Q: I am hosting a cub scout group on Friday, and I want to give them something fun to munch on while they are having their meeting. I want to make smores, but it is too cold for everyone to go around a campfire, and we have an electric stove. Can I make smores in the microwave? Is it possible?
A: Making smores in the microwave is a memory to be had by many children. For whatever reason these sweet, gooey snacks always hit the spot, and they are very easy to make.
To make smores in the microwave, you’ll first want to get your graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows together in one place.
The only part that can be microwaved is truly the marshmallow. Place a single marshmallow on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for 10-15 seconds. It will inflate until it is big and fluffy, but be careful not to overdo it, as it can (and will) explode all over your microwave.
Once big and fluffy, quickly take it out and assemble the smores.
Allow to let sit at room temperature, it will allow the chocolate to melt, or you can serve immediately.
It is possible to make more than one marshmallow in the microwave, but the critical point is that the marshmallows will be hot enough to melt the chocolate.
(Don’t know if your marshmallow is done? Give it a little squeeze, it should give easily.)
Making smores doesn’t have to be a summer exclusive treat. Make them up at any time and enjoy these sweet little treats.