Although it is not clear who invented it in the first place, the earliest recipe for s'more (short for some more or, in Indonesian, 'added') can be seen in the Girl Scouts member manual (Girls Scouts in 1927. Traditionally, this snack is eaten quickly, making the person who eats it want to eat again and exclaim "S'more!" (more!). The classic s'more is made from marshmallows, crackers or graham crackers and a few pieces of chocolate. One of the best cooking skills the easiest way is to bake your own s'more over a campfire or in the microwave.
- Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Cooking time: 5 minutes
- Total time required: 10 minutes
- Graham Biscuits
- Whole marshmallows, regular size
- Chocolate bars, cut into small pieces
Method 1 of 4: Making S'more on Fire
Step 1. Set up coals or a campfire, or light your fireplace
Making s'mores can be done using any type of fireplace. However, keep in mind that the fuel you use can affect the taste of the marshmallows in your s'more. If you're starting a fire outdoors, make sure you follow safety measures and have water or a fire extinguisher nearby, and avoid building a bonfire in windy weather.
If you're making a campfire, make sure you use clean, dry firewood, and limit the area of the fire to rocks. Do not use gasoline or other liquid fuels to start a fire
Step 2. Break a graham cracker into two pieces
Once broken, you'll get two square graham crackers. Two equally large graham crackers are enough to make one s'more. One piece will be the bottom of the s'more and the other piece will be the top.
Step 3. Unwrap your chocolate bar and cut the chocolate into small pieces if necessary
These chocolate chips should be smaller than the graham crackers used. If you are using a large chocolate bar, first cut it into small pieces.
Step 4. Slide the chocolate chip between the two graham crackers
Take one piece of chocolate and place it on top of one of the graham crackers. Make sure that there are no other ingredients on top of the biscuit slices.
Step 5. Insert a bamboo skewer into the marshmallow and roast the marshmallow
Carefully insert a clean bamboo skewer into one side of the marshmallow. After that, bring the marshmallows close to the fire and grill them to your liking. Make sure you rotate the marshmallows so that they are thoroughly cooked.
- If you're camping and using twigs instead of bamboo skewers, make sure you've tapered the ends and scraped off the outer layer first. This way, you can stick the sticks into the marshmallows more easily. Also, there won't be any outer bark sticking to your marshmallows.
- If you're using a metal puncture, make sure that one end has a heat-resistant handle so you don't burn your hand.
- To see if your marshmallows are ripe, see if they have turned golden yellow. When they are golden brown, you can keep baking them, baking them, or picking them up to add to biscuits and chocolate.
Step 6. Place the marshmallows on top of the chocolate pieces
Place the toasted marshmallow on top of the chocolate, with the bamboo skewer still attached to the marshmallow.
Step 7. Place another piece of graham cracker on top of the marshmallow and chocolate chip
Gently press the biscuit slices. The still hot marshmallows will melt the chocolate chunks. The melted chocolate will then mix with the melted marshmallows.
Step 8. Remove the bamboo skewer and your s'more is now ready to be served
Before serving, wait a while for the marshmallows to cool slightly, so your mouth doesn't overheat.
Method 2 of 4: Making S'more Using the Grill Tool
Step 1. Preheat your grill
To make s'mores using the grill, you can use two techniques: baking and broiling (top grilling only). The roasting process will take more time, but chances are your marshmallows and chocolate won't burn. Meanwhile, the broiling process takes less time, but you should keep a close eye on the process to avoid scorching your marshmallows and chocolate.
- If you're using a grilling technique, preheat the grill to 205°C.
- If you're using the broiling technique, use the "broil" setting on your grill and let your marshmallows roast.
Step 2. Break the graham crackers into two pieces
Now, you have two equal-sized graham crackers. One of the pieces will be the top of the s'more, and the other piece will be the bottom.
Step 3. Place all the graham crackers on the baking sheet
You need to warm all the s'more ingredients together.
Step 4. Place the marshmallows and chocolate chips on top of the graham crackers
One marshmallow should be placed on top of one biscuit, and the chocolate chip should be placed on top of the other. The pieces of chocolate used should be smaller than the pieces of biscuit. If it's too big, first cut the chocolate into smaller pieces.
Step 5. Heat your s'more
At this stage, don't pile on your s'more right away. Stack the s'more ingredients once they're all heated through. After all the ingredients are placed on the baking sheet, put the pan into the grill. During the baking process, the chocolate will begin to melt and the marshmallows will toast.
- If you're using a grill and grilling technique, heat the marshmallows for three to five minutes.
- If you use the broiling technique, the heating process can take anywhere from a few seconds to 1 minute.
Step 6. Remove the pan from the grill
Once the chocolate and marshmallows are baked to your liking, remove the pan from the grill and place it on a heat-resistant surface. Make sure you wear thick gloves or a thick cloth (swiping) to protect your hands from the heat.
Step 7. Stack your s'more and serve
Take the graham crackers topped with the marshmallows and stack them on top of the graham crackers with the chocolate on top. Gently press the biscuit pieces together so that the chocolate and marshmallows melt well. Remove the s'more from the pan and serve.
Method 3 of 4: Making S'more Using the Microwave
Step 1. Break the graham crackers into two pieces
Place one slice in a microwaveable bowl or dish and set the other biscuit aside.
It's a good idea to cover a plate or dish with paper towels first before placing the biscuits on the plate. Paper towels can absorb moisture and prevent your graham crackers from getting soggy
Step 2. Place the marshmallows on top of the graham crackers
Place the marshmallows flat or flat side down to prevent the marshmallows from rolling when heated.
Step 3. Microwave for 10 to 12 seconds
Once the heating is complete, the marshmallows will be more fluffy. Your marshmallows will be soft and juicy, but the outside won't burn and turn golden brown.
Make sure you keep a close eye on your marshmallows heating process. Marshmallows harden in no time, so you should remove them from the microwave as soon as possible (less than 10 seconds) after heating is complete
Step 4. Place the chocolate pieces on top of the marshmallows
Once the marshmallows are toasted until they are soft and chewy on the inside, remove the plate from the microwave and use napkins if necessary to keep your hands from getting hot. Place the chocolate chunks on top of the marshmallows. The size of the chocolate chunks should be approximately the same size as the graham crackers used.
Step 5. Place another piece of graham cracker on top of the chocolate chip and the s'more is ready to serve
Carefully press the graham cracker over the chocolate chip so that the chocolate and marshmallow are sandwiched between the two biscuit pieces. Wait a few seconds for the chocolate to melt, then serve your snack.
Method 4 of 4: Making S'more. Variations
Step 1. Add fruit to the s'more
You can enrich the flavor of your s'more by adding a piece or two of fruit. Strawberries and bananas make a great blend of flavors with chocolate. You can also use other fruits, such as raspberries.
- When making s'mores with added fruit, place fruit pieces such as strawberries and bananas on top of the graham crackers before placing the chocolate pieces.
- Try using chocolate jam instead of solid chocolate. The chocolate spread can act as a 'glue' that holds the pieces of fruit to the graham crackers, so the pieces won't fall off.
Step 2. Replace regular solid chocolate with filled chocolate
Instead of using milk chocolate or regular dark chocolate, try using chocolate with fillings like caramel, mint, or peanut butter. You can also use chocolate that contains peanuts.
- For a refreshing winter taste sensation, use mint filled chocolate instead of regular chocolate. Replace regular graham crackers with chocolate graham crackers.
- For a unique salty caramel taste sensation, use chocolate filled caramel and add a slice of fried bacon. If you don't like bacon, you can use salted caramel-filled chocolate instead.
Step 3. Use marshmallow jam and chocolate instead of marshmallows and solid chocolate
Marshmallow and chocolate jam are usually sold in bottles and can be easily spread on graham crackers. Most chocolate spreads also have a hint of hazelnut flavor.
Try using chocolate sauce instead of chocolate bars
Step 4. Use another sweet treat instead of chocolate
You can substitute chocolate for other sweets, such as chocolate and peanut butter (peanut butter cups) or chocolate-covered wafers. You can also add candy to your s'more if you like.
- If you like peanut butter, replace regular chocolate bars with chocolate and peanut butter snacks. You can also add sliced bananas to enrich the taste.
- For a more intense creaminess, replace the chocolate with dulce de leche (milk confectionery in the form of a syrup that is usually used as a complement to breads and desserts). Also, use cinnamon-flavored graham crackers instead of regular graham crackers.
- For a unique taste sensation, add a strip of red or black licorice candy on top of the chocolate before you add the marshmallows.
Step 5. Try grilling the s'more whole
Make a s'more arrangement first, then wrap it with aluminum foil that has been given a little oil. Fold each end of the paper so that the s'more is completely wrapped. Heat the s'more over the coals for two to three minutes. Make sure you turn your s'more frequently, then lift it off the coals using tongs.
You can also heat the s'more on the grill. Set the temperature to 177°C
- If you don't have a fire source or can't use fire, you can use marshmallow jam and chocolate instead of whole marshmallows and chocolate bars.
- Try using a square marshmallow made especially for s'more.
- In the UK, graham crackers are often replaced with whole grain crackers.
- The trick is to just bake the marshmallows until they are golden without scorching: turn the marshmallows when a small smoke begins to appear. If you're patient and get it done quickly, you'll get marshmallows that are toasted and golden, but not charred.
- If you're patient, you can roast the marshmallows some distance away from the fire. While the roasting process will take longer, your marshmallows will expand more later.
- Don't leave a fire source, grill, or stove burning just like that.
- Make sure that you turn off the fire before you rest in the tent.
- Wait for the marshmallows to cool slightly before you eat them, s'more so you don't burn your tongue.
- If your marshmallow catches fire, blow the flame out. Don't swing a burning marshmallow to put out the fire, as this can spread the flames and burn other items around you.