Liza Greis

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Homemade Graham Crackers for S’mores {Giveaway}

The theme for my Better Homes and Gardens post this month was Holiday Entertainment. Having a small house means that any “entertaining” we do is usually outside. BBQ’s, outdoor movies, and roasting marshmallows are the usual. This past weekend we had some of our family over for dinner and s’mores. We will be spending Thanksgiving with the other side of our family this year so this was kind of like an early celebration.

Is there anything better than sitting around a fire with your family?

roasting marshmallows with family



fire pit2


Several years ago my SIL requested a camping type cake for her my niece and we came up with a giant s’more cake. I came up with a recipe for homemade graham crackers that taste pretty darm close to the real thing. I made the same recipe but this time made regular sizes crackers for our s’mores.


homemade graham crackers



Homemade Graham Crackers


  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • Cream these together and then add 2 tsp baking soda
  • 4 cups flour
  • 4 tablespoons water


  1. Once the dough is all mixed together chill for 30-60 minutes. Roll out like sugar cookie dough and use a rectangle or square cookie cutter. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. The thinner you roll them the crispier they will be.



Right after you take them out and they are still warm you can use a tooth pick or kabob stick to poke holes so they look like the real thing.
making holes in homemade graham crackers


Whether you choose to make them soft or crispy, they make great s’mores!


homemade graham crackers for smores


Since it is November the temperatures have dropped here in Utah. We snuggled up in some cozy blankets. I bought these because they looked so soft and also because I have a plan for a new boys bedroom in our basement in these colors. They are from the BHG line at Walmart.


sitting around fire roasting marshmallows


These are the blankets I chose although there are a ton of different colors, patterns, and textures to choose from.


bhg blankets at walmart

(red and grey plaid, grey cable knit, red plush)

I get to give away a $100 gift card to Walmart so you can get your home ready for guest this holiday season!!!

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  1. Julie Wood says

    I am looking forward to getting to see my family at my sister’s house and the whole family is showing up this Holiday and we are all making a dish and dessert. Yummy food and family is great for the Holidays!

  2. Janet W. says

    I’m most looking forward to seeing my oldest daughter for Christmas. This is the only time of year I get to see her since she lives out of state.

  3. Marci Clark says

    I’m looking forward to seeing my daughters face throughout the whole Christmas season. She’s 2.5 years old and this is the first time she’s really understanding what is going on. She’s really excited about Santa and loves seeing Christmas trees at the store. I can’t wait to take her to meet Santa, and really excited for her face on Christmas morning when she sees her play kitchen and her tricycle. She will be in heaven!

  4. Betsy Rubendall Barnes says

    I am most looking forward to to spending a lot of time with family and friends, cooking and baking together. :)

  5. James Robert says

    I am looking forward to this being my second year having custody of all 5 of my kids and us having a great Christmas together

  6. Amy b says

    I love getting to see all my family! It’s so hard getting all of us siblings together, it usually only happens at the holidays!

  7. Traci H says

    S’mores might need to be a new famil tradition ☺️ It wood be the perfect a companion for m favorite family tradition of boards games after Christmas dinner ?

  8. Brittany L says

    My son is four this year and Inam so excited to Sephora face when he sees what Santa brings him this year. He is for the first time extremely excited about Christmas!!

  9. Susan M. says

    This will be the first time in four years that all the family will be together. It’s going to be crazy and loud and so much fun!

  10. Kari says

    I’m looking forward to having all my family together under one roof. Our daughter lives away at college and we miss her a lot! It will be so nice to have her home for winter break where she can spend some good quality time with her brothers and my husband and I.

  11. Christina in FL says

    Liza, thank you for the graham cracker recipe! :))) Love your shape too. Can you tell me where you found that cutter?
    The blankets look beautiful! Love the colors!!

  12. Lisambb says

    The holidays are going to be sad this year since my mom passed away last month. We are hosting Thanksgiving as we always do and I know we’ll have fun and have lots of mom memories. We may even be having Christmas for my husbands family this year. We’ll see how much I’m up for.

  13. Jayme Frasier says

    I love to see my kids get excited. Our elves typically arrive on Thanksgiving night and that is when the magic of the season really begins for our family. Every year is better than the last it seems. So many great memories.

  14. Jessica says

    Yum! I’ll have to try this recipe! I make my own marshmallows (I should send you some) and these would be so much better than the store bought graham crackers.
    And, I love those blankets!

  15. Dani says

    I just moved out of state with my boyfriend so we are away from family. I am most looking forward to spending time with them again!

  16. Kathie H says

    Oh my, making homemade graham crackers…I am so excited to try that. Not so excited for cold weather, though. I am a warm weather girl.

  17. Viki says

    Thanks for the post. I look forwards to trying to make the Graham Crackers myself. We have a new firepit, so I look forward to making some yummy smores!

  18. Lisa Stover says

    A good friend from my hometown has moved to the area I live in now. I’m so thankful to have her nearby again and I can’t wait to celebrate the holidays together with our families!

  19. Laura J says

    I am looking forward to our drives looking at all the Christmas lights! We try to go 3 times a week and just look at all the pretty ones! Spending time with family that we do not get to see often!

  20. Bridget Heiple Reich says

    I’m really looking forward to time with my family! :) We are all so busy, it’s hard to get everyone together, so the holidays will be so nice!! :)

  21. Erin says

    Awesome. Great timing for a giveaway. Have to say, loving the plaid blanket. I think I am looking forward to just having the time with my kids. Our family is scattered & my husband who retired from the Air Force, we decided to go back to where I grew up, but all my family is other places. So, as usual, it’s just us. But, it’s a nice down time and just being together. Love it.

  22. Cathy French says

    I am not in the holiday spirit yet this year but I’m looking forward to Christmas dinner at my boyfriends’ mothers home.

  23. carol clark says

    im looking forward to being happy and seeing my family happy we have a grump in the family so were going to be working on making him happy

  24. Shannon says

    I’m looking forward to not buying gifts this year. We haven’t figured out how to announce it to the family, but we don’t want to do gifts this year. Its not worth the hastle (and the cost. Yikes!) and we want to enjoy the holidays for a change.

  25. KimL says

    Living close to our families again. For the last five years we have lived far away – now we all can be together for the Holidays

  26. Cath M T says

    For the first time in about 25 years I get to have Thanksgiving at home instead of having to travel to someone else’s house. Those cookies look great–and better than plain old graham crackers. Probably more affordable than buying specialty graham flour.

  27. Amy Reed says

    Having my entire family together – we all such busy lives and it’s the one time of year everyone takes time to be together

  28. Elizabeth H says

    Those graham crackers are perfect, I must try them. Thanks for the recipe. I love all the blankets. Looking forward to family Christmas, even as small as my family is.

  29. Elaina K says

    I’m looking forward to digging into my moms homemade coconut cake, snow tubing, holiday movies and having fun with the family.

  30. Lindsay says

    My sister and her family moved from Utah to San Diego last year and I miss them like crazy. This year we’re all going there for Christmas!

  31. Lauralee says

    My oldest daughter has a Thanksgiving Day birthday. I’m looking forward to a tween sleepover complete with a bonfire and s’mores.

  32. Rachel says

    The thing that I’m looking forward to most this holiday season is my brother and sister in law coming to visit. It’s been quite some time since we’ve seen them.

  33. tammigirl says

    First of all, your graham crackers look delicious – and adorable. I can’t believe I want to make my own now.

    I look forward to the time with family. We are so blessed to have my 89 year old grandparents, my mom, my wonderful husband, our children, a new son-in-law, and lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins. I love spending the holidays together.

  34. Debra Viola says

    I am looking forward to sharing the season of hope and love with family, friends old and new and rejoicing in the reason for the season.

  35. kelly tupick says

    I am really looking forward to seeing my twin sister and her kids for the holidays. It’s been a while since i’ve seen them.

  36. Sean says

    I’m most looking forward to seeing my 3 year old open her gifts. I think she’s kind of understanding the SANTA and reindeer idea now.

  37. Amy Marner says

    My son’s girlfriend will be visiting for the holidays. A cozy blanket would be a wonderful gift for her… especially the red one… that’s her favorite color.

  38. Dawn Monroe says

    I can’t wait to so all my grand kids at one time. I’ve been trying to get a picture of all of them forever. Fingers crossed!

  39. Gina M (Wild Orchid) says

    I am looking forward to both my husband being off work and my son being out of school, so we can spend more time together.

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  40. Amy Orvin says

    I am looking forward to spending time with my brothers and mom. Also I can’t wait to start decorating and eating!

  41. Cassandra Eastman says

    I”m looking forward to seeing my Grandma! She’ll get to meet her newest great grandson for Christmas!!

  42. Tina W says

    I’m looking forward to spending some time with family — I’ve been stuck at home caring for my Dad for the last 6 months, so being around anyone who is NOT a grumpy old man will be wonderful.
    (I know, I really am grateful he is doing well and I get to spend time with him, he’s just been extra cranky and needy this week, and I’m tired!)

  43. Terry Maigi says

    The holidays have become so much sweeter now that I’m a mommy! I love seeing the excitement on my little girls face as we celebrate christmas!

  44. Leigh Anne Borders says

    I am really looking forward to seeing my sister. I have not seen her in a few years. She moved to Texas and distance separates us.

  45. Tonia says

    We are redoing out basement media room and I want some new blankets for cuddling up this winter and watching movies. Had not thought about Walmart. Those are really cute. Thanks for the idea.

  46. Erika W. says

    I am most looking forward to my seeing my kids’ faces light up on Christmas morning. I am also looking forward to meeting my sister-in-law…my brother has been married for a year and I have yet to meet her!


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