Smores dip recipe using the oven. This version of s'mores is baked in the oven in a cast-iron skillet, and then scooped up with graham crackers for the ultimate campfire treat at home! Just 15 minutes, and you can have an easy, fun dessert!
What is s'mores dip?
Ok, you know what s'mores are, and you know what a dip is, so you're wondering how you turn the campfire treat into a dip? Smores dip is a layer of chocolate that is baked in the oven until melted, then topped with marshmallows that toast at the same time as the chocolate melts. Do you follow me on this? Everything goes in the oven at the same time! A layer of chocolate chips topped with a layer of marshmallows, baked until melted and golden. To serve, you scoop it up with graham crackers, because that's the only thing missing from the s'mores equation.
And if you're still scratching your head on what a s'more is: a s'more is a classic campfire treat you make when you're camping in the woods and only have a fire with which to cook. A marshmallow is roasted on a stick over a campfire and then placed between two graham crackers with a piece of chocolate to make a sandwich. The heat from the marshmallow melts the chocolate, and it's a gooey, sticky mess of incredible flavors: smoky toasted marshmallow, melty chocolate, and crisp graham crackers. Another name for s'mores is HEAVEN.
S'mores Dip Ingredients:
- Chocolate Chips. Your favorite chocolate chips will work here. The ones you use for my small batch chocolate chip cookies are perfect! Either dark or milk chocolate chips are fine.
- Marshmallows. Use large marshmallows, snipped in half, for the look you see in the photos, or mini marshmallows for a fun, bubbly appearance. The size of marshmallow you use do not effect the baking time, so you can even mix the two.
- Graham Crackers. I like dipping graham crackers into this smores dip to be authentic, but you can use wafer cookies, crispy sugar wafers, pretzels, or anything else your heart desires.
How to make s'mores dip:
- Gather your ingredients: chocolate chips and marshmallows. Have your dip scoops of choice, ready (graham crackers, cookies, or pretzels).
- Preheat the oven to 450-degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a small cast iron skillet (I'm using this 6 inch skillet), add the chocolate chips, and spread them into a single layer.
- Snip large marshmallows in half, and place them sticky side down on the chocolate chips, in a single layer. If you're using mini marshmallows, just scatter them on top evenly.
- Slide the skillet into the oven carefully, and bake for 7-9 minutes, keeping an eye on the marshmallows.
- Remove the skillet from the oven when the marshmallows are toasty golden brown.
What to dip in s'mores dip:
Obviously, graham crackers! But you can buy gluten-free graham crackers and make this a gluten-free dessert, too! Other great dippers are vanilla wafer cookies, crispy sugar wafers, or salty pretzels!
S'mores dip recipe tips and tricks:
I have heard from a few people saying this recipe method didn't melt your chocolate chips fully, or the chocolate was hard. Read below for a method on how to prevent this from happening a second time:
The primary reason people struggle with this smores dip recipe is that the chocolate seizes and hardens, which is caused by it getting too hot. So, if this recipe isn't working for you, check your oven temperature and bake the dip for less time. You may even lower the oven temperature by 25 degrees. If the marshmallows don't toast enough for your liking with these alterations, use a culinary torch to toast them. That's a link to the exact torch I use in my kitchen.
How do I reheat smores dip?
If you have leftovers of this smores dip, first, let me congratulate you on showing an extreme amount of self-restraint. I have none, but I'm happy for you! Leftovers are tricky with this recipe because marshmallows melt over time. They're just made of sugar, and sugar melts in the presence of any amount of water. You can cover the melted chocolate in plastic wrap and store on the counter and room temperature. Before serving again, top with more marshmallows and broil in the oven until they're toasted.
How do I preserve smores dip?
Like I mentioned above, marshmallows melt into sugar syrup over time. To preserve s'mores dip, store covered at room temperature, and add fresh marshmallows before toasting and serving again.
Can I make S'mores Dip in a glass pan?
Yes, absolutely be PLEASE READ THIS: You're going to need to lower the oven temperature to 350 to bake this smores dip in a glass pan instead. Lower the oven temperature, and keep an eye on your marshmallows while it bakes for a longer amount of time. Remove from the oven when the marshmallows are golden brown.
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 8 large marshmallows
- graham crackers, for dipping
- Preheat the oven to 450.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Serve with graham crackers for scooping.
Chocolate Chips: Either dark or milk chocolate chips can both be used.
Marshmallows: Use large marshmallows, snipped in half, or mini marshmallows.
Graham Crackers: You can use graham crackers, pretzels, or vanilla wafers for dipping. Use gluten free pretzels, if that suits your needs.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 542Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 85gFiber: 5gSugar: 66gProtein: 5g