S'more PopsTuesday, February 19, 2013
It's been awhile, but I finally have another recipe to share with you!
I wanted to do something special for my students for Valentine's Day this year. My first thought, of course, was to use some of the valentines I sell in my Etsy shop. The only problem with that is that when we moved out of our apartment about a year ago, we apparently somehow lost the power cord for the printer (that was NOT a very well-organized move). Then I decided I was going to make chocolate-covered strawberries, and I was going to write everyone's name on them with white chocolate. It was going to be super fancy and ambitious, and I was stoked.
And then I went to the grocery store and scrapped the idea.
It was going to be expensive, and it was going to take more time than I really had, and it just seemed like it was maybe not my best choice.
Then I thought MARSHMALLOWS.
My kids all love marshmallows, and they're okay for the two with celiac to eat. S'mores are pretty universally loved (unless you are my husband), and I love dessert on sticks, so s'mores on a stick would be awesome! Thus, s'more pops.
Easy, tasty, and kid-approved!
What You Need
- chocolate chips
- graham crackers
- sucker sticks or bamboo skewers (I highly recommend the sucker sticks!)
- sturdy styrofoam (like florist's foam), or a tray, or waxed paper
1.) For your sanity's sake, I recommend using sucker sticks, which you can pick up at Michael's, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Walmart, etc. (pretty much anywhere that sells cake supplies, especially Wilton supplies). I used to have some from the wedding, but I got rid of them when we moved out of the apartment. They didn't have any at the grocery store, so I grabbed bamboo skewers thinking I could just cut off the tips and cut them in half. I did it, but it was a MAJOR pain in the tuchus. So if you choose to not heed my warning, your first step is cutting the bamboo skewers :)
2.) Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler or the microwave. I don't have a double boiler, so I used a microwave. Heat them in 30 second increments until melted, stirring in between.
3.) Crush your graham crackers. This is easiest accomplished by using a food processor, or by putting them in a plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin. Your hands can also be effective.
4.) Put a marshmallow on a stick.
5.) Dip it in chocolate.
6.) Dip the chocolate-covered marshmallow in the crushed graham crackers.
6.) If you have some sturdy foam (like florist's foam), put the stick in it and let it dry. If you don't, you can remove the marshmallow from the stick and set it down on a tray or waxed paper to dry.
7.) When they're hardened, they're done! If you opted to let them harden on a tray or waxed paper, just put the stick back in (and yes, I realize this step sounds kind of dirty, what with all the sticks and hardening going on).
For my kids with celiac, I subbed the graham crackers for a Think Thin protein bar. They love them, so it seemed like a good alternative :)
What is your favorite mini dessert?