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How To Make Fancied Up Festive Oven S'mores

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Published: July 4, 2024

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What Could Be More Perfect For July 4 And All Summer Long

I waited until I had a gaggle of people around to eat these American flag oven s'mores. It finally happened last night. An unwelcome downpour of rain at a birthday party made a campfire impossible. Oven s'mores to the rescue!

Even though I'm a little late to the party with this post, I think they'd be perfect all summer long, right up through the all-American Labor Day holiday weekend. Just the process of making them is fun and easy, and it definitely got the birthday party guests involved!

making oven s'mores

You need chocolate, marshmallows, colorful sanding sugar, a little butter or cooking spray, and a thirteen-by-nine-inch pan. Everything you need is at Walmart!

A disposable pan works fine, but I could not resist using my vintage blue Pyrex baking dish to frame the oven s'mores! (Papa Steve found mine at a garage sale!)

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Why You'll Love Oven S'mores ❤❤❤

You'll love these oven s'mores because they're fun to make, and the sanding sugar gives the toasted marshmallows an over-the-top crunchy goodness!

You can make them in any weather, any time of day or night, and you can absolutely make them ahead and bake them later!

How To Make Festive "S'merican" S'mores

Lightly butter or spray a thirteen-by-nine-inch pan and lay unwrapped plain Hershey bars on the bottom of the pan. Now that I have made them once, next time, I will make a double layer of Hershey bars or put about a half-inch of chocolate chips in the bottom of the pan. How could more chocolate ever be wrong?

Make a workstation with plates, skewers, cups of water, and sanding sugars. We used all disposable dishes but that is optional. The water should be deep enough to dunk a marshmallow. I used a separate plate for each color of sugar.

Now, the fun begins! Use a skewer to spear a marshmallow and dip it in water. Next, roll it in colored sanding sugar so it's coated all around the outside. Place it on the chocolate bars in rows, using the photo as a guide.

We used more marshmallows than the original model we saw, filling the pan completely. When we were done, we used almost a full bag of large marshmallows.

Let the marshmallows dry for about fifteen minutes while you tidy up and preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Before we made the flag oven s'mores, I did not know how much the white sanding sugar would do to enhance the color and flavor of the white stripes, but it is an amazing touch; don't skip it!!

Pop the pan into the 450-degree oven for seven to ten minutes. The marshmallows will puff and brown and get all gooey and toasty, and the chocolate will melt. Your nose will tell you when they're almost done because that toasted marshmallow fragrance will fill the kitchen!

Break graham crackers into small rectangles to use as dippers. Enjoy this dip while it's warm and gooey. We kept going back for more bites and even put some on top of our homemade ice cream! We all agree that the added sparkle, crunch, and sweetness of the sanding sugar sent this right over the top!

I'm all inspired now, and I want to make more! I want to try making them in the microwave and try threading the sugared and dried marshmallows on a skewer and toasting them like usual over a fire. I'll report back soon!

This is one of those clever ideas that involves the guests so much and tastes so yummy, I hope to make it an annual tradition for the summer holidays!

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Yield: 16 servings

Festive Oven S'mores

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Here's a really fun way to make festive s'mores in the shape of a flag and toast them in the oven.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • One bag of large marshmallows (you won't use all of them)
  • Red, white, and blue sanding sugar
  • Plain chocolate Hershey bars or a layer of chocolate chips (six to twelve Hershey bars)
  • Water
  • Non-stick spray or butter

Instructions

  1. Put each color of sanding sugar on a plate.
  2. Fill three cups with water deep enough to dip a marshmallow
  3. Spray or butter a nine-by-thirteen-inch pan
  4. You can cover the bottom of the pan with one or two layers of Hershey bars or chocolate chips.
  5. Skewer a marshmallow, dip it in the water, and then roll it in sanding sugar.
  6. Place the sugar-coated marshmallows on top of the chocolate to form an American flag using the photo as a diagram.
  7. Let the marshmallows dry for about 15 minutes.
  8. reheat the oven to 450 degrees
  9. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until the marshmallows are puffed and toasty.
  10. Serve warm with graham crackers or vanilla wafer dippers.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th, and Labor Day are some of my favorite summer holidays- I love our flag, and I love gathering family and friends for each festive occasion!

Here are a few other fun things you can make to celebrate our blessed USA! Festive Oreo Candy, Festive Jello Poke Cake, and Festive Vanilla Fudge. Every one of them is quick and easy to do!

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