I love S'mores. But why do I have to wait for the grill-time of summer or the very occasional camp time trip to enjoy the marshmallowy mess? I've found an easy way to get quick S'mores at home that rival any you'll get over a campfire.
Le Petite Ecolier cookies are the start. These butter cookies are coated with a chocolate top (I like the dark chocolate version). This makes an easy process almost easier. I find the Hershey bars are too thick and are never fully melted by the time the marshmallows are ready. With the Le Petite Ecoliers, the amount of chocolate is a perfect ratio to the marshmallows and cookie.
First of all -- I don't own a microwave. In the beginning, it was almost a test to see how long Ryan and I could make do without a microwave. And where would we even put it if we had it? It's been more than three months and I only miss it to reheat leftovers (especially pasta). So the s'mores microwave option I used as a child was out. But the broiler? Why not? And guess what? It was perfect in that it yielded melted yet slightly charred marshmallows.
I only had the miniature marshmallows so I stacked them all on the cookies and then on a cookie sheet to go under the broiler. Check on them every 30 seconds. Mine were toasty after almost a minute. Keep your eye on them because like anything under the broiler, things burn at a rapid rate.