19 Aug

Recipe & DIY Tutorial: S’mores Push Pops


Whether you’re throwing a camping-themed party or just adding some fun to a “camp out” in your own backyard, these S’MORES PUSH POPS are a fun twist on the traditional campfire treat! Not only are they easy to whip up, but they really do taste as good as they lookdon’t think we didn’t devour these right after this shoot! =)

You can find the cute push pop containers (which seem to be all the rage right now) at the Saving Dates etsy shop. Amber made the cutest little “campfire” embellishments for the front of these pops using craft sticks & felt, which is a fun project for the kids to help with too! 

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S’MORES PUSH POPS RECIPE

(See images 3 – 9, above)
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Ingredients:
– Graham crackers
– Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
– 1/2 cup Butter (1 stick)
– Hershey’s Chocolate Bars
– Chocolate pudding
– Push Pop Containers
– Ziplock bags (2 small, 1 large)

Instructions:
Crush graham crackers in a big ziplock bag. Melt butter in the microwave, then pour it into the graham cracker bag. Mix well. Take a spoonful of the graham and butter mixture and put it in the bottom of the push pop container.

Next, take the chocolate pudding and put it in a small ziplock bag. Seal the bag and cut on of the bottom corners off with a pair of scissors. Gently squeeze out the pudding into the push pop container to form the 2nd layer. Break off 1 square of a Hershely’s chocolate bar and place on top of the pudding layer. Using another small ziplock bag with the corner snipped off, squeeze a layer of marshmallow creme into the push pop. Top the marshmallows with one more layer of graham crackers, then seal the push pop container with its lid.

Repeat the above steps until you have the desired amount of push pops!

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CAMPFIRE EMBELLISHMENT

(See images 10 – 13, above)
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Materials:
– Popsicle sticks or wooden craft sticks
– Brown marker (we used Prismacolor)
– Colored Foam Sheets or Felt (for the “fire”)
– scissors, glue gun/glue sticks

Instructions:
Break popsicle or craft sticks in half. Leave the rough edge so that it looks like real wood. Color the sticks with a brown Prismacolor marker to enhance the grain of the sticks. Glue the sticks in a “x” like form using a hot glue gun. Cut “flames” from red & orange colored foam. (We used glittered foam sheets to enhance the fire aspect.) Glue the flames onto the sticks, then use hot glue to securely attach them to the front of the push pop containers.

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CREATIVE DISPLAY

(See images 1, 2, & 14, above)
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To keep your finished S’mores Push Pops upright, insert them into a styrofoam-filled container.

Materials:
– Rectangular vase or container
– Styrofoam
– Ribbon, raffia
– Mini marshmallows

Instructions:
Cut the styrofoam to fit snugly in the vase or container of your choice. Embellish the container with ribbon and raffia. Insert the push pops into the styrofoam, then hide the styrofoam with mini marshmallows!

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21Comments

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kristy SAYS:

how do you actually eat them? with a spoon?

Reply August 19, 2011 at 7:22 am

jenn s. SAYS:

You can eat them with a spoon or slowly push them up and take bites as you go… my nephew was over when we shot this and was able to take them down in 2 bites ;)

August 19, 2011 at 7:25 am

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Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh SAYS:

I love this! SUCH a cute idea, and I bet kids would be all over it!! :)

Reply August 19, 2011 at 7:32 am

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Christina SAYS:

Does the pudding hold well? I’m thinking of chocolate frosting instead of pudding to allow them to be made ahead.

Reply August 19, 2011 at 7:39 am

jenn s. SAYS:

The pudding worked fine for us – but as I mentioned we ate them pretty quick! :) If you can keep them in a refrigerator until pretty close to when they be served you should still be able to make them well ahead of time with the pudding. If not, the frosting might be a good alternative.

August 19, 2011 at 7:42 am

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amy SAYS:

LOVE this! I just did a blog post about S’more inspired treats because I’ve been seeing a lot. This definitely needs to be added to the must do list. Such a summer and fall treat!

Reply August 19, 2011 at 9:33 am

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abbey SAYS:

Where can I buy those push pop containers?

Reply August 19, 2011 at 9:40 am

jenn s. SAYS:

August 19, 2011 at 9:49 am

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ana {bluebirdkisses} SAYS:

I love this idea. Smores are one of my favorite treats!

http://www.bluebirdkisses.com

Reply August 19, 2011 at 11:35 am

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Tiffany | Wedding Flowers Store SAYS:

what a wonderful cute and delicious idea!!! thanks!!

Reply August 19, 2011 at 12:05 pm

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Lisa SAYS:

Super cute!!

Reply August 19, 2011 at 2:41 pm

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Beth @ Hungry Happenings SAYS:

Definitely the most creative use of a push pop container I’ve seen yet. Wow, just love it. Such a fun thing to make for a girl scout or boy scout outing.

Reply August 20, 2011 at 6:24 am

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Festive Party Girl - Angie SAYS:

I love this idea. These would be great for my daughter’s Brownie troop. It would definitely help to get them excited for Girl Scout camp.

Reply August 21, 2011 at 9:11 am

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susan@pocacosa SAYS:

s’more cuteness!

Reply August 21, 2011 at 10:29 am

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Cake Stands Tiers SAYS:

This is a great idea! And it’s visually appealing as well. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and tutorial!

Reply August 22, 2011 at 9:51 am

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Kayla SAYS:

THIS IS TOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE! This is the first I’m hearing about hte push-pop-reuse idea, but it is brilliant…my 3 yr old and 1 year old will enjoy it too (w/o the mess?! Yeah!).

Reply August 22, 2011 at 12:49 pm

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Amanda SAYS:

Oh my gosh those are so cute!

Reply September 2, 2011 at 7:50 pm

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katrina SAYS:

love. yumm. felt is the perfect touch!

Reply September 7, 2011 at 8:41 pm

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