Last weekend we packed the family into the car and headed “up north” to our lake cabin. It’s seasonal, which means we “winterize” it around October – turn the water off, shut off the heat and remove all liquids that could freeze. And we close it up. So sad.
We check on it once or twice during the winter and spend the rest of the time watching the calendar, anxiously awaiting the first signs of spring. Come spring, we start opening it up again, cleaning and preparing for a summer filled with fun, laughter, good friends, family and, of course, s’mores.
Our winters here in Wisconsin seem to last a lifetime and it’s definitely way too long to wait to enjoy one of our favorite summer time treats, so we’ve learned to compromise – and I just make them in the oven. The Oven-Baked S’mores I’m sharing today are ooey, gooey and delicious. A perfect distraction from the cold, wintry days we’ve been experiencing for the past several weeks.
I ran across these heart-shaped marshmallows (Cupidmallows to be exact) in the store the other day. Cutest things ever for Valentine’s Day, are they not? Somehow they ended up in my cart (I have no idea how that happened) and when I was checking out, I knew exactly what I was going to make that evening for the family.
I actually had some chocolate bars left over from this summer up at the cabin, and this was a great way to use them up. I broke apart three Hershey’s Chocolate Bars and put them into my mini 8 inch cast iron skillet.
If you don’t have Hershey Bars, it’s okay. Any chocolate will do. Chocolate chips would work great, too. Whatever chocolate you put in the pan, just make sure to break it apart into smaller pieces or it won’t melt correctly.
After the chocolate is in, place the marshmallows on top. I used about 16 marshmallows for my pan. Just make sure they fill up the pan. You can use mini-marshmallows if you’d like as well.
I baked my s’mores for about 10 minutes in the oven, checking on them periodically.
Watch them closely, and when the marshmallows start to brown, take them out. Let me tell you what. This method of making s’mores is much easier than trying to brown marshmallows over a fire. I’ve burned my fair share of ‘mallows over the years. These, however, come out perfect. . .every time.
Take a piece of graham cracker and start dipping. Right away. How wonderful is this? A little chocolate, a little marshmallow and a whole lot of taste. You NEED to eat this stuff as soon as it comes out of the oven, trust me. When it begins to cool, it’s difficult to scoop out of the pan.
If you want to make it last a bit longer, you could try placing the skillet on top of a sauce pan with boiling water – kind of like a double broiler. You certainly wouldn’t want to place it on a warm burner – you’ll scorch the chocolate. . .no one likes burnt chocolate, am I right? Just be careful please if you try this. I claim no responsibility for kitchen accidents. To err on the side of caution, just eat this stuff when it’s hot, mmmmkay?
Start gathering your ingredients and make these oven-baked s’mores ASAP. I’ll bet you have all of the ingredients already, don’t you? If you don’t have the heart-shaped marshmallows, it’s OKAY – just use whatever kind of marshmallows you have. It’s a delicious dessert to share with your honey this Valentine’s Day – a perfect dessert for two!
An ooey, gooey, delicious s’mores treat you can prepare right in your oven any time of the year!
- 3 Hershey Chocolate Bars, broken up or 1 cup chocolate chips
- Marshmallows, enough to cover the bottom of the pan
- Graham crackers, for dipping
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Put the chocolate in the bottom of a cast iron skillet.
- Cover with marshmallows.
- Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes or until the tops of the marshmallows begin to brown.
- Use graham crackers for dipping.
- Serving Size: 2
- Calories: 379
- Sugar: 37
- Sodium: 72
- Fat: 20
- Saturated Fat: 12
- Unsaturated Fat: 6
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 45
- Protein: 5
- Cholesterol: 15
Marlene Schlegel says
What a great idea!!! These look yummy and so easy!
This is totally cute for Valentine’s Day.. now I just need some kids to share this with!
Julie @ Tastes of Lizzy T says
These would be a most-loved Valentine’s treat in our house! They’re gorgeous!
Tonia from TheGunnySack says
Yum! My kids would love this!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
These are so cute with the heart marshmallows! I hadn’t seen those. My boys love s’mores but don’t get a chance to make them very often, so we’ll have to try this!
We don’t winterize anything down here in South Texas.. we barely go below freezing some years. Which sorta makes me sad. I love the winter! I also love smores though. Haha. These look great! Super cute!
My hubby always goes down to Texas to bass fish in the spring, Kelley. He said it’s practice for when opening weekend rolls around here in Wisconsin. 😉
amanda @ fake ginger says
I want a lake cabin! That sounds like a lot of fun. I love these s’mores. I totally want to go make some right now.
You definitely need to try these, Amanda! And there’s nothing better than playing around in a lake in the summer!
Becky at Cooking with Vinyl says
These look yummy. Such a fun and easy idea! I’m a new food blogger and found you on the Tatertots and Jello link party. I’ve followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. Can’t wait to read more of your blog. Becky
Welcome to Blogland, Becky! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello!
These look amazing! Great job! Visiting from Saturday Dishes linky party!
I love that you can do this in an oven. Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!
I LOVE this idea! How creative, sweet and yummy! Thanks so much for sharing this on Wine’d Down Wednesday! 🙂
Brandi Clevinger says
I’ve always wanted a little skillet like that, but didn’t have a recipe for it. Now, it looks like I do!
Thanks for sharing at #InspireMeMondays !
Janice Wald says
Looks like candied yams. We love smores. Thank you for coming to the Inspire Me Monday Linky party!
Mandee Thomas says
Awesome idea! And so simple—love it! Thanks so much for sharing at the Create & Share Link Party. Hope to see you again tomorrow night (7:00 PM MST)!
Damn these look so bloody yummy, something this diabetic should stay away from…………………..lol