No one knows exactly who created the first s'more, but the first recipe was found in a 1927 Boy Scout Book. Tradition has it that s'mores are eaten so quickly that you always ask for more ("s 'more' in English). The traditional s'more is made with marshmallows, small butter and a few pieces of chocolate. It couldn't be easier than making your own s'mores around a campfire or in the microwave.
- Preparation time: 5 minutes
- Cooking time: 5 minutes
Total recipe time: 10 minutes
- Small butters
- Standard-size whole marshmallows
- Small pieces of chocolate bars
Method 1 of 4: Make s'mores around the fire
Step 1. Light your grill, campfire, or fireplace
You can prepare s'mores on several types of fire. However, remember that the fuel you use will leave a taste on the marshmallows. If you are preparing s'mores outdoors, be sure to follow all necessary safety precautions by keeping water or a fire extinguisher close by and avoiding too windy days.
If you are lighting a campfire, be sure to use clean, dry wood and to properly contain the fire with a stone circle. Do not use any accelerant
Step 2. Break a small butter in half
You will end up with two squares of small butter. This will be enough to prepare an s'more. One of the halves will end up at the bottom of the s'more and the second half will end up on the top.
Step 3. Unwrap the chocolate and break it into small pieces if necessary
You should get a piece of chocolate that is slightly smaller than the buttercream. If you have a large piece of chocolate, break it into small pieces.
Step 4. Place the chocolate on the buttercream
Take a piece of chocolate and place it on one of the small butter halves. You must not have anything on the other half.
Step 5. Place the marshmallows on a skewer and toast
Carefully insert the skewer into the sides of the marshmallow. Hold the marshmallows over the flames and let them toast until they feel ready. Make sure to rotate the marshmallows to toast them on all sides.
- If you are camping and want to use a stick, be sure to sharpen it to a point, it will be easier to poke the marshmallows and get rid of the bark.
- If you are using a metal skewer, make sure the handle is heat resistant so you don't burn your hand.
- You will know that the marshmallows are toasted by the color they take. You can continue to grill them, you can burn them or remove them from the heat at that time.
Step 6. Place the marshmallow on the chocolate
Without removing the marshmallow from the skewer, place it on the chocolate.
Step 7. Place the second half of the buttercream on the marshmallow
Gently press down on the buttercream. The hot marshmallow should melt and mix in the chocolate.
Step 8. Take out the skewer and serve the s'more
Wait a few seconds before serving the s'more. This gives the marshmallow a little time to cool down to avoid burning your mouth.
Method 2 of 4: Bake s'mores
Step 1. Preheat the oven
You can prepare s'mores in the oven in two ways: baking them or broiling them. It will take longer to cook them, but you will avoid burning the marshmallow and chocolate. It will take less time to grill them, but you will have to watch them to avoid burning them.
- If you choose to bake the marshmallows, preheat the oven to 205 ° C.
- If you choose to toast the marshmallows, set the oven to “broil” and let it heat up.
Step 2. Break the buttercream in half
You will end up with two halves of small butter. One will be on the top and the second on the bottom.
Step 3. Place the two halves on the baking sheet
You must heat the entire s'more in the oven.
Step 4. Place the marshmallow and chocolate on the small butters
Place the marshmallow on one half and the chocolate on the other. The piece of chocolate should be slightly smaller than the piece of buttercream. If the piece of chocolate is too large, break it into several pieces.
Step 5. Heat the s'more
Do not assemble your marshmallow yet, you will after both parts are hot. Now put the baking sheet in the oven. The chocolate will melt a bit and the marshmallow will toast.
- If you are using the oven, heat them for three to five minutes.
- If you are using the broiler, it should take a few seconds to a minute.
Step 6. Take the baking sheet out of the oven
Once the chocolate and marshmallow are cooked as desired, take the baking sheet out of the oven and place it on a heat-resistant surface. Remember to use a pot holder or a tea towel to protect your hand from burns when removing the baking sheet from the oven.
Step 7. Assemble the s'mores and serve
Take the small butter on which the marshmallow is and turn it over the small butter where the chocolate is. Gently press down on the buttercream to combine the marshmallow and chocolate. Remove the s'more from the baking sheet and serve.
Method 3 of 4: microwave s'mores
Step 1. Break a small butter in half
Place one of the halves on a microwave safe dish and keep the other half aside.
Consider placing a sheet of paper towel on the dish below the buttercream. It will absorb the moisture that will form and prevent the whey from becoming too soft
Step 2. Place the marshmallow on the buttercream
Lay it on its flat side to prevent it from rolling and falling off the buttercream.
Step 3. Microwave for 10 to 12 seconds
After 10 to 12 seconds, the marshmallow will start to swell. It's going to be soft and slimy on the inside, but it won't be toasty or browned.
Be sure to watch the marshmallow closely, as it can harden in no time. You may need to take the marshmallow out of the microwave before the 10 seconds are up
Step 4. Place a piece of chocolate on the marshmallow
Once the marshmallow has softened, take the pan out of the microwave and use a pot holder if necessary. Place a piece of chocolate on top of the marshmallow. The piece of chocolate should be roughly the same size as the small butter.
Step 5. Place the second half of the buttercream on the chocolate and serve
Place the remaining piece of buttercream on the chocolate and press lightly on it. Wait a few seconds for the chocolate to melt and serve.
Method 4 of 4: Alternative recipes
Step 1. Add fruit to your s'mores
You can give them more flavor by adding a slice or two of fruit. Strawberries and bananas are delicious with chocolate, but you can also use other types of fruit, for example raspberries.
- When preparing a fruit s'more, add the slice of strawberries or bananas to the butterbread, before the chocolate.
- Consider using chocolate paste instead of hard chocolate. This will allow the fruit to "stick" to the small butter and prevent it from falling.
Step 2. Replace the chocolate with a newer type of chocolate
Instead of using milk chocolate or dark chocolate, consider using caramel, mint, or peanut butter chocolate. You can also use chocolate with hazelnut pieces.
- For a holiday touch, use mint chocolate. Replace your plain butter biscuits with chocolate chip butter biscuits.
- To give them a unique salted caramel flavor, use caramel chocolate and add a piece of bacon. If you don't like bacon, use salted caramel chocolate instead.
Step 3. Consider using chocolate or marshmallow dough
Chocolate or marshmallow pasta comes in jars and might be easier to spread on the buttercream. Most spreads have a slight nutty flavor.
Consider using chocolate sauce instead of chocolate
Step 4. Use sweets other than chocolate
You can substitute chocolate with other sweets, for example chocolate candies filled with peanut butter or chocolate waffles. You can also add candy to your s'more.
- If you like peanut butter, replace the chocolate with a chocolate candy filled with peanut butter. Consider adding bananas for more flavor.
- To give them a creamier texture, replace the chocolate with milk jam. Also add a touch of cinnamon.
- To create a unique s'more, add a strip of red or black licorice to the chocolate before placing the marshmallow.
Step 5. Try toasting the s'more whole
Assemble it first, then wrap it in a piece of lightly oiled aluminum foil. Fold the edges of the aluminum foil to wrap it completely. Heat it over the embers of a campfire for two to three minutes. Be sure to flip the package often and pull it out of the embers with tongs.
You can also heat the s'more on the grill. Set the temperature to 180 ° C
- Consider purchasing square marshmallows, they were created especially for s'mores.
- You can also use chocolate marshmallow spread if you don't have access to a heat source.
- Small butters are actually replacing graham crackers in the United States. If you can find it where you live, use it!
- A little tip for toasting marshmallows: turn the marshmallow when a little smoke appears. If you are patient and quick, you are going to have a lightly toasted marshmallow.
- Wait until there are only embers left in the campfire before putting your marshmallows in it.
- If you are patient, you can keep the marshmallows further away from the flames. It will take longer to grill them, but they will also puff up.
- Never leave a fire, grill or oven unattended.
- Be sure to put out the campfire before bed.
- Wait for the marshmallows to cool down a bit before eating them or you could burn your tongue.
- If the marshmallow catches fire, blow on it. Do not shake the marshmallow to put it out. You could set other objects around you on fire.