The recent drop in temperature is a harsh reminder that summer is over, but instead of dwelling on the fact that it's so cold I feel like my toes might freeze off (see? I'm not just being a wimp), I like to think of my favorite things of fall: Halloween, apples, bonfires. In my mind, "bonfires" is synonymous with "smores," so when I saw this recipe for smore pops in facebook, I knew I had to veganize it. With a few simple substitutions, this is easily made vegan-friendly. And while I made this batch in my kitchen over my gas stove, I couldn't help but think of nights spent with friends, gathered around a fire and hanging out. I hope such a night is in my near future!
To recreate these, you'll need:
marshmallows (I used Dandies)
chocolate (I used Whole Foods vegan chocolate chips)
graham crackers, crushed
The method could not be any easier:
1. Put two (or three, since they're tiny compared to non-vegan marshmallows) marshmallows on each stick.
2. Melt chocolate in bowl.
3. Lay out crushed graham cracker crumbs on plate.
4. Toast marshmallows over stove. Dip in chocolate, roll in graham cracker.
5. Let dry/set in styrofoam block.
I wrapped up mine and brought most of them to work. I didn't want to be responsible for eating all of them. Several of my non-vegan co-workers tried them and agreed that these were super tasty!