S’mores purists may scoff, but that’s cool because then there’s more candy bar s’mores for us. Besides, it’s hard to argue when your mouth is full of sweet, salty, peanut-butter-cup–marshmallow-graham gooeyness. I just love how the broiler steps up to let us have this classic summertime staple even in the colder months, or when we need to please a s’more-hungry crowd. You can use your favorite chocolate candy for this special treat. “Fun-size” Halloween candy definitely fits the bill (I’m into mini Kit Kats and Almond Joys or regular-size Reese’s cups), but luckily, leftover candy from Easter, Valentine’s Day, and Christmas make it possible for us to have creative holiday-themed s’mores year round.–Molly Gilbert
LC Summer Just Got Even Lovelier Note
These candy bar s’mores mean that summer just got even lovelier. (What are you waiting for?! Go on. Make some candy bar s’mores and then let us know in a comment below which candy bars you tried. Thus far we’ve given the thumbs up to peanut butter cups, chocolate-coated coconut bars, chocolate-drenched peppermint patties, and leftover Christmas almond bark.)
Candy Bar S’mores
- Quick Glance
- 10 M
- 10 M
- Serves 12
- 12 graham crackers, broken into 24 squares
- 12 pieces “fun-size” chocolate candy bars, such as Kit Kats, Almond Joys, or regular-size Reese’s cups
- 12 marshmallows (yep, the big ones)
- 1. Preheat the broiler and adjust the oven rack to about 4 inches from the heat source. If easy cleanup is desired, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- 2. Place half the graham cracker squares on the prepared baking sheet and top each square with a wee candy bar. Place a marshmallow on top of each piece of candy.
- 3. Slide the baking sheet on the rack and broil, with the oven door ajar and your watchful eye on the s’mores, until the marshmallows begin to brown on top. This can take as little as 20 seconds, depending on your oven.
- 4. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and carefully use a pair of kitchen tongs to grasp each marshmallow on the side and flip it (yep, flip just the marshmallow) so the uncooked side now faces up. Broil the s’mores, again watching carefully, until the second side of each marshmallow is good and toasty, another 20 seconds or so.
- 5. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and gently squash each marshmallow with 1 of the remaining graham crackers, pressing gently until everything adheres. What are you waiting for?!