Everyone loves smores, right!? Whether you grew up in a camping family, you were the kid who roasted marshmallows over the stovetop, or you just want to relive everyone's favorite scene from The Sandlot, this Smores Dip recipe is for you!
This is the most kid-friendly, crowd-pleasing dessert on the planet and it literally takes 10 minutes to make. Plus, you can breathe easy knowing you won't have to deal with wrangling children (who are wielding sharp objects!) around an open fire! Talk about a terrifying experience!
In just a few simple steps you'll get all the satisfaction of a chocolatey, gooey, toasted treat in the comfort of your own kitchen. A favorite of littles and grown-ups alike, this is the perfect thing to whip up for your next backyard get-together or family fun night at home.
SMORES DIP INGREDIENTS
Chocolate Chips | The main takeaway when it comes to chocolate chips is that you absolutely cannot use Nestlé chocolate chips. They do not melt well, and your dip will not be smooth and creamy. We used Guittard for this recipe and they worked beautifully.
To keep the flavor profile of this dip as close to a real deal s'more as possible, we use milk chocolate chips for this recipe. But, if you'd like to cut back on the sweetness feel free to use dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips instead.
Heavy Cream | Heavy cream is used in this recipe to smooth out the melted chocolate chips and makes the base of this dip extra creamy and rich. Heavy cream is also ideal for this Smores Dip because it does not curdle under high heat conditions like in a 400°F oven!
Marshmallows | You can use either jet puffed or mini marshmallows for the s'mores dip. The mini marshmallows are a bit easier to work with, as you can just dump them directly on top of the chocolate, but the larger, jet puffed marshmallows make for a bit more of a show stopper.
HOW TO MAKE SMORES DIP
- Preheat the oven.
- Combine chocolate chips and cream and bake.
- Stir and add marshmallows.
- Bake again.
Smores dip is insanely easy to make. In fact, it will likely take longer for your oven to preheat than it will for you to make this dish, start to finish. In just 10 minutes, you've got a masterpiece of decadent melted chocolate and toasted marshmallows.
1. PREHEAT THE OVEN
The first thing you'll do is preheat the oven to 400°F. If you want those marshmallows to achieve the perfect level of gooey and toasty, it is important that you allow your oven to preheat to the desired temperature before anything goes into it!
2. COMBINE CHOCOLATE CHIPS AND CREAM
Once the oven is good and hot, you can start on that Smores Dip. First, you'll combine chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream in either a small, 3-4 cup baking dish or an 8-inch cast-iron skillet. If your cooking vessel is too large you will end up with a very thin layer of chocolate.
Place the chocolate and cream in the preheated 400° oven and allow to bake for about three minutes. After three minutes or so, the chocolate chips should appear melted and you can remove the oven-safe skillet from the oven.
3. STIR AND ADD MARSHMALLOWS
Carefully and slowly stir or whisk the mixture together until the chocolate is melted and the mixture appears creamy and smooth.
Next, you'll add the marshmallows. You can use either jet puffed marshmallows or mini marshmallows for this recipe. If you are using jet puffed marshmallows, gently press the marshmallows into the chocolate working in circular rows from the outside toward the center. Make sure that you place your marshmallows as close together as you can possibly get them for maximum gooey vibes!
If you are using miniature marshmallows, just pour the whole bag right on top of the chocolate. It's Smores Dip, we aren't trying to make it healthy!
4. BAKE AGAIN
Transfer the skillet back to the oven and bake for an additional five minutes. After the five minutes is up your marshmallows should appear slightly browned and toasty. If you like your marshmallows extra toasty, you will want to enlist the broiler!
However, this broiler suggestion comes with a word of caution. Marshmallows can go from almost toasty to blackened fast under the broiler. Make sure that you stay in front of the oven the entire time your broiler is on and keep your eyes on the marshmallows! Do not -- I repeat, do not -- step away!
Once the marshmallows are toasted to your liking and perfectly golden brown, remove the skillet from the oven and allow it to cool a bit. You don't want to serve this Smores Dip hot out of the oven, especially if there are little, tiny hands involved!
As soon as the skillet is warm to the touch and no longer scalding hot, serve immediately with graham crackers and enjoy your s'mores dip!
FUN SMORES DIP VARIATIONS
There are so many fun ways to dress up your Smores Dip! Keep it traditional by breaking up a Hershey chocolate bar into individual squares and wedging it in between marshmallows once the dip has come out of the oven.
You could also do the same thing with Reese's peanut butter cups, although I recommend breaking them in half before adding them to your dip.
For salty-sweet vibes, you could even add crushed or broken pretzels to the top.
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It's time for some ooey gooey, toasted goodness! Smores Dip takes 10 minutes to make and turns out dangerously tasty!
- 2 ½ cups milk chocolate chips, preferably Guittard brand (do NOT use Nestle brand - they do not melt well)
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 (12-ounce) pacakge jet-puffed marshmallows
- Graham crackers for serving
Preheat the oven to 400°F and have ready a small, 3-4 cup baking dish or an 8" oven-safe skillet.
Add the baking chips and cream to the dish and transfer to the oven for about 3 minutes.
After the chocolate chips have started to melt, remove the dish from the oven and carefully stir until the mixture is completely smooth. Add the salt and stir once more.
Gently press the marshmallows into circular rows on top of the melted chocolate, placing the marshmallows as close together as possible.
Transfer the dish back to the oven and bake for an additional 5-6 minutes. If you like your marshmallows extra toasty, turn on the broiler and watch closely until they are browned to your liking. The broiler works quickly; do not step away.
Remove from the oven and serve as soon the dish is no longer hot to the touch, about 10 minutes. Serve with graham crackers and enjoy!