We are getting geared up for Fourth of July Celebrations here at the Moscato household. Hamburgers, hotdogs, and potato salad will be in abundance as well as desserts like my Fourth of July Surprise Cupcakes. The one thing we will not have though is a bonfire for roasting marshmallows for S'mores. Since we will have little ones in attendance and an all too nosey dog, we opted to just forego the bonfire. However... I gotta have S'mores!! What's a Fourth of July Party without the ooey gooey goodness of marshmallows and chocolate between honey graham crackers?! Thankfully I discovered the new Patriotic Peeps at the grocery store - and an idea was born.
Fourth of July Peeps Pops
- Patriotic Peeps
- CandiQuick chocolate
- Honey graham crackers
- Food processor (or ziplock bag)
- Cake Pop/ lollipop sticks
Start by putting graham crackers into food processor and crushing until fine. The finer the better. If you do not have a food processor you can put your graham crackers into a Ziplock bag and crush until fine. Pour into a shallow dish and using a spoon, mash the remaining large pieces until the entire bowl is a fine sand like powder.
Melt CandiQuick in the microwave safe bowl until smooth. Then, one at a time, separate each Patriotic Peep and dip into the chocolate about ¼ of the way up the sides. Gently wipe off the excess to avoid dripping.
Then gently push in to the crushed graham cracker over the chocolate. Be gentle and make sure the graham cracker is deep enough that the chocolate does not touch the bottom - it will stick and you end up with a mess... trust me.
Then push Peep on to lollipop stick and set in stand upright to set.
These taste just exactly like S'mores but without the mess or the need for a fire. Plus unlike real S'mores, Midge was able to make her own no problem from start to finish - no danger of being burned. That is a huge plus in my book.
These Fourth of July Peeps S'mores Pops were so quick and easy to make, I can keep the ingredients on hand for a quick anytime snack or to take to parties all Summer long. The entire process from start to finish took less than ten minutes. The part that took the longest was actually crushing the graham crackers. And now that you can get Peeps ALL YEAR LONG - you can make S'mores any time! Check out the Peeps Pinterest Boards for even more ideas for your Peeps!