Here's a fun recipe for an outdoor party! Chocolate Caramel Marshmallow Pops!
I went a little crazy with the pictures:
1 bag of marshmallows
1 bag of caramel bits
1 block of almond bark
1 bag of 50 lollipop sticks
First, prepare a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Spray the paper with PAM. Then spray it again. And one more time. When you think you've sprayed it enough, give it one more pass. Now you're ready.
Next up, insert the sticks into the marshmallows. Don't poke it all the way through - just close to the end.
Follow the directions on the caramel bits. This stuff is great!
Working quickly, dip the marshmallows, twirl, drain the excess and place them on the heavily sprayed wax paper.
After this, I popped mine in the freezer because I was in a hurry.
Once they've hardened, melt the chocolate, dip the marshmallows, and place back on the paper. They will set up in about 5 minutes. Serve!
*Note: For the kids, I made some that were only dipped in chocolate. I marked the tips of those sticks red so that everyone could tell which was which. I thought the caramel might be too hard for them to chew.
I considered topping them with crunched up graham cracker (smore's anyone?!) but I ran out of time. There are so many great topping ideas - crunched up butterfingers, sprinkles, etc.