Thursday, October 08, 2015

S'more Pops

S'more Pops Recipe - A remake of an old favorite treat. via A Simpler Grace
Last weekend, I was hanging out with my niece while my sister was at work.  It was a super rainy and dreary day.  The kid and I were watching some tv and talking about making some s'mores, but we couldn't go outside in the pouring rain, so we came up with a solution.

I went digging through the baking supply cabinet in the kitchen and found a brand new bag of unopened lollipop sticks and it was on!  I grabbed a bag of marshmallows, some chocolate chips and the box of graham cracker cereal that I had just picked up from the store earlier in the week.

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My niece was so excited when she saw the lollipop sticks.  She is five and to her, anything that comes on a stick is right up her alley.  She pulled a chair up to the kitchen island and started poking the sticks into the marshmallows then standing them up on a plate to be ready for dipping.

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Here are the actual ingredients you'll need:  (makes 20 pops; you can increase quantity as you desire)
  • 20 large jet-puffed marshmallows (round ones work best on the lollipop sticks)
  • 20 popsicle sticks
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, melting wafers or three chocolate bars, chopped
  • 1 cup of graham cracker cereal, coarsely crushed
You can use plain old graham crackers for this recipe, but I found they got soggy pretty quickly from the chocolate, whereas the cereal stayed crunchy much longer.

Once you have your marshmallows on the lollipop sticks, put the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl or double boiler and melt on low heat (about 1 minute in the microwave) stirring frequently to smooth out lumps.  My niece liked to stir the chocolate while I put the cereal in a large plastic bag and crushed it lightly with my hands.

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The next steps are pretty easy.  You'll want to take the marshmallows and dip the ends of them in the melted chocolate, carefully shaking the excess off before immediately rolling them in the crushed graham cracker cereal.  I found the best way to let them set was to stand them upright on a piece of parchment or wax paper until they were completely firm before moving them to a sealed storage container.

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My niece and I (and the rest of the family) loved these s'more pops.  They were so easy to make and very easy to eat too!  Have you ever tried to re-create a recipe like this one?

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8 comments:

  1. Ashley, they are...err, were. ;) You can totally do variations of them for holidays and add sprinkles or your own little touches. They were so fun to make and very kid friendly! Thanks for coming by to check out the recipe!

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  2. Ohhh yeahhhh! Looks awesome! What a cool idea!

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  3. Rica, they were a lot of fun to make! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Love these! What a great idea and way to spend time with your niece! They look awesome!

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  5. Thanks Chrissy! I was really excited with how well they turned out and the niece loved them!

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  6. Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspotFebruary 24, 2016 at 6:12 PM

    These look so good! What a great idea - and they look so easy to make too.

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  7. Penny they are SO easy to make. My five year old niece had a blast with these and they are easier to eat than the traditional s'more. So glad you liked the idea!

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