Skip the campfire, but maintain that classic flavor of graham cracker, marshmallow and chocolate with these easy to make microwave smores. With three simple ingredients and 2 minutes of your time you can whip up this super easy no-bake dessert.
The super easy to make microwave s'mores taste just as good as s'mores roasted over a campfire. But, you can make these anytime and don't need to start a fire outside or have the perfect weather to enjoy them.
S'mores are a classic to start treat made of graham crackers, melted chocolate and melted marshmallows. They come in many varieties including these s'mores Rice krispie treats and this oven cooked s'mores dip.
This easy, no-bake, microwave dessert is so easy to make you can prepare it and have it ready to go in 2 minutes or so. It's perfect for when you want a super quick sweet snack and you can make it as an individual serving (like these mini smores pies) or you can make several to serve to guests.
🧁Why To Try This Recipe
Quick & Easy- You only need about 2 minutes to prepare and get this dessert ready to eat. It's so quick and super easy. Simply stack your ingredients together and set them in the microwave.
Inexpensive- with only three super simple ingredients that are cheap to purchase, this recipe is inexpensive to make
Yummy & Nostalgic- enjoy the delicious and nostalgic flavors of crunchy sweet graham crackers, melted chocolate and ooey gooey marshmallows all combined into one with this easy dessert.
- Microwave Safe Plate
- Marshmallows - large marshmallows work best. Any brand is fine, however, we have found that jet puff melt the best.
- Chocolate bar - Hershey's milk chocolate is the classic go to for this dessert and that is what we use in this recipe.
- Graham Crackers - these provide a little extra sweet and crunchy flavor to this treat.
See recipe card for quantities.
📖Substitutions & Variations
With only three ingredients there aren't a lot of things to substitute or change in this recipe. Here are a few ideas if you need substitutions or looking for ways to change it up.
- Use different chocolate - instead of using the classic milk chocolate you can use any type of chocolate you like such as white chocolate or dark chocolate. Or, you can mix up the flavor even more and use any type of candy bar that's chocolate-faced.
- Use different crackers- instead of using graham crackers you can use a different type of cracker which will vary the flavor some. Some common choices include Ritz crackers, chocolate chip cookies or even saltine crackers.
- Make it gluten free - You can easily find gluten-free chocolate, gluten-free marshmallows and gluten-free graham crackers to make this a gluten-free easy to make dessert.
- Make it in a mug- change up the classic sandwich style of this dessert by crumbling your graham cracker into chunks, using chocolate chips and then popping your marshmallow all into a mug before heating.
- Use marshmallow fluff - while regular marshmallows are definitely easier to work with, you can use marshmallow fluff instead. Simply take a butter knife and scoop out marshmallow fluff and then spread it on your graham cracker before heating in the microwave.
Use the following easy step-by-step instructions and process shots to put your microwave s'mores together flawlessly.
Step 1: Take one sheet of graham crackers and place half of the chocolate bar on it.
Step 2: Lay three jumbo marshmallows over the chocolate bar
Step 3: Place the plate into the microwave and microwave for 20 seconds. The marshmallow will greatly expand when heated.
Step 4: Remove from the microwave and gently place the other graham cracker sheet on top of marshmallows and lightly smush it together.
Hint: when you place the top graham cracker on your melted marshmallows and chocolate, wiggle it around a little so that it smooshes the marshmallows and chocolate together. This will help keep the sandwich together as well as to spread the marshmallows and chocolate across the entire piece of graham cracker.
⭐Recipe Tips for Success
- Microwave time- Start with heating for 20 seconds. However, some microwave wattages are different and you may need to add 5 seconds at a time until your marshmallow is melted.
- Melting chocolate- If you want your chocolate to be extra milky, you can microwave it for 5 to 10 seconds before adding a marshmallow on top and microwaving for the remaining 20 seconds.
- Don't overheat- when you heat the marshmallow it will expand greatly doubling or tripling in size. Once you remove the chocolate and marshmallow from the microwave and put your sandwich together they will continue to melt for a while afterwards. Don't heat too long or the marshmallow will become very hard.
Since these microwave s'mores are super fast and easy to make you probably won't be prepping a ton of them ahead of time. However, if you have leftovers here's how to store, reheat and freeze them for later.
- Storage- You can keep these in an airtight container on the countertop or in the refrigerator for around 3 to 5 days. Note that the marshmallow may get quite hard if you keep it in the refrigerator.
- Reheating- once you're s'mores cool down the chocolate and marshmallow will become hard and not melty in gooey. So if you don't eat these right away you'll want to reheat them. Simply pop them into the microwave at 5 second intervals until the marshmallow and chocolate become soft and gooey again. Note: The graham cracker may become a little soft.
- Freezing- If you make several of these and need to freeze them for later or, perhaps you put them together but don't heat them and want to freeze them so that you can pull them out and heat them when needed. Simply take your cooled s'mores and wrap them individually in cling wrap or Saran wrap. Place them in a Ziploc bag or an airtight container and freeze for 3 to 6 months. When you're ready you can place them in the refrigerator overnight and then reheat in the microwave.
Yes, you can definitely put marshmallows in the microwave. They will expand to double or triple their size as the heat. You want to be sure that you heat them the minimal amount of time so that they do not explode and then become very hard.
Marshmallows melt in the microwave and around 20 seconds. Longer than that will cause them to become hardened.
- Microwave Safe Plate
- 2 sheets Graham Crackers
- .5 Bar Chocolate
- 3 Jumbo Marshmallows
- Lay one full sheet of graham cracker on a microwave safe plate.
- Snap your chocolate bar in half and place half of it in top of the graham cracker.
- Lay three marshmallows side by side on top of the chocolate and graham cracker.
- Place plate into the microwave and heat for 20 seconds. (Marshmallow will expand).
- Remove the plate from the microwave and gently press the other sheet of graham cracker on top.
- Microwave wattages can vary. Start with 20 seconds and add 5 seconds at a time if the marshmallows haven't expanded yet.
- Don't overheat the marshmallows or they will become stiff and hard instead of gooey.
- For extra melty chocolate, heat the chocolate on the graham cracker for 5-10 seconds before adding the marshmallows.
- Store in an airtight container for 3-5 days in the fridge or counter.
- Reheat in the microwave at 5 second intervals until marshmallows and chocolate are soft.
- Freeze individually wrapped in cling wrap or aluminum foil and placed in an airtight tor Ziploc bag for up to 6 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before reheating in the microwave.