Fudgy S'mores Cake Pops Recipe

Go HERE for Honey Graham S'mores Cake Pop recipe.
Adapted from Wilton.

The high school students who taste-tested my first attempt at these suggested I add more marshmallows inside and some kind of graham cracker garnish, and I was happy to oblige.

Another suggestion--and one I plan to try soon--is to somehow add chopped pecans to the inside. Technically that's not very s'morish, but I think it sounds really good!

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Yield: about 42 1.25" cake balls

1 box of devil's food cake mix 
1 4-serving box of chocolate fudge instant pudding
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/3 c vegetable oil
3/4 cup marshmallow creme as a binder
1/2 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup quartered mini marshmallows
40 whole mini marshmallows
candy melts
For garnish:
halved mini marshmallows 
1/4" pieces of graham cracker, broken or cut

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray one 13 x 9 x 2 inch sheet pan with baker's spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, pudding, eggs, water, and oil. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Pour in prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes until it tests clean with a toothpick in the center. Cool completely. Divide cake into thirds. Give one-third to a hungry teenager.
  3. Break remaining 2/3 of baked, cooled cake into a large bowl. Use your mixer on low speed to crumble the cake. No large chunks should remain. Gradually, add marshmallow creme and mix on lowest speed to incorporate well. (You can use your fingers to do this, but if you do, wear gloves...or have a mechanic's manicure the next day. Your choice.) Stir in the 1/2 cup coarsely crushed graham cracker crumbs and the quartered marshmallow pieces.
  4. Use a small cookie dough scoop to form uniform cake balls, making sure to fairly evenly distribute the cracker and marshmallow pieces. Use your finger to make a deep indentation in the ball, insert a whole mini marshmallow, and pinch/roll the dough back into a ball shape. Compress the dough and make it dense and firm. Place the balls on a cookie sheet and freeze 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare candy melts as directed. I melted mine in the microwave and poured it into my mini crockpot (only two settings, Off/On) to keep it warm while I worked. It did just fine.
  6. Dip your stick (if using) into the chocolate and then into the ball. (For the purpose of the taste-test, I didn't use sticks so it'd be easier for my daughter to take to school.) When this is firm, use the stick to dip the cake ball completely into the candy melts. Garnish top with half a marshmallow, a graham cracker piece, and a drizzle of melted chocolate. Allow to set. Serve!
To cut my marshmallows, I used my kitchen shears. When the blades got sticky, I dipped them into confectioner's sugar. I'm not sure if that's what I was supposed to do, but it worked!

For Honey Graham S'Mores Cake Pop Recipe, go HERE.

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