This Microwave Smores recipe is perfect for anyone who wants smores any time of the year. Make s'mores in the microwave with graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallow to get that classic smores flavor without a campfire!
Who needs a campfire when you can make microwave smores at home!
No sticks, no mess, no fire, no smell of smoke on your clothes. All you need is the regular s'mores ingredients (graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows) and a microwave!
A s'more is a classic campfire treat that consists of a graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow. The smores ingredients are melted together and then put on the graham cracker to create this delicious dessert.
There are many theories as to where smores got their name from including an Australian phrase "some more" which means give me some more, or a British term for a sandwich called s'madder that is pronounced smore-ders.
However, the most popular smores theory is that the name comes from the contraction of "some more" and "roast marshmallow".
Growing up, we used to say they were given the name, because once you've had one, you then want some-more (smore!)
The thing is, you usually need a campfire to enjoy them. And that's not always easy.
But I'll teach you exactly how to make smores in the microwave. Just scroll down for the recipe!
This easy dessert has become popular and the flavors are used to make many different treats such as cookies, smores bars, and even smores ice cream!
While smores are usually made over a campfire, you don't need access to fire to enjoy this treat!
This recipe uses your microwave oven to melt the chocolate and marshmallow onto the graham cracker in just seconds.
Use this recipe when you need a quick and easy smore dessert any time of the year!
Why Make This Recipe
It's an easy way to make a classic dessert that's enjoyed by all.
You don't need a campfire to make a smore.
No burnt bits on your marshmallow!
I love that with this recipe they can be made any time of the year indoors.
Microwave smores are made from start to finish in just 60 seconds or less!
Surprise the kids with a quick and easy dessert of smores.
They still have that wonderful oozy melted marshmallow, melting chocolate, and crispy graham crackers.
- Graham Crackers - These are the classic smores cookies that provide a crunchy texture and flavor.
- Marshmallows - Big, fluffy marshmallows are used to create a soft and sweet flavor and texture that binds the crackers and chocolate together. Go for a medium sized one - not super jumbo as they're a bit too big for microwave smores.
- Chocolate Bars - I like using classic Hershey bars as they are easy to break up, but you can use any chocolate bar you enjoy to make this treat.
Please scroll down to the recipe card below for the full quantities.
How to Make Smores in the Microwave
Wondering how to make Microwave Smores? It's easy!
Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Add the crackers to a microwave-safe dish: Place half of the graham cracker squares onto a microwave-safe plate in an even single layer.
Add chocolate and marshmallows: Top each cracker with two chocolate squares, then place a marshmallow on top.
Microwave the s'more: Microwave for about 20 seconds, or until the marshmallow puffs up and enlarges.
Remove and serve: Carefully remove the plate from the microwave and sandwich each s'more with the additional graham cracker.
You can use any chocolate you enjoy, but Hershey's plain chocolate bars are best. They break apart easily, melt perfectly and they give this treat its classic chocolate flavor.
Microwave time varies depending on how strong your oven is. Be sure to test at 20 seconds and adjust the time as needed.
The plate may be very hot right after cooking, so make sure you are using oven mitts or a thick towel to remove the plate.
Beware that the chocolate will be very much hotter cooked in the microwave than melted with residual heat from the marshmallow, so make sure you allow some cool time, if necessary.
Use any flavor of chocolate you enjoy to change up the flavor including dark chocolate, milk chocolate, peanut butter smores bars, etc.
If you don't have a microwave: Melt the marshmallow and chocolate over low heat on your stovetop and then add to graham crackers for s'more sandwiches.
Use a peanut butter cup instead of chocolate for peanut butter smores flavor.
You can use flavored marshmallows when they're available to change up the flavor.
Use chocolate or cinnamon graham crackers to give the smores a unique crunchy taste.
Storage & Freezing
Enjoy your smore immediately. They are best served while warm. Store any leftover components of the s'more in an airtight container in a dry area.
We don't recommend freezing your smores.
No, the smores should be eaten shortly after they are assembled. The chocolate and marshmallow will start to melt and lose their structural integrity if they sit too long.
Marshmallows are designed to be cooked and eaten. They will not burst into flames like some people believe, but they will puff up significantly when microwaved.
Yes! Be sure to use a gluten free graham cracker. They can be found in specialty grocery stores or online.
Sure, we all love Instant Pot recipes and Air Fryer recipes, but our good ol' microwave is a trusty kitchen gadget that can do so much!
More dessert recipes
We hope that you love this tasty recipe for smores in the microwave! Be sure to also check out these other dessert recipes too!
- 4 sheets graham crackers halved into squares
- 4 marshmallows large
- 3 oz chocolate bars (Hershey's)
- Place half of the graham cracker squares onto a microwave-safe plate.
- Top with the chocolate (I use 2 rectangles of Hershey’s each), then place a marshmallow on top.
- Microwave for about 20 seconds, or until the marshmallow puffs up and gets bigger.
- Remove the plate from the microwave (careful, it could be hot!) and top each microwave s'more with the other graham cracker squares.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.