Don't you just love the smell of a campfire? I certainly do. I went home to Florida for a weekend last December and had a great time not only soaking up the sun, but seeing my family and high school friends. While it was warm during the day, the temps dropped considerably at night and I being the Floridian that I am only brought sundresses and sandals in my suitcase. My brother and sister-in-law recently built a fire-pit in their backyard, so they had a few friends over for s'mores one evening while I was home. My sister-in-law was nice enough to lend me a few winter items from her closet so I could manage being outside. Pictures of my brother's backyard beach and fire-pit are below.
It had been a while since my last s'more, but they tasted just as I remembered--chocolately marshmallow gooey-ness with a slight crunch of graham cracker. YUM! When I reluctantly left the warm weather and returned to D.C. I decided to re-create the campfire s'mores city-style. You may ask what city-style means. I'm not quiet sure myself, but perhaps it involves creativity in small spaces. This version involved creating a s'more indoors without a real fire (and no, I did not roast the marshmallows over a gas stove).
I came across a recipe for S'mores Pops and knew I hit the JACKPOT. This recipe is so simple and so so good. I enlisted the help of a nearby friend and have to thank her for her great marshmallow rolling skills. We also decided to put the pops in little baggies for an extra special touch.
adapted from gimme some oven
1 bag (16 oz) large marshmallows
1 bag (16 ounces) milk chocolate chips
1 package graham crackers (crushed)
*Health bars (finely chopped)
First crush the graham crackers by placing them in a ziploc bag and rolling over with a rolling pin. Pour the crumbs into a shallow bowl.
Take the lollipop sticks and push them into the marshmallows almost to the top, but not all the way through.
Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler (or in the microwave if you'd prefer) until melted through and glossy.
While holding the lollipop stick, take one pop and gently roll it in the melted chocolate until completely covered. Next, roll the sides and top of the marshmallow in the graham cracker crumbs until completely coated. Place on a plate and dry completely. Repeat these steps with the rest of the marshmallows.
*We decided to try our luck and rolled a few of the chocolate dipped marshmallows in finely chopped heath bar. Although these technically were not S'mores Pops, they were absolutely amazing and definitely worth a second batch.