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The Secrets to Making the Perfect Indoor S’more

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The Secrets to Making the Perfect Indoor S’more

Who knew creating s’mores indoors could so effortless and so tasty? S’mores will be your go-to this fall or winter when the weather is just too cold to bear. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you’ll be able to prepare a more creative s’more. We have some s’more suggestions below!

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Bake Smart Hack

Have an old (washed) coffee can half full of hot water ready to put used sticks/forks into after marshmallows are pulled off. This not only cools them down, but (sort of) washes them off for the next use. — Wikihow

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Choose Your Chocolate Carefully

Growing up, we loved those soft, waxy, milk chocolate Hershey's bars for s'mores. Ticket Chocolate uses couverture chocolate to mimic that taste — couverture has a much higher amount of cocoa butter than most chocolate, giving it the same silkiness as milk chocolate without the cloying sweetness. If you want a slightly more adult taste, try a dark chocolate (70 percent or higher).  — Posie Harwood


Make Your Own Marshmallows

Whipping up homemade marshmallows is one of our favorite snow day projects. While not mandatory for a good s'more, homemade marshmallows are softer and stickier than store-bought versions and therefore easier to mold into a layer. — Posie Harwood


Non-Cook S’mores

Safe, non-cook s'mores can be made with chocolate frosting and marshmallow cream.

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Purchase Ahead

If you buy fun-size candy bars when on sale after Halloween, freeze them until you need them. This way, you can save money and time. Fun-size candy bars make for no complaining and easy distribution. Despite their small size, they really are enough for one s'more. — Wikihow

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The Cookies Matter

A slightly sweet cookie like a graham cracker works well in a s'more, helping to balance out the sugar of the marshmallow and chocolate. Try your hand at baking your own with graham flour. Even homemade graham crackers will shatter easily when you take a bite, so we’ve been experimenting with sturdier cookies. Shortbread is our top contender: Not too sweet, exceptionally thick and sturdy, and buttery enough to up the ante on the entire dessert. — Posie Harwood

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The Heating Source

This can be a microwave, toaster oven, gas oven, a can of "fondue" fuel, or even a large candle. Make sure the heat source is supported on a heatproof surface.


The Oven Hack

This sweet treat can be made in the oven by wrapping put-together s'mores in foil and placing on cookie sheet in 300-degree-F oven for 5 to 10 minutes. — Wikihow

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Using Candle or Fuel

Put the marshmallow on the end of a fondue fork or use long bamboo skewers that have been soaked in water for at least 15 minutes. Hold the marshmallow six inches or so over a flame and turn to brown.  —

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