March 26, 2013 · 8:00 am
Last October I made treats for the dessert table for a friend’s Santa Cruz Beach Wedding. Unfortunately I was not able to make it to the wedding because it was out of town and during the week. Another friend who was in the wedding party delivered the goodies for me, but I forgot to take any photos before I handed them over. The wedding photos just came in, so I wanted to share the treats now!
I made 2 different flavors of mini cupcakes. The tiffany blue ones were bubblegum flavored (see here) and the pale yellow ones were lemonade flavored (see here).
Of course I also made cookies. The couple has a beloved boxer that actually took part in the ceremony and was in all the pictures. The bride asked for cookies of their pup, and this is what I came up with.
I had a hard time trying to get the facial features down, so I decided to stick to the basic outline and the coloring. (He has pale grey spots on his body.)
The wedding favors were classic S’more Pops (see here and here). I made simple little tags with the Bride and Groom’s name and their wedding date.
Thanks Katie for letting me use your pictures! Like I mentioned, I forgot to take photos of these treats… all photo credits go to Grandeur Photography.
August 10, 2012 · 7:12 am
Today is National S’mores Day!
A friend of a good friend of mine is getting married today and I made her these S’more Pops as her wedding favors!
Aren’t the tags just adorable?
If you love s’mores, you have GOT to make these. They take no time at all to whip up a few, and I promise they taste sooo much better than you can even imagine they would. I’m pretty much addicted.
How to: (sorry no pics. It’s easy though I swear.)
1. Stand up the mallows on a flat surface.
2. Shove the sticks straight into the tops of the mallows without lifting the mallow from the flat surface. (The stick may be into the mallow crooked, but it should be straight up and therefore sturdier. If you hold the mallow while you shove the stick in, it will end up crooked like 46.5% of the time. Ugh.)
3. Melt chocolate chips or candy melts in the microwave. I did candy melts this time and it seemed easier/smoother. But either works fine and tastes great. By the way, I like to melt in a short drinking glass. It’s taller and less wide so the chocolate is deeper and easier for dipping.
4. Dip the sticked mallow and shake downward to get as much chocolate off as will drip off. Trust me, they’re messy if you skip this step.
5. Roll the chocolated mallow in graham cracker crumbs.
6. Set the mallow “stick up” on wax paper to set up.
April 27, 2012 · 8:00 am
These little guys happened by chance.
I was making some cupcakes (you can see them here) and had some extra frosting. It is too good to waste, so I pulled out my grahams and piped blobs on them.
This frosting is sort of like a marshmallow but not.. It’s sticky and foamy and light, and after setting overnight it stiffens up just a bit. If marshmallows aren’t your thing because of the texture or because of the “animal” in the gelatin, then this frosting is your friend. It contains none of that.
Then I was too lazy to actually melt chocolate, so I just threw a handful of chips onto each one.
The grahams sort of staled overnight so they were soft and more like a cookie, less like a cracker. It worked out perfectly for these little morsels.
Best accident/chance dessert ever.
I linked up to Shelly’s S’mores Party over at Cookies and Cups. If you want to check out some really cool s’mores treats, head on over!
January 12, 2012 · 4:40 pm
S’mores no longer live in just the camping world. S’more treats of all kinds have been popping up everywhere. This little version was fun and easy, and so delicious it might change your life. If you’re into s’mores anyway.
First I crushed up some graham crackers, then put them on a small plate.
Then melt your chocolate. It needs to be pretty deep so that the mallows will dip easily. Next time I will try microwaved instead of melted in my double broiler, cuz it was just a little too wide.
Shove sticks onto your marshmallows. Don’t go more than about 1/2 the way through, or else your pop will become too heavy and slide down the stick. You don’t want to be crying over something as silly as ugly marshmallows… not that I know from experience or anything… (If you plan to have them stick up, shove the stick all the way through to the tip.)
Dip the marshmallow into the chocolate, then immediately roll in graham cracker crumbs. Place S’more Pop either stick up on wax paper, or Pop up into a styrofoam block.
That’s it! Now let’s look how pretty they are.
Ooh, aahh… drooling yet? Make these. Now. I will too. Mine are already gone.
P.S. Like my new stand? More on this soon!
October 21, 2011 · 10:18 am
Who doesn’t like s’mores? Well, I guess vegans.. but that’s a whole other story.
Last time we went camping, everyone was trying to come up with how I can do a s’more cookie and what I should call it. I haven’t quite gotten there, but this is a good step in the right direction!
This dessert was brought to our friends’ house for dinner get-together. I thought it up just hours beforehand… and it turned out amazing!
I started with crescent rolls broken into the individual triangles, then brushed them with caramel. (The runny kind…)
Gave it a pile of chocolate chips…
Followed by a pile of marshmallows…
**These pictures were taken before I had really done a few. I ended up finding it easier to pile them all in the center and wrap the crescent roll over it.**
I wrapped them up, making sure everything was sealed in as much as possible. Spaced them out on a foil covered baking sheet…
Then brushed the top with honey.
Baked them at 375 for about 12 minutes. They ooze quite a bit, so don’t forget the foil!
My husband said this is like “a chocolate chip cookie on steroids.”
Think of the possibilities here… nearly anything can be an ingredient packed into these, as long as one of them is melty! I will definitely be doing these again with new ingredients… or maybe a “make your own” kind of thing at a party? Hmm…