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Perfect Oven Baked Smores 

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Thank you Summer for the sweet, gooey goodness of s’mores. I mean, it might be the single tastiest ingredient combination of all time. There’s that marshmallow, warmed and roasted until golden brown… sitting right underneath a layer of shiny, rich chocolate. Smash all that in between a crunchy, honey graham cracker and you’ve got yourself a classic Summer time treat.

Giving Dutch his first s’mores experience this Summer was of the utmost importance. It’s a Summer tradition that I imagine he will grow up with and have fond memories of. Just yesterday we crossed this item off our Summer Bucket List by baking “perfect” s’mores in our kitchen oven. It took a couple of tries, but eventually I found the winning combination and I plan to share it with you today… along with what a recovering perfectionist (me) learned from the experience.

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Early in the day we took a special trip to the grocery store to buy our ingredients.

  • Honey Graham Crackers
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars
  • Large Marshmallows
  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet.
  2. Halve your graham crackers and place them on the sheet.
  3. Place 1 large marshmallow on top of each cracker.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 2-3 minutes, or until the marshmallow is golden brown. Remove from oven.
  5. Place a piece of milk chocolate on top of each marshmallow, then top it with the other half of the graham cracker.
  6. Let them sit for 1-2 minutes, or until chocolate is melted and they’re cool enough to eat.

Note: I used jumbo marshmallows for the first batch. They were so large that they began oozing over the edges of the crackers as they baked. For the second batch, I cut them in half and they turned out perfect.

Note: The graham crackers burn fast. Take it from me, I burnt the first batch. I pulled the second batch out around 3 minutes and they turned out perfect.

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This recipe was inspired by Domestic Mommyhood’s How To Make S’mores In The Oven.

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The three of us enjoyed eating these together around the kitchen table. As for Dutch, he enjoyed some sensory play with the marshmallow while he licked the chocolate from the graham cracker. He was such a mess after this treat that only a bath could remedy it.

Looking back at this experience I’m reminded of how far I’ve come in my perfectionism journey. Even after purchasing the wrong size marshmallows and burning the first batch, I adapted and tried again. I watched my kid eat handfuls of sugar while making a huge mess and what did I do? I smiled and let it go. All I could think about was creating a lasting, loving memory for my family and I’m proud of that.

These s’mores were perfect indeed… because they were baked with love by an imperfect Mom.

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As promised, I’ll be writing about all our adventures this Summer. Head over to check out our Summer Bucket List Series page to see what’s ahead!

Do you have any fond memories of Summer time and s’mores? I’d love to hear about them, please share them with me in the comments below. Thanks for stopping by, and if you loved this post, feel free to share it with friends.

Creatively Yours,

Lindsay

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