Maybe Matilda: Indoor Skillet S'mores

Friday, June 19, 2015

Indoor Skillet S'mores

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Number one feature we miss about our old house now that we've moved into a rental? The yard. And with it, the fire pit that we built ourselves two summers ago. We loved having little bonfires in the backyard--roasting hot dogs for dinner and making S'mores over the fire before tucking the kids into bed. 

We barely have a yard in the townhouse we're renting, and we definitely don't have a fire pit. 

But we have the next best thing: a broil setting on the oven. So the S'mores-making continues indoors. And this time, they're dippable. Any day can be a S'mores day.

Indoor Skillet S'mores

When Forrest saw me getting the ingredients out of the pantry, he excitedly said, "Oh! Are we having . . . um . . . are we having those . . . those marshmallow sandwich things?" Yes. We need to work on the proper summer vocab, but at least he gets the concept.

Indoor Skillet S'mores

It makes me proud that he sees marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers and instantly thinks S'mores (or at the very least, marshmallow sandwich things). At least I have done this one thing right as a parent. I have trained my children in the fine art of the S'more.

Start by moving an oven rock to the top position, and setting the oven to 'broil.' While it preheats, toss the butter in a cast iron skillet (mine is 12 inches), and place it in the oven to melt. Check on it while you prep the other ingredients--you don't want the butter to scorch.

Indoor Skillet S'mores

When the butter is melted, pull the skillet out and swirl carefully to coat it with butter.

Indoor Skillet S'mores

Then toss your chocolate into the skillet.

Indoor Skillet S'mores

And top it with marshmallows.

Indoor Skillet S'mores

Return the skillet to the oven for about a minute--just long enough to toast the marshmallows--then pull it out and dig in with the graham crackers.

Indoor Skillet S'mores

Indoor Skillet S'mores

Deliciously gooey, creamy, melty, sticky S'mores . . . in under 10 minutes, no fire necessary.

Indoor Skillet S'mores
adapted from Five Heart Home

2 tablespoons butter
6 Hershey's Milk Chocolate bars, broken into pieces (you can buy them in the 6-pack at Walmart)
21 Kraft's Jet Puffed Marshmallows, cut in half (scissors work best!)
Honey Maid Graham Cracker Squares, for dipping

Move an oven rack to the top position, and preheat the oven to broil. Place butter in cast iron skillet (mine is 12 inches), and place in the oven to melt. Watch carefully--don't let it burn!

When the butter is melted, remove the skillet from the oven and swirl it gently to coat the pan with butter. Place the chocolate evenly in the pan, then place the marshmallows on top of the chocolate in even circles.

Return the pan to the oven and let it cook until the marshmallows are golden-brown on top--they will cook fast, so don't go far! Check on it after 30 seconds, and every 10 seconds after that. I left mine in the oven for 45 seconds, and you can see that they're a little on the overly-browned side!

Remove the pan from the oven, let it cool for a minute, then use the graham crackers to scoop up the S'mores goodness.


Head to Walmart to grab the ingredients to make your own Skillet S'mores!

I've shared our favorite way to eat S'mores . . . what's yours?

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