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How to make s’mores inside

The delicious combination of chocolate, marshmallow and crackers that make up every s’more has been a camping staple for generations. However, you don't need a campfire to make this sweet snack. Whipping up s’mores indoors is an easy and convenient way for your family to enjoy this classic treat without leaving the comfort of your home. Your kitchen appliances can help create s’mores by heating up marshmallows and gently melting chocolate. Follow this simple recipe to learn how to make s’mores with your oven or microwave.

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How do you make s’mores when you don't have a fire?

You can use your oven or microwave to make s’mores filled with fluffy marshmallows and delicious melted chocolate—no campfire needed. Depending on which appliances you use, the result of the s'mores can vary.

Using an oven, for example, you can achieve delicious charring on your marshmallows. While you may not get the same results, you can skip preheating and use your microwave for an even quicker snack.

Step-by-step indoor s’mores recipe

Read the following steps to learn how to assemble s’mores and cook them using an oven or microwave.

  • 1–12 servings

  • Graham crackers

  • Chocolate bars

  • Marshmallows

Prep time
  • 5 minutes

Cook time
  • 15–30 seconds
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Step 1: Break the crackers

Break the graham crackers in half and place on a baking sheet or microwave-safe plate.

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Step 2: Assemble the chocolate and marshmallows

Assemble the s’mores open-face, topping one half of a cracker with a chocolate square and the other with a marshmallow.

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Step 3: Heat the s’mores

To cook s’mores in the oven, turn on the broiler and allow the element to preheat. Place the prepared baking sheet on an oven rack about 5–6 inches away from the broiler. Cook the s’mores for about 20–30 seconds. Turn on the oven light to check the cooking progress and help prevent overbrowning.


If you’re short on time, you can use your microwave for making s’mores. Place the microwave-safe plate with the prepared s’mores into the appliance and heat for about 15 seconds.

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Can you roast marshmallows in the oven or in the microwave?

Yes, you can use your oven or microwave to achieve toasty roasted marshmallows. When making your s'mores in the oven or microwave, stick to short intervals of a few seconds to ensure the filling cooks to your desired texture.

Avoid roasting the marshmallows of your s’more over the open flame of a stovetop or cooktop. Instead, you may want to consider the flameless methods offered by your oven or microwave.

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What chocolate is best for s’mores?

When making s’mores at home using an oven or microwave, milk chocolate tends to melt better than dark chocolate. When choosing a chocolate for your homemade s’mores, choose a bar with perforated blocks for easy breaking.

What crackers are best for s’mores?

The thickness and large size of graham crackers make them great to use for making s'mores at home—simply break one in half and use the two halves as the foundation of your s’more. For an even sweeter bite, consider using crackers flavored with honey or vanilla.

With s'mores, it's best to use crackers that are large enough to support all of the ingredients as the snack cooks. In addition, the ideal cracker for s'mores is thick enough to withstand the heat of the burner, oven or microwave, as well as the pressure from squishing the marshmallows together.

How can I make homemade s’mores dip in the oven?

Put a delicious spin on the classic recipe by making a homemade s'more dip in the oven. Preheat the oven to 450° F and brush the inside of a skillet with melted butter. Pour a layer of chocolate chips and top with a single layer of marshmallows in thin layers, top with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Transfer to the oven and bake for 5–6 minutes or until golden brown. Serve the dip warm with a plate of graham crackers for the perfect afternoon snack or a delicious dessert.

Shop Whirlpool® kitchen appliances for making s’mores

There’s nothing quite like the taste of homemade snacks. Available in a variety of types, models and styles, Whirlpool® kitchen appliances can help you add variety to your family's snacking options. Browse ranges, ovens and microwaves by Whirlpool brand to discover the appliance that’s right for your home. 

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