Homemade S'mores Kit
- homemade marshmallows
- icebox cookies
- chocolate chips (semi-sweet, dark or milk chocolate)
- wax paper
- rubber gloves
- baking sheet
- double boiler
- (4) 4' long thin branches (willow works great)
- food-grade wax or oil
- old tin
- chalkboard paint
- chalk markers
- leather cording or string
- clear food storage bags
- rubber gloves
- permanent marker or wood-burnishing tool
Make Cookies, Chocolate Squares and Marshmallows
To make chocolate squares, melt chocolate chips in a double boiler, stirring constantly until chocolate is thoroughly melted. Pour melted chocolate onto a wax-paper-lined pan, spread until chocolate is approximately 1/16-inch thick. Allow to cool, then break apart into rough squares. Tip: Wear rubber gloves to eliminate fingerprints.
Make homemade marshmallows following this recipe.
Whip up a batch of icebox cookies with this recipe.
Create Toasting Sticks
Whittle branches to remove bark and create a point at one end. Coat sticks with a food-grade oil or wax to make removing hot s'mores easier.
Add Leather Cording
Drill hole through end of stick and run string or leather cording through to create hanger. Using a permanent marker or wood-burnishing tool, add recipient's initials or a phrase.
Package Homemade Goodies
Place marshmallows, chocolate and cookies into separate clear plastic bags. To prevent sticking, separate each chocolate layer with a piece of parchment paper.
Scuff up an old tin with sandpaper, then cover with chalkboard paint.
Personalize and Wrap
Personalize tin with creative sayings and s'more recipes using a chalk marker. Bundle up tin and toasting sticks in a bandana.