Indoor Peppermint S’mores

I have dreams of not posting peppermint-chocolatey recipes this December, but it seems like again and again, I get sucked into the most delicious vortex ever. I can’t help myself. It’s always been my favorite flavor combo (unlike my friend Jeni who thinks it’s like eating chocolate after you brush your teeth, which, I’ve gotta say, also is not the worst thing in the universe. But her husband’s a dentist, so…)

Ever since I saw these marshmallows,

I don’t know if they’re ACTUALLY bigger than regular marshmallows, but they FEEL bigger. They remind me of being a little kid and discovering a bag of marshmallows in the pantry. I’ve had all sorts of fantasies about what I’m going to do with them and tossed around all sorts of ideas–sugar cookies, chocolate crinkle cookies, all sorts of messy, stressful projects. And then I realized that when it comes to marshmallows, I like to keep it simple, and what’s more simple than s’mores? It’s super easy to make one or 30 of these, they’re delicious hot, but they’re also not horrible at room temperature. This was the way.

You’re going to need the marshmallows…

Peppermint-flavored chocolate (I used Ghirardelli Peppermint bark, which has a layer of candy cane-speckled white chocolate and a layer of dark chocolate,

but you could use whatever you like best)…

and some chocolate graham crackers.

Now, I tried this in the oven and in the microwave and I actually ended up liking the microwave method better–they tend to get a little smokey in the oven and while I like that in regular s’mores, I found it a little weird and confusing with the peppermint ones. But you can do whichever method you like better and I won’t hate you, I promise.

Break desired number of graham crackers in half and place on a microwave-safe plate*. Place a marshmallow on top of each half

and place the plate in the microwave. Begin to microwave on high for about 30 seconds (the time will vary depending on how full your plate is) and keep a close eye on the marshmallows. Once they become very puffy, remove the plate from the microwave and quickly top each marshmallow with a piece of peppermint chocolate.

Top each chocolate with another graham cracker to make a sandwich and eat. Immediately.

*If you’d like, you can pop these under the broiler set to low for NOT very long (like mine didn’t make it 30 seconds without starting to singe). Generally, I like a smokey flavor to my s’mores, but it was kind of a weird with the peppermint and this time around, I preferred the microwave method.

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26 comments

  1. Yum! I actually loaded up on all different marshmallows last week when I was in the USA including some if these! Can’t wait to make these. Now, if only canada had chocolate graham crackers! You guys always get so many choices! Adding chocolate Graham’s to my list for my next USA shopping trip. ( It might be a year or so- I seriously spent $600 on trader joes, Costco and Walmart. Just food!)

    1. My guess is that it’s so we’ll click to the full site, and there will be more site traffic for the advertisements to increase revenue. I have no idea, of course, but that is my instinct.

      Regardless, still a great site with lots of good content!

    2. It’s because there are jerkfaces out there who have software that skim blog subscription emails and RSS feeds for full content and then reproduce them on their own blogs without permission. It’s almost impossible to find a human at those blogs (they do it that way on purpose) and our only recourse is to try and have them shut down through their blogging platform for copyright infringement, which can take several weeks. In the meantime, people are finding our recipes there and never know the original source. I know it’s a pain, and I wish it didn’t have to be like this, but alas.

  2. I love love love s’mores. So much I had to dedicate a whole pin board to them. I usually don’t like them messed with (reese’s pb cup s’mores, s’mores with coconut, whatever), but Kate, seriously, this is AWESOME!!! I was leery at first, but I scrolled down and saw the peppermint bark and said, I’m going to Walmart right now so I can make these! First you introduce me to Tim Riggins (yeah, didn’t watch the show til the brownies came out then I had to see what it was all about), and now peppermint s’mores. Today is a good day.

  3. Yeah peppermint reminds me too much of toothpaste, which reminds me of gagging morning and night all in the name of dental hygiene. Should your dreams of a not peppermint/chocolate combo come true I’ll jump on that bandwagon 🙂

  4. Why did you change the format of your emails? I guess I’m so lazy, I liked to read them without having to click a “read more” button where it takes me to a website.
    I like the old “lazy” way better. just my 2 cents!! love your posts!!

    1. I’ll just copy and paste my reply from #4 🙂 :

      It’s because there are jerkfaces out there who have software that skim blog subscription emails and RSS feeds for full content and then reproduce them on their own blogs without permission. It’s almost impossible to find a human at those blogs (they do it that way on purpose) and our only recourse is to try and have them shut down through their blogging platform for copyright infringement, which can take several weeks. In the meantime, people are finding our recipes there and never know the original source. I know it’s a pain, and I wish it didn’t have to be like this, but alas.

  5. I’m with your friend Jeni on this one. You and Sara post the most delicious recipes, and I have been sad lately that I don’t like mint because these recipes have looked so good!

  6. I hate to be one of those “so where did you find the…” people because I shop a lot but I have yet to see the big peppermint marshmallows. So…where did you find them? And one of my recent IG hashtags was #chocolatepeppermintismylovelanguage. Yes, you can use it. 😉

    1. Ha! Better to be the “where did you find that?” person than the “I hate you” or “you’re stupid” or “that looks like vomit” or “why aren’t you cool anymore?” person! 🙂 I got them at Walmart (aka Satan’s warehouse…but they sell awesome marshmallows, so what’s a girl to do?)

      1. LOL I would never be any of those people! I’ll have to decide if it’s worth risking my life by going to Satan’s Warehouse this weekend…hmm…it might very well be. Thanks for the reply! 🙂

  7. I think I may be the only person who hates peppermint! So many food blogs are posting recipes involving peppermint right now! I just hope all my neighbors bring peppermint treats and that way I won’t eat them!! : ) Merry Christmas!

  8. Do chocolate graham crackers have milk in them? My daughter has a milk allergy, and it would be VERY MEAN if we made these and wouldn’t let her eat them! 🙂 Looks delish!

    1. I’m not sure; my one-year old (or my dog, which is pretty much the same thing) destroyed the box. You’d have to check the box, but my inclination is that they don’t. But please don’t take my word for it! 🙂

  9. I wish so badly that I enjoyed peppermint, especially this time of year. My children did just discover that they love it (yes, it took my daughter 7 years to figure this out as I simply don’t have anything peppermint lying around). I did think the brushing teeth thing was funny because I had decided a while back that eating a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream at night meant that I didn’t have to brush my teeth before bed!! Bring on the cavities!

  10. I’ve never been a big marshmallow fan, but I love peppermint and chocolate (everyone else in my family hates it – more for me) and well, smores is just a whole ‘nother level of yumminess.

  11. when I saw this post the other day I thought what fun would that be to take to my kids NJROTC social this friday….. happen to be at Walmart and picked up the marshmallows got the peppermint bark…… but then I come home and now I’m reading where it says to eat immediately….. any chance that this might hold up for an hour or two once cooked? I get that they won’t be all warm and mushy but do you think its possible? I need to be able to make like 50 of them transport them to the school where they will set a buffet table until they are allowed to be eaten

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