Melted Chocolate and Toasty Marshmallows!!! This is a hit for your next party or just for your family. 5 minutes in the oven and a few minutes to prep and you have a delicious most fun dessert to serve. Serve it with graham crackers or graham cracker sticks and watch it disappear. You can also mix it with peanut butter chips for a little bit different spin on S’mores. All I can say is yum!
Original recipe from Five Heart Home
see photos from our family’s visit this winter–including using it as my birthday cake!
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
app. 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, you can use semi-sweet, milk chocolate, peanut butter chips or any combo.
app. 15 Jumbo Marshmallows , halved– if you can’t find the Jumbo size buy regular size and you’ll have to see how many you’ll need for your size pan
Graham Cracker Squares–for dipping
I used an 8 inch cast iron skillet– it makes for a great presentation and it cooks perfectly
Adjust rack to the center position of the oven and place 8-inch cast iron skillet on rack. Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees with the skillet inside. Once oven is pre-heated using a pot holder to remove, place a pat of butter in the skillet and using pot holder to hold the handle swirl the skillet so that melted butter coats the bottoms and sides of pan. Pour the chips you’re using in an even layer on the bottom of the skillet. Arrange halved or whole marshmallows over the chips, covering the chips completely. (see pictures) Bake for 5-7 minutes or until marshmallows are toasted to the way you like it. Watch closely because you don’t want to burn. Using an oven mitt –remove the skillet from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve immediately with graham cracker squares or sticks—only tip is to be very careful , because the dip and the pan will be very hot!!!! you’ll have to supervise with little ones and even some of the over anxious adults.
*if you don’t have a skillet you may use another oven-safe baking dish. Chocolate does melt more evenly in cast-iron skillet and it retains heat better.
*be certain to let the skillet rest for 5 minutes before serving so that the heat from the skillet will finish melting the chips. Some chips may stay in their original shape but once you dip the cookie in it will melt into them.
*you can adjust the amounts of chocolate and marshmallows to your liking, and the size of the skillet. If it’s too much chocolate it may be too thick and may not fully melt.
*use whatever kind of chips you like, and any kind of marshmallows you like. The Jumbo ones make a great presentation but regular or minis will work just fine!