Homemade S’mores – Completely DIY

diy smores recipe

Here’s a recipe for completely homemade smores, down to making your own marshmallows and graham crackers. Making marshmallows at home is so much better than buying at the store if you have the time! Same with graham crackers — you get so much more honey flavor and nuttiness. You will be shocked at how delicious a homemade s’more is, and this recipe is well worth the time.

diy smores recipe

All of these recipes come from Stella Park’s indisputably essential, important, monumental cookbook, BraveTart.

How to make DIY s’mores at home

DIY MARSHMALLOWS
DIY MARSHMALLOWS

Step 1: make the marshmallows

The marshmallows take the longest, and they are very precise– you’ll need a 4 qt pot, candy thermometer, and KitchenAid mixer with a whisk attachment to do this. Let me repeat myself — DIY marshmallows are worth it!!! 100x better than store-bought marshmallows. If you only are making a few DIY smores, you can store the rest in the freezer indefinitely.

  • Bloom the gelatin in a small cup with water and vanilla.
  • In a 4qt pan, bring water, corn syrup, sugar, and salt to a bubble over medium heat, stirring with a fork. Then increase the heat a little and clip on a digital thermometer and cook, without stirring, until the clear syrup registers at 250F exactly. (this takes 5 mins ish)
  • Transfer the thermometer to a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and clip the thermometer onto the bowl, and pour all of the hot syrup in the bowl at once using a heat-resistant spatula to get it all out. Cool to exactly 212F (6 mins ish).
  • Add the gelatin mixture and whisk until the gelatin is mixed, on low speed. Then increase the speed and whip until white, thick and tripled in volume – about 10 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add the melted butter, and combine.
  • Pour the marshmallow batter into a greased 8×8 pan and spread it evenly. Stick in the fridge until firm, at least 2 hours.
  • Last, when firm, cut the marshmallows into 1×1 or 2×2 squares and roll in powdered sugar to coat.
DIY GRAHAM CRACKERS
DIY GRAHAM CRACKERS

Step 2: make the graham crackers

The graham crackers come together quickly, and I highly recommend using BeeLocal honey or another floral-forward honey.

  • While the marshmallows are cooling in the fridge, make graham crackers.
  • Combine sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, honey and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer w/ a paddle attachment. Mix on low speed to combine, then beat for about 3 minutes until fluffy. Slowly add in the WW flour and mix to combine.
  • In a baking sheet fitted with a parchment sheet of paper and dusted with more WW flour, pour the dough onto it and pat it out into a 4×6″ rectangle. then using a narrow rolling pin or wine bottle, roll the dough out evenly on the baking sheet, very thinly.
  • You can score the dough into graham cracker shapes and use a chopstick to make decorative holes on top.
  • Bake at 350F for 20 minutes, then immediately cut along the scored lines to create the crackers.
  • Let cool to room temperature.
DIY SMORES

Step 3: combine and enjoy!!

To make the smores, combine 2 graham cracker squares with 1 toasted marshmallow and a little piece of chocolate 🙂 yum yum

SERIOUSLY THO!!

DIY smores
DIY smores

A recipe for do it yourself s’mores

DIY smores

DIY smores recipe

Mimi Newman
A recipe for making graham crackers and marshmallows at home so you can make DIY Smores
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Baking, Chocolate
Servings 8 servings
Calories 696 kcal

Ingredients
  

Marshmallows

  • 3/4 ounce unflavored gelatin
  • 4 ounces cool water for the gelatin to bloom in
  • 1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces water for the sugar syrup
  • 5 ounces light corn syrup
  • 12 ounces sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 ounce butter melted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Graham crackers

  • 5.5 ounces sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces honey
  • 6 ounces butter
  • 12 ounces whole wheat flour plus more for dusting

Chocolate

  • 8 ounces dark chocolate

Instructions
 

Marshmallows

  • Bloom the gelatin in a small cup with water and vanilla.
  • In a 4qt pan, bring water, corn syrup, sugar, and salt to a bubble over medium heat, stirring with a fork. Then increase heat a little and clip on a digital thermometer and cook, without stirring, until the clear syrup registers at 250F exactly. (this takes 5 mins ish)
  • Transfer the thermometer to a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and clip the thermometer onto the bowl, and pour all of the hot syrup in the bowl at once using a heat-resistant spatula to get it all out. Cool to exactly 212F (6 mins ish).
  • Add the gelatin mixture and whisk until the gelatin is mixed, on low speed. Then increase the speed and whip until white, thick and tripled in volume – about 10 minutes. Reduce speed to low and add the melted butter, and combine.
  • Pour the marshmallow batter into a greased 8×8 pan and spread it even. Stick in the fridge until firm, at least 2 hours.
  • Last, when firm, cut the marshmallows into 1×1 or 2×2 squares and roll in powdered sugar to coat.

Graham crackers

  • While the marshmallows are cooling in the fridge, make graham crackers.
  • Combine sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, honey and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer w/ a paddle attachment. Mix on low speed to combine, then beat for about 3 minutes until fluffy. Slowly add in the WW flour and mix to combine.
  • In a baking sheet fitted with a parchment sheet of paper and dusted with more WW flour, pour the dough onto it and pat it out into a 4×6″ rectangle. then using a narrow rolling pin or wine bottle, roll the dough out evenly in the baking sheet, very thinly.
  • You can score the dough into graham cracker shapes and use a chop stick to make decorative holes on top.
  • Bake at 350F for 20 minutes, then immediately cut along the scored lines to create the crackers.
  • Let cool to room temperature.
  • To make the smores, combine 2 graham cracker squares with 1 toasted mashmallow and a little piece of chocolate 🙂 yum yum

Nutrition

Serving: 1smoreCalories: 696kcalCarbohydrates: 137gProtein: 11gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 472mgPotassium: 391mgFiber: 8gSugar: 100gVitamin A: 46IUCalcium: 65mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Dessert, diy, marshmallow, Smores
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