I am kind of sad, I had a wonderful post written up for these S'mores Cake Pops and I LOST IT! Don't you hate it when you type up a sentence, paragraph, book (I would be sick to my stomach) and somehow this wonderful thing we have technology fails us? Especially Blogger - my stuff is getting saved CONSTANTLY - so in this case, I have to either blame myself for not making sure it was saved, or I think I recall the internet being down for a while - it may not have saved before I closed my post. (sad face)
Well August 10th was National S'mores Day and somehow I missed it. So when my sister-in-law called upon the family to go to her house and celebrate back to school/end of summer and getting together before SHE started a new chapter in her life and started school, I decided I would make it S'mores day all over again!
I had found Wilton Marshmallow Candy Melts earlier this year but I never got around to using them. I was obsessed with making a S'mores cake pop and I finally got my chance! I decided I would make the chocolate the main event in this cookie, so I used brownies for the pop portion. I used Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge mix to make it quick. Here's what you'll need:
8x8 pan of brownies (Your favorite recipe or box mix)
Ingredients needed for brownies (eggs, water, etc.)
2 bags of Wilton Marshmallow Candy Melts
3 Crushed Graham Crackers
Paramount Crystals (purchased on Amazon.com) or vegetable shortening (to thin out candy melts)
Flower foam square to put your cake pops on or cake pop holder (I don't have one of those yet!)
Here's my sweet little nephew enjoying a pop.
1.) Bake your brownies, and let cool. Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares once cooled.
2.) In the meantime, melt your candy melts by following the directions on the bag - I used a mini crock pot. Make sure you stir constantly, I have scorched mine before and it's not fun to smell! I also added about 12 teaspoons of the paramount crystals before I got the consistency I wanted for dipping. Make sure you add the crystals or shortening little by little so as not to overdo it.
3.) Crush your graham crackers and put in a small bowl or over a plate to catch your crumbs.
4.) Dip a cookie stick or paper straw (I used straws) in the candy melt, then insert into the brownie.
5.) Put the dipped pops on a cookie sheet that fits in your freezer or refrigerator to let the candy melt set, about 15 minutes.
6.) Once the candy melt has hardened in the pop, take back out of the freezer and begin your dipping process. Before the candy melt hardens, sprinkle with graham cracker sprinkles and pop your stick in the foam or cake pop tray and let set. Enjoy!
Thank you so much for looking, now go bake something and spread some YUM!
As always, I welcome your comments, questions, and ideas!
Sneaking in a bite myself...