How to Make Ooey, Gooey S’mores With Much Less Mess


It might be a bit stressful to put up a tent and build a campfire, but it's all worth it when you cap off a day of camping with a sweet, crunchy, ooey gooey s'more. They're so fun and easy to make, but the aftermath—cleaning up a s'mores mess crusted on every surface—is less fun.

Thankfully, there's a smart trick to help you make less messy s'mores—simply place a ready-to-cook s'more onto a piece of foil. When it's time to cook, heat the foil packets over a flame. As the s'mores cook, the foil helps melt the chocolate and marshmallow and keeps the mess trapped inside.

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Why You Should Make Foil Packet S'mores

The tip came to us from Jackie Bakula, a chef who shared the hack with Good Morning America. As she explains in the video, "Everybody loves a s'more, but it's always messy with kids and sticks and burnt marshmallows and lost marshmallows and tears...these make-ahead s'more's make all those 'ands' disappear."

The foil packet is also particularly helpful for s'mores because when wrapped the marshmallow and chocolate meld together to create the platonic ideal of the classic campfire treat. When you make s'mores on a stick, that's much harder to achieve.

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How to Make Foil Packet S'Mores

On a piece of foil lined with parchment paper, place a graham cracker then top it with a piece of chocolate and two marshmallows, then top with another graham cracker. Wrap up the packet, and repeat to make your desired number of s'mores. Place each s'more packet onto the grill and let them cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the packets from grill and open the foil packet to unveil the perfectly cooked s'more.

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