Campfire S’mores in Dip Form
A classic s’more has you sandwiching two graham crackers with a slab of chocolate and a toasted marshmallow. The idea of this dip is to take the luscious, melty gooey parts – the chocolate and marshmallows – create a warm, toasty dip and then use graham crackers as “dippers”. I think the crackers do add to the taste and textural experience while others look at them merely as a conveyance tool to get the sweet part into their mouth. Either way, this grilled s’mores dip is a crowd pleaser. Note that this can be persnickety and the chocolate can burn easily. Using the pizza stone along with your cast-iron pan is a must as it insulates the pan. Also, using a high quality chocolate helps with the melting. I did not have good luck using chocolate morsels for this dish. They are formulated to hold their shape and in this recipe they seemed to burn before melting. Make as directed and you will be dipping into toasted marshmallow heaven in no time. And watch the hot pan while dipping!
- 2 ½ cups mini marshmallows, divided
- 1, 3.5-ounce bar Lindt Excellence 70%, found in many supermarkets
- 6 whole (5-inches by 2 ½-inches) graham crackers, broken into quarters
- Have your grill going at a medium heat. If you have a temperature gauge, aim for 350°F. Have rack set at its most indirect position. Place a 13-inch or larger pizza stone on the rack to pre-heat for at least 30 minutes with top of grill closed.
- Coat the insides of a 9-inch cast-iron skillet with nonstick spray. Scatter about 1½ cups of the marshmallows on the bottom of pan. Break chocolate into small pieces and scatter over marshmallows. Top with remaining marshmallows.
- Place pan on pizza stone, close grill and bake until marshmallows and chocolate have melted and the tops of the marshmallows are beginning to brown. This can take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes depending on the grill heat, heat retained in pizza stone, etc. Just bake until done. Serve immediately with graham crackers for dipping. Kids love this but take care with the hot pan.
- If you cannot find the Lindt chocolate, you could try substituting a bar of 60% Ghirardelli. Again, chips and morsels are not recommended.
- If you like milk chocolate, feel free to substitute, but the dessert will be much sweeter. We like the bittersweet chocolate with the very sweet marshmallows; give it a try.