Photo by sanchom
You don't need a reason to make smores at home, but movie night at a friend’s house was my excuse for loading up on chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers. I brought my mini hibachi and a Sterno can to get the party started.You'll find my mini hibachi on Amazon
In my opinion, this is the best way to make s'mores at home. We ate these while watching Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and they were way more fun than popcorn.
Even though I had the smallest Sterno I could find, it wasn't going to fit inside the mini hibachi. I used a plastic spoon to scoop the gel out of the can and put it inside the grill. I lit it carefully with one of those long lighters you use to light barbecue grills. You can kill the flames by cutting off the air with something inflammable like a ceramic plate, but our flame lasted about as long as our appetite for smores did, so it just burned itself out.
I used Hershey's Special Dark mini chocolate bars and milk chocolate bars. They were great because each guest had their own chocolate bar and one bar per s'more was a pretty wonderful ratio. I prefer dark chocolate in general, but I think that milk chocolate with the marshmallows would have been too sweet for me. But, as always, experiment! You might find something else you love.
I didn't give amounts for the ingredients because, really, who can put a limit on how many s’mores another person can eat? That's why they're called s'mores--because you always want "some more." But you usually use one graham cracker, broken in half, per sandwich, so figure out how many graham crackers you have and multiply that number by two, and that’s approximately how many s'mores you can make. Unless you run out of chocolate or marshmallows, which would be terrible.
Here is the "s'mores recipe", in case you needed it. Otherwise, have fun and be safe!
Break a graham cracker in half and put your piece of chocolate on one piece.
Roast the marshmallows with a skewer or any other tool that isn't going to melt, catch fire, or burn your fingers. When the marshmallow is as hot and melty as you like it, put it on top of the chocolate. Cover it with the second piece of graham cracker and pull out the skewer.
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