6 Genius Ways to Make S'mores This Summer

Campfire optional.

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We've all been there: someone says, "marshmallow" and then all you can think about is toasting one over an open flame — and smooshing it between graham crackers and a mountain of creamy, dreamy chocolate. (You may even spend hours avoiding work and searching for recipes that can be made sans campfire, instead!)

I love a good, s'mores-inspired recipe as much as the next choco-holic but sometimes these no-campfire versions just aren't as satisfying as the classic (chocolate cupcakes and brownies ≠ melted chocolate). So, what do you do when you're craving s'mores but don't have plans to hang out around the fire? Try one of these alternate techniques. Sure, there are a few that stretch the definition of 'classic' (I'm looking at you, Frozen S'more) but all six recipes will reward you with crisp graham crackers, toasty marshmallows and soft, spreadable chocolate — with little to no additional ingredients.

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On the Grill

When you're craving the Perfect S'mores, fire up the grill! The method is simple: top a graham cracker with a piece of chocolate and set it over indirect heat (a cooler part of the grill) so that the chocolate can melt while you toast your marshmallow. Then, layer everything together, top with another graham cracker and enjoy!

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In a Cast-Iron Skillet

It's hard to wait for a perfectly toasted marshmallow when you're thinking about polishing off an ooey, gooey s'more! Our recipe for cast-iron skillet S'mores Dip solves that problem — all the marshmallows are toasted at once under the broiler!

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Photo by: Renee Comet ©2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

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In the Freezer

Yep. You read that correctly. You can make s'mores in the freezer. Best of all, this frozen treat looks (and tastes) just like the traditional version. How do you make a Frozen S'more? Simply fill graham crackers with rich chocolate fudge, toasted marshmallow ice cream (that you can make at home!) and fluffy, mini marshmallows.

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In a Muffin Tin

The ultimate dessert hack: make seventeen s'mores at once using a muffin tin! Flip the tin upside down and tuck cinnamon-sugar tortilla rounds between the cups to create tiny taco shells. After they crisp in the oven, fill the shells with the essential ingredients (toasted marshmallows, milk chocolate and graham cracker pieces) to make Mini Taco S'mores.

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On the Stovetop

This recipe proves that the combination of peanut butter and chocolate is truly s'more than the sum of its parts! You'll find both sandwiched between crisp graham crackers to make these crave-worthy Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter S'mores. Pro tip for toasting marshmallows over a stovetop burner: thread them onto long metal skewers so that you can keep your hands far away from the heat!

In the Oven

Are you a traditionalist when it comes to s'mores? This make-anytime version of the treat is for you! Layer the classic ingredients on a baking sheet and warm for a few minutes in a preheated oven. Voila: Indoor S'mores!

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