DIY: S’mores Kit

By Lauren Sharkey

While roasting chestnuts might be a Christmas classic, I like something sweeter over my open fire.  And not just sweet – chocolatey too!  Why, I’m talking about s’mores of course!  There’s nothing more delicious than getting cozy in front of a fire, roasting marshmallows about to be sandwiched between chocolate and graham crackers.

But this tasty treat isn’t just a snack – it can also be an awesome (and cost-effective) gift to give to your loved ones!

Here’s what you’ll need:
Makes approximately 11 with supplies listed.

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1 box Graham crackers (doesn’t matter which kind)
1 bag of Jumbo marshmallows
2 packages of (6) Hershey’s milk chocolate bars
Cellophane gift bags
Gift tags (Optional)
Ribbon

Directions:

1.  Break (2) graham crackers in half and place pieces flat in cellophane bag.

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2.  Break chocolate bar in half and layer both halves on top of the graham crackers.

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3.  Place three to four marshmallows on top of chocolate.

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4.  Personalize your gift tag on one side and write directions on the other:

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Directions:  For a delicious treat, place one chocolate piece on top of graham cracker.  Roast two marshmallows over an open fire and then place on top of chocolate using another graham cracker to complete sandwich.  Enjoy, and then enjoy s’more!

5.  Weave ribbon through hole in gift tag.

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6.  Tie ribbon around the top of the bag, curl, and give it to someone you love.

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Cost Breakdown:

Supplies purchased at Stop and Shop – prices reflect applicable store discounts.

Graham Crackers:  $3.49 (reg. $4.99)
Marshmallows:  $1.25 (reg. $1.69)
Chocolate bars:  $9.98 ($4.99 each)
Gift bags:  $3.99
Gift tags:  $4.99
Ribbon:  $2.99

In total, with tax, you’re looking at about $30 worth of groceries.  However, I managed to get 11 s’more kits out of everything – when you factor in a few broken grahams and me eating a chocolate bar.  So, when we break it down, each set cost you $2.73  which isn’t bad at all – that’s 11 people off your list!  I started to run out of marshmallows after my 6th kit, but was able to put three marshmallows instead of four into each remaining kit and it worked out perfectly!

As long as you don’t eat the ingredients as you go, this project is a crowd pleaser that will have all the people on your list  wanting s’more!

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