Microwave S’mores have all the delicious flavour of the classic campfire treat, but you can make them all year round in your microwave with this fast and easy, kid-friendly recipe. No roasting required!
S’mores are so delicious and easy to make, but most of us never think to make them unless it’s summertime and we’re gathered around a campfire.
Crazy, isn’t it? Why not make S’mores in the microwave any time you want?
I mean, it’s just chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. You don’t need a campfire to get them melty!
A couple of years ago, I wrote a round-up of 21 S’mores recipes that you don’t need a campfire for. Most of those recipes call for baking your S’mores in the oven or grilling them on the stovetop.
This recipe is even easier. It’s so easy, in fact, that you can’t even really call this a “recipe”. These S’mores take less than one minute to make and because they’re made in the microwave, your kids will be able to make them with little or no assistance.
Independence in the Kitchen
I think everyone knows that most children like to be as independent as possible as fast as they can be.
A lot of times this can create frustration for both the parent and child. I know I have definitely been there before.
In fact, I am there multiple times per day. I’d even say multiple times per hour! My little 3 year old loves to pour herself a glass of milk from the gallon jug. I, personally, don’t like mopping up spilled milk 3+ times per day! (If you do enjoy that sort of thing, you are welcome to come live with me! 😉)
This is a hard one for us currently. It is hard for me mentally because I know she is trying to be big and I need to let her explore, practice and make mistakes!
No one would get anywhere in life if they never made mistakes. That is how we learn!
In order for everyone to be happy and pleasant at my house, especially after saying ‘No’ for the thousandth time about pouring her own milk, I like to create opportunities for each child to be independent. That way the kids still feel like they are able to do something by themselves.
One of my favorite ways to let them be independent is with small cooking tasks. There are so many snacks that young kids can make by themselves.
My son (currently 5) has been making scrambled eggs in the microwave since he was 4. Making toast, quesadillas, and peanut butter sandwiches are all perfectly kid-cook friendly! No help required! They can do it ALL by themselves.
Yes, it will probably get messy and it won’t be perfect. Every time they try they will get a little better though.
How to Make S’mores in the Microwave
For a basic S’more, 3 ingredients are needed:
- Honey Graham Crackers
- Hershey’s Chocolate Bar
- Large Marshmallows
For each S’more, you will use one graham cracker. Break the graham cracker in half and place each piece on a microwave safe plate.
Break off one row of chocolate from a Hershey’s Bar (three squares of chocolate) and place it on one of the graham crackers on the plate.
Place one large marshmallow on the other graham cracker.
Microwave for 15-20 seconds or until the marshmallow expands slightly. Don’t microwave for too long or the marshmallow will become extremely hard.
Remove from the microwave and then stack the two graham crackers creating the S’more.
This is such a fun, classic summer treat without all the work of a campfire.
My son absolutely loves making S’mores in the microwave. He often makes enough that the whole family can enjoy them. It is a nice opportunity for him to be independent and to serve the other members in our family.
Show your children how easy it is to make microwave S’mores. They will be excited to be able to make their very own treat all by themselves!!