One of the lovely ladies in the office recently got married so we had a mini-party for her a few weeks ago.
Of course, because I adore that type of thing (!!), I volunteered to put a few things together. I worked with Jamie (I will post more about her and her exciting project later!) to come up with a theme and some sweets. Wendy (the bride) had mentioned liking the rustic look, so I got my hands on some mason jars and burlap and we took it from there.
I had wanted to make some little take-home treats and originally thought of making cake-in-a-jar cakes, attaching a spoon to each jar with some twine, but when it came time to purchase and assemble everything, I chickened out (had I messed them up I would have been out of supplies, plus, I would have had to make everything the night before, leaving things a bit last second). So….I opted for something a bit more fool proof – s’mores kits!
They were super simple and I liked the way they turned out. I started with decent sized mason jars with lids. Then I broke up graham crackers and placed them in the bottom of the jar (vertically), snapped a few Hershey’s chocolate bars in half and layered them in next, then smushed as many marshmallows as I could in the top. I capped them and voila, the messy part was over!
Next I took strips of burlap (making sure all the edges were slightly frayed), and taped them around the jars to hold everything in place before I tied the twine. I cut long pieces of twine and wrapped each piece around each jar multiple times and finished with a bow. I removed the tape in the back, added two little paper hearts I had cut out earlier, and they were finished!
Here they are in action! I stole this picture from Jamie’s Facebook picture collection….thanks Jamie!
I took one home to gobble up. Delicious (I mean come on, they are s’mores, how could they not be delicious?!)! The crackers did get a little soft after being mixed with the marshmallows…but that didn’t stop me from eating them. Yum yum!
Living out in California, it’s not really starting to feel like fall…so I must to fallish things to get the feeling! And even though I heated up my marshmallows in the microwave (don’t judge!) instead of over a fire, it helped.
Have you ever made in-a-jar treats? Or s’mores treats that aren’t actually s’mores (like s’mores cakes or cupcakes)? So fun!