This picture works for this post because it involves marshmallows and an oven. Plus my hair looks really good.
Did you guys know I went camping over the weekend? Probably not because I've like, hardly talked about it or Instagrammed it. Really, it all started when I posted the ingredients for my gourmet camping s'mores on Instagram. Thanks to this post on Buzzfeed, I had like a bajillion ingredients I wanted to bring to make fancy s'mores in Yosemite. Thanks to my checking account kindly reminding me to calm the eff down, I ended up with the ingredients you see right here in front of your face.
Once I posted that picture, people kept saying that they really wanted to go camping/build a campfire and make s'mores. And I kept telling people YOU DO NOT NEED AN ACTUAL FIRE TO MAKE S'MORES IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME. I'm sorry Juliette, excuse me? You'd make s'mores without an open flame? What's wrong with you? That's basically an insult to smoky melty marshmallows.
HEAR ME OUT.
I was going to actually make oven s'mores last night and take pictures like a good blogger, but did you know the grocery store doesn't sell ingredients for just one single s'more? And I couldn't be bothered to actually buy an entire box of graham crackers and an entire bag of mallows and an entire chocolate bar because if there's one thing I lack, it's self control. And you'd better believe that I would have eaten probably like 8 s'mores, and then after I ran out of chocolate I would have just eaten graham crackers and mallows and then my pants wouldn't have fit this morning and I would have had to come to work in sweats and my boss would have fired me and then I'd have to get a job at Rite Aid with the creepy cashier who always tells me how he likes to take bubble baths in the evenings while listening to Justin Bieber CDs.
So, if you're craving s'mores but you don't have a gas stove or a fire pit in your backyard or the desire to put a lot of effort into your s'mores, then this brilliant oven s'mores plan is for you. YAY!
What you need:
-S'mores ingredients. I thought that was obvious. But you could make it interesting and swap out the chocolate for cookies and cream chocolate or Reese's or something if you're feeling adventurous.
-An oven with a working "broil" option.
What you do:
-Set your oven to broil. BROIL.
-Put some tin foil on a baking pan. It does not matter what kind of pan. It actually doesn't even need to be a pan. You could use a cookie sheet if you want to. You actually probably don't even need the pan and you could just use tin foil, but I haven't done that so I can't speak from experience.
-Put some marshmallows on the tin foil. I don't care how many you do, it's up to you and how much happiness you feel like putting inside your stomach.
-The oven doesn't take very long to heat up when you set it to broil, so it should be ready by now. Put your lumps of gooey happiness in the oven and keep an eye or two on it.
-If memory serves me correctly (which it might not), you only need to leave the marshmallows in the oven for like 15-20 seconds. I think. Basically just keep your eyes on the oven and when the tops of your marshmallows start turning a beautiful golden brown it's time to take your marshmallows out of the oven.
-Create your s'mores.
My absolute favorite part of oven s'mores is that there are no dishes to wash! Because you used the tin foil, all you have to do is ball it up and throw it away and wait for your pan to cool (if you used one) and then put that back where it came from. AND THAT'S IT. Doesn't this sound WAY easier than setting up a campfire and using old wire hangers to roast your marshmallows? Don't get me wrong, roasting marshmallows is WAY more fun than broiling them in the oven, but for those nights when you just want seven one little s'more, it's perfect.
Just don't make them every night. That takes away the magic.
Also, for your information, the general consensus during camping was that the cookies and cream s'mores were way better than the Reese's s'mores. So now you have to make them yourself and tell me which one you like better. AAAAAAAAND GO.
This is quite possibly the least appetizing picture of a s'more I've ever seen. I think the burnt marshmallow really helps with the aesthetics or something.