Krispie Chocolate Egg Pops

Good morning :)  How are you today?  Ready for an Easter idea?  Easter isn’t until April 20 … it felt so far away … now it’s less than a month!

There are several foods that come to mind when I think of Easter … two of them being chocolate and eggs.  Do you like crispy rice cereal in your chocolate and isn’t everything better on a stick?  I hope you answered YES … because today I made Krispie Chocolate Egg Pops for you!

Krispie Chocolate Easter Egg Pops

There is a list of Easter ideas that I have planned for this year and these Egg Pops were not on the that list!  They were a happy accident all because I went to JoAnn’s to buy drapery lining fabric and supplies to make a handle for this basket cake that I was making for a bridal shower (I’ll share the info shortly) …

basket of flowers cake

I did buy the supplies for the handle … did not buy the fabric lining (those dining room curtains may never get done), but found these cute sparkly foam eggs to make a wreath and another pan that I needed …

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I carried this Easter Egg Cookie Pan with me as I shopped the entire store … tried to talk myself out of buying it … didn’t listen to myself … found out it was on sale … sold!  It went home with me and I knew that Krispie Chocolate Egg Pops would be my first Easter post for this year.  This is a great pan, but if you can’t find it … maybe you already have something in silicone or a candy mold.

These pops were easy peasy and would be a great project for the kiddos to help decorate!  Wouldn’t it be fun if you make the chocolate eggs ahead of time and invite everyone over for a decorating party ;)

This is what you will need to make about 15 pops …

Easter Egg Pop Supplies

  • 1 pound chocolate candy coating (such as CandiQuik)
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
  • 15 lollipop sticks (I used 8″ sticks)
  • Wilton Easy Decorate Egg Cookie Pan

Then pull out a few candies and sprinkles from your cabinet …

Easter Sprinkles

 

  • Nonpareils/sprinkles
  • Edible Confetti
  • Sixlets
  • SweetWorks Candy Pearls
  • m&m’s minis
  • anything else you may like!

Let’s get started …

Crispy Egg Pops

  1. Melt the chocolate according to the package directions.  Set aside about 1/2 cup of melted candy to use later.  Mix remaining melted candy with the cereal … spoon into mold and tap pan on the counter to help release air bubbles.
  2. Insert stick into candy … rotate stick to cover with candy … chill for a few minutes.  Note:  make sure you have a clear space in your fridge and use caution when placing pan in the fridge, because the sticks move easily.
  3. The pops should come out of the pan easily … if they don’t … put back in the fridge for a few more minutes.  Hint:  If you like … use a toothpick and some melted candy to fill in the air bubbles … I wasn’t that ambitious … nobody complained as they scarfed down the pops … that’s just the way my guys are!  I’m sharing some pops with the neighbor kids later today … wonder if they will notice?

Chocolate Egg Pops

Use the melted candy that you set aside (I put it in a squeeze bottle, toothpicks work also) to attach candy decorations!  I do have one word of caution … the sprinkles were a little messy … if you are letting the kids do this, they will need help!

Chocolate Krispie Egg Pops

Hope you have fun decorating your Krispie Chocolate Egg Pops :)

Chocolate Rice Krispie Egg Pops

I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you to Miss CandiQuick and SweetWorks for supplies!

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You may like these egg pops too …

Sugared Easter Egg Marshmallows

Sugared Egg Marshmallows (I just saw the marshmallows at WalMart)

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Happy Spring!

Happy First Day of Spring!

I wish that the snow is melting, flowers are blooming, trees are budding and the air is a little warmer!  

New spring and Easter ideas are swirling around in my head … will be sharing some in a couple of days.  In the meantime, these little Spring Chicks just want to say “Welcome Spring” to you …

Chick marshmallow pop

 

Marshmallow Pops

Chick Cupcakes

 

Chick Cupcakes

Nutter butter chicks

Nutter Butter Chicks

m&m's Chicks

 

M&M’s Chicks

always look forward to your comments!

 

m&m’s Chicks

Sometimes things just happen …

m&m's Chicks

This one came close to not happening!

Sunday morning, this chick was born … in my head, anyway … then things went array … life almost got in the way of its birth.

  • I made and drank coffee.
  • I found a puddle of honey in a kitchen cabinet … what a mess!  Warning – do not turn an almost empty, tightly closed, squeeze bottle of honey upside down … it will probably leak.
  • I made waffles.
  • Son #3 (working on masters degree) asked the Peanut Butter Man and me to proofread a final paper on American bureaucracy!  Yes, me … the person who uses terms like easy peasy and super simple!!!  What was he thinking?  I put on my glasses and pulled out my highlighter … like I knew what I was doing ;)
  • I made macaroni salad, while the Peanut Butter Man was under the kitchen sink trying to repair the leak … it is so nice that he is a handy man!  I was the plumbing assistant … as in – hold this, twist that, pass me a towel.
  • I made lunch for the plumber hubby Peanut Butter Man.
  • There was no water in the kitchen for 3 hours and the bucket is still under the sink … parts are ordered.
  • Finally … about 4:00 the birth of the chick began … no eggs involved!

Let me show you how easy peasy and super simple it is to make these chicks …

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  1. Use melted orange candy to make a dot (base) on wax paper.  Note – I used a squeeze bottle, but use whatever you have … a pastry bag, toothpick, etc. … whatever works for you ;)
  2. Place a peanut m&m on base and let harden.
  3. Use orange candy to make a beak.
  4. Use marker to make dot eyes.
  5. Use marker to draw wings, if desired.

Easy Peasy Easter Basket Cupcakes with Sour Punch handles

(I made this cupcake in about 5 minutes … used whipped cream as icing … the chicks started to sink.  I recommend using a buttercream icing … better option!)

Regarding the wings … I couldn’t decide … I love the chicks both ways … I want to hold them and pet them … chicks are so cute and roly poly … OK, I’ll stop now ;)

So, I conducted a very unscientific survey …

  • Son #3, my sister and 2 friends vote for wings
  • The Peanut Butter Man and 3 friends vote for no wings
  • Son #2 says it doesn’t matter

wing or no wing

So … Wings or No Wings … that is the question!  What’s your vote?

I link up at these fun parties!  ♦

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.