How to Make S’Mores in the Oven (+ gas stove)

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Wonder how to make s’mores in the oven? You can make as many perfect, crispy edged marshmallows in the oven or on a gas stove as you want. Make one s’more or more in the oven or stove, it’s easy and takes less than 10 minutes to make.

[This recipe on how to make s’mores in the oven was originally posted in July 2017. It has been updated with new photos, cooking instructions, expert tips, FAQ, related recipes, video and ways to repurpose/use up ingredients]

S’mores are one of the most quintessential summer desserts. They’re the perfect camping dessert, along with Skillet Peach Cobbler. But they’re also delicious over a fire pit or even made inside.

Heating up the oven may be a bit too much during the summer. I get that. Someone recently asked me is it safe to roast marshmallows over a gas stove?

Yes, as long as you use your common sense. Marshmallows roasted on the stove are delicious (and my favorite! they really do turn out just like campfire marshmallows. But you can also make s’mores in the oven. Either way works.

This is such a tasty, and easy dessert for any number of people. Make one (or a couple!) for a single serving, or more for a crowd. Use the oven if you prefer golden brown marshmallows, or the stove if you like them burnt.

I prefer to toast marshmallows on the stove (I prefer burnt mallows!), but you can cook them in the oven too, just watch them closely, and don’t use a baking mat if your oven is on broil, it’ll get burned or break apart.

Ingredients

Scroll down to recipe card on how to make s’mores in the oven for the amounts of each ingredient, but here’s a quick visual + description of what’s in this recipe.

Graham crackers: Graham crackers are a classic s’more ingredient. Personally like the Honey Maid brand better than generic. You can also use cookies on either side of your mallow.

Marshmallows: Jumbo marshmallows are classic for roasting over a fire, but since you’ll be baking them in the oven, use whatever size you already have on hand. The smaller marshmallows will cook faster than bigger ones.

Chocolate bar: Use your favorite chocolate bar squares. Choose ones you’d enjoy on their own like milk chocolate bar, dark chocolate, or white chocolate. Chocolate chips are usually too small and would fall off a graham cracker.

Optional Toppings: berries, peanut butter cups, banana, swap graham crackers for chocolate chip cookies, Oreos, or other cookies. When you learn how to make s’mores in the oven, the options are endless.

Oven Instructions

Scroll down to the recipe card for more detailed instructions. Here’s a quick overview + photos to see how to make the oven version of this s’mores recipe in general.

This method is best if you like golden marshmallows for s’mores

Make s’mores in the oven if you like nice, light golden brown marshmallows. Scroll down to the recipe card for more detailed instructions. Here’s a quick overview + photos to see how to make this recipe in general.

1. How to make s’more in the oven: Move oven rack to 2nd to top level. Set oven to BROIL. Place 2 large marshmallows on a baking sheet pan. Check frequently. It should just take a couple minutes to cook.

You can also place a graham cracker, chocolate and then marshmallow on top and broil the whole thing. I like less melty chocolate, so I prefer to cook just the marshmallows.

2. Place toasted marshmallow on top of graham cracker and chocolate square. Add additional toppings, if desired.

3. Enjoy immediately. Make more s’mores in the oven if desired!

Instructions on the Stove

Scroll down to the recipe card for more detailed instructions. Here’s a quick overview + photos to see how to make the stovetop version of this s’mores recipe.

This method is best if you like charred marshmallows for s’mores.

1. You can cook s’mores over an electric or gas stove. But I don’t think you could use an inversion stove. Now you learned how to make s’mores in the oven or over the stove.

2. Turn stove to high, wait until coils (if electric) are red hot or flame is consistent on a gas stove. Spear marshmallow with a fork to roast over stove. Roast until desired doneness. 

Now you know how to make s’more in the oven and on the stove.

3. Assemble by placing chocolate and desired toppings on graham cracker halves, place marshmallow on top and cover with 2nd graham cracker. Enjoy your s’mores made in the oven. 

Storage/Reheating Tips

If you haven’t used all the ingredients for s’mores in the oven, store leftover graham crackers, chocolate, uncooked marshmallows, and additional toppings in air tight containers/bags. Cooked marshmallows won’t hold over well, unfortunately.

Substitutions/Tips

Broil marshmallows on the 2nd highest rack for a golden brown or roast them on the stove (this can work with an electric coil or gas stove) for charred mallows. It’s up to you!

Check marshmallows often because they can burn quickly.

If cooking over a stove, hold marshmallow about an inch from flame or coil for a very brown marshmallow, hold about 2 inches for a slower cooking marshmallow that gets lightly browned.

Other great toppings: berries/fruit, banana, peanut butter cups, or sandwich your marshmallow between two cookies. Once you know how to make s’mores in the oven you’ll be able to experiment with lots of combinations.

FAQ

Can you make s’mores in the oven? Yes, broil marshmallows or graham crackers topped with chocolate and a marshmallow. You can cook a marshmallow over an electric or gas stove too. Don’t cook a marshmallow over a scented candle, it’s bad! What can you use instead of graham crackers for s’mores? CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. That’s it: it’s either graham crackers or cookies. Sandwich s’mores made in the oven, on the stove, or fire with graham crackers or cookies. How long does it take to burn marshmallows in the oven? It depends, but marshmallows can burn quickly in the oven, the closer they are to the heating element, the faster they’ll burn. To reduce risk of burning, watch them, bake on a center rack, and keep the door propped open.

Other good summer dessert recipes

What to do with leftover ingredients

When you’re cooking for one, you often have leftover produce, cans of whatever ingredient, etc. Here are a couple ideas on how to use up the leftover ingredients. It’ll help you save money by wasting fewer ingredients.

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How to make s’mores in the oven (or stove!)

Wonder how to make s’mores in the oven? You can make perfect, crispy edged marshmallows in the oven or on a gas stove. Cooking s’mores in the oven is easy and takes less than 10 minutes to make.

Prep Time 5 minutes minutes Cook Time 5 minutes minutes Total Time 10 minutes minutes

Author Rebecca Clyde MS, RDN

Ingredients2 graham crackers2 large marshmallows2 squares chocolate bar white, milk, dark, etcOptional Toppings: berries, peanut butter cups, banana, swap graham crackers for chocolate chip cookies
InstructionsMove oven rack to 2nd to top level. Turn oven to broil. Set out all ingredients. Place marshmallows on a baking sheet covered by a baking mat or parchment paper. You can also place graham crackers on baking sheet, top them with chocolate slices, then add marshmallow. This is a good method if you like very melty chocolate on your s’mores.Place baking sheet in oven, check in 3 minutes, then again in 5 depending on how long your oven has been heating up. Remove when they’ve hit your desired browned-ness. If roasting them over your stove, turn stove on to high, wait until coils (if electric) are red hot or flame is consistent on a gas stove. Spear marshmallow with a fork to roast over stove. Roast until desired doneness. Place chocolate and desired toppings on graham crackers, place marshmallow on top and cover with 2nd graham cracker. Enjoy. 

Notes
Broil marshmallows on the 2nd highest rack for a golden brown or roast them on the stove (this can work with an electric coil or gas stove) for charred mallows. It’s up to you!
Check marshmallows often because they can burn quickly.
If cooking over a stove, hold marshmallow about an inch from flame or coil for a very brown marshmallow, hold about 2 inches for a slower cooking marshmallow that gets lightly browned.

Fun Toppings:

Berries: raspberries are my absolute favorite topping, but blueberries and strawberries are also delicious
Banana: take it a step farther by roasting your banana. Or just slice thinly to cover your chocolate square. It’s like a banana split but without the melty ice cream.
Chocolate covered peanut butter cups: ok, again dark chocolate fiend here, Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups are all I need in life, you can also totally use Reese’s. A smear of peanut butter is also so great.
BONUS: chocolate chip cookies. Instead of graham crackers, top a delicious chocolate chip cookie with your mallow and fruit. 

 

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