How to Make Easy S’mores Indoors

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You can make s’mores in rain or shine with this easy recipe. It’s so quick, you’ll have chocolate on your face in less than five minutes.

S’Mores made in the oven

You had great plans for a campout, but a major storm came through right before you hit the road. There’s no roaring campfire in your weekend plans. 

No worries. You can still enjoy your typical campfire treats in the comfort of your own home.

There are the makings of s’mores in your pantry, purchased with the trip in mind. Time to make the most of them!

You can make S’Mores indoors!

What’s a S’more?

A S’more is a cracker sandwich made from milk chocolate, graham crackers, and toasted marshmallows.

The earliest mention of such a treat, specifically a recipe for Campfire Graham Cracker Sandwich, is listed in A Book of 150 Recipes Prepared with Campfire, the Original Food Marshmallows from the 1920s.

The recipe writer says that they are “especially for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts” and that they are “to be made around an open fire.”

I beg to differ on both points. Anyone can enjoy them. And you can even make S’Mores indoors.

Why is a S’more called a S’more?

Sometime in the 1950s the “campfire graham cracker sandwich” became known as the S’more, a contraction of the term, some more.

Because, seriously, once you have melty chocolate and toasty marshmallow smooshed together between two cookie-like wafers, aren’t you gonna want some more?

Of course you are!

assembled smores stacked on broiler pan

Why would you make S’mores indoors?

I might have said the same thing, if it hadn’t been for my daughter, almost nine years ago, prompting this delicious and convenient alternative to an open fire s’more-making experience.

It was a cool, rainy day back in 2010 – a perfect day for something hot and chocolatey. My little FishChick3 was sitting at the table at lunch, looking at the box of graham crackers.

Through a mouthful of crumbs, she mumbled, “Look Mama, they make this thing with chocolate and marshmallows.”

At three years of age her words were still hard to understand sometimes, especially through crumbs, but I knew exactly what she meant. And it just so happened that we had all the things we needed.

Clearly, I’d never taken her camping.

If I had ever been an Adventure Mama, I might have swaggered outside and started a fire in a pit or at least in the BBQ. Or I might have lit a fire in the fireplace that we never use and let the kids stab each other with skewers of flaming hot sugar torches.

Instead, I used the broiler of my toaster oven, saved my home and children from injury, and enjoyed a sweet treat all at the same time.

You can do this, too!

How to Make S’mores Indoors

step-by-step pictures of making smores indoors

Making S’Mores indoors is incredibly easy. So easy, you can make them a daily habit if you’ve got the mind to.

You’ll need only three ingredients: graham crackers, milk chocolate bars, and marshmallows.

  1. On a baking sheet or broiling pan, lay out as many graham cracker halves as S’Mores you’d like to make.
  2. Place a portion of chocolate bar sections on each cracker.
  3. Top each piece of chocolate with a marshmallow.
  4. Place the pan in the broiler for 2-3 minutes, depending on your oven and how toasty you like them.
  5. Top with a second graham cracker half. Squish the elements together into a melty, gooey sandwich.

Note: If you want to be tricky with the baby, make her one without the chocolate. Not as much fun — for her– but a lot less clean up for you!

Also of note: if you prefer your chocolate less melty, you can add the chocolate bars at the end with the top cracker.

Enjoy! And then make s’more.

How can you make S’Mores different?

You don’t have to stick to the tried and true, classic combination of chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallows. Instead you can make some variations.

  • Switch out the milk chocolate for another chocolate. Dark chocolate will certainly mix things up as will Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Heath Bars for a unique twist. Be creative and try several different options to find your favorite.
  • Add a spread. Nutella, caramel sauce, jam, jelly, lemon curd, or a nut or seed butter are fun to slather on the second cracker before topping it all off. Try it without the chocolate, for another kind of flavor!
  • Change the cracker. Digestives (the British alternative to the graham cracker) are a great swap as are whole wheat crackers, chocolate graham crackers, saltines, and even vanilla wafers. You can even use thin cookies to make these tasty sandwiches.

S’Mores made in the oven

How can you make S’Mores inexpensively?

S’Mores are a year-round, must-make dessert. So, how can you enjoy them as often as you like while still stretching your dollar?

Here are some of the strategies I use to make this recipe more economical:

  • Shop at the right stores. Not all stores are created equal. Some charge more than others, so you need to choose wisely. Whole Foods is going to charge more than ALDI for virtually the same product. ‘Nuf said.
  • Stock up on ingredients when they are on sale. When you see a great price on S’Mores ingredients, stock up and buy a few extra boxes to keep on hand. 
  • Check the after holiday clearance. Specially marked holiday chocolates and marshmallows will be heavily marked down after a holiday. My son found ghost-shaped marshmallows after Halloween one year for 19 cents a package! You will never know what shape that marshmallow was or how that chocolate was wrapped once it’s made into a S’More.

boxed smores kit

Give the gift of S’Mores indoors!

Packaging up the ingredients to a S’Mores kit makes for a super fun present. You can include a variety of different chocolate bars, crackers, and of course, marshmallows.

The present comes together in minutes and is perfect for gift-giving all-year round. When are s’mores not in style, after all.

Head here to get tutorial and the free printable recipe cards to go with your S’Mores kits.

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smores assembled on pan

How to Make S'mores Indoors
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
3 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

You can make s’mores in rain or shine with this easy recipe. It’s so quick, you’ll have chocolate on your face in less than five minutes.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallows, oven s'mores, s'mores in the oven, s'mores indoors, smores
Servings: 6
Calories: 110 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 6 sheets graham crackers
  • 1 to 2 chocolate bars
  • 6 marshmallows
Instructions
  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Break the graham cracker sheets in half. Lay out 6 graham cracker halves on a baking sheet. Place a square of chocolate on the crackers. Top with a marshmallow.
  3. Place the pan under the broiler and broil until the marshmallows are golden and melty inside.
  4. Top each marshmallow with a second cracker.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make S'mores Indoors
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 99mg4%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. Those look delicious! I have made smores indoors too. Instead of chocolate bars, which I didn’t have, I used Nutella. Great idea!

  2. I love s’mores! I’m not over the age limit am I? 😉

  3. Wendy says

    So CLEVER!

  4. Crap, now I am hungry 😉

    XOXO

  5. You had me at S’mores! Delicious! I just added all the ingredients to my grocery list!
    It’ll be a good reward for potty training.

  6. Wow! Those look so good!

  7. Thanks for this post!

    I’ve heard people say the “adult” version substitutes croissants for the graham crackers.

  8. Thanks…no im drooling…haha. They look amazing!

  9. HeatherC says

    Yummy—- those look so good. 🙂

  10. Even easier, just put the graham crackers with chocolate and marshmellow on them in the microwave for 10-20 sec. – then put together and eat! No heating of the oven required – and the kids are just as happy!

  11. I love indoor smores!! I do ours in our toaster oven:-)

    • Kathryn says

      @Susie’s Homemade, Since we’re just a family of 3, we do ours in the toaster-oven, too! We like that better than microwaving because it keeps the crackers crispy and browns the marshmallows. We cook them at 250 degrees–it takes longer, but nothing burns.

  12. We pop them in the microwave too!

  13. Connie Corey says

    Please send one this way – yummmo! Reminds me of the Fourth of July, which is the last place I think I had one.

  14. Konnie says

    Love indoor Smores!!! We sometimes use Hershey kisses and mini-marshmallows!

  15. Too funny, I posted an Indoor S’more recipe this week, too. Mine if for s’more bars. Oh boy, s’mores are good any time of the year, aren’t they?!

  16. Ooooh, I LOVE this idea, I can’t wait to try it with the boys! Toaster oven idea is great too. Thanks for sharing : )
    K.

  17. Over the years I’ve done these in the microwave and then the toaster oven. Now I stick ’em with a knife or fork and roast them right on my gas range! It’s quick! Instant gratification! *grin*

  18. Beth says

    What a great idea! I don’t know why I have never thought of doing that…the next cold, drizzly day we have I will be trying this out too!

  19. Vicky says

    We’ve done this too – great fun, especially in the dead of winter. 🙂

    When we don’t have graham crackers, we use those striped shortbread cookies instead. Takes the place of the chocolate AND the cracker, if you choose! A bit less messy for the kids. 😉

  20. FoolishHeart says

    These turned out great! We made them for my daughter’s birthday party last night. The only adjustment I would recommend is to check them every 30 seconds. Apparently our broiler burns really high, so my timer never made it to 2 minutes and I nearly set our kitchen on fire! But we caught it in time and they were delicious!

  21. Kim says

    great way to do the smores without the campfire! we will have the bbq on tonight and, while I don’t fancy gathering around that searing hot propane beast with my marshmallow at the end of a willow stick, I am going to put the pan of smores on the grill using the method you’ve pictured. Works for pizza, so why not!!

    • Jessica Fisher says

      That’s a great idea! Plus, they’ll get a smoky flavor. I may have to steal that idea. Thanks!

  22. Franny says

    This looks easy enough. I will try this rainy weeken and let you know. Thank you!

  23. Smores are delicious with the strawberry marshmallows.

  24. Margarite says

    These were so easy to make and thank you for the great picture instructions so I could compare. Tasty tasty tasty <3 xo

  25. megan says

    These were awesome I made them with the square marshmallows and milk chocolate.

  26. Shalonda Jernigan says

    Thanks for all the great ideas Mom’s!!!! From the initial recipe down to the strawberry marshmallows, to the square marshmallows!!! Me and my son are going to bake some tonight:-)

    Shalonda

  27. Shelly Mccurley says

    Thank you so much for sharing this. My family an I loved every minute of it. It was fast , convenient and very easy to make. We had a blasted making memories to last forever.

  28. Erica R. says

    I use chocolate chips when I don’t have anything else in the house. I put a handful on one side/cracker and a marshmallow on another. Microwave for 12 seconds and slap them together. Yummy (and messy).

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