I am terrible at on-time Christmas gifts. I had this grand idea of going DIY for a portion of my sisters’ gifts but, of course, did not make it in time. They were happy with the gifts they did receive on Christmas morning. However, I still chose to make these delicious and pretty s’mores jars anyway! One jar was given to one of my sisters yesterday during our Bachelor viewing date (team Kacie B!!) and another jar went to a VERY special family a few days ago at our Gold Hope Project session! I love to butter up my kiddo clients :)
Here’s a step by step recap of how I created my jars. SUPER easy – anyone can do it with 30 minutes to spare!
First, a trip to the Container Store jumped on the to-do list and I picked up a couple of 34 oz. latch jars. After carefully peeling off the price tag (and reaching for the Goo Gone very soon thereafter), I had a beautiful empty jar. Hmmm…not a great gift quite yet.
I picked up a few red jingle bells…
…a beautiful assortment of ribbons at the nearby craft store…
…marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate bars at the grocery store…
and the gift was ready to be assembled!
First, I decorated the jars. I started here because, naturally, this left me more time to eat the s’mores not yet packed inside. I like to keep things simple, so I just looped the bell into the metal fasteners and wrapped the jar with ribbon. Easy peasy.
Once the jars were fancied up, I reluctantly divided up the remaining s’mores ingredients between the jars. I was able to fit 4 whole s’mores into the jar, with many extra marshmallows and chocolate for snacking! I probably should have added more graham crackers, so I’ve adjusted the quantities below in the ingredients.
One of the best parts about this gift is that they get to keep the jar and use it for anything from extra coins to hot chocolate mix! Enjoy this super simple DIY gift for birthdays, holidays or “just because”.
Ingredients (per jar):
1-34 oz jar
Decorations (whatever your heart pleases)
6 whole graham crackers split into two
2 full Hershey bars split into quarters or halves
10 big marshmallows…to fill the rest of the jar!
Update: I didn’t end up gifting the last jar so Husband and I recently cracked it open after just over a week since assembling the jars. The chocolate is yummy, but the graham crackers and marshmallows did not survive (they’re stale – eep!). As a result, I recommend assembling the s’mores into the jars the day of gifting so that your recipients will have enough time to enjoy before the goodies go stale. I have a little more to learn about canning and jar gifting, clearly. Enjoy!