Krispie Chocolate Egg Pops

Krispie Chocolate Easter Egg Pops

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Lamb Marshmallow Pops

Lambs are so fluffy on the outside … but these lambs are fluffy marshmallows on the inside.  Yes, I am still obsessed with jumbo marshmallows.  It is hard to tell from the photo, but the lamb on the left is made with a jumbo marshmallow and the lamb on the right is made with a traditional large marshmallow. 

As I am writing this, I just thought … why didn’t I make a black sheep?   Use dark chocolate and black nonpareils, that would be so cute and yummy!

This is what you will need … jumbo or large marshmallows, lollipop sticks, melted white chocolate/candy melts, white nonpareils, black gummy type candies, black sugar pearls, pink for the nose (I used melted candy melts, but a pink candy or sprinkle would work too) …

 The coated sunflower seeds are in this photo because I thought that I would use the white ones for ears, but I didn’t like it after I did it.  Black sunflower seeds would have been great … wish I had some!  So, I made due with what I had.

First, insert the stick into the marshmallow  … cover the marshmallow with melted white chocolate … tap off excess chocolate … then sprinkle the nonpareils all over the melted chocolate …

 

Let it dry …

While the marshmallows are drying, starting making the heads … slice off some of the flat side of the gumdrop … this can be used for ears or feet … I did use the sugar pearls for the tail, ears and feet on the smaller marshmallow …

 

Attach the head, ears and feet with a little melted white chocolate … add eyes and nose … be creative … this is my first lamb face … but I couldn’t decide if it looked more like a dog or lamb … 

 

A flock of white lambs would be so sweet with a few black sheep thrown in!
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Candy Flower Pops

A few weeks ago a friend gave me a little bag of pastel candy corn because she thought that I could use it.  I have seen this candy every year around Easter and never thought to do anything with it, except eat it.  Well, I considered this a challenge … what could I do? … I thought about bunny ears … but that has been done.  Flowers popped into my head … really simple candy flowers!  This was a perfect plan … my friend that gave me the candy is named Dinaz … her favorite flower is a daisy … so these candy flowers are “Daisies for Dinaz”.

This project is more of a craft project … no baking or cooking required!  This is what you will need … lollipop sticks, chocolate/candy melts, pastel candy corn (sometimes called bunny corn) …

Lay one candy disc flat side up and start “gluing” (using melted chocolate/candy melts) the lollipop stick and candy petals (4,5 or 6) in place … be patient, the petals can slip around a little …

 

Add a little more “candy glue” and place another candy disc on top … let the candy dry and your first flower is complete … How easy was that?

I love the colors … they remind me of something from the 60’s or 70’s!

Chick Cupcakes for Easter

Spring chicks, what can I say … I love them because they are cute, yellow, roly poly and sooo sweet and simple to make!  Just bake your favorite cupcakes, frost them yellow, add a few decorations and you are done … very fast and easy … my favorite way of doing things!

Here is what you will need … cupcakes, yellow frosting, jumbo leaf sprinkles, black sugar pearls and candy coated sunflower seeds …

Frost the cupcakes using a small spatula …

Using the leaf sprinkles, give the chick feet and wings …

 

Now give her a sunflower seed beak and sugar pearl eyes …

 

Now, make a million chicks … they will make you smile!!!

Remember … substitute if you need or want to … for example, mini chocolate chips could be used for eyes.

Duck Marshmallow Pop

Rubber ducks are sooo cute … but so are marshmallow ducks.  I wanted to call this little guy (my duck is a boy, I don’t know why) a rubber ducky, but would that imply that I used old rubbery marshmallows?  Of course I didn’t!  This little guy is made with fresh marshmallows, yellow chocolate, jordan almonds and Starburst candies … he is soft and sweet, not rubbery!  Ducks do come to mind at Easter, but also baby showers and birthday parties for little ones.

Some things that you will need are lollipop sticks, jumbo marshmallows, large marshmallows, yellow chocolate/candy coating, jordan almonds and Starburst candy … I used melted white and dark chocolate for the eye …

 

First, melt the chocolate, then start assembling the duck’s body.  Push the lollipop stick thru the bottom of the jumbo marshmallow (the body) and into the large marshmallow (the head) …  dip him into the melted chocolate, tap off excess and place in stand (styrofoam) to dry …

 

As you are waiting for the chocolate to dry (the fridge speeds things up), you can make his feet and bill … I used orange Starburst (1 square) and a paring knife … this is like working with Play-Doh … just form into shape with your fingers … using melted chocolate like glue, attach the feet and bill …

 

Give him an eye … I used melted white and dark chocolate … but you can buy candy eyes or use a chocolate chip …

 

Attach the wing with melted chocolate … I was lucky to find yellow jordan almonds … if you don’t have yellow, just coat yours in yellow chocolate … or make a wing out of a yellow Starburst …

I hope you enjoy this little guy as much as I do!!!

Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easter baskets, jelly beans, egg hunts, picnics, family gatherings … just some of the things that make up Easter.  I usually bring a sugar filled treat to our family events … maybe it will be cupcakes this Easter.  These were very simple to make … easy enough for kids to make! 

The directions are for the supplies that I had or chose to use.  If you don’t have something that I used, improvise!  The handles are made with marshmallow poles that I found at Dollar Tree, but other candies (Sour Punch Straws?) would work well.  The chick is a mini version (substitute a large marshmallow for the jumbo one) of my “Mallow Yellow Chick” that I posted a few weeks ago.  Jelly beans come in so many different colors, it was hard to choose!  (I chose ones that I don’t like the flavor of, so that I don’t eat them.)  Sprinkles of all types are available at so many grocery and craft stores.  Let’s get started …

First, bake your favorite cupcakes and let them cool completely.  Make buttercream icing and color it green (start with a drop or 2, you can always add more if necessary).

Some other things that you will need are a decorating bag, a small spatula or butter knife, a round tip (#12), a multi-strand tip (Ateco #133) and a coupler (if you want to change tips).  I think it is easier to use a glass to hold the bag as I fill it with icing …

 

To cover the cupcake in sprinkles … frost the cupcake using the round tip or a spatula … then dip it in the sprinkles …

 

To make grass … frost the cupcake … then with the multi-strand tip (grass tip) close to the cupcake, squeeze the icing, stop squeezing and pull your hand away.  So … squeeze, pull … squeeze, pull … 

Prepare the handles … I inserted small pretzels sticks into the ends of the marshmallow handles and stabbed them into the cupcakes … you may need to shorten the pretzel a little if it is too long for your cupcake … NOTE:  You may want to insert the handles at the last-minute if you are planning to take the cupcakes to a party or make them a day ahead.  (The handles flopped around during transportation … it was not a pretty site!)

 

Now … add the cute stuff … jelly beans, flower sprinkles or what ever strikes your fancy!

Tomorrow … I will show you my Rubber Duck Marshmallow Pops!