These s’mores can be made campfire simple or dressed to the hilt. Either way, they’re a cinch to make in the microwave.
Does this never-ending winter have you clenching your teeth? Well, how ‘bout taking a big bite into something crunchy on the outside and warm, gooey and full on chocolaty on the inside … and then taking it to full-on flavorful ecstasy? Yah, I’m talking about s’mores, and here’s how to make ‘em in the microwave oven, either simply or full-on, with your choice or combination of easy to find ingredients.
Preparation Time: about 1 minute
Cooking Time: 30 seconds
Needed for Simple (but awesome!) S’mores
Milk Chocolate Bar
Microwave Oven Safe Plate
Optional Full-On Ingredients
Nut Butter & Table Knife (I’m using peanut butter)
Favorite Ice Cream
Favorite Dried Fruit (I’m using dried cranberries)
1. Put half a graham cracker on a microwave oven safe plate. Cover the graham cracker with a piece of milk chocolate that is slightly smaller than the size of the graham cracker and top with a marshmallow.
2. Put the plate in the middle of the microwave oven and cook for 30 seconds using your microwave oven’s HIGH heat or 100% POWER setting. NOTE: I used a 1200-watt microwave oven to cook these s’mores. Cooking time will vary depending on your microwave oven wattage. If your microwave oven puts out less wattage, cooking time will take a little longer. If your microwave oven puts out more wattage, cooking time will be shorter.
3. When the timer sounds, carefully remove the plate from the microwave oven, cover the cooked marshmallow with the other half of the graham cracker either as is or…
…with a good spread of your favorite nut butter.
Then add your choice or a combination of yogurt, ice cream,…
…your favorite berries—after they’ve been rinsed in the sink,…
…your favorite dried fruit, M&M’s and/or your favorite cereal.
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