Did you eat s’mores growing up? I didn’t often, but when I did I loved them! Like a lot of kids, I participated in Girl Scouts growing up. In my head I was a model girl scout and a complete over-achiever. How so? Most kids earn patches along with their troop. I wanted to earn more of them at a much faster pace. That’s when I discovered that I could earn them on my own, at my own pace. This opened up a huge can of worms! Let’s just say I earned AAAAALLL the patches, leaving my troop in the dust.
Any who, part of any scout experience is taking a camping trip. I was pretty indifferent about camping. Didn’t hate it, but I didn’t really love it either. I could do without the bugs and outdoor showers. However, when the campfire started and the s’mores ingredients came out, I was front and center! Most of the other kids liked their marshmallows lightly browned, if that. I on the other hand had one goal: get my marshmallow as burnt as possible. Often times this meant waiting for the marshmallow to catch on fire. Sounds a little crazy, but it definitely did the trick! To me, there was nothing better.
I honestly can’t remember the last time I had an official s’mores. By this I mean one that was cooked over an open flame. I’m a little nostalgic at times, so when I saw a s’mores dip online that could be made indoors, I knew I had to make one myself! Recently my husband and I hosted our housewarming. Our first event at our new home of one year. This seemed like the perfect excuse to make a s’mores dip! I love that it’s super easy to make, and just like the original, it requires just 3 ingredients!
Making the S’mores Dip
Instead of using your typical Hershey’s chocolate, I opted for semi-sweet morsels from Trader Joe’s along with their gelatin- free marshmallows. If you really want to take these up a notch try a fancier, less basic kind of chocolate instead. I snagged a box of graham crackers from Harris Teeter. To make them, all you have to do is grab a pan and spread the chocolate over the bottom. Next, arrange the marshmallows and set them in a preheated oven for a few minutes until the marshmallows are browned (to your liking). While mine was in the oven, I started breaking up the graham crackers so they would be ready for dipping/scooping. When the marshmallows are browned, pop them out of the oven and serve immediately!
If you’re hosting a gathering soon, I’d definitely recommend serving these! It’s so nostalgic and definitely a crowd pleaser! I got lots of kudos for whipping this up 🙂 I’ve even made a personal one for myself (notice the cooked version is in a mini skillet 🙂 ). Go ahead and try them for yourself and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Vegan S’mores Dip
- 1 bag jumbo marshmallows (could also sub for mini marshmallows if desired)
- ½-1 cup dairy free chocolate chips or chocolate of your choice
- graham crackers for dipping/scooping
- Preheat oven to 425°
- In a 10" cast iron skillet add desired amount of dairy-free chocolate chips to create the bottom layer.
- Arrange the jumbo marshmallows as desired over the chocolate chips to create the second layer.
- Place the pan in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until browned to your liking.
- While the chocolate and marshmallows are heating, use this time to begin breaking up the graham crackers.
- Remove the pan from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving (the chocolate is usually pretty hot!). Enjoy with graham crackers.