Left over marshmallows. This how my s'mores came about. This week I wanted to do a couple posts about easy sweet treats that kids will love. Judging by the s'mores my niece and nephew scarfed down a month or so ago, kids are big fans. These square marshmallows were perfect for my s'more pops.
The thing about pops is that they are a pain in the butt to photograph. That's just my opinion, but seriously. I have no love to taking pictures of things on sticks. Unfortunately, things on sticks are always a hit with my family. So, I work around my issues. Here I used my little fruit colander.
These would be a perfect treat for a sweet tooth when the weather is too hot to do anything else. It's really quick to whip together and I think the finished product will leave people in awe, especially kids. 😀
Easy S'mores Pops
- 1 ¼ cups milk chocolate candy melts
- 1 tsp. shortening butter flavored
- 6 graham crackers crushed
- 8 square marshmallows
- 8 cake pop or lollipop sticks
- Place the chocolate candy melts and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Place in the microwave in 30 second intervals and stir after each time. My chocolate took 3 30-second intervals to be completely melted and smooth.
- Dip the lollipop stick in the chocolate and place it in the bottom center of the marshmallow. Repeat to all the marshmallows and let the chocolate dry. It will take about 5 minutes for the chocolate to dry.
- Once the stick is sealed in the marshmallow, dip the entire marshmallow in the chocolate. Top off the excess chocolate. I used the back of a butter knife to flatten out the chocolate on the marshmallow. It's not necessary to do this.
- While the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the graham crackers on the chocolate. Make sure you don't do it over your chocolate bowl, otherwise you'll have lumpy chocolate. 🙁
- Place the pop in a colander or styrofoam to dry.