S’mores Pops

December 5, 2009 by Ali

So…I seem to have this love of food on “sticks”. :)

It all began with, of course, sugary lollipops and popsicles as a kiddo. Then over the years progressed to delicious little hors d’oeuvres (and especially cheeses) on toothpicks. Then over the last few years, have adored and enjoyed trying Bakerella’s trend of cupcakes on a stick (“cupcake pops”).

So when I was randomly craving s’mores this week, I had the idea (oddly in this half-conscious state right before falling asleep) to try transitioning them from the tree branch to a different kind of “stick”. Of course, once I did a quick Google search the next morning, realized that I wasn’t the first with the idea. But decided to give them a go to bring to a Christmas party last night, and they ended up being an enormous success! Everyone could not stop talking about them….or eating them. :)

The best part was that they were a total breeze to make. And way fun!! I ended up whipping them up alone during a free half hour after work, but these would be a blast to make with a group or especially with kids! They dry within 10-15 minutes, so they can be enjoyed immediately. (Or even more immediately if you’re into warm melted chocolate…mmmm….)

Will definitely be making s’more of these soon! (I know…couldn’t resist!) ;)

S’mores Pops

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 20 Pops

Ingredients

  • 1 bag large marshmallows
  • 1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 package cinnamon or honey graham crackers (about 9 long/large crackers) - or just buy graham cracker crumbs
  • lollipop sticks (available in cake decorating aisles)

Method

Begin by twisting the lollipop sticks until they are securely in the middle of the marshmallows. (Insert them on the flat, not rounded, side of the marshmallows. Then push them in until they almost pop through.) Then place the graham crackers in a strong Ziplock bag, and use a rolling pin (or whatever you'd like) to crush them until they are finely ground. Then place them in a small bowl.

Then heat the chocolate chips in a double-boiler or (carefully!) in the microwave until they are melted and somewhat runny.

While holding the stick, carefully dip a marshmallow in the chocolate mixture until completely covered. Then gently roll the sides and top of the marshmallow in the graham cracker crumbs until they are well-coated. Place on a plate or on wax paper to let cool and dry. Repeat with remaining marshmallows.

Ali’s Tip:

If your melted chocolate mixture is still too thick, stir in a spoonful or two of shortening until it reaches your desired consistency. I know it’s not the best for nutrition, but it’s the best chocolate thinner. :) (Hint: never, ever add water!)

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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79 thoughts on “S’mores Pops

  1. Do I store these in the fridge or at room temp in a Tupperware?

    - Angela

  2. Wanting to do these for a work party, I’ll have to make them at night and bring them in the next morning. What’s the easiest way to cover for transport??

    - Kel

  3. I just love this idea! Can’t believe I never thought of it myself with my smore love addiction! Thanks so much for sharing this ( found it via pinterest through another board and then here). How about thinning the chocolate with some coconut oil instead of shortening?

    - Lauralee L.

  4. Food on sticks is the best invention ever ~ LOVE these pops!

    - marla

  5. Think I’ll try this when the grandchildren visit next month. What a fun idea.

    - Nana Phyllis

    • Made these with my grandkids. They loved them. I let them crush the graham crackers by throwing the bag around. We used short wooden skewers and I let them go for it. At 2,3, and 6 it was a little messy (not too bad) and lots of fun. Of course now they are on a sugar high for the rest of the afternoon!

      - Leah

  6. Wonder if we can use a wooden bamboo skewer vs. the lollipop stick? Don’t have those and want to make these for dessert for book club tomorrow.

    - Lisa Daly

  7. Cute idea can’t wait to make these for my shower :) do you think milk chocolate would work just fine like hershey’s milk chocolate or should I just stick to semi-sweet?

    - L

  8. For something different, roll in peppermint and use to stir cocoa. I believe we found this on Pinterest too.

    - Jamie Gramlich

  9. Just stopping by to let you know that I’ve featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/smores-on-a-stick/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I’d love it if you would submit them. :) If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

    - Tami

  10. YAY! These look fun and delicious! I’ll be making these for a bake sale next Saturday. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

    - S. H.

  11. Thanks for sharing! Great treat for upcoming Halloween party))))

    - Trendy Tree-Jeannie Pence

  12. I first made these with milk chocolate Wilton wafers and then with the semi sweet chocolate chips…I have to say…the milk chocolate wafers are a million times better!!! And they dry a little faster!

    - Shirley

  13. Hi, I found my way here through Pinterest and decided to make these for my son’s Cowboy birthday party in a couple of weeks. I just did a test run and they were so easy and SO YUMMY! The kids are going to DIE when they see these –I just need to remember to make enough for the parents too. ;) Thanks!

    - MrsShmoopie

  14. These are great. We toasted the marshmallows with a creme brulee torch and they had a total campfire affect on flavor and appearance. You can check out our instructional here: http://bestfriendsforfrosting.com/2011/05/how-to-make-toasted-campfire-smore-pops/

    - Melissa

  15. I ran across a mint chocolate popsicle when I first saw the smore pop recipe

    Do you know how I can find that again?

    - Lee

  16. I have to ask you, do you mind if I take your same photos from your blog?

    - Fara

  17. Hi Ali, I made this S’more pops for my kids birthday because I saw them in a photo of some western theme party. Now someone ask me how to make them so I am going to refer them to your blog. I love the story of how you create them and like very much your explanation. Thanks for sharing!
    love,
    Fara

    - Fara

  18. I love this idea! I hope you don’t mind if I make these! Is perfect for a childrens birthday party.

    Thanks for the inspiring idea!
    Belle Chose Home

    - Belle Chose Home

  19. wow, these are so gorgeous. Beautiful happiness on a stick for sure! Thanks for sharing. xo

    - diane and todd

  20. So cute!

    - Lan

  21. Which gets me thinking–I can do the same thing with white chocolate and chocolate wafers…

    - M

  22. I WILL be making these soon!! With vegan marshmallows of course! Thanks for the recipe!

    - Melissa

  23. these look amazing!!! question: would they last overnight? i’m hosting a party for a friend and may not be able to make these day-of…

    - motley

    • Hey Motley,

      Yes – these definitely last overnight. We’ve kept leftovers around at least a few days in the past, and they’re always good! :) Enjoy!!

      ~A

      - ali

  24. I do these at Christmas every year but don’t put them on a stick. I also melt white chocolate, grind up red and green candy canes. I just dip the ends in the white chocolate, then dip in the red and green candy canes. They are so decadent on the trays. I don’t put a stick in them. The amazing thing is the adults love them more than the kids. They always stick them in the microwave for a few seconds before eating or drop them in their hot cocoa.

    - Cindy

  25. I made these for my hawaiian themed party- substituting toasted cocnut for the graham crackers. I used a knife to swirl the chocolate on as I had no shortening to thin it. I am now thinking of using different coloured sprinkles for diff holidays for my 4.5 yr olds preschool class parties. Thanks for a great recipe!

    - Debbie

  26. I made these last night for our schools bake sale and they turned out fabolous. However, instead of semi sweet chocolate I used chocolate Wilton Candy Melts. It stored better and dried faster. I put them in individual little cello baggies and tied them with a ribbon. Thees are so darn cute and easy. Thank you Thank you Thank you for sharing this.

    - Susan Robinson

  27. OMG…so yummy! Was looking for something quick and sweet so I made these tonight for my hubby with leftover chocolate from our New Years Eve chocolate fountain! Now I’m scared for the middle of the day snacking!

    - Dawn

  28. those are so cute.

    I made something kind of similar… I bought some mini candy liners (I placed them in a mini muffin tin, it just made it easier to work with) and placed a mini marshmallow in each one and then I melted about a cup of chocolate wafers (you can find them at Michael’s) and then added about an 1/8 cup of graham crumbs. I then poured the chocolate over the mini marshmallow and then I sprinkled with more graham crumbs… They were a big hit too and really yummy!

    - Marilyn

  29. I found these and are making for my daughter’s 8th birthday sleepover.

    We tried a test batch today to see how they came out … i heard “Amazing” and “Delicious” from both the 8 yr old girl and the 13 yr old boy.

    The only thing we found was that regular ghiradelli chips made them too “chocolatey” and we couldn’t taste the marshmallow or graham cracker crumbs. Im going to buy chocolate bark and try that as well instead.

    Also- a tip- we dipped the stick in the chocolate before sticking in the marshmallow- we found it held better as it dried ( we only had ONE that we let dry!)

    - dara

  30. I’m so making these with my boys and don’t be surprised if they show up in one of my blog posts in the next month. :)

    - Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe

  31. Took this to an xmas party and it was a hit with all ages!!!!

    - Alex

  32. I tried this and it worked great! All of my teachers loved it, and I finally had something to publish on my blog! :D

    - Nora

  33. I made these for a party last night and fell in love. Thank you.

    - mel

  34. How very cute!

    - The Food Hunter

  35. The thing I don’t like about smores is the balance of chocolate and graham crackers. This looks like the perfect balance. I’d have to use milk chocolate for the boys and reserve the semi-sweet for me. XD

    - Lindsay

  36. These look awesome. I’m definitely going to try these.

    - Janelle

  37. oh i am soooo gonna take these to our christmas party!!! i can’t WAIT to try them! thank you so much for sharing!!!

    - amanda @ kind over matter

  38. Saw these over at Tasty Kitchen and had to see the related blog. I’ve already emailed my mom, sister and best friend the link. Love it!

    - Anabda

  39. Do you think these would store very well? I’m thinking of doing a bunch for my son’s class and putting them individually in baggies with tags – would they keep ok?

    - Kim Kerkhoff

    • Hi Kim!

      Ha…my first batch of these disappeared pretty much immediately after they were made, so I can’t speak with experience… But yes, I imagine these would keep well since the chocolate immediately coats the marshmallows (thus they shouldn’t dry out). The only concern might be the graham crackers softening up, but since they’re already crumbled, I doubt this would be an issue. So glad you’re making them – would love to hear how it goes! :)

      ~A

      - ali

  40. This idea rocks – I now know what to make for my son’s Christmas party at school. Faster and easier than make cupcake pops. Kids love stuff on a stick!

    - Megan

  41. Love your site! and the smore pops are such a great idea for kids…easy to eat and not as messy…good job!
    Chefany

    - Chefany

    • I couldn’t agree more! It seems like whenever I work with melted chocolate (especially drizzling!), there’s always major cleanup. But once these guys are dipped in the graham crackers, they’re drip-proof and good to go! :) Enjoy!!

      ~A

      - ali

  42. Okay, I can’t wait to try this with my kids. Such a cute idea!

    - Jenn

  43. I found this recipe linked somewhere today and it was just in time! I made them for my company Christmas party tonight and they were gone in no time. Thank you!

    - Jodi

  44. Hey Ali – what a great website! Sarah told me about your Sunday night adventure…can’t wait to read about it! Hey, what’s your favorite Christmas cookie recipe? Looking for something new this year!

    –E

    - E

  45. Love these! They are really cute… great idea!

    - Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

  46. I have been looking for a quick easy food item to make with a group
    of Seniors at a Dementia Day Care program.
    This is perfect !! and most of the LOVE choclate.
    Thanks and Merry Christmas.

    - Brenda

  47. oh yum! this is simple to make and looks delicious!!

    - Swee

  48. Ha! This is wicked!

    - Veggie Wedgie

  49. Now I’m totally craving s’mores :D. The pops look delicious!

    - Susan

  50. These are delightfully simple and look gorgeous! Fabulous party idea – can see why they’d be so popular!

    - Lucy

  51. Well these are just about the cutest things ever! What a great gift idea, too – it would be fun to make a little bouquet of them to give to friends! CUTE!

    - Amy (Sing For Your Supper)

  52. These are so adorable, Ali! Love your photos!

    - Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets

  53. What a fab idea! And lovely pictures by the way.
    I think I’ll be trying these this week.
    Thank you.

    - Beks

  54. I can’t wait to try this! Looks sooo yummy! Wonderful photos.

    - Baking is my Zen