One of my favorite summertime desserts is s’mores, but not the standard version made over a campfire. We love making skillet s’mores! They are less messy, and you won’t go home smelling like smoke. If you are new here, every Sunday I join my friends Mary Ann and Cindy to share our favorite finds of the week!
The Ingredients needed for skillet s’mores
- chocolate bars
- mini marshmallows
- Biscoff cookies or Graham crackers
Special Equipment Needed
- Cast-iron individual skillets or one regular size cast-iron skillet
- Kitchen Torch (although not necessary, the broiler works fine)!
- Small plates because the skillets will stay hot! We happen to like these from our everyday collection in the shop!
How do you make them?
What I love most about this dessert, is how easy it is to make. You can have everything assembled and ready to go and when it’s time for dessert, pop in the skillets with the chocolate to melt and then top with marshmallows. Put back in the oven, but this time turn it to the broiler setting. In about 30 seconds they are ready to be served.Print
Skillet S’mores: the best dessert for the 4th of July
The most effortless 4th of July dessert is a little bit fancy in a rustic way!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Total Time: 13 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: dessert
- Method: bake
- Two Hershey’s chocolate bars
- One cup of mini marshmallows
- One package of Biscoff Cookies
- Heat the oven to 375º.
- Put the individual skillets on a baking sheet and place four pieces of chocolate in each skillet.
- Melt slowly, rotating the pan halfway through. It takes approximately 5 minutes.
- Then remove from the oven and put 1/4 cup marshmallows on top, and put back in the oven under the broiler.
- WATCH CLOSELY! It takes very little time for the marshmallows to take on a golden color.
- You could use a kitchen torch if you have one, but it’s easier to use the broiler.
- Remove from the oven and carefully place each skillet on a small plate.
- Serve immediately with Biscoff cookies or graham crackers.
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Can I use chocolate chips instead of chocolate bars?
Nope, chocolate chips won’t melt. They are made to retain their shape, so it’s very difficult to get them to melt. I’ve tried on occasion when it’s all I had and it’s a very slow process. It’s difficult to get chocolate chips to melt without burning them. This article from Bob’s Red Mill explains why.
What’s the best chocolate to use for melting?
Well for making skillet s’more I have to say that I really like using traditional Hershey’s chocolate bars. We kind of associate S’mores with Hershey’s so even though we are making these slightly more fancy (in a completely rustic) way, I still prefer Hershey’s.
If you don’t have Hershey’s, you can use milk chocolate morsels.
What makes skillet s’mores different?
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