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!
49 thoughts on “Homemade S’Mores and a DIY Blog Hop”
These look fabulous! Smores are probably the greatest food ever – and you homemade the ingredients! I am sooo impressed. Since getting a mandolin, I enjoy homemaking potato and veggie chips. I’ve also experimented with homemade beef jerky, which was delicious. Happy Friday!
Thank you Dara! I am so impressed with all the things you’ve made with your mandolin! Very cool.
I love the little gift bag smores — what an awesome hostess gift! Gorgeous shots as always, Katherine! Theresa
Thanks Theresa! They made really nice holiday gifts. I even managed to get them from Israel to New York in one piece!
Those DIY s’mores look absolutely amazing! YUM! 🙂
These were perfect 🙂 and inspirational to make my own!!! Thanks for sharing them! Emanuel and I loooooved them.
Thanks Beth!! So glad to have inspired you 😀
Yum yum! This would be dangerous!
Haha that’s why I had to give them away!
They look dangerously delicious!
Thanks Angie!! That’s why they make great gifts 😉
If I hadn’t just eaten lunch, I would be starving for one of yours smores! I need to go back and look at the marshmellows. I guess I missed those. Shame on me! Looks absolutely delicious!
Haha thanks! Thanks MJ!
Awesome roundup of links in your bloghop and the smores look awesome!
Thanks so much Averie!! I am blown away by the great links in the hop too.
Uh Yum! I so have to make these. I made homemade marshmallows for Christmas, so much better than those gross ones that come in the package. I can’t wait to add my new treat to your linky party.
So great that you made marshmallows for Christmas! Thanks so much for stopping by, and for linking up 😀
Oh, man, now that’s a s’more I couldn’t resist!Thanks for hosting another fun party, Katherine~
Thanks Liz! 😀
Love those homemade S’Mores! Linked up my plain and filled croissants 🙂
Thanks Lisa! So glad you linked up – I’ve always wanted to try making croissants!
Oh yum! The s’mores look divine!
Thanks! And thanks for linking up 😀
Great link party here Katherine! You smores do look like an awesome treat. Homemade looks definitely the best way to go-yum!
Never had a smore in my life, but I’d love to eat one of these!
Oh, Giulia, you are missing out!
Never tasted smores before but they do look and sound sinfully delicious! a big yay for your DIY projects 🙂
Shannon you are totally missing out! They’re the best! And yes, yay for DIY projects!
Did I tell you today that I love you? Oh sorry, you too Katherine. Was spellbound by the smores! Lol! Great pictures, wish I had your talent my friend. xx
Hahaha right back at you Kim!! You make me blush 🙂
I had my very first smores last year with my kids. 🙂 I heard of it before but just never grew up with it. It was delicious but I have to say yours look and sound much much better. =) Everyone’s recipes are amazing. I enjoyed browsing their recipes too!
That is so great you had your first s’more! Aren’t they great?!
These look absolutely delish! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Shumaila!
I love s’mores and I really love your homemade version! I’ve been wanting to try to make marshmallows for years, just haven’t got around to it. Great blog hop too!
Thanks Alyssa! I had making marshmallows on my list for years too and finally did it!
I’ve always wanted to do this. Homemade graham crackers are one of my favorite things on earth. Thanks for the recipe!
You are so welcome! I hope you give them a try!
I was wondering if you were headed here! And indeed you are. Great pictures.
Haha, I’m so predictable! Thanks 🙂
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