iPad Draw Something! How to Make S’Mores – Traditional and Super Simple


Ingredients: graham wafers marshmallows chocolate bar or Nutella

Technique: First, the ideal marshmallow cooking stick must be found, and then whittled to the exact right point. The stick has to be brandished like a sword by a child (or someone who is child like) for a few minutes, until some mom says, “Put that stick down before you poke someones eye out!”

In the meantime, someone has to build a fire. Probably a number of someones – the paper bringers, the match finders, the log splitters, the kindling scroungers. Then there is a discussion of how best to stack the paper, wood and kindling. Once the fire is off and running, the ritual of telling stories, adding more wood, and poking the fire with a big stick, has to take place. When mom says, “Put that big stick down before you burn up the forest!” it is time to get out the marshmallows, and find the very pointy sticks again.

Once a marshmallow is skewered, they are slowly browned until they are golden on the ouside, and drippy goo on the inside. Alternately, the marshmallow can be burned to a crisp in just a few seconds. In addition to the Marshmallow Cookers, there is the Keeper of the Graham Wafers and Chocolate. This person will line up the graham wafer squares on a suitable surface. Alternate wafers will have a square of chocolate or a smear of Nutella put on it.

The Marshmallow Cooker presents the cooked marshmallow to the Keeper of the Graham Wafers, who will try to sandwich the marshmallow between two wafers without burning their fingers. (This ‘recipe’ for Traditional S’Mores is dedicated to the 305 families of Hidden Valley, Alberta who lost their community (and all their campfire rings) in the Floods of 2013.)


There are other simpler ways to make S’mores, of course. If you have a gas stove and a long handled fork, you are half way there! You can cook wieners that way too, though your mom may not like you doing that any more than my mom did when I was a kid.

 No gas stove? Well, there is always the Microwave Oven. Put the chocolate on one of the graham wafers and the marshmallow on the other. Pop it in the Microwave Oven for only a few seconds, then check to see if the marshmallow has started to melt. If not, microwave a few seconds more and continue until the marshmallow has expanded to about the size of the graham wafer.

Watch the chocolate too. You don’t want it to melt and run all over the place. Remove and make your chocolate marshmallow sandwich. Let it cool before eating. Each S’more will have about zmfxn calories and nbxz fat, sodium and sugar – but they are worth it.

Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.
-Erma Bombeck –

What are your S’More memories?

27 thoughts on “iPad Draw Something! How to Make S’Mores – Traditional and Super Simple

    1. Nutella good. Milk Chocolate bad. Dark Chocolate good. White chocolate bad. All chocolate is not created equal…


    1. I would tell you it is one of the grandkids pieces of art, and you would say they are talented. However, it is one of my iPad creations. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm.


    1. I hope you like the microwave version, but maybe the only true way to enjoy them is around a campfire.


    1. You can’t beat campfires s’mores, but a gas stove or the microwave work much better than a candle – which the grand kids and I have tried.


    1. What an interesting wedding that must have been!
      One of my daughters had betta fish in little fish bowls as centre pieces at her wedding. One of the Japanese guests made a remark about sashimi.


  1. Wonderful summery post, Margie– thanks! We actually cooked some on sticks over a campfire last summer. My favorite part is how your mouth doesn’t seem to work properly for about a half-hour after eating ’em!!

    P.S. Loved your drawing, and especially your quip: “Not shown: mosquitos as big as marshmallows”– HAW!! : )


    1. Yes, they can be kind of sticky in your mouth for a while!
      I’m pleased to hear an artist like you would like my drawing – I’m quite proud of the fire and the grass…


  2. Great post …thank you….brought back a s’more memory from a year end school party from many years ago…can’t remember what grade. We got to roast hot dogs and our treat was s’mores. One of the children…a boy named Johnathon who really like s’more a lot….ignored the sage advice of the teacher that he should be careful as the marshmallow was very hot…promptly stuffed it in his mouth and the hot marshmallow spread down his chin. All efforts to wipe it off with paper towel were quite unsuccessful and the end result was a large, burned chin which took quite some time to heal. I find myself reminding my grandchildren to “be careful…the marshmallow is very hot” ar every s’more making event. Summer memories!


    1. I bet you have had far more s’more making times with your herd at the cabin than we had with ours! We did have a special get together this summer with much of the Car Guy’s family. The highlight was bonfire night. A bag or two of marshmallows got eaten up in no time.


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