I don’t know about the rest of you, but we surely do not wait for Summer to arrive before we indulge into the delicious treat known as S’mores. In fact, S’mores are a year around treat in my house that I will make over an open fire or using the broil setting on my oven. With our weekly movie nights approaching, I came across Squirrel S’more pops on Pinterest and instantly thought of the movie Ice Age.
This is a movie that neither my son or I have seen, and would be a perfect build up for the Summer premier of Ice Age 4 coming this July. For those of you taking your kiddos to see the Summer blockbuster, this would be an awesome treat to make and leave as clues for them to guess which movie you will be taking them to go see.
For me, making these weren’t an easy task! As you can see above, my squirrel looks more like a doggy, so I will share a few little tips to help you make your squirrel pops easy peasy. One thing I did not have on hand was a round cookie cutter, which is how the initial blogger I got the recipe from was able to create perfect circles for the squirrels face. I also did not have mini chocolate chips on hand, which she used to embellish the squirrels features, such as his eyes and nose.
Instead I used a damp paper towel to wrap around the graham crackers and put them in the microwave for 15 seconds, which will soften them and make them easy to cut with kitchen scissors. It was a little harder to make smaller circles for the squirrels cheeks, but I did the best I could. Then I used mini marshmallows that I cut for his eyes and teeth, while using the melted chocolate to dot the eyes and nose. The left over graham cracker scraps you can use for the squirrels ears and if you want to add a tail like the initial blogger. Maybe if you make the ears a little more pointier, it will give it a less “doggy” look, Ha Ha! From there you see how easy it is to assemble the squirrel pops, using melted chocolate to stick each circle to the larger marshmallow, and same with the embellishments.
The good thing about these S’more pops, they are already on a stick and ready to take on the heat. But I do not recommend having kids hold the squirrel pops over an open flame, since the lollipop sticks are made of paper and I do not know how quickly they may ignite when they come in contact with fire, so please use caution. Have fun and show us your squirrel/doggy pops!