We all love a good throwback! Whether it’s an old song or an outfit that you just can’t part with, some things just remind us of the good old days. Today, we’re bringing back Melissa’s toasted campfire s’more pops! This recipe has nostalgia written all over it. Doesn’t it make you think of camping trips with your family? It reminds us of the early days of Best Friends For Frosting. Here’s Melissa on why we’re recreating this vintage BFFF post today:
It all started with an email from Woman’s Day Magazine that read something along the lines of: “We’d love to feature your Toasted Campfire S’more’s post, and were wondering if you had any images that were not watermarked.” Yes, I really did watermark all my images when I first launched BFFF years ago. Toasted Campfire S’more Pops was one of my first posts ever on BFFF (if you click that link, promise you won’t laugh at me!). I remember how darn excited I was to tell the online world all about them. I had just gotten a creme brûlée torch and, basically, the sky was the limit!
I’ve been meaning to recreate all my favorite posts from when I first launched BFFF. The recipes were well thought out with lots of love, kind of like an online goldmine, but the photo quality was just not there. I seriously thought I could get away with snapping photos with a cheap camera…yikes!
But let’s talk about the real reason I recreated the images for this post. We live in a visual world–especially with Instagram and Pinterest–and these campfire s’mores pops are some of the most clever and easy treats you can make in the kitchen. I am a sucker for classic treats displayed in a whole new way! And did I mention they’re easy? Seriously, all you have to do is insert a cake pop stick, give it a quick torch with a creme brûlée torch, dip it in melting chocolate, and dip again in graham cracker crumbs. They will dry in minutes and you’re all set to wow the crowd! Not to mention, they truly do taste like the real deal! Try them out:
TOASTED CAMPFIRE S’MORE POPS RECIPE
Yields 30 Marshmallow Pops
(1) Package of 6 inch Cake Pop Sticks
(1) 28 oz bag of Campfire Marshmallows
(1) Box of graham cracker crumbs
(1) 12 oz bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
(2) Tablespoons of Crisco
(1) Sheet of wax paper
- Insert one stick into the middle of each marshmallow. Helpful tip, place your hand on top of the marshmallow while inserting your stick to ensure it does not poke through the top of your marshmallow.
- Using a chef’s torch/creme brûlée torch, caramelize each marshmallow for 5-8 seconds, working the torch around the marshmallow. Caution, do not do this near any inflammables. (You may also use the top of your gas stove if you do not have a chef’s torch.)
- Place graham cracker crumbs in a small bowl.
- In the top of a double boiler, set over simmering water, or in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, heat half the chocolate and half the shortening, stirring often, until chocolate is melted and fully combined with the shortening. Stir until completely smooth. Do not heat the chocolate too much or your chocolate will lose its shine after it dries. Alternatively, you can microwave the same amount of chocolate coating pieces on high at 30 second intervals, stirring until smooth.
- Quickly dip each caramelized marshmallow halfway into the melted chocolate, swirling quickly to coat it completely. Shake off any excess into the melted chocolate.
- Immediately after dipping in chocolate, dip each chocolate-coated caramelized marshmallow into your bowl of graham cracker crumbs and set directly on wax paper.
- After you have dipped all caramelized marshmallows in chocolate and graham cracker crumbs, repeat dipping each marshmallow in graham cracker crumbs at least 1-2 more times.
What other classic recipes would you like to see with a new spin?