needless to say, this is one of those dessert recipes you and the kids will want to make often.
Can You Make S’mores in the Oven?
You can absolutely make s’mores in the oven!
The technique is a little bit different but the end result is the same, if not better, than the traditional way to make s’mores.
I don’t know what it is about s’mores!
Whether it’s the perfectly toasted marshmallow, the melted chocolate, or the crispy graham crackers.
But there’s just something so special about them!
Why Are S’mores Called S’mores?
But first, why are s’mores called s’mores?
Well, if you’ve never had them, try to eat just one!
After you eat your first one, you’re absolutely going to want some more!
Get it? S’more is slang for “some more”!
And because you’re most definitely going to eat more than one, the plural form of the word is used: S’mores.
There are multiple ways you can make s’mores.
However, the traditional way is to get a long stick and put a marshmallow on the end of it.
Roast the marshmallow over a campfire until it gets nice and toasty on the outside and warm and gooey on the inside.
It is at that moment that you:
- Get a square of chocolate
- Place the chocolate on top of a graham cracker.
- Sandwich the toasted marshmallow (while still on the stick) between the chocolate and a 2nd graham cracker.
- While squeezing your ‘sandwich’ carefully pull the stick out of the marshmallow.
- Enjoy your toasted, melted marshmallow & melted chocolate, graham cracker sandwich!
See, s’mores is a WAY easier name for the whole process!
Oven S’mores with a Cast Iron Skillet
As the years have gone by, people have gotten very creative with making s’mores.
It’s no longer necessary to have a campfire at the ready under a moonlit, starry sky.
As a matter of fact, with this oven s’mores recipe, you can make them any time you like: day or night, rain or shine!
The prep time is basically less than one minute!
It’s so darn easy, that it only requires 4 extremely simple steps & 4 ingredients:
- Butter and/or cooking spray
- Chocolate bars and/or chocolate chips – can be milk chocolate or dark chocolate
- Graham crackers
Step 1: Grease Your Cast Iron Skillet
I used spray Pam (no, it’s not because my name is Pam).
However, I’d highly recommend using melted butter in your skillet.
Although I sprayed my cast iron skillet generously, there was still some melted marshmallow that stuck to the pan.
Step 2: Break Up the Chocolate Bar Into Small Pieces & Spread in Even Layer in Skillet
This step is very self-explanatory and super easy.
As a matter of fact, involve your kids in this step.
Just make sure they’re not sneaking a square or two in their mouths during the process!
Well, heck, that’s part of the fun of it, so go ahead and let them!
Step 3: Layer Marshmallows to Fully Cover the Chocolate
Again, it’s self-explanatory and a super easy step that the kiddos can handle.
And, popping a marshmallow or two in their mouths while they’re doing this step isn’t going to hurt anyone!
Step 4: What Oven Temp To Cook S’mores
I recommend 400 to 425 degrees Fahrenheit based on your specific oven
Because of the hot oven and the heavy cast iron pan, this is where you come in!
I don’t recommend that the kids be involved in this step.
In addition, be sure to keep an eye on the marshmallows while the s’mores are baking in the oven.
Depending on your oven, it can heat up and even burn the top of the marshmallows quicker than you’d expect.
With my oven, it took approximately 14 minutes for the top of the marshmallows to get that nice toasted brown top!
Using oven mitts, (again, leave this step to an adult) very carefully remove the skillet from the oven and place onto a trivet, a thick potholder, or your stove top to cool for 5 minutes.
After the 5 minute wait, you may then serve it up!
Just be careful, because you might get knocked over and pushed aside as everybody grabs their graham cracker and begins digging in!
As you can see, you can’t get a more perfectly toasted marshmallow atop a beautifully melted hunk of chocolate.
Oven S’mores Tips & Tricks
- Depending on your oven you may want to increase the temp to 425 due to the melted chocolate being a little bit thick, which makes it hard to dip the graham crackers into the dip without breaking them.
- There’s also nothing wrong with using a spoon to scoop up your portion and place it on your graham cracker.
- You can swap chocolate chips in place of chocolate bars.
- Experiment with other substitutions, like:
- using cookies instead of graham crackers
- adding peanut butter or butterscotch chips instead of chocolate chips
Oven S’mores Recipe
Oven S'mores Recipe
- 1 tbsp Butter, melted
- 6 Chocolate Bars (1.55 ounces each bar)
- 1 bag Marshmallows, Large
- 1 box Graham Crackers
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
- Melt butter and use it to generously coat a large cast iron skillet on the bottom and sides.
- Break up chocolate bars into small pieces and place in a single layer along the bottom of your cast iron skillet.
- Top the chocolate and cover completely with a single layer of marshmallows.
- Place cast iron skillet in your preheated oven and bake until the marshmallows are golden brown. This should take between 10 and 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it because the marshmallows can quickly go from golden brown to black.
- Carefully remove skillet from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Serve with graham crackers and enjoy!
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