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S’mores are a fun part of summer but if it’s too hot outside for a fire, move your S’mores Party indoors with these yummy Salted Caramel Indoor S’mores!
Holy heat, batman! This weekend is going to be a little warm ’round these parts. Not so good when you want to spend the holiday weekend outdoors.
Sometimes living in the desert means missing out on some of the fun parts of summer– the outdoor parts– because it’s just too darn hot to be outside. Air conditioning sounds a lot more appealing that sweating your face off!
One of the best parts of summer? S’mores!! But it’s not very fun to be out in 100 degree weather, over a roaring fire, roasting marshmallows.
Don’t worry– I got your back. You can totally make awesome s’mores in the comfort of your own air conditioning, provided you’re lucky enough to have a gas stove in your kitchen. Gas stove flames -= fire!!!
Even better– you can fancy up your s’mores and make them extra special. I added some salted caramel to these ones. It’s such a great way to mix a nostalgic childhood treat with a fun, more grown-up dessert. And the best part is these s’mores can be made in less than 10 minutes. Easy peasy.
I saw this huge s’mores display in the outdoor section of Walmart the other day and got really excited about summer. Then I remembered how hot it is, but I decided to get everything anyways and figure out a way to beat the heat! I picked up a package of Honey Maid Graham Crackers, a 6-pack of Hershey’s milk chocolate bars and some Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows.
Cooking your s’mores in the kitchen is the perfect solution. With your gas stove, any day can be a s’mores day. So if it’s too hot for a summer bonfire where you live, invite your friends over for an indoor s’mores party!
To make the s’mores, I preheated one burner and then turned it off and set my graham crackers and chocolate on top while I prepared everything else. The warm burner provided just enough heat to perfectly melt the chocolate.
Next, I microwaved some Kraft Caramel Bits (found near the chocolate chips) to melt them. If the caramel is too thick, you can add a splash of milk.
Now it’s time to roast your marshmallows! Skewer your marshmallows onto a stick (I used a chopstick) and turn your burner on high.
Very carefully, brown your marshmallows. Make sure to supervise if you have kids making these, the marshmallows can definitely catch on fire if you get them too close to the flame. Personally I love a scorched marshmallow!
Once your mallow is toasty, it’s time to put everything together. Sandwich together the graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallow with a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkle of coarse salt. And enjoy!!
It was so much fun making toasted marshmallows in the kitchen. For a fun party idea, you could set up a s’mores bar with different flavored graham crackers, marshmallows and a variety of chocolates. Let your guests mix and match. And of course, stay cool!
- Honey Maid Graham Cracker Squares
- Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars
- Kraft Jet Puffed Marshmallows
- Kraft Caramel Bits
- Coarse salt
- Turn on two burners of a gas stove and let them preheat.
- Break each Hershey’s bar into 4 pieces and place 1 piece onto each graham cracker square.
- Turn one burner off, and set the graham crackers (with chocolate on top) carefully on top the burners. The warmth should melt the chocolate perfectly.
- Place caramel bits in a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir, then heat an additional 30 seconds. If the caramel is not thin enough, you can add a splash of milk and stir. Repeat until smooth and melted.
- Poke the marshmallows onto skewers, sticks or chopsticks. Toast them over the burner’s flame.
- To assemble the s’mores: Top each graham cracker/chocolate with a drizzle of caramel and a sprinkle of coarse salt. Then top with toasted marshmallow and an additional graham cracker.
Making s’mores is a fun way to celebrate summer. How are you making yours?!