|Now all you need is a flashlight and some ghost stories.|
It’s been snowing like crazy this winter and it’s seriously making me feel like summer is never going to get here, let alone spring. One of my favorite activities every year is camping and canoeing with friends along the Saco river in Maine. It always ends up being a memorable time, and part of that good time and any camping trip is: the s’more. So, in a fit of nostalgia and wishful thinking I decided to make a version of the delicious, gooey dessert treat you would eat on a sandy bank along the river or in the deep dark woods of bear country. And let’s face it, who doesn’t like eating food on a stick? It’s virtually mess free! That being said, this is a great treat for kids!
Now on to the goodies!
1 package vegan marshmallows (see note)
10 oz semi-sweet vegan chocolate chips
1/2 box vegan vanilla wafers or graham crackers
lollipop sticks (found in bakery/party decoration stores)
Crush the cookies by putting them in the bowl of a food processor and pulsing until they are finely chopped. Don’t go too crazy, you don’t want them chopped so fine that you’ve made cookie flour. Alternatively, you could crumble them with your hands. Pour out the cookie crumbles onto a flat plate and set aside.Next, in a double boiler, or in a small metal bowl over a sauce pot containing about 3/4 cup water (see picture), melt the chocolate chips, on medium low heat, stirring frequently with a silicone spatula or wooden spoon, to avoid burning. Once the chips are all melted, remove the bowl from the sauce pan immediately and pour the chocolate out onto a flat serving plate.
Place the final product on a piece of wax paper to cool and dry. Or better yet, prop them up in a small bowl that’s fitted with something in the center to keep them upright and in place. If you happen to have a block of styrofoam lying around, you can poke them into it. Serve slightly cool and gooey, or refrigerate for 5 minutes so that the chocolate hardens a bit. Either way, enjoy!