After seeing recipes for homemade marshmallows and graham crackers in this book a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to make s'more kits for Christmas gifts. I decided now was the time! My mom helped me make Mary Jane's recipe for marshmallows, which uses a vegan alternative to gelatin. (If I try this project again, I will probably use plain gelatin instead for cost reasons--Wendi recently posted a recipe.) You can click here for a similar recipe for the graham crackers, which I cut into flower shapes with a cookie cutter.
Because the marshmallows were so sticky, we rolled them in powdered sugar and wrapped them in wax paper. I packaged s'more kits up for 4 different families, giving 2 marshmallows and 2 crackers per person. In Mary Jane's book, after you "smoosh" the marshmallows between the crackers, you roll the sides in chocolate chips, so I included a handful of those as well. Since everything can go in the freezer, I was able to make the treats in advance. Mary Jane suggests toasting the marshmallows over a fire or candle, but one of my gift recipients just warmed the treats in the microwave.
I think the kits turned out so cute--they're delicious and a unique treat this time of year!