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the ultimate guide to microwave s’mores

So, when we were at Lisa’s cabin a week and a bit ago, we had s’mores. Because you can’t be at the lake and not have s’mores. We made them over a fire, obviously, but when we got home, there were extra ingredients. So what’s a girl to do? Make (s’)more, that’s what.


I’m not too particular about brand-name marshmallows, those are just the ones we had in the cupboard. And for the chocolate, I just used walmart-brand pure milk chocolate. The graham crackers, however, I prefer the HoneyMaid ones. No-name brand ones just don’t cut it.

(Don’t ask me how I know this, because I totally haven’t made 300 of these in the past week. No, I have not.)


I experimented a bit with how to properly melt the marshmallows, but ended up propping them up with the chocolate on top, leaning the other crackers against the marshmallow/chocolate tower. If I just melted the marshmallows on the bottom crackers and added the chocolate afterward, the chocolate didn’t melt as much as it did if I had it all together to begin with.


For my particular microwave, 8-10 seconds worked perfectly. Basically, I watched them closely and took them out 2-3 seconds after they started puffing up. Putting them in for 20 seconds and walking away is not a good idea (for my particular microwave).

They come out a little messy, but aren’t s’mores yummier when they’re messy? Yes, yes they are.


I lined up the top crackers and let them sit for a minute or so to let the chocolate melt a little more. They’re not as good as cooked-over-the-fire s’mores, and maybe making them in the oven would be better, but I’m an impatient snacker. The quicker the better. And they were really delicious.

I experimented with a few other ingredients, like chocolate chips instead of bar chocolate (only because I ran out of bar chocolate), and once I added a bit of peanut butter (which was quite delicious), but I’m a basic girl. I like the classic s’more.

And I may have to send the rest of the chocolate from our most recent camping trip to work with Noah tomorrow, otherwise I might just eat s’mores all day long, which, you know, might not be the best idea.

Although … maybe you could tell me how you like your s’mores, and you could help me in this path of self-destruction I’m on. Just don’t tell Noah.

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  • Erica Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 8:55 am

    Sometimes we like to use Caramilk bars, or ever Reese peanut butter cups for the chocolate part. I’ve tried After Eights also, but that doesn’t quite cut it. Too weird to add mint to the mix. Or, instead of graham crackers, use those chocolate covered shortbread cookies. I also always attempt to shove the chocolate INTO the marshmallow, which is super messy, but does melt the chocolate a little when you are roasting the marshmallows over a fire!
    Great, now I want s’mores, at 7:55 on a Tuesday morning…

    • Jen Wilson Thursday, August 1, 2013, 10:58 am

      And now I need to make s’mores with peanut butter cups, OH MY WORD.

  • becca Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 10:43 am

    You can roast marshmallows over a grill too,or electric or gas stove burners. Not as good as campfire roasting but still good.

    • Jen Wilson Thursday, August 1, 2013, 11:00 am

      Over a regular burner? I’d probably light the house on fire. Ha! I wish I had a gas stove. I love those.

  • Ashley S Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 9:29 pm

    Oh yummy!! Those look fantastic!

  • Angella Thursday, August 1, 2013, 10:36 am

    I’m not a huge fan of s’mores, but you’re making a good case for them. ;)

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