Use A Gas Stove To Craft The Perfect S'more Without Stepping Outside

Many memories have been made and stories have been told around campfires while roasting marshmallows. A favorite of kids and the young at heart, s'mores are an essential part of the firepit experience. Since it was introduced nearly 100 years ago, the s'more has become an American dessert classic and a staple of summer gatherings (via CNBC). But just because the summer months are over or a thunderstorm rained out the backyard bonfire, doesn't mean you have to cancel your marshmallow roasting plans. Let's face it, a s'more will satisfy a sweet tooth any time of the year.

The original recipe for s'mores is simple and allows for a lot of creativity and customization. Published in 1927 by the Girl Scouts, the recipe guides us in toasting two marshmallows over coals until they are hot enough to melt the chocolate of this graham cracker sandwich, per Smithsonian Magazine. The recipe got its name from a line in the original publication of the Girl Scout's book "Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts" that says, "though it tastes like 'some more' one is really enough."

While there are recipes for capturing the essence of a s'more in other forms like the s'mores ice cream cake or the s'mores pie, some days it just has to be the original s'more sandwich.

An outdoors treat indoors

No matter the weather, if you have a gas burner, you can have that sweet s'more that you've been craving. New York Times Senior Editor Harry Sawyers says that he uses a reusable bamboo chopstick to roast marshmallows over the gas burner on his stove. However, Hersheyland recommends using a long rod or a metal skewer to safely toast the marshmallows over the burner. 

Put the burner on medium-high heat and rotate the skewer regularly to achieve a roasted marshmallow with a golden brown color. Don't tilt your rod or skewer downward, as your gooey marshmallow could slide right off, warns Hersheyland. After the marshmallow is roasted to your desired level of crispiness, remove it from the heat and place it directly on a graham cracker that has a piece of chocolate stacked on top. Gently press down on your marshmallow with the second piece of graham cracker while removing the skewer slowly. 

Just like making a s'more over a campfire, caution is advised when roasting marshmallows with a stove. According to MasterClass, if a marshmallow gets too hot it could ignite. And Taste of Home reminds us to avoid wearing long-sleeved clothing and to supervise children while using the burner. While there is some science to making the perfect s'more, per Popular Science, there is no right or wrong way or time to enjoy one.