Although you might not think indoor smores are the best way to make them, you can easily make delicious ones inside too. Smores are ordinarily made around campfires with the flames melting the marshmallow to perfection, they also melt in the microwave without changing the taste.
Undeniably, nothing beats making s’mores outside around the fire, but some alternatives can be as fun and will not require bug spray. And no one will have to sit downwind of the smoke either.
If the campfire atmosphere is still desired, there are different ways to create it. Some people enjoy roasting marshmallows in the fireplace on a cool day. At other times building a homemade campfire out of construction paper is a possibility.
When going with the latter route, the marshmallows can be “roasted” or melted indoors inside the microwave to create the ’mores. Singing camp songs, telling stories, or playing chanting games such as “Going On a Lion Hunt” can also help create the campfire mood. The lion hunt chant is taught at many YMCA camps and there have been several children’s books written about it. The chant can be put to motions that are acted out by a selected few or the entire group.
Making smores in the microwave also allows kids the opportunity to help without the fear of someone’s clothes catching on fire. In theory, there is very little mess involved while preparing the snack but with kids “theory” sometimes goes out the window. The marshmallow and chocolate treat is, however, fairly messy to eat.
Microwave s’mores can also be served at a party or for an occasional afternoon snack. They are best when served warm.
Materials Needed to Make S’mores Indoors
- Chocolate candy bar (example Hershey Bar)
- Graham crackers
Steps to Making Indoor S’mores
- Have the child break the graham cracker in half, leaving two crackers connected on both halves.
- Break the chocolate bar in half. Each half will have approximately six little pieces connected. This could be a chance to practice counting with younger children. They could count how many pieces are on each half. For older kids, it may be a chance to work on addition or multiplication.
- Put a marshmallow on a microwaveable plate and put it in the microwave for 15 seconds or until slightly gooey. The plate may be hot so use caution.
- While the marshmallow is cooking, place a chocolate half on the graham cracker half.
- Put the marshmallow on the chocolate and place the other half of the graham cracker on top. Some people prefer to eat it without the second graham cracker.
- Serve and enjoy.
Making s’mores in the microwave is an easy way to enjoy a traditional outdoor treat and because they are fast, there is really no reason to have to wait for a special occasion to make them.
Still not convinced they will taste great in the microwave? Check out this indoor smores set complete with a lazy Susan: