S'Mores Stonehenge / S'Mores Day
Updated: Aug 24, 2020
S'Mores mini-Stonehenge for S'Mores Day! I made a mini Stonehenge for Coronatessellation #50 (link and photo) with cardboard and paper! I was conversing with @Clonehenge on Twitter and somehow I said I was going to try to make an edible mini Stonehenge out of S'Mores. :) This may be one of the first mini-Stonehenge / Clonehenge made with Graham crackers! Mini-Stonehenge / Clonehenge are popular with people all around the world, but many are from people in the U.K. as that is where Stonehenge is located -- and graham crackers aren't readily available there. There are however, many mini-Stonehenge / Clonehenge made of digestive biscuits. :)
Check out all the others ones at these links:
"National S’mores Day on August 10th recognizes the most popular campfire treat! Millions of people of all ages love this gooey, toasted treat.
S’mores consists of a roasted marshmallow with a layer of chocolate bar sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.
The origin of this tasty snack is credited to the entrepreneur Alec Barnum. However, the first recorded version of the recipe can be found in the 1927 publication of Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts. Even though the Girl Scouts were not the first ones to make s’mores, Girl Scout groups describe them in their reports as early as 1925. Earlier recipes used the name “Some Mores.” It is unclear when the word “S’mores” became the more common name."
What I used:
- Graham crackers
- Marshmallow fluff (glue the graham cracker stones together. Note: I don't think the ancient people needed mortar or glue for the original huge stones, haha!)
- Pillsbury Brownies (mud -- so it would stand up)
- Marshmallows (additional S'mores element)
- Mini chips
- Vanilla frosting
- Green food coloring (to make it look like grass )
I thought for awhile how I was going to get the Stonehenge graham crackers to stand up on their own and then it came to me to stick them in delicious brownie mud. :)
The Pillsbury brownies come in a pack of individual shaped circles to make my "brownie mud pedestal" I took a bunch of them and pressed them together as one piece and baked them together.
While the brownies were in the oven, I made my Stonehenge stones. I counted. I think there are about 27 or 30 skinny rectangular pieces that were all about the same size to make up the larger pieces of Stonehenge. Then I also made even smaller pieces or "stones".
Photo: The pile in the back is the larger skinny rectangular pieces for the larger parts of Stonehenge (the arches).
After about 18 min., right before they were completely done, I added marshmallows and mini chips and baked it for an additional 2-3 minutes, so the marshmallows melted.
I took some vanilla frosting and mixed it with green food coloring and spread it on for some grass. Then I actually used my Coronatessellation #50 as a guide :) to make another mini-Stonehenge and started putting the graham cracker stones down. I used a photo from the internet to build the first one.
To make the "arches" or parts with multiple stones,
I stuck some tall skinny rectangles into brownies and then spread some Marshmallow fluff on the top piece that goes across and then put it on top. This way, I wasn't trying to spread Marshmallow fluff on the posts standing up and accidentally knocking them down.
I just kept doing this until I recreated the entire mini Stonehenge.
It actually didn't take me too long. It only took me ~45 min-1 hour including baking the brownies. You can use it as an opportunity to learn some or it's just fun to build stuff with your hands. And even if it doesn't look like Stonehenge, it will taste good. :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!