S’mores in a Jar and Friday Faves

by heidi on May 17, 2013

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Looking down at my calendar, I’m stunned to see it’s already Friday. The week has flewwwn by, thanks to lots of catch up after a great trip to Monterey earlier in the week with a group of other bloggers to tour the fields of Dole Salads (I hope you didn’t miss the Instgrammed hairnet shots? Just lovely.)

I almost didn’t want to come back, Monterey is one of my favorite spots in the world. More on my trip to come next week.

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What else was on my dance card? I had Mother’s Day in the mountains, I ate lettuce in a field, watched a man make art at the ocean and was dubbed the solo coach this week for Smudge’s soccer team. Please Lord, let us play our best. And a win wouldn’t hurt either.

Last weekend we packed up the kids, everyone brought a potluck dinner something or other and we headed to the canyon for a spring campfire dinner.What a way to ring in spring. There’s something that makes you feel so connected when cooking and eating in the great outdoors. I’ll soon be sharing more about our night, and the tasty vittles we devoured while negotiating with the kids to stay out of the river.

canyon dinner

While I made this recipe a while ago and ate it whole heartedly at home with my Smudge, I fully intended to resurrect it and surprise everyone campside with S’mores In a Jar. But as will happen, time ran out and I didn’t have the chance to thrill them with its decadence. We still snacked on flaming marshmallows smooshed with chocolate in between the sweetness of yet another twist on a sweet I’ll share soon. I’m such a tease.

But in the meantime, you should totally give these s’mores a go. The sweetened up graham crust is the secret. Well, not anymore.

S’mores in a Jar

Yield: Makes 4 8-ounce jars

S’mores in a Jar

Ingredients

12 graham crackers or 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup (1 ½ sticks) butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 3.4-ounce package instant chocolate pudding, prepared to package directions
1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff
12-15 large marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Crumble graham crackers into the bowl of a food processor and process until fine. Add butter and sugar and pulse until mixtures hangs together. Transfer to a small baking sheet lined with foil and press graham cracker mixture into the bottom. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool then break into irregular chunks.
  2. To assemble jars, you’ll need 4 8-ounce canning jars or equivalent. Layer crumbled graham crackers, then a layer of pudding, then marshmallow fluff, repeating layers until ending with the pudding layer. Place 3 large marshmallows on top of the pudding, and broil on a top rack of the oven for 2-3 minutes or until tops begin to brown lightly. Serve immediately or at room temperature.
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Trisha Jones May 17, 2013 at 5:00 am

I think I just died and went to heaven….

x

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Tieghan May 17, 2013 at 6:05 am

I guess we both had S’mores on the brain today!! I love this idea and those toasted marshmallows popping out look delicious!

Busy week girl!! everything look really fun and exciting!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar May 17, 2013 at 6:21 am

These look so fun and tasty! And a great weekly round up as always :)

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 17, 2013 at 6:29 am

Chocolate heaven, that is all.

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Jeni (Bakerette.com) May 17, 2013 at 7:12 am

Holy Hannah these look amazing!! My mouth is drooling! Pinning it! What a fun trip! Monterrey is ideal! Our son is living there through December then he and his wife will move back to Coronado (he’s in the military). They love it there.

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Deborah May 17, 2013 at 7:39 am

oh, how I love summer and s’mores! These are so fun!

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Gina May 17, 2013 at 8:23 am

First- looks like an amazing adventure- so lovely.

Second- the s’mores- OMG- you are killing me here. I think I need one for breakfast.

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet May 17, 2013 at 9:08 am

I can never say no to s’mores! Love the portable idea in a jar! Pinning!

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Toni May 17, 2013 at 10:56 am

I love the idea of s’mores in a jar! Totally cool. It looks ooey-gooey enough to be great and look at all that chocolate! Heaven.

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judith q stewart May 17, 2013 at 11:55 am

grandchildren will Love these, thanks Heidi
..oh by the way I viewed the video for your husband….”how many ways to open a bottle of bear! it was hilarious. but too much testosterone for me !

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Laura (Tutti Dolci) May 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Such a fab idea, love the jars!

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Liren May 17, 2013 at 5:23 pm

We actually had s’mores for dessert last night, so I am totally in a s’mores frame of mind these days. Love the idea of putting them in jars!

Can’t wait to hear more about the Dole Salad trip, I was definitely following along on Instagram and it looks like a delicious time!

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Jamie @ green beans & grapefruit May 18, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I just adore your photography, Heidi. Can’t wait to hear all about this trip- looks amazing!!! xoxo to you!

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Ali | Gimme Some Oven May 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I adore these s’mores! Bookmarking to try this summer with friends.

Missing you and our hairnets!

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Emily May 18, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Woman, you’re going to kill me. With sweets.

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious May 19, 2013 at 1:09 am

Smores in jar – you’re totally speaking my language! And dude, that caprese grilled cheese is genius. I just made a similar one but without the pesto. Definitely have to try that next time!

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nessa May 19, 2013 at 11:45 am

Those smores in a jar look ridiculously amazing!

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Gerry @ Foodness Gracious May 19, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Yes the hairnet pics were very fetching ;) Food in a jar seems just so much more exciting and secretive to me. These are awesome!

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Cookin' Canuck May 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

A campfire dinner…what a great way to welcome the spring weather! I always love your Friday Faves and, as usual, have found plenty of reading to keep me busy. Love these smores in a jar and I have a feeling my kids will be begging me to make them.

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Angie | Big Bear's Wife May 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Those would be perfect around a campfire or even around the fire pit in the back yard!

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JulieD May 28, 2013 at 12:12 pm

These are so beautiful! And thanks for sharing your behind the scenes with us at FBF! :)

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marla July 2, 2013 at 6:29 am

Not sure how I missed these from May….such a fun idea!!

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Michele July 16, 2014 at 11:42 am

I made these over the weekend. Everyone LOVED them! What a fun and delicious idea. Thanks for sharing.

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