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Picture this. It’s Friday night. I’ve had a long week of teaching, meetings, and after school activities. The weather has warmed up and I’ve been looking forward to a Friday night treat. In my kitchen I had a package of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bars, a bag of Kraft’s Jet Puffed Marshmallows, and a box of Honey Maid Graham Cracker Squares. It’s looking like it’s going to be a S’mores Summer in our house.
I’m not just talking about regular S’mores either. While I love a good graham cracker with a toasted marshmallow and a piece of Hershey’s chocolate, every now and then I like to put a little twist on the traditional and make gourmet S’mores. On the menu were Chocolate Covered Strawberry S’mores and Salted Caramel S’mores. My husband and I have been eagerly awaiting Friday night to build a fire, sit outside, and make a few S’mores.
As we were gathering up all of our supplies I heard a rumble of thunder. I looked out the window and saw drops of rain pouring down from the sky. Suddenly the weekend wasn’t looking so bright.
Thankfully I had a back up plan. Nothing is worse then planning a treat at the end of the week only to have it be spoiled by rain. I’ve been craving S’mores all week long and after running to Walmart that morning to pick up all the ingredients I needed to make my treat I wasn’t about to let a little rain stop me from my treat. After all, you don’t need a campfire to make S’mores!
I simply turned around and walked into the kitchen. I grabbed a cookie sheet and turned on the oven. My husband just looked at me. I told him that there was no way we were missing out on S’mores so we were going to have our very own indoor S’mores party! The great thing about making S’mores in the oven is that it’s easier to get the marshmallows golden brown instead of burnt and it only takes a few minutes!
I put the graham crackers on the cookie sheet and topped them off with a marshmallow. I put them in the oven until the marshmallow puffed up and was golden brown. As soon as it came out of the oven I pushed the Hershey bar pieces into the marshmallow so it would melt just the right amount. Then I put the topping on the chocolate and placed another graham cracker square on top. That’s it!
Soon my husband and I were each eating delicious S’mores out on the sun porch while we watched the rain pour down outside. We each had a tall glass of milk to go along with the S’mores. It was a tasty treat to make and while I enjoyed the Chocolate Covered Strawberry S’mores my husband really liked the Salted Caramel S’mores. Our rainy Friday evening turned out to be quite enjoyable with our quick and easy to make gourmet S’mores.
- 4 Honey Maid Graham Cracker Squares
- 2 Jet Puffed S'moreMallows
- 1 Hershey Bar, broken in half
- 2 T. Hershey's Classic Caramel Sundae Dream
- sea salt
- Turn the broil on high in the oven.
- Place two graham cracker squares on a cookie sheet. Top each square with a marshmallow.
- Place in the oven, 6 inches from the heat source, and broil for 1-2 minutes. Make sure to check the marshmallows every 15 seconds or so to make sure they aren't burning. When they are golden brown remove them from the oven.
- Carefully push half a Hershey Bar into each marshmallow.
- Drizzle each S'more with one tablespoon of caramel sauce and sprinkle with sea salt.
- Top each S'more with another graham cracker square. Serve hot.
I’ve shared how we create fun and tasty gourmet S’mores, now I’d love to hear your favorite way to make and enjoy S’mores!