04 Nov 2010

A Little Sugar Goes a Long Way

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It’s getting pretty chilly here in the Midwest. We’re hardly into November and I am missing cooking out, festivals, trips to the beach and all the warm weather good stuff already. And more than anything, I’m dreading the long, cold winter I know is coming. The good side of this, of course, is that now I have far fewer excuses to tear myself away from my artwork when free-time is calling and make the best of all of this indoor time to be productive…. It helps a lot to have some indoor inspiration.

Sometimes that’s some great grooves, maybe starting the fireplace, flipping through a beautiful art annual that I haven’t had the time to get all the way through yet, reading other blogs, and also, and maybe especially, trying some new recipes. Right now my urge for comfort foods is beating out my urge to cook healthy foods, though I try to combine those things when I can. But sometimes there’s nothing like a little sugar rush to get the creative juices flowing. So, for something different, I’m going to share a recipe with you. It’s super simple, fun, and perfect for this weather. So enjoy, and maybe it will inspire you as well.

And Anyway, who doesn’t love food on a stick?

S’mores Pops Recipe

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.

Photo and recipe from Gimme Some Oven! Blog

http://gimmesomeoven.com/smores-pops/

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