Learn how to make homemade s'mores from scratch in the oven, over a fire, on a stove-top, or in the microwave! Included are homemade recipes for graham crackers, marshmallows, and dark chocolate!
Camping is a great way to spend some much needed time with family outdoors. Even if you can't get out to go camping right now, learning how to make homemade s'mores is a great way to celebrate the warmer weather. In my humble opinion, s'mores taste better when you are roughing it, but they are never turned down even if we are indoors.
A few weeks ago, I was able to spend the entire weekend with just my oldest, six-year-old son. I needed that time with my firstborn. We were able to do activities that we don't normally get to do with a toddler totting along with us.
We bowled, played put-put golf,and went out to eat the first night. The second day we picked up the rest of our seeds to put in garden, went to the park, and went to Saturday evening mass.
All of those activities were a blast, but I was most excited over our plans when we got home from church. Friday afternoon I had collected sticks and firewood for a bonfire. We had big plans to have s'mores!
We sat out under the stars, enjoyed our bonfire, and snacked on our delicious s'mores. My son even got to watch me accidentally roll down an embankment after tripping over a tree root. I was looking for more dry leaves to get our bonfire going, thankfully I'm totally fine!
While my son and I are lucky enough to enjoy this easy snack of s'mores by buying store-bought ingredients, my sister isn't so lucky.
When you're dealing with an intolerance or allergies it takes a little bit longer to create an amazing s'more...but it's totally worth it!
Homemade S'Mores Ingredients
While you can of course use store-bought ingredients to make your s'mores, if you are dealing with food allergies (or just feel like being a little extra), then you can also make each ingredient from scrach!
This is perfect if you need to control the amount of sugar, food dye, or flour type used.
This graham cracker recipe can be made with einkorn flour or traditional wheat. It's a healthy recipe that makes the perfect ingredient to encase your chocolate and marshmallow of your s'more. If you've never had a freshly made graham cracker, you are in for a real treat!
My sister can't have wheat, as she has a gluten intolerance. Most people who have a gluten intolerance can have einkorn flour though. Score!
This recipe will bring my sister great joy, and I hope it brings you joy, too!
This honey dark chocolate recipe features just four ingredients and is a much healthier option than buying milk chocolate doused in refined sugar. It also is pure perfection inside of these homemade s'mores.
I always have felt like the chocolate was the star of the show when discussing s'mores, and I ALWAYS use dark chocolate when I make s'mores.
I will leave you with not one, but two marshmallow recipes Victoria has created. In fact, I never thought much about how to make marshmallows until my sister bought a camper and was determined to have s'mores with her family despite her gluten intolerance and allergies.
The first marshmallow recipe is really simple to make with very common ingredients. Once you make them, you may never stuff your cheeks with store-bought marshmallows again!
The second marshmallow recipe is a healthier paleo marshmallow recipe. All the sugar is replaced with honey! Either recipe is delicious. You'll be doing yourself a favor with either one you pick. :-)
How to Make S'mores: 4 Methods
Depending on where you are, you may not have access to a campfire to use whenever the s'mores cravings hit.
Fortunately there are several ways to make s'mores, including over a fire!
How to Make S'mores with Fire
We make s'mores in bonfires we have out in our yard and in our wood-stove. Either way, it's the same process. We have official s'more skewers, but they aren't necessary.
We enjoy finding a good-sized stick and whittling away the bark to a sharpened point with a pocket knife. Half the fun is having the kids find the perfect stick!
Set out two graham crackers and place the chocolate on top of one of the crackers.
Once the sticks are ready and the bonfire is crackling, skewer your marshmallow to the end of the stick.
DO NOT BE LIKE MY SIX-YEAR-OLD AND STICK THE MARSHMALLOW DIRECTLY IN THE FLAME! ;-)
Simply hold the stick at a distance to where your marshmallow starts melting but isn't getting charred.
Once your marshmallow is to golden perfection slide the marshmallow of your stick and sandwich in between the two graham crackers. This goes smoother if two people work together.
How to Make S'mores with the Stove-top
If you have a gas stove-top, you can still stick marshmallows on a skewer and roast them above the flame. Then simply have a graham cracker with chocolate placed on top of it and another graham cracker to sandwich to marshmallow.
How to Make S'more in the Oven
To make s'mores in the oven, preheat your oven to 400° F. Set the graham crackers on a cookie sheet and top half the graham crackers with chocolate. Top the other half of the graham crackers with marshmallows.
Only leave in the oven until the marshmallow is golden; this will take about three minutes. Remove from the oven and quickly assemble your s'more. Eat your s'mores while they are still warm.
How to Make S'mores with the Microwave
When we don't have a fire in our wood stove, and the weather isn't right for a bonfire, we often make a quick s'more in the microwave.
Set one graham cracker in a plate topped with a marshmallow. Cook in 10-15 second increments until you see your marshmallow expanding. Remove from the microwave and top with chocolate and the other graham cracker.
I have found you can heat the chocolate in the microwave, too, but the marshmallow usually melts the chocolate more than enough using this method.
Let the Kids Help
By all means, let the kids help! They can help with almost every step in preparing the s'mores. There are so many opportunities to teach them about solids and liquids, and how molecules speed up when heated and usually expand.
Let them search in nature for the perfect skewer stick. Allow them to gather sticks for the bonfire. Show them how to prepare a proper fire.
There are so many valuable lessons and skills in making s'mores! Even if it slows you down, let them help! In one snack you can learn about math, survivalist skills, science, and cooking. ;-)
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