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!
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)
A camping treat without the campfire pit!
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 8 large marshmallows; cut in half
- Graham crackers for dipping
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- In a small cast iron skillet, put chocolate chips in an even layer.
- Arrange the marshmallows on top of the chocolate.
- Bake in the oven for 6-8 minutes, until marshmallows are lightly browned.
- Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Serve with graham crackers for dipping.
- Skillet will be hot!
- You may use mini marshmallows as an alternative.
Graham crackers or other dippable options
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III. Preparing the Oven
A. Preheating the oven to a specific temperature
B. Choosing a suitable baking dish or skillet for the dip
IV. Creating the S’mores Dip
A. Layering the chocolate chips at the bottom of the baking dish
B. Sprinkling a generous amount of mini marshmallows on top
C. Optional: Adding extra chocolate chips or chopped chocolate for more richness
D. Arranging a few pieces of graham crackers around the edges for dipping
V. Baking the Dip
A. Placing the baking dish in the preheated oven
B. Monitoring the dip until the marshmallows turn golden brown and chocolate is melted
C. Adjusting the baking time based on desired consistency (gooey or more set)
VI. Serving and Enjoying
A. Removing the dip from the oven and allowing it to cool slightly
B. Serving the dip while it’s warm and gooey
C. Providing graham crackers or other dippable options alongside
D. Suggesting additional toppings or garnishes (chocolate sauce, caramel, crushed graham crackers)
VII. Variation Ideas
A. Using different types of chocolate (milk, dark, white)
B. Adding peanut butter or Nutella for a twist
C. Incorporating crushed graham crackers into the dip for extra texture
VIII. Tips and Tricks
A. Greasing the baking dish to prevent sticking
B. Keeping a close eye on the dip while baking to avoid burning
C. Adjusting the amount of marshmallows and chocolate to personal preference
D. Serving the dip immediately for the best experience
A. Recap of the s’mores dip recipe and its simplicity
B. Encouragement to try the recipe and enjoy a delicious s’mores dessert in dip form