Cravings of chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallows have been at the forefront of my mind lately.
Thankfully all three of these lovely little ingredients were in my cabinet. Even better, I remembered a friend of mine giving me a S’mores Cookbook for Christmas one year. I pulled that puppy out and found this recipe and then made it my own.
I always thought making oatmeal from scratch, aka not ripping a bag open and heating it in the microwave, would take forever. Thinking it would be a pain in the ass I haven’t tried to make it until now. If you love s’mores you’ll love this. If you’re thinking: I just got here. How can I have s’more of nothing. Then I love you. If you don’t get it, rent The Sandlot this weekend!Jump to Recipe
I pulled out the three most important items and went from there. All other ingredients were easy because they are in most of your cupboards already. Mine varied, as usual, so that this recipe could become dairy free. I also added things that Susan doesn’t mention in her recipe.
As you can see above, I didn’t have a whole lot of chocolate chips left. I used most of them in my Traditional Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe a couple of weeks ago. So I compromised and added chocolate syrup instead. Come to think of it, I randomly added a teaspoon of unsweetened chocolate to the oatmeal while it was boiling and that is not pictured.
Fun (and gross) fact here: these mini marshmallows are from last summer and were hard as a rock. Once I added them to the heat of the oatmeal they softened right up. If they don’t, or you have picky eaters (I was one as a child) you can throw the oatmeal in the microwave for a few and they will basically melt into it.
First thing you do is boil water and salt in a medium size sauce pan. You’ll want a rolling boil. To get to that you will need to cover it and put your stove top on high. I mention this little tip because my husband just taught it to me last week. I understand it’s simple, and you’re probably asking, why is she teaching me how to boil freaking water. It’s only because I didn’t know and want to make someone else’s life easier. Once you have the boil going, add the oatmeal to it, lower to a simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally. After about 5 minutes, I added a teaspoon of unsweetened chocolate and mixed it in. Then continued the simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
Next, add in the warm milk and brown sugar. Once everything is mixed together I let it simmer for another minute or two. Then split equally between four bowls.
This is where I got fancy
As I mentioned before I didn’t have enough chocolate chips, the recipe calls for 1/2 cup, and I had about 1/4 cup so I had to make some decisions. I SWIRLED THE CHOCOLATE SYRUP! My husband, son, and I were not disappointed with the turnout.
Then I added the items that make a s’more a s’more. If you’re not sure what those are, then you’re killin’ me smalls – add the remaining ingredients.
- Medium Saucepan
- Wooden spoon
- 3 ½ cups Water
- 1 tsp Salt
- 2 cups Plain Oats
- 1 tsp Unsweetened Chocolate Powder
- ¾ cups Milk Warmed almond milk
- 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
- Chocolate Syrup
- 1 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs You can buy these or break up the crackers
- ½ cup Chocolate Chips
- 1 cup Marshmallows Mini is best for this recipe, but whatever you have can work
- Boil water and salt in a medium size sauce pan.
- Add the oatmeal to it, lower to a simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally. After about 5 minutes, I added a teaspoon of unsweetened chocolate and mixed it in. Then let simmer for additional 5 minutes.
- Add in the warm milk and brown sugar. Once everything is mixed together I let it simmer for another minute or two.
- Then split equally between four bowls.
- Swirl chocolate around bowls.
- Then split the s'more ingredients across all four bowls equally.