Oreo Graduation Pops

Oreo Graduation Pops

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It’s May … graduation ceremonies and parties are being planned. So today I made some happy face graduates :) All graduates are happy … right?  They will be even happier if you give them a pop made with an Oreo, chocolate marshmallow … Continue reading

Colorful Graduation Cupcakes … and a graduation review

Graduation Cupcakes

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When I think of graduation caps … the first color that comes to mind is black or dark chocolate … in the dessert world. But not all caps are black … so I thought, why not make something a little … Continue reading

Happy Grad Marshmallow Pops

Are all graduates happy?  I think so, especially if you give them marshmallows covered in chocolate!  Plus … school’s out for summer! 

These Happy Grad Pops would make nice little additions to any party table or individually packed as favors.  They can be made several weeks ahead of time and kept in a cool (not the refrigerator) dry place.

You will need … Jumbo marshmallows, Stackermallows (new from Kraft at Wal-Mart), AirHeads Xtremes, mini M&Ms, yellow candy melts, dark chocolate candy melts and lollipop sticks (I used 6″) …

 

Melt the yellow chocolate (see how to melt chocolate).  Cut the Jumbo Marshmallows in half (I used kitchen shears) so that you have 2 ovals/rounds … 

 

Insert the lollipop stick all the way thru the marshmallow half until it sticks out about 1/4″ on the end … keep in mind that this is the face and part of the grad cap (a long oval is better than a wide oval) …

Dip it in melted yellow chocolate … tap off excess chocolate … place StackerMallow on top, making sure that the stick is in the rectangular marshmallow … the melted chocolate will help “glue” the rectangular marshmallow …

 

Pop them in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes … melt the dark chocolate … while the lollipop is still cool … dip the rectangular marshmallow and a small portion of the oval (yellow) in the dark chocolate, forming the “cap” …

 

Let dry … I did fix that little spot on the cap with melted chocolate, oops! …

Put some of your melted dark chocolate in a squeeze bottle, disposable pastry bag or use a toothpick … use whatever works for you … draw a happy face … remember, squeeze lightly for a fine line … or squeeze harder for a thick line …

To make the tassel … using melted chocolate, attach an M&M (M down) … use a paring knife to slice the AirHeads in strips about 1-1/2″ long … attach with melted chocolate …

Congratulations … you have created Happy Grads!!!

Note :   You can use any color of chocolate … not just yellow … I must be stuck in the 70’s.

Graduation Cupcakes with Marshmallow Grad Cap Pops

It’s mid May and I just can’t believe that time is passing so quickly … it just dawned on me that school has already ended for some … and will be ending very shortly for others.  So, I hope this idea for graduation may be helpful to you. 

The graduation caps may be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for several weeks.  This is what you will need … large marshmallows, ” Stacker” marshmallows (new from Kraft – at Wall Mart), dark chocolate candy melts, 4-1/2″ lollipop sticks, Extreme AirHead Belts and mini M&M’s …

First of all, remember that marshmallows are not perfect … the new StackerMallows are rectangular (not square as I was hoping for) … round ones are sometimes are oblong … but remember – they are marshmallows … have fun with them! 

I made the caps two different ways …  For each cap you will need 1 rectangular and 1/2 of a large marshmallow.  Cut a large marshmallow in half (check out the photo) and place it on the rectangular marshmallow with a dot of melted chocolate between …

 

Dip the tip of the stick in melted chocolate … insert into the marshmallows (go thru both marshmallows) … and let it dry.  Now dip the entire marshmallow cap in melted chocolate … tap off excess chocolate …

Place the pop in holder or styrofoam and put in fridge or freezer for a few minutes to firm up.  If you get chocolate drips on the stick you can use a paring knife (smooth blade) to clean it up …

Attach a mini M&M (M down) with a dot of melted chocolate … Using a paring knife slice the AirHeads into strips … cut the lengths to about  1-1/2″ long … attach to cap with melted chocolate … you may have to hold it for a moment to prevent slipping …

 

Let’s move on to cupcakes … bake your favorite cupcakes … let them cool … make decorator icing (recipe found in the icing section above) … fill your decorator bag (I used Wilton tip #1M) with icing … working in a spiral pattern (start on the outside rim), frost cupcake … add sprinkles … insert marshmallow cap pop … 

 

 

Congratulations to all graduates!!!

COME BACK TOMORROW (May 18) FOR A NEW “HAPPY GRAD POP” !

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