11 Aug Wedding Favors – S’mores on a Stick!
This past Sunday we participated in the SoHo Bridal Show. I’m still not ready for summer to wind down so I decided to create a beach theme for my booth space. When I think of the beach, I see warm days soaking in the sun and long nights around a bonfire digging my toes in the sand while making s’mores. So, I just had to make these cute little s’mores on a stick favors to hand out to all the lovely brides who stopped by my booth to visit.
To make these fun favors, you just need a few supplies. I found my recipe from Elizabeth Ann Designs and she even included cute tags to complete the look with.
Lollipop sticks (available at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s)
Clear treat bags and twine (also available at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s)
Large piece of styrofoam
For the bridal show I knew I wanted to make around 150 favors. The sticks, bags and marshmallows were easy to see how much to buy, but the chocolate and graham crackers… I had no clue. I started with 4 bags of Hershey’s chocolate chips and thought if I needed more I could come back as much as I hate going the store… sigh. Personal note here—> in my mind, a s’more is not a s’more unless it’s made with Hershey’s chocolate… ahem. As for the graham crackers, a little goes a long way with this method. I didn’t realize this and bought two big family packs of crackers. I ended up needing only about 1/2 of one box.
First crush the graham crackers to desired consistency. Instead of crushing my crackers in a bowl, I put mine in a plastic storage bag and crushed them up finely with a rolling pin.
Next, begin melting your chocolate. I used a double boiler and highly suggest using this method over melting the chocolate in the microwave. The double boiler allows you to keep the chocolate melted throughout the whole process and you don’t have to keep reheating it in the microwave risking burning it. I started with two bags of chips and then added more as I needed.
While the chocolate is melting, start pushing the lollipop sticks into the marshmallows so they will be ready for dipping.
Once the chocolate is smooth and creamy, begin dipping or rolling the marshmallows you have placed on the sticks into the chocolate. Next, roll them in the crushed crackers and place them stick side down in the styrofoam for drying. Let them dry for several hours and then place each in a clear bag. Then seal with twine and tie on a tag of your choice.
Tip: I quickly learned that too much chocolate on the marshmallow heats it up and causes it to slide down the stick during drying. I found rolling over my wooden spoon allowed me to control the amount better and lessened the problem.
This project is super easy! You can use them for just about any type of party favor not just weddings but it would definitely be a fun group project for a bride and her girls!