S’mores Cake Pops
OK, let’s be real. EVERYONE loves s’mores, but not everyone loves a sticky gooey mess. I have to confess, the mess is something I can totally do without. Well, the perfect answer for s’mores lovers (& non-mess lovers) are these S’mores cake pops on a stick
I’ve done cake pops before so I knew everything I needed to get them baked in a hurry. And because naturally s’mores ingredients are a staple in the pantry right now, I even had all the ingredients on hand. But if you don’t just keep scrollin’…
Let me tell you a little story about the name of these s’mores cake pops that, without a stick, are just cake “rounds”. Even though I’m calling them cake pops, I feel like a better suited name is cake balls (I shutter even sharing this story). Well when I first started making cake rounds, I showed them off with pride and announced, “here are my cake balls” I was immediately met with unwanted giggles. Um, nope…I had to rethink some things. So, although most people know them as “cake balls” I just can’t bring myself to add that as the title to this post, so I put a stick in it and called them cake pops! Well, that and the wonderful no-mess option are why I chose to put a stick on it.
Even though the entire house devoured them, the kids flipped for them because, well… they’re fancy, but they’re also s’mores. I think this might be the pinnacle of childhood desserts. Like, remember how you felt ordering a Shirley Temple? It’s that feeling, but still a sticky, campfire, summertime, all’s right with the world taste . Oh, and judging by their reaction, his might take the “My mom makes the best…” award I’ve been chasing after. WIN!
1st Rule, there are no rules!
One of the best things about these s’mores cake pops is you can adjust the cake and the chocolate combos. So change up the flavors according to the season, have fun with them! For Christmas, use chocolate cake with white chocolate coating and crushed up candy canes. You could also make these for a birthday and have them match your party theme. Another bonus is you can make them any size you want. I love that there is no need to measure or feel like all the sizes have to match.
So let’s start with the visuals. As you can tell, this dessert has a few more steps than the others I typically do. But since all of the ingredients aren’t from scratch, I felt like it was still totally doable. Also…relax, I’m giving you a lot of direction here because I want to make sure you get these right. So a few of the steps are probably ones that you could figure out on your own, but friends don’t let friends make crappy cakes pops.
When serving these, keep in mind that chocolate does have a tendency to melt, so you can still definitely get the S’mores experience!
I so hope this wasn’t too overwhelming for you. Just be sure to read through the directions before starting, refer back to the visual, and remember there’s not too many rules to this dessert. Have fun with it!