Monday, July 23, 2012

S'mores Pops: S'mores on a Stick

I was invited to a Garden Party this past weekend, and although I wasn't asked, I wanted to bring something chocolate. It was a hot day, and not being sure if a grill would be involved with the meal planning, I opted for S'mores Pops! Less mess, no grilling, and oh so tasty.  Perfect way to end the meal.


Marshmallows (didn't have time to make my own)
Chocolate ( I used several squares of Guittard Milk Chocolate 38%. Fab!)
Graham Cracker (again, not home-made) crumbs  (Crumb the graham crackers by putting them in a plastic bag and using a rolling pin.)
Lollipop sticks (I use blunt sticks. Safer than skewers)

Melt the chocolate in the top of a double-boiler. (I added a tiny bit of oil to keep it the right consistency. Also since I made a lot of pops, I had to reheat and re-whip.)
Put marshmallow on a stick and dip (swirl) in the chocolate, coating almost all of the marshmallow.
Put graham cracker crumbs in bowl and spoon crumbs over the chocolate covered marshmallow. (I found that easier than dipping.)
Place S'mores Pop on cookie tray covered with wax paper.
Put S'mores Pops in refrigerator for a few hours to harden.

Since I wasn't sure exactly how many people were coming to the garden party, I made a few dozen. I placed them in several low clear jars, tied a ribbon, and they were good to go. And, since it was a very hot day, I put them in the hosts' winecellar to keep until the end of the day. I live in California, so that wasn't a problem. If it's hot where you are, stick them back in the refrigerator until ready to serve. But you will want to bring them to room temperature, if possible.

Extra: You can always brush any exposed marshmallow with a flame for more 'authenticity'. I didn't do that fearing the milk chocolate would melt.

These are also fabulous with dark chocolate. Experiment.


mary kennedy said...

I can't wait to try them, they look fabulous. And the glass jars and ribbon--excellent touch!

Unknown said...

Janet, how pretty! My kids would love to make these. Yum!

Kaye Wilkinson Barley - Meanderings and Muses said...

This is going to be happening in my kitchen very soon. Love the idea of the glass jars with ribbon for gifting!

Anonymous said...

Delicious photos! And I am sure that along with the pops a nice subtle and smooth cognac would make a great pairing