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S’mores dip: A camping treat without the campfire pit

 Indoor S'mores Dip - A camping treat without the campfire pit! (www.hungrybrownie.com)

 I hate to admit it but I am new to this wonderful world of s’mores.  It’s not that we don’t have marshmallows and graham crackers in the Philippines, but when one would say “graham crackers”, I would immediately think about Filipino’s refrigerator cake.  Another reason is my family didn’t really do a lot of camping, which I believe where s’mores are most famous for.  The very first time I had s’mores was during my very first camping trip since moving to the Pacific Northwest four years ago.  My husband taught me how to lightly roast the marshmallow and sandwich it between graham crackers with chocolate.  It was a piece of heaven!

Indoor S'mores Dip - A camping treat without the campfire pit! (www.hungrybrownie.com)

This recipe for S’mores dip is a good alternative to traditional s’mores-making without making use of the campfire.  I used my 6-inch cast iron skillet but any baking dish would work.  You can also use a favorite chocolate bar or even peanut butter cups.  Just be careful of the skillet once it’s out of the oven – it will be hot! It got me once but thankfully it was nothing serious.  I guess I was just too excited to dip the graham crackers into the s’mores dip! When I first had this I thought it wouldn’t be the same as having it the traditional way, but trust me, it was just as good!

S'mores dip (no campfire needed)
Serves 2
A camping treat without the campfire pit!
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  2. 8 large marshmallows; cut in half
  3. Graham crackers for dipping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a small cast iron skillet, put chocolate chips in an even layer.
  3. Arrange the marshmallows on top of the chocolate.
  4. Bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes, until marshmallows are lightly browned.
  5. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with graham crackers for dipping.
Notes
  1. Skillet will be hot!
  2. You may use mini marshmallows as an alternative.
Adapted from Taste of the South
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74 Comments on S’mores dip: A camping treat without the campfire pit

  1. Memoria
    06.11.14 at 6:55 AM (12 months ago)

    What a great and simple idea! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Joanne
      07.12.14 at 11:46 AM (11 months ago)

      I’m a “good to the last lick” when it comes to chocolate, hate to waste even the smallest amount. This will make enjoying this yummy treat so easy!!! Thank you!!! Here is what I am wondering will eliminate the leftover chocolate left on the baking dish….crumble graham cracker and make crumbs as a first layer before the chocolate. Leftover chocolate will be in the crumbs! Just a thought!!

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      • Sandy
        07.12.14 at 3:27 PM (11 months ago)

        Great thought!

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        • Brianmcmurray
          07.13.14 at 2:02 AM (11 months ago)

          Good idea ill try it

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      • Debi Lee
        07.13.14 at 5:05 PM (11 months ago)

        True thrifty chocolate lovers think alike. Reading recipe, immediately I pictured butter melting on cast iron. Whisk with a fork: 1 – 2 T. melted butter into 1 c. graham cracker crumbs, lightly press into skillet as a crust. Butter will keep the cracker crumbs from scorching, may be able to transfer to serving dish that won’t burn your lap. No chocolate is wasted; 1-handed clean-up no problem (one hand could be occupied dipping graham crackers for a while). Thanks for the great idea.

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        • Pamela Moorer Mingus
          07.15.14 at 9:09 AM (10 months ago)

          I love the “that won’t burn your lap”. I see some serious “skillet s’mores eating ahead. YUMMY!!!

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        • maya
          07.17.14 at 8:23 AM (10 months ago)

          i was thinking the same thing as debi !

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          • Sue Morley
            08.02.14 at 10:19 AM (10 months ago)

            Foil on bottom and lift out.

  2. In Good Flavor
    06.11.14 at 10:45 AM (12 months ago)

    Love love this great twist on a classic! Looks so good!

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  3. Katelyn Masek
    06.23.14 at 11:38 AM (11 months ago)

    My chocolate didn’t melt too well and I didn’t want my marshmallows to burn I think next time I need to add them after the chocolate melts a bit.

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    • Elaine
      06.23.14 at 12:46 PM (11 months ago)

      Hi Katelyn!

      I’m sorry your chocolate chips didn’t melt too well, but thanks for the tip on baking the chocolates first! Let me know if that worked for you. Thanks for stopping by!

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      • Kelly
        07.09.14 at 3:54 PM (11 months ago)

        Same problem, I had to use a glass dish as that was all I had. Maybe without the iron skillet you need to cook the chocolate a bit first then add marshmallows? I’ll definitely be trying that next time because we still ate them with just soft chocolate and it was so yummy :-)

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        • Kelly
          07.10.14 at 6:50 PM (11 months ago)

          I am thinking if you preheat your iron skillet in the oven before you put in the chocolate chips, it would help them melt easier and fast enough that your marshmallows won’t burn! My family is definitely going to try this!

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          • Diana McFarland Molchan
            08.12.14 at 7:08 PM (10 months ago)

            I heated the skillet on the stove briefly, then added the chocolate. (I had Hershey bars so arranged those on the bottom; since my iron skillet is square it wasn’t too hard.) You could see the chocolate soften up, then I put the marshmallows on top.

  4. Stasha
    06.26.14 at 9:10 AM (11 months ago)

    Great idea! Will definitely be doing this. Traditional smores always seem like a ton of work for the end result. I will definitely try layering in some PB chips, or drizzling with a fruit sauce or something to add some interest.

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    • Elaine
      06.27.14 at 10:07 PM (11 months ago)

      Thanks Stasha! S’mores are always worth it in my book :)

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  5. deana
    06.28.14 at 3:53 PM (11 months ago)

    All I can say is genius!

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  6. Peg
    07.10.14 at 6:38 AM (11 months ago)

    I am trying this tonight. I read the comment about using mini marshmallows, but I think the large ones are crucial to my perception of the s’mores I had as a child.

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  7. Crystal
    07.11.14 at 6:20 AM (11 months ago)

    I think I want to do this with Hershey bars just to make it a little more like the real thing.. do you think that would work?

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    • Elaine
      07.11.14 at 8:22 AM (11 months ago)

      Hi Crystal! I haven’t tried it with Hersheys but that might work. Just make sure to chop your chocolate into smaller pieces, that will help with the melting and all. Let me know how it goes :)

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      • Angela
        07.11.14 at 10:35 AM (11 months ago)

        Hershey bars broken up should melt more quickly than semi-sweet chocolate chips- should.If you’re using milk chocolate chips shouldn’t make much difference, but I’d still bet the bars would melt a little better.

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        • Crystal
          07.12.14 at 5:19 PM (11 months ago)

          I decided on the hershey’s chips and it was delicious! I used my little le creuset iron skillet and put it in the toaster oven for about 5 minutes. PERFECT! Now my craving for s’mores in mid winter will not go unfulfilled :)

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          • LisaD
            07.15.14 at 7:45 AM (10 months ago)

            Totally will try this sometime this summer with MILK CHOCOLATE! Life’s too short to be messing around with semi-sweet !!!

  8. Kim
    07.11.14 at 11:00 AM (11 months ago)

    Is a cast iron skillet absolutely necessary? I would think a ceramic baking dish, or even a pie plate would work equally well (marshmallows will still brown). I’m almost wondering if nuttella might be fun to try as well, but might get TOO soupy? But then – the graham crackers will be better dippers (won’t break as easily)…. something to think about! :)

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    • Elaine
      07.11.14 at 11:25 AM (11 months ago)

      Hi Kim!

      I haven’t tried using a different dish but I’m sure it will work as well! The iron skillet just gives it that “camping” feeling and they heat so well. Hmmm.. Nutella sounds good! You might have to take it out of the oven sooner because Nutella is already melted enough, just get those marshmallows to brown. I might have to try this. Thanks for the suggestions! :)

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      • Pam Thorley
        07.18.14 at 5:49 AM (10 months ago)

        Never heard of s’mores before so didn’t know what tpo expect, but this recipe sounds good. Next problem – what the heck are “graham crackers” ?

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        • Elaine J
          08.04.14 at 4:57 PM (10 months ago)

          Ever have a “digestive biscuit?” Like them, only sweeter

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      • Regina
        07.24.14 at 2:39 PM (10 months ago)

        What size iron skillet think mine is 10 in,is that too big

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        • Elaine
          07.26.14 at 8:27 AM (10 months ago)

          Hi! I used a small 6-inch skillet. You may also use any other baking dish :)

          Reply
  9. Christine
    07.11.14 at 6:04 PM (11 months ago)

    So just saw this post and went to the kitchen to make it seeing that we all were craving something sweet. I did tweak this a bit, I took 2 heaping spoonfuls of peanut butter and mixed it with white choch chips and choch chips. This was amazing the girls are loving it.

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    • Elaine
      07.26.14 at 8:27 AM (10 months ago)

      Love this!

      Reply
  10. Pat
    07.11.14 at 8:09 PM (11 months ago)

    If you want the Hershey Bar flavor, use mini Hershey Kisses that are made for baking.

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  11. Brianna
    07.12.14 at 1:48 AM (11 months ago)

    Cant wait to try these! Your pictures are amazing. Good job :)

    Reply
  12. Patty W.
    07.12.14 at 7:30 AM (11 months ago)

    Do you need to spray or butter pan first so the chocolate doesn’t stick or burn? I’m going to try this tonight!

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    • Crystal
      07.12.14 at 5:25 PM (11 months ago)

      i didnt use a spray on the cast iron skillet and it worked perfectly.

      Reply
  13. Max Retzlaff
    07.12.14 at 7:55 AM (11 months ago)

    Looks amazing and we will definitely try it on our trip to the mountains.

    Reply
  14. Christina S.
    07.12.14 at 10:15 AM (11 months ago)

    If craving a smore and just want one serving, I roast a smore over my stovetop. I’ve used electric but gas has a flame so should be same. I turn my electric burner on high once burner is heated. I rotate the marshmallow about 1-1.5 inch away. Roasting takes about 3 minutes so total timeframe depends on how quick your burner heats up.

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    • Jean
      07.12.14 at 1:49 PM (11 months ago)

      So glad to see someone else that uses the ‘kitchen range’ for making S’mores..lol Necessity is the mother of invention for sure.. Desperate matters call for desperate measures..;o)

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    • Alana
      07.12.14 at 2:37 PM (11 months ago)

      We have made s’mores in the microwave. Place one graham cracker on a plate. Put chocolate chips on it, then a marshmellow on the top. Cook for only 15 to 20 seconds. The marshmellow will get very large, then shrink after cooking. Enjoy!

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      • Florence Liekhus
        07.13.14 at 1:00 PM (11 months ago)

        I always make mine in the Microwave since I eat just 2 or 3 in one sitting but I use Hershey candy bars where I can break them into little sections. This last time I bought the chocolate I got candy kisses I want to try them, I know they will taste good I just want to see which are the easiest to use. I don’t bother with chocolate chips, why use a bunch of pieces of chocolate when you can use one larger piece.

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  15. Valerie
    07.12.14 at 4:02 PM (11 months ago)

    We do s’mores in the microwave. Put a graham cracker on a paper plate. Put a marshmallow on the graham cracker. Hit the 30 second button. Watch marshmallow “grow.” Stop microwave when marshmallow gets big. Pull paper plate out of the microwave. After marshmallow shrink down, put some Hershey’s bar on the marshmallow and top with graham cracker. Tastes like the real thing!

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    • Elaine
      07.12.14 at 5:48 PM (11 months ago)

      Wow thanks so much for the tips!

      Reply
  16. Sandra Hice
    07.13.14 at 11:12 AM (11 months ago)

    Excellent idea and especially to make during the winter when camping is done. Luv it!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. deb
    07.13.14 at 5:43 PM (11 months ago)

    I have used fluff and chocolate chips microwaved and then dipped

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    • Chriss
      07.25.14 at 4:01 PM (10 months ago)

      me too but I am anxious to try this new way, even though I don’t have a cast iron skillet

      Reply
  18. Elsa Martin
    07.13.14 at 6:15 PM (11 months ago)

    We use our fireplace for making some;mores. Better lighting with little ones. My mother’s version….soda cracker, marshmallow in oven, top with chocolate and second soda cracker

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  19. Carey
    07.14.14 at 6:57 AM (10 months ago)

    It doesn’t have to be in a cast iron skillet. We’ve done this for years in a regular pan lined with parchment paper. Clean up is a snap.

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    • Debra Talbert
      08.05.14 at 6:53 AM (10 months ago)

      Thanks for posting. I was wondering if another kind of would work. Like an 8X8 pyrex.

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      • Elaine
        08.05.14 at 12:25 PM (10 months ago)

        any baking dish would work just fine :)

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  20. bonnilass
    07.14.14 at 10:46 AM (10 months ago)

    Just love the hijackers here…we all know there are OPTIONS. Thanks for yours Hungry Brownie it’s a keeper. I like the idea of putting crackers down before the chocolate to keep it from sticking to the pan No more roasting singles over the burners in the winter :)

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  21. SL
    07.14.14 at 8:42 PM (10 months ago)

    Use parchment paper to line the skillet – no sticky, burned on marshmallow/chocolate mess to scrape off after baking.

    Reply
  22. Doris Schmall
    07.15.14 at 12:50 PM (10 months ago)

    Do you think this could be adapted to use in a small crockpot? This would make a great snack to take along to a picnic!

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      • Doris Schmall
        07.24.14 at 12:58 AM (10 months ago)

        Did it in my little crock pot this past weekend & it was a big hit at the picnic! Only problem is that after a while, the chocolate seized up :( so next time I might melt the chocolate & mix with some condensed milk to keep from seizing.

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  23. karen carder
    07.15.14 at 10:21 PM (10 months ago)

    A bowl of Teddy grahams to dip would be fun for a party!

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  24. maria
    07.16.14 at 6:38 AM (10 months ago)

    I wonder if you could just butter the bottom of an iron skillet, place the graham crackers in it whole as much as possible, or in a glass pyrex dish so you don’t half to break them.Then place Hersheys bars cut to the right size, then your marshmellows on top..Then bake them like that.wouldn’t that be more like the real ones camping out, and be sized already.Can also add the second craham cracker on top before you serve it.

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  25. Julie M
    07.16.14 at 6:52 AM (10 months ago)

    Cinnamon Graham crackers! Yum

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  26. Alisa
    07.17.14 at 5:31 PM (10 months ago)

    This looks amazing! I was also thinking that a hint of a layer of peanut butter would make it even better for the pb lover in me and my family!

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  27. Ryan C.
    07.17.14 at 8:56 PM (10 months ago)

    i saw this and wanted to make it but i had choclate bars instead of chips gunna give it a go but anyone else try this?

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  28. curiouspawn
    07.20.14 at 8:35 AM (10 months ago)

    awesome! these s’more are cool, i might do it for my little bros :) thanks for sharing! :)

    Reply
  29. Diane
    07.20.14 at 3:20 PM (10 months ago)

    I was wondering if we could use a gram cracker pie crust and then scoop it out.

    Reply
  30. Ashley
    08.02.14 at 6:17 AM (10 months ago)

    Oh my goodness, wow! I just came across your recipe idea this morning…Love it!! My marshmallows are lonely, I just have to get my gluten free graham crackers & chocolate chips and I’m good to go. This is so great. Thanks so much for sharing this. I’ve just subbed to your blog. Take care & all the best!

    Reply
  31. Carly
    08.27.14 at 8:16 PM (9 months ago)

    My family and I love this recipe! Instead of just chocolate chips, we buy the mixed bag with peanut butter and chocolate chips. We also use the throw away tin pie pans so that you don’t have to dirty any dishes!

    Reply

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