We’ve all been there: someone says, “marshmallow” and then all you can think about is toasting one over an open flame… smooshing it between graham crackers with a mountain of creamy, dreamy chocolate. Summer is the perfect time to treat your grandchildren (and yourself!) to a sweet treat that will always remind them of summer with family. You may have a backyard fire pit, you may have access to a beach to make a bonfire, or you may just use oven/stove top; these tasty s’mores can be made any way you want! Get creative with some add ons… (our grandchildren love to add pretzels!)
Perfect S’mores on the Grill!
- Preheat a grill to medium high. Top a honey graham-cracker square with a ½ -to-1-ounce square of semisweet chocolate. Place on the edge of the grill, away from the direct heat, to melt the chocolate. Meanwhile, skewer a jumbo marshmallow and hold over the heat, turning, until soft and toasted. Put the marshmallow on top of the chocolate, cover with another graham and gently press together as you slide off the skewer.
Cast Iron S’mores Skillet Dip
4 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Heaping cup of mini marshmallows
Suggested dippers: graham crackers, pretzels, potato chips
- Combine the chocolate chips, heavy cream, corn syrup, butter and 1/8 teaspoon salt in an 8-inch cast iron skillet (see Cook’s Note). Put over medium heat. Stir periodically as the mixture comes to a gentle simmer. Simmer for 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the sauce is smooth and slightly thickened. Turn down the heat if the sauce comes to a full boil. Remove from the heat and let cool at least 15 minutes.
- Preheat the broiler.
- Cover the fudge sauce with a single dense layer of marshmallows. Place under the broiler and broil until the marshmallows are toasty brown, 2 to 3 minutes (watch carefully as they may brown more quickly depending on your broiler.) Serve right away with dippers.
If you don’t have a small cast-iron skillet, you can make the fudge sauce in a saucepan and transfer it to a baking dish to go under the broiler. For a shortcut, use 1 ½ cups store-bought fudge sauce instead of making it yourself.
*Recipe reprinted from: https://www.foodnetwork.com/fn-dish/recipes/2018/7/6-genius-ways-to-make-s-mores-this-summer