The delicious summertime treat moves indoors, thanks to your cast iron skillet.
When it comes to desserts, there are few things more summery than the classic S’mores. But for apartment dwellers—or anyone who can’t just whip up a campfire in their backyard—getting that perfect mix of melted chocolate and gooey marshmallows is no easy feat. Trying to make S’mores over a stovetop is not just dangerous, it’s likely to end in an unwelcome mess. That’s where this recipe for Cast Iron Skillet S’mores comes in. It’s easy to make, keeps all of the messes contained to one single dish, and even brings a bit of that campfire aesthetic into your kitchen. Need a dessert for a Memorial Day Weekend party? This one’s perfect!
We do want to remind you to be extra careful when handling the cast iron skillet once it’s been preheated and when you’re serving the s’mores. One of the things that makes it perfect for this recipe—its ability to hold heat for a long time—is also something to be cautious of. The skillet may stay hot for longer than you expect it, so always handle it with an oven mitt.
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips—semi-sweet and milk chocolate mix
- 15 jumbo marshmallows, halved
- Box of graham crackers
- Preheat oven to 450° F with a 12" cast iron skillet on the center rack.
- When oven is preheated, carefully remove the skillet. Place some butter in the skillet and swirl it around to coat the coat the entire cooking area, including the sides.
- Pour an even layer of chocolate chips into the skillet.
- Carefully arrange a layer of halved marshmallows on top of the chocolate; cover the chocolate completely by packing the marshmallows tightly.
- Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until marshmallows are toasted to your liking.
- Remove the skillet from the oven, and let it cool for five minutes.
- Serve your S'mores Dip warm with graham crackers for dipping.