No-fire S’mores

* 1 graham cracker, broken into 2 squares
* 1 marshmallow
* chocolate candy bar pieces or chocolate chips

Microwave Method:
Place one of the graham cracker halfs on a microwave safe plate and place chocolate pieces flat in the center of the cracker, leaving a 1/2 inch border around the sides. Stretch a marshmallow with your hands to make it slightly flattened and square shaped. Place in microwave for about 10 seconds, until marshmallow begins to swell. Remove from microwave and quickly top with other graham cracker half.
*Try this one on your own first to determine cooking time. Be careful because it’s easy to cook the graham cracker itself, which makes it taste burnt.

Toaster Oven Method:
Place one of the graham cracker halves on a piece of foil or toaster size cookie sheet. Place chocolate pieces flat in the center of the cracker, leaving a 1/2 inch border around the sides. Place a marshmallow on top of the chocolate and gently place in toaster oven. Cook at 350 just until the marshmallow begins to brown. Remove from toaster oven and top with other graham cracker half.

OR

Place a piece of aluminum foil over the lower heat coil to protect it from overcooking. Remove wire rack from toaster oven and set oven to cook mode (instead of toast). Supervise closely as students toast marshmallow on skewers by holding them inside the hot oven. Assemble s’mores with cooked marshmallow. This open-oven technique is, of course, better suited for the older kids.

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