Homemade S’Mores and a DIY Blog Hop

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.
Homemade S'mores

Homemade S'mores

"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?

Homemade 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!


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. Those DIY s’mores look absolutely amazing! YUM! 🙂

  4. These were perfect 🙂 and inspirational to make my own!!! Thanks for sharing them! Emanuel and I loooooved them.

  5. Yum yum! This would be dangerous!

  6. They look dangerously delicious!

  7. 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!

  8. Awesome roundup of links in your bloghop and the smores look awesome!

  9. 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.

  10. Oh, man, now that’s a s’more I couldn’t resist!Thanks for hosting another fun party, Katherine~

  11. Love those homemade S’Mores! Linked up my plain and filled croissants 🙂

  12. Oh yum! The s’mores look divine!

  13. Great link party here Katherine! You smores do look like an awesome treat. Homemade looks definitely the best way to go-yum!

  14. Never had a smore in my life, but I’d love to eat one of these!

  15. Never tasted smores before but they do look and sound sinfully delicious! a big yay for your DIY projects 🙂

  16. 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

  17. 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!

  18. These look absolutely delish! Thanks for sharing!

  19. 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!

  20. I’ve always wanted to do this. Homemade graham crackers are one of my favorite things on earth. Thanks for the recipe!

  21. I was wondering if you were headed here! And indeed you are. Great pictures.


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