I’ve made homemade graham crackers AND homemade marshmallows, so you know where I’m headed. Yup, you’re usually one step ahead of me. S’mores. From almost entirely homemade ingredients. Does it get better than that? I didn’t think so. For those of you that have somehow been deprived of the amazing invention known as s’mores, these impeccable little treats consist of chocolate and toasted marshmallow sandwiched between two pieces of gram cracker. The residual heat from the melty marshmallow melts the chocolat ever so slightly and causes everything to gel together in a magical way.
“S’more” is actually a contraction of “some more,” and was (probably) invented by who else but the girl scouts (they really know their sweets). According to Wikipedia, “the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the publication Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts of 1927. The recipe is credited to Loretta Scott Crew, who reportedly made them by the campfire for the Scouts.”
You don’t really need a recipe for S’mores, but I’ve got a few ideas for you in case your winter set-up doesn’t include a fireplace. You can toast the graham crackers topped with a few marshmallows in a toaster oven or under a broiler until just starting to melt. Remove, top with half a chocolate bar and another piece of graham cracker. Or, you could assemble the whole thing and throw it in the toaster oven for a minute. I also have memories of us city kids roasting marshmallows over the open gas flame of our ovens, but not sure if that’s actually a good idea… Anyone ever tried microwave s’mores?
For this week’s blog hop I want your favorite DIY recipes! Any items that are regularly store bought are fair game. Do you make your own limoncello or mustard, pickles or potato chips? Link up here!