It had been years since I last had actual s’mores. Probably not since the time I went camping with friends in college, and did nothing but sit in a tailgate chair inhaling copious amounts of lighter fluid-fed campfire smoke and eat all sorts of junk food. I can’t even remember the last time I made them at home. Probably some time in my childhood.
But when I saw an in-store display for marshmallows, Hershey’s chocolate and graham crackers, I knew I had to revisit the old camp classic. What really sold me on the s’mores idea though, was the kind of marshmallows on display. Instead of the plain ol’ white kind, these were covered in toasted coconut. Sold.
So first things first, I took half a graham cracker and placed a fat little pillow of sugary perfection on top. I put it on a plate and popped it in the microwave for 10 seconds, which made the marshmallow balloon out and spread out over the cracker into an expanded, gooey white blob.
Then I broke off a few pieces of Hershey’s chocolate and plopped them down on top of the melted marshmallow.
As the chocolate quickly melted over the marshmallow, I topped it off with another graham cracker and sandwiched the whole thing together. Voila! No charred marshmallows, no dirty tree branches and twigs, no campfire smoke. Just sticky, chocolate, marshmallowy gooey deliciousness, and all under a minute!