Christmas Crafts, Handmade Holiday Cards & Gifts

Homemade S'mores Kit

Create fun s'mores kits with made-from-scratch ingredients as a tasty handmade gift for friends and family.

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Materials Needed:

  • 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
  • bandana
  • leather cording or string
  • drill
  • clear food storage bags
  • rubber gloves
  • sandpaper
  • 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.

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