Wondering how to make s’mores in the microwave? Sometimes you just need to know how to make s’mores without fire (or need an easy desserts for kids). Make this simple dessert recipe…even when you aren’t camping!
How To Make S’mores In The Microwave
Ever wondered how to make smores at home or how to make s’mores inside?
What if I told you that you can actually make microwave s’mores?
(You’d probably think I was crazy, right?)
But one summer day (without a campfire), my then 5 year old asked if she could have a s’mores dessert. And, it got me thinking about how to microwave s’mores.
We tried them two ways that day (see the microwave s’mores recipe below) and my daughter loved them both!
ALSO TRY OUR OTHER S’MORES RECIPES:
Before we get to the recipes, let’s answer some common questions about microwaving marshmallows…
Can you cook marshmallows in the microwave?
You can cook marshmallows in the microwave in a large microwave safe dish. Be sure to microwave marshmallows in 15-30 second increments. And, keep your eye on them! Marshmallows expand in the microwave, so use a big enough bowl!
This leads us to…
Do marshmallows explode in the microwave?
Marshmallows puff up and expand in the microwave. If you leave them in the microwave too long, they will expand to the point that they explode in the microwave. (And then you have a sticky mess to clean up!) So don’t cook marshmallows too long in the microwave!
(Although, that might be a fun kitchen science experiment to do with the kids: why do marshmallows expand and blow up, how long before they explode, and do different size/colors of marshmallows expand/explode differently?)
How long to microwave s’mores?
You will microwave one square of the graham cracker with a marshmallow on top for 15-30 seconds, depending on your microwave. You don’t want to microwave it more than 30 seconds or your graham cracker may get soggy or your marshmallow may explode!
Also try out this microwave s’mores maker. Your kids will love it!
HAVE FUN WITH OUR PRINTABLE CAMPING PACK TO GO ALONG WITH YOUR SMORES RECIPE!
How To Make S’mores In A Microwave Recipe
(Don’t miss our other smores dessert recipe after this one!)
- 2 graham cracker squares
- 1/2 plain chocolate bar
- 1 large marshmallow
- On a microwave safe plate, place one square of the graham cracker.
- Top graham cracker square with the chocolate. Place marshmallow on top.
- Microwave on high for 15 seconds, or just until marshmallow starts to puff. Do not overcook or marshmallow will explode!
- Remove from microwave and place other graham cracker square on top. Push down lightly. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 87mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 19gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.
Can You Make S’mores In The Microwave Without Marshmallows?
YES! You can substitute marshmallow cream (or marshmallow fluff) instead of marshmallows.
For our indoor smores recipe, we also decided to try a recipe without marshmallows and making our smores without chocolate bars.
(Gasp! I know!)
ALTERNATIVE S’MORES RECIPE
What can be used instead of marshmallows?
Instead of marshmallows for your s’mores recipe, you can use marshmallow cream. Spread half of a graham cracker square generously with marshmallow cream. Microwave on high for 10-15 seconds (just enough to warm). Remove from microwave, drizzle with chocolate syrup, and place other marshmallow square on top. Serve!
My daughter actually liked these cheater microwave smores as much as the regular ones! (And, the chocolate syrup is a great (yummy) backup if you’re out of chocolate bars!
If your kids want to learn how to make indoor s’mores, this is great alternative.
What can I substitute for graham crackers in S mores?
You can substitute almost anything for graham crackers in your s’mores.
- Ritz Crackers
- Keebler Crackers
- Saltine Crackers
Play around with your smores recipes and see what else you like instead of graham crackers!