Indoor S’mores


Let me guess…it’s cold outside where you are?  Thought so.

This is the second year in my life where I’ve had to deal with snow.  Oh, sure we’d get a slight dusting of snow in Texas every so often.  It would disappear almost as quickly as it came, but not before halting all civilization.  Texans aren’t made for driving in the white stuff.  If you’re driving in snow and see a Texas license plate, I beg you, please pull over and let them slide pass you.  You’ll thank me later.  In California, the winter is just foggy and drizzly with rain.  I miss that cozy fog.  But this Midwest snow?  I just don’t know about it yet.

If I could fast forward passed this winter and have it be summertime again, I would do it in a heartbeat for you.  Let’s pretend the days are warm and the nights are just cool enough for a campfire.  A campfire with s’mores!  Wait, back to reality:  we’re making s’mores in the oven today.  With a cast iron skillet.  Oh, yes we are!


I used my mini 6″ cast iron skillet, just like I would if I was using an outdoor campfire instead of my oven.  Fill it with your favorite chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate chips) and top with marshmallows.  Bake in the oven until nice and toasty.  Then, scoop it all up with graham crackers.


Let’s gather around the stove and pretend it’s a campfire, and scoop up this melted chocolate goodness and toasted marshmallow gooeyness with graham crackers!  You can use mini marshmallows, large marshmallows, or even homemade marshmallows.  All kinds of marshmallows are delicious.  Fact.

Case in point:


I hope this recipe warms you up in this cold winter season!

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Indoor S'mores
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Serves: 2
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • graham crackers for dipping
  1. Preheat the oven to 450.
  2. In a cast iron skillet, add the chocolate chips. Snip the large marshmallows in half and top the chocolate chips with them. (You could also use a scoop of mini marshmallows alternatively.)
  3. Once the oven is up to temperature, add the skillet to the oven. Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until the marshmallows turn golden brown.
  4. Serve with graham crackers for scooping.
I was inspired by my favorite magazine, Taste of the South.



  1. says

    My sister and I have been talking about awesome desserts to make on New Year’s Eve. This is making that list. This might be the only thing on that list because really, why would I need anything else after this?!

  2. says

    As much as I love the snow, I wouldn’t mind avoiding the crazy drivers and all the shoveling altogether for just one season. A perpetual summer would be find by me – bring on the campfire, outdoor shmooores, and sangria! My brain did a somersault when I saw the title of your post because I’ve been trying to figure out how to light a campfire in my oven for YEARS! Love this brilliant idea!

    • says

      Another great reason, and one of the main uses for my mini skillet: One box of Jiffy Corn Meal mix for cornbread. Six good-sized slices…with a couple tsp of sugar added, of course!

    • says

      What a great question, Aydee! (I used to have a friend growing up named Aydee!) I would try one of those heavy ceramic bakeware pieces. Like an 8″ square casserole dish? I think regular metal bakeware is too thin, though I haven’t tried anything besides the cast iron. Good luck! Let us all know how it turns out :)

      • Vivian says

        I found this on Pinterest & made this tonight! I don’t have a small skillet, so I used a large white ramekin instead!
        (Corningware) Worked great & my family loved it up here in snowy Canada. Thanks for a great recipe!

  3. SUMMER says

    My only question is – how’d u clean the skillet after? I’ve always been told never to wash my cast iron skillet to wipe it out pretty much………….. this looks yummy so please share how you cleaned ur skillet.

    • says

      What a great question, Summer! After the dessert was all gone, I scraped out my skillet. Then, I soaked it in warm water and scrubbed it with a coarse brush. After letting it dry, I rubbed a bit of oil into my pan. Chocolate is acidic, and I was worried about my pan being damaged, so the oil remedied that. Happy baking :)

  4. says

    I have seen so many recipes for indoor s’mores that leave me, well, cold, because they just don’t capture the essence of a fireside. But add a cast iron skillet and you have all the rustic makings of a fantastic winter’s night. I love it!

  5. says

    Oh my gaw! It has been blustery and cold here in Baltimore. It’s all cozy sweater and slippers 24-7. If I don’t have to go out, I don’t. I wouldn’t mind getting cozy with this here s’mores dip. Yum!

  6. says

    whyyyyyyyyyy!!! now, i’ll be dreaming and drooling about this all night long. there goes my diet!

    but….i’m happy this is what’s going to break me and my diet up :-)

  7. Paul says

    OK so I made this for the Olympics opening ceremony party I was going to. But I was a little disappointed – the recipe is GREAT, and I love it….bt the chocolate didn’t ‘melt’ – it seemed to actually harden, almost as though it was being cooked TOO much, but I watched it very closely….it never got to that gooey consistency that you would want in order to be able to dip crackers into it.

    thoughts? I am wondering if it was too far towards the bottom of the oven when cooking….and the bottom of the cast iron heated up too quickly…..

    • says

      Did you let them sit on the counter a few moments before eating? They need a few minutes to melt. The recipe calls for such a short time in the oven so that the chocolate won’t scorch.

      ALSO: the bottom of your oven is too hot! Your racks should be in the center of the oven always (unless a recipe says to move the racks).

      Did you say you made these and then took them to a party? The chocolate hardened while you drove over. They need to be served immediately. I will update my recipe to reflect this.

      Overall, it sounds to me like the chocolate scorched in the bottom of the oven. Move the racks to the center and try again. And you’ll be rewarded with delicious melty chocolate :)

  8. Anna says

    Although the weather is warming up here, we do not have a fire pit or will we be going camping anytime soon. I think I am going to give this a whirl on the grill tonight to go with supper! I think if I put it on the top rack in a grill dish, we will have some fantastic dessert. :-)

  9. says

    I’m going to try it but since I’m the Only one going to eat it I used a mini iron pan (don’t know the exact name, you can tell I don’t cook lol) anyhow used chocolate chips and then mini marshmallows on top. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to put chocolate chips back on top of the marshmallows the way as it sounds on here. The picture didn’t look like it so I didn’t. Can’t wait to taste!!

  10. Amanda says

    Love the idea of s’mores dip! I tried it the other day and I loved to dip the graham crackers instead of making a mess! I didn’t have a cast iron so I did a water bath with a heavy rimkin, to make sure the choc melted. The marshmallow texture was hard like when you microwave them :o( was not thrilled with the texture and you had to eat it immediately or the whole thing hardened. Luckily it’s summer so I tried this again but bbq’d the marshmallows and plopped them in the pot of melted chocolate! Yum.

  11. StephO says

    I would recommend pre-melting the chips. Once my marshmallows were nicely toasted – my chips were still solid. I did this in a larger skillet for 4 tween girls during their glam camp out in my TV room. They all raved but said it needed something fresh like raspberries, strawberries or bananas … interesting!

    • says

      Hi Steph,
      Did you let it set after pulling it off the fire? The residual heat from the skillet will melt the chips. I’m not sure how well it works when the recipe is quadrupled, however. Raspberries sound awesome!

  12. says

    You have just made my dreams come true! I plan on indoor camping this weekend with my step-daughter (forecast says rain for Labor Day! Can you believe it?!) and this will be the perfect thing to complement it! I’ll let you know how our indoor s’mores turn out :)

  13. Sharon says

    I used a 12″ cast iron skillet , cooked until the marshmallows were golden but the chocolate didn’t melt. Oven was at recommended temp. Why do you think this happened?

    • says

      Hi Sharon,
      Did you double or triple the recipe to make it fit in a 12″ skillet? Or did you use the same amount?
      The skillet needs to sit once it comes out of the oven to melt the chips.


      • Sharon says

        I doubled the recipe and I let it sit out after cooking to set. Not sure why they didn’t melt. I tried the recipe twice.

  14. Candice says

    Did anyone have any issues with it wanting to harden as it cooled? Im planning an outdoor October cowboy themed party for my 2 yr old I wanted to make this but I was afraid that after hitting the cool fall air it would just harden and be a mess. Any suggestions?

  15. says

    Recipe and pictures look sooooo yummy. Found on Pinterest. :)

    I was just reading through the comments on this, I usually do just to see what others thought of the recipe, and since many said that the chips weren’t melted couldn’t you heat the skillet in the oven while it’s preheating? This was the chips have time to melt and the marshmallows don’t get hard after taking out of the oven?

  16. Audrey says

    my husband & i made this the other night, but we used reeses peanut butter cups instead. it was INCREDIBLE!! what a brilliant idea – thank you!! :)

  17. Anna says

    Love this idea! Question for you… What type of oven do you have? Gas or electric or convection? Do you think it will it make any difference for cooking time depending on type of oven?

  18. Laura says

    Will be making this even though the weather is starting to get warmer and sunny in England Suffolk can’t wait to make these with the kiddies

  19. says

    Will be making this even though the weather is starting to get warmer and sunny in England Suffolk can’t wait to make these with the kiddies

  20. Cheryl says

    I just found this and it looks great, so I will make it for my grandsons this week.
    I love problem solving so 2 things, if the chocolate doesn’t melt at first, why not put it on top of the stove over gentle heat.
    And to keep it warm, what about standing it in a electric fry pan on low heat.
    Also you say that you can use any kind of marshmallow, including homemade ones. My homemade marshmallows can not be heated. If you heat them, they turn back into liquid because unlike commercial ones there is no flour of any kind in them, just gelatin, sugar and water.

    • says

      Hi Cheryl,

      The oven should melt the chocolate sufficiently. I can not answer about your recipe alterations, as I did not make the recipe your way. I made it as-written.
      My homemade marshmallows do not hold their shape either, but then you get a marshmallow layer instead of the actual shapes of marshmallow. You know what I mean? Instead of circles of marshmallow, it’s more like you spread marshmallow fluff on top and toasted it. It’s delicious. But it won’t look like the photo.



  21. cheryl says

    Hi, the husband and I actually do this at our campsite… We put the skillet on a rack over the campfire until Chocolate is melted and marshmallows are soft… Then we just ligthly torch the marshmallows until brown… Put the skillet between us on table and dip away… So Yummy…

  22. JUANITA worboys says

    I just made these and they came out soooo yummy , soooo outright delicious loved every minute making these s’mores totally is going to do this again.

  23. says

    Just came across your recipe on Pinterest as we were searching for new twists on a classic for Indoor Smores. This looks so delish for an easy recipe twist on a classic. We added you not only to our board but added a mention to this find with your link in our post today. Loved your site and will check back for more awesome inspirations. Thanks again!


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