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. You don’t even need campfire for microwave smores (and we’ll even cover can you microwave marshmallows for s’mores)!
How To Make S’mores In The Microwave Recipe
Ever wondered how to make smores at home without fire, how to make s’mores inside, or can I make s’mores in the microwave?
Can you make s’mores in a microwave?
YES! You can make smore in the microwave with marshmallow and chocolate, too! Making microwave smores will taste a little different than campfire smores, but they’re still yummy!
How do I make s’mores in the microwave?
To make microwavable smores, you’ll need:
- Large Marshmallows, or
- Marshmallow cream, and
- Milk Chocolate (or chocolate chips), or
- Chocolate spread (like Nutella), or
- Hershey’s Chocolate syrup, and
- Graham crackers
(See the full microwave s’mores recipe below. KEEP SCROLLING for the delicious treat printable recipe card — a take on classic S’mores like no one else!)
One rainy summer day (without a campfire for s ‘mores), 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, or … how do you make S mores without fire?
So we set on a quest for new kids activities and tried them two ways that day. My daughter loved them both!
These microwave s’mores for kids will become a go-to for those times you don’t have campfire smores and any time of the year you want these sweet treats — great for fall treats or winter snacks or even for cozy movie night foods.
You can even put together a microwave s’mores kit as a perfect way to brighten a rainy summer day or for bored kids activities or smore crafts (or even hand out microwave s mores favor bags at parties with directions on how to make them!).
Before we get to making s’mores in the microwave…
How long to microwave s’mores?
You will microwave one square of the graham cracker with a marshmallow on top for 15-20 seconds (or 20-30 seconds depending on your microwave) on a microwave-safe plate. You don’t want to microwave it more than 30 seconds or your graham cracker may get soggy or your marshmallow may explode!
Keep a close eye while cooking smores in the microwave because how long to microwave smores on the Watt microwave power!
How long do microwave s’mores last?
Microwave s’mores are best served fresh and hot. (One of the best part of smores is the ooey, gooey -ness of them!) However, if you have leftover smores, you can place them in resealable bags or an airtight container for a couple of days, but probably no longer.
ALSO TRY OUR OTHER S’MORES RECIPES:
(More than just how to make s’mores in the oven or microwave!)
Before we get to the recipes, let’s answer some common questions about microwaving marshmallows and the easiest way to do that…
Can you cook marshmallows in the microwave?
Can marshmallows be microwaved? 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 microwave-safe bowl!
This leads us to…
Is it safe to put marshmallows in the microwave?
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, like miniature marshmallows or different colors of marshmallows expand/explode differently?
Also try out this microwave s’mores maker. Your kids will love this easy way to make desserts and makes for an easy snack anytime (and no need for a fire pit!). It’s great if you need to know how to make a DIY smore in the microwave for one person, too!
(Yes, there really is a s’mores microwave maker!)
HAVE FUN WITH OUR PRINTABLE CAMPING PACK TO GO ALONG WITH YOUR SMORES RECIPE!
Definitely add these to your kids activities blog list of ideas!
How do you melt marshmallows in the microwave?
For smores that are microwaved, you don’t necessarily want your marshmallows melted. You should microwave marshmallows in 15 second increments until the marshmallow puffs. Then, test for desired consistency. Marshmallows will explode in the microwave if left in too long.
(And then this will definitely NOT be an easy and mess free recipe!)
If you’re wondering how to roast marshmallows in microwave (or can you toast marshmallows in the microwave), they don’t really get that marshmallow roasted taste like with campfire roasting. However, I have a secret tip if you like that flavor over on our air fryer smores recipe! (Learn how to make s mores in the air fryer!)
Let’s get to how to make s’more in microwave! If you love gooey marshmallows smores, you’ll love this unique S’Mores (microwave) recipe!
How Do You Make S’mores In The Microwave?
If you’re wondering can you microwave s’mores, here’s how!
There’s no best way to make s’mores in the microwave (or no one way).
You can make them traditional smores or try them with marshmallow fluff and chocolate syrup (which my daughter LOVED) or even try them with peanut butter cups, white chocolate, or dark chocolate (or any piece of chocolate or chocolate squares). You can even make microwave s’mores with chocolate chips spread on top of marshmallow cream!
Some people have asked if you can make microwave s’mores mini marshmallows. I’ve never tried them that way, but be careful! It will take a lot less than 1-2 minutes for small marshmallows!
Have fun and play around with this easy recipe to see how you like it best!
(Don’t miss our other smores dessert recipe after this one and how to make a smore in the microwave with drippy chocolate!)
- 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!)
Read on for more smore easy dessert ideas with (surprise!) Hershey’s chocolate syrup!
Here are those smore instructions…
ALTERNATIVE S’MORES RECIPE IN MICROWAVE
These microwave s’mores directions are another way to make them if you don’t want to use Jet-Puffed marshmallows and Hershey’s milk chocolate bars.
My daughter voted this as the best indoor s’mores recipe way!
Here’s how to make smores in the microwave using cream marshmallow and syrup (super easy smores!)…
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 loved the melted chocolate sauce over the marshmallow fluff. (So definitely try s mores this way too! It’s a delicious way to have quick treats for busy moms or dads!)
And, the chocolate syrup is a great (yummy) backup if you’re out of chocolate bars and make easy s’mores!
If your kids want to learn how to make indoor s’mores, this is great alternative.
RECIPE HACK: Dust a little sugar and cocoa powder on the marshmallow before adding the syrup for a delicious s’mores alternative any time of year!
I also love this version because there are such simple steps that it’s a recipe kids can make on their own! (You’ll just have to be careful and help them with hot marshmallow and use a microwave-safe dish.) It’s a great smores DIY cooking project for kids!
My daughter had much fun making these (and might be a new favorite way for her!). Let us know what you think about how to make s’mores in microwave this way!
What can I substitute for graham crackers in S mores?
You can substitute almost anything for graham crackers in your s’mores and they still make tasty treats. (One of the best thing about smores is that you can play around with them!)
On your next trip to the grocery store grab these and make s’mores without graham crackers!
- Ritz Crackers
- Keebler Crackers
- Saltine Crackers
- Sugar cookies
- Golden Graham cereal
- Chocolate chip cookies
Any of these make a great idea for the microwaved smores recipe! Put together a microwave smores kit or even a smores charcuterie board and let everyone choose their own favorites!
Play around with this classic campfire treat and smores recipes and see what else you like instead of graham crackers! (Get creative with your smore ingredient ideas!)
Whatever you do, definitely add this to your yummy microwave desserts recipes!
Once you’ve made the easy microwave S’mores recipe, try out our s’mores in the oven recipe!
TRY THESE NEXT: INDOOR SMORES RECIPE (aka: smores in the oven)
Let us know how you like our easy s’more recipe ideas!