TikTok Is Going Wild for This $14 Microwave S'mores Maker from Amazon
Besides our first ice cream cone of the season at our favorite local shop, little says "summer is here!" more than ooey-gooey s'mores. One bite of the stack of melty chocolate, roasted marshmallow and crispy graham crackers takes us back to childhood summer break.
But what's a nostalgic adult to do if there's no campfire or grill handy when we're in the mood to devour this timeless no-bake dessert? According to KitchenTikToking with Louise (and the more than 13 million people who have watched her video since Louise shared it just over 4 weeks ago), we're supposed to turn to our microwave and one budget-friendly, fire-free tool.
To use the Progressive Prep Solutions Microwave S'mores Maker (buy it: $13.94 on Amazon), fill the water reservoir, add your desired ingredients in stacks on the tray, lower the arm pieces to press down on the top of the s'mores, then heat in the microwave for 30 seconds.
It's dishwasher-friendly, speedy and safe to use and has earned more than 1,800 5-star reviews on Amazon (with an average 4.4 out of 5-star rating).
"As silly as this little thing seems, it is actually a fantastic little product! Does its job and does it better than roasting over a fire," one reviewer raves. "We were all pretty surprised."
No wonder that video went viral! While this s'mores maker doesn't deliver that classic smoky flavor that you'd get from a marshmallow cooked over fire, it does offer the same melty goodness and in a less messy, super-safe and even quicker way.
This is not just ideal for classic s'mores stacks, either. After the smashing success of her first TikTok demo, Louise has since gone on to create a variety of unique renditions with Ritz crackers, colby Jack cheese and peanut butter; arrowroot cookies, peanut butter cups and banana; and mini waffles, maple-flavored marshmallows and chocolate. (Might we add our Strawberry Nutella S'mores, Banana Peanut Butter S'mores and Peach Lemon S'mores to your consideration for this s'mores season?)
For Memorial Day weekend, we'll be lighting up the grill to make the burgers on Ina Garten's menu anyway, so the s'mores sitch is all set. But for later in the summer, we have already ordered our microwave s'mores maker. We're already dreaming about hosting a post-vaccination gathering with pals with this cool tool and a fully-loaded dessert board with crackers and cookies of all kinds, a mix of chocolates and mini candy bars, different marshmallow flavors, fruits and jams for everyone to BYOS (build your own s'mores!).