I love pops! I've been making them for a long time because a) they are cute! b) they are easy! and c) who doesn't like sweets on a stick, right???
Above are my Valentine's Day pops from 2009.
For Halloween this year, I made pumpkin pops for my son's daycare party. Here's how ya do it:
Here's what you need:
- orange candy melt
- large marshmallows
- lollipop making kit
- green ribbon
- wax/parchment paper
First, spread wax/parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
Heat up your candy melt in the microwave and while it's melting, place the sticks into marshmallows.
(I use lollipop sticks but you can also use toothpicks. I'm not using toothpicks because this batch is for smaller children.)
Dip the marshmallows into the candy melt, covering each. Then pop them into the fridge to let them harden.
From here, you can draw pumpkin faces on each one. Do not try using a pastry bag. One of the easiest ways is to use a toothpick and dip it into melted chocolate. Much easier to draw with, less bulky, etc. I had originally planned on doing this but realized at the last minute that I had run out of chocolate.
Another option is covering in sprinkles!
When they are dry, add the "stem" by using green ribbon. I'll be individually packaging these in the lollipop bags that came with the kit. They make great treats for children to take home.