Hi everyone! I am so glad to be sharing another hybrid tutorial! Traci Reed's kits are so inspiring and fun to work with! I just finished moving into a new house and one of my new neighbors has been absolutely so sweet and wonderful. I really appreciate when people go out of their way to be nice and helpful... especially since that does not seem to happen too much any more.
So I decided to make her a cute little thank you gift. I made a little bouquet of one dozen S'mores on a stick and then added a super cute tag saying "we need S'more neighbors like you" She was surprised and so happy and I think the cute little tag I made using Traci's kit was the perfect touch. I have step by step directions for you if you would like to re-create this project, and of course it can be for S'more anything... teachers, friends, co-workers, etc.
The first thing that you need to do is have all your ingredients set out for the S'mores on a stick. You will need marshmallows, lollipop sticks, crushed graham cracker crumbs, and melted chocolate. If you have everything laid out while you melt the chocolate you will be ready to go as soon as it is melted which helps the process go smoothly!
If you are unsure how to melt chocolate it is actually really easy! You just microwave it in 30 second increments, stirring in between to make sure it does not over cook.
First you will stick a lollipop stick into the bottom of a marshmallow. Then you will dip the top of the marshmallow into the chocolate to coat it, then swirl the stick, coating the sides of the marshmallow in chocolate as well. Tap the stick on the edge of the bowl to get rid of excess chocolate, if you have to much it will run to the mallow once it is upright. Then you will gently roll the graham cracker crumbs onto the wet chocolate, using your hand to dredge as opposed to swirling the it into the crumbs as that will make the chocolate come off. Then just lay on foil to dry. There will not be any sticking because the crumbs cover the wet chocolate completely.
Let them dry completely. I let them sit for about half an hour. Once they are dry you are going to put them in a candy/lollipop bag and tie them with a twist tie. I made a cute little tag with my saying on it in Photoshop, using For The Love of a Boy by Traci. I made mine 2.5 in height by 3.5 in width. I then punched a hole in one corner with a hole punch, just not too close to the edge. I got a roll of twine and I used that to tie around a vase and put the tag in it. I also shredded up some tissue paper and used that to fill in the bottom of the vase.
It really does make such a sweet gift and these are incredibly delicious! I was not sure I would like them, I thought they might be a little dry due to the cracker crumbs but they are perfection! I hope you like this little tutorial. It is a simple and cute idea and it goes pretty quickly as well. Plus... what a great little sentiment to hand to someone!
Until next time...happy scrappin' y'all!
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