Candy Bar Oven S’mores

So as I was drifting away to sleep the other night, I had this idea to make s’mores with Rolos instead of chocolate bars. The next morning, I ran to the store to get s’mores supplies when I saw the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and thought, “I like peanut butter and chocolate. I like peanut butter and graham crackers. I like peanut butter and marshmallows. I’m pretty sure I can’t go wrong here.” So I got some of those, too.

And I thought I was a genius.

We-ell, I was reading through the responses on our current giveaway and not only did someone mentions Rolos s’mores but they ALSO mentioned peanut butter cup s’mores. I was crushed. Okay, maybe not crushed–it takes a lot to crush me these days and it’s gonna take more than a chocolate-covered caramel to do that. But I was not the genius I thought I was. On the up-side, both of them mentioned those s’mores as the most delicious thing they ate that summer.

Because it’s still way too hot outside here for campfires, I’ve been making these in the oven. I first had oven s’mores at a camping-themed church dance as a teenager (because camping and teenage dances are a natural pairing) where they were the treats. It was such a cute idea and I am not lying when I say that hot, gooey messy s’mores are awesome, but after they cool down and set up again, they are also awesome in their own way–a little more like cookies. These would be perfect made ahead of time and served on a dessert table or as a classroom treat.

Anyway, you can seriously make these in 5 minutes, if that. All you do is lay your graham crackers out on your cookie sheet, place a marshmallow on top of the graham cracker, and place the pan in an oven with the broiler on (use the low broiler setting if you can adjust it; otherwise, a broiler’s a broiler). Cook for about 2 minutes or until the marshmallow is as toasted as you want it and then top it with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or 2 Rolos (unwrapped. Do I really have to say that? You’d think I wouldn’t. You’d be surprised.) The peanut butter cup is pictured here because although I prefer the Rolos, this is a G-rated blog and Freud might have something to say about my Rolo pictures, even though they were better in quality.

Top the toasted marshmallow and chocolate with the other graham cracker square and eat it up immediately.

Of course, you can ALWAYS do these over an open fire. I’m not gonna stop you–hey, give me another month and I’ll join you!

Or not. Remember the potential for double awesomeness here.



  1. I know this is a little off topic, but your rolos idea reminded me of a recipe I got from allrecipes. I can't rememember what the original title is, but my husband calls them red-neck turtles. You place about 20 square or small twist pretzels on a cookie sheet, then put an unwrapped rolo on top of each one. Put them in a warm oven until the rolos get soft, maybe 5 minutes. Then, you press a whole pecan into each rolo. Drizzle with a little white chocolate to make them pretty and let them cool. They are addicting!

  2. My kids borrowed a book from teh library about easy kid cooking.

    It had Smores in it, from the microwave. Which works well if you don't have a fire or if you don't want to fire up your stove and heat your house all up, and if you don't have propane for your grill. I didn't have any bars, so I used chocolate chips and you just need to watch your marshmallows in the microwave so they don't explode. I love pb too so I smeared one side of the crackers with pb after the microwave and they were delish. Of course probably tastier and definitely easier with pb cups.

  3. Im an aussie who has seen waaaaay too many american movies and ALWAYS wanted to try s'mores and now I think I can except….I have no idea what graham crackers are! I know I havent been able to find them here so I was wondering what properties I should be looking for in a substitute biscuit?

    1. Hi! I had just found this recipe and saw your comment. I know it is almost a year old but I have read somewhere that shredded wheatmeal biscuits might be a good substitute or digestive biscuits. I don’t know if you would still be interested or have already found a good one!

  4. Have you had Banana Boats? Use a butter knife to cut through the peel of the banana making only one straight line as this will open up the peel for you to make your boat. Place mini marshmallows, peanut butter chips, chocolate chips, carmel chips, butterscotch chips (or pretty much anything you want) inside the peel. Then Wrap the whole thing in foil and either cook in oven like the s'mores or use the coals for just a couple minutes at the campfire in the fall when you go camping.

    Hobo Meals: Get about 8" piece of foil and fill it with cooked meat, raw potatoes, carrots, onions, add salt and pepper to taste. Italian Dressing could be used as well or Patti's Seasoning (from Patti's Restaurant -Home of the 2" thick pork chop- in KY) Place over campfire for about 5-10 min. or until veggies are cooked to your liking and enjoy!

    Just some campfire favorites! Enjoy!
    from Indiana

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