knows about s'mores, the graham cracker-chocolate-toasted
marshmallow sandwiches that are the perfect ending to a cook-out.
But supposing you and your crew would like some now? It's
October, so it might be raining or blustery or just too cold
to fire up the grill, but you can still make s'mores quickly
While you can make something resembling s'mores in the micr
I don't think the result is very good. You have to watch the
marshmallows very closely, the graham crackers become soggy,
and the whole thing just loses appeal. Making s'mores in your
oven isn't instantaneous, but it's pretty fast, you can make
a decent number at the same time, and the marshmallows won't
explode if they're heated for a few seconds too long.
Tired of the standard
combination? Instead of using milk chocolate, use a miniature
chocolate-covered peanut butter cup (the ones I use are 0.6
ounces each--an ideal size, but remember to unwrap them!) or
one "fun size" or two "miniature" candy bars. You can also substitute
semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, as long as the bar of either
is thin. I do not use chocolate graham crackers here, because
they always taste scorched to me after they're heated. Thanks
to my friend Kevin for suggesting these!
Preheat oven to
300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, shiny
For each s'more,
break a graham cracker in half (the graham crackers I use measure
just under 5 inches long by about 2-1/4 inches wide). Place
one half on the lined cookie sheet. Place one soft, fresh, large
marshmallow in the center of the graham cracker half. Have ready
the other grham cracker half and a piece of a thin milk chocolate
bar (or substitute, as described above). The chocolate should
be almost large enough to cover a half graham cracker.
Bake the graham
cracker half with the marshmallow on it in the preheated oven
for 4 minutes (the marshmallow will swell slightly). Remove
baking sheet from oven. Immediately place the milk chocolate
on top of the marshmallow, then top with the other graham cracker
half. Press down to spread the softened marshmallow just to
the edges of the graham cracker and to imbed the chocolate in
the warm marshmallow. Leave on the still-hot baking sheet for
1 to 2 minutes, then eat immediately.
If you use a "fun
size" or two "miniature" candy bars, place it/them on the other
graham cracker half and bake along with the marshmallow graham
cracker half. After 4 minutes of baking, remove from oven; carefully
put the two graham cracker halves together, marshmallow and
candy bar sides in, and press together gently (ingredients may
be hot--be careful!). Let sit as above, then eat immediately.
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