Those who know me know I don’t care to bake. I’d like to leave baking to the people who love to do that sort of thing. Instead I have been making things like caramel & chocolate covered apples, and play-dough and I don’t know – pot roast or something – to avoid the whole “baking” thing.
So when I decided I’d like to make our middle school soccer and volleyball teams a treat to celebrate their last game of the season, I opted to make S’more Pops. Simple, kid-friendly, portable, and best of all – no baking required!
But truly, this isn’t really so much a recipe as assembly instructions.
- Graham Crackers, crushed
- Almond Bark
- Treat Sticks
- Sprinkles and treat bags (optional)
- Waxed paper or parchment paper
Put the marshmallows on the sticks making sure they are inserted straight. I had a three year old helper so mine might not be so perfect – don’t judge.
Crush the graham crackers or pulse in the food processor (the food processor would be my chosen method next time.) Place graham cracker crumbs in a shallow bowl for dipping. Melt the almond bark in the microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring in between and taking care not to overcook.
Dip the marshmallows in the chocolate and let excess drip before rolling in the graham crackers. Place on a waxed paper covered tray. If you’d like to add sprinkles work quickly while the chocolate is still wet. I would probably skip the sprinkles next time because most of them ended up on the cookie sheet anyway.
They’ll take about 30-45 minutes to dry completely.
I put them in individual treat bags and then I went all “MacGyver” and fashioned a s’more pop carrier using a Nordstrom shipping box and a styrofoam block I had laying around from a birthday party. If my super creative sister is reading this I’m pretty sure she’s having a heart attack….craftiness is not my strong suit, what can I say?
Want to know the best part? I arrived at the volleyball game only to discover that I had forgotten the treats on the dining room table. I did, however, remember to bring our two other children. In carseats. Go me.
Epic Mom fail, but here are my two redeeming points. First – I hadn’t told the kids I was making them. After 13 years of motherhood I’ve learned to under promise and over deliver. And second – now the teachers at our school have a nice treat waiting for them in the teachers lounge 🙂 Hope they like them!