This BBQ S’mores Dip is everything you want in a s’more, sweet melted chocolate, ooey-gooey melted marshmallow, and crispy graham crackers. This recipe is going to take you back to those warm summer nights camping with the family.
I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t like s’mores! It is a necessary menu item for every camping trip, right!? This easy s’mores dip is quick to put together and is a definite winner! Try it once, and it will be your go-to recipe. And you do it all right on your BBQ; how simple is that!
Sure, you can make this in the oven, but is there anything better than s’mores hot off the BBQ? I think not!!
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This s’mores dip is so simple, chocolate and marshmallows, with graham crackers, yummo. S’mores is a dessert dip that you almost have to eat outdoors. The fresh air adds so much to the flavors and helps to trigger all those wonderful childhood memories!
- Butter, melted
- Mini marshmallows
- Hershey chocolate bars
- Graham crackers
- Large marshmallows
How to Make BBQ S’mores dip
Start off by setting up your BBQ for indirect heat and allow to preheat to 350 degrees F. Don’t rush to put your cast iron pan in. If you wait until the BBQ is totally heated, you will see a more even melting of your s’mores pan. You want your BBQ to act like an oven, so the heat is evenly distributed, not just radiating from the bottom.
Add the butter to the skillet, even if your cast iron pan is well seasoned. Not only will the butter add some extra flavor to the s’mores. It will also help to keep the marshmallows from sticking to the pan. Make sure you butter the bottom and the sides, so you get a perfect scoop of s’mores every time you dip.
Pour the mini marshmallows into the pan after it is buttered. Make sure that they are spread evenly around the bottom of the pan. Next, you want to sprinkle some of the crushed graham crackers crumbles. Then add the chocolate pieces, scattering them to cover the whole pan. You want to use good milk chocolate like in a Hershey bar, not semi-sweet chocolate. It is a little more bitter, and the end result will not be as tasty!
Next, place the large cut marshmallows on top. Make sure you put the cut side down so as they soften and the chocolate melts, the two sort of fuse together. Also, make sure you cover the whole pan, right to the edge. Then sprinkle the remaining graham cracker crumbs over the top of the final layer of marshmallows.
Heating it up
Now you are ready to get your s’mores on the barbecue. Place the pan in the center of the preheated BBQ and grill for 15 to 18 minutes. Try to keep the lid closed most of the time. You will get a better cook which will result in melting the chocolate evenly. Plus, you want toasted marshmallows all nice and golden brown on the top.
When the marshmallows are golden brown, you know it’s time to dive into your pan of scrumptious s’mores!
How do you get the chocolate to melt on a s’more?
Heat is the key to melting your chocolate in your s’mores dessert. You want a nice even heat. Not so hot that it burns the marshmallows or the graham crackers but hot enough to melt that milk chocolate.
I have heard of people using white chocolate or marshmallow fluff for s’mores. You can try either one or both if you like. This recipe works best using milk chocolate and marshmallows, not marshmallow fluff.
White chocolate isn’t really chocolate at all. It doesn’t contain any cocoa beans. It is made from cocoa butter which is the fat from the cocoa bean. So it doesn’t melt as readily and tastes quite a bit different than regular chocolate made from cocoa beans.
After all, you want your s’mores to be awesomely good, so I would recommend sticking with the commonly used ingredients. Why mess with a good thing?!
Why is a Smore called a Smore?
The word s’more is believed to come from a contraction of the two words “some more”. Cause who doesn’t want some more chocolate, marshmallow, and graham crackers altogether.
Look at that pan of s’mores! How good would that taste? Don’t you just want to scoop a cracker full right now? Yummy!!
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- 1 Tbsp butter, melted
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 3 (1.55 oz.) Hershey chocolate bars, broken into pieces (36)
- ½ cup crushed graham crackers (approximately 2), divided.
- 2 cups (approximately 20-22) large marshmallows cut in half
- Graham cracker for dipping
- Set your BBQ for indirect heating and bring it to 350 degrees F.
- Once it has reached the temperature, wait for 10 extra minutes. This step is not mandatory, but I have noticed if I have my BBQ hot and at a stable heating temperature, it makes the whole BBQ act as a heating dome and will melt your s’mores evenly and perfectly.
- Butter a cast-iron skillet (I used a Lodge cast iron 10 inches), bottom, and sides. (My cast iron skillet is very well seasoned; I still butter them when making s’mores dip. It brings this extra flavor but also, where the marshmallow will melt on the side, makes for the perfect treat and pull perfectly.
- Pour the mini marshmallows into the skillet and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle ¼ cup of crushed graham crackers over the mini marshmallows.
- Add the chocolate pieces throughout the pan.
- Place the large marshmallow, cut side down to cover the whole pan.
- Sprinkle the remaining half of the crushed graham crackers.
- Place on the center of the barbecue grill for 15 to 18 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown.
- Serve and enjoy!
If you are using a smaller pan than what I used (10-inch diameter skillet), you may need fewer large marshmallows.
Depending upon what type of BBQ you are using, the cooking time may vary. Once the marshmallows on top are golden, it is ready.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 98Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g
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