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 graduatesūüôā All graduates are happy … right?¬† They will be even happier if you give them a pop made with an¬†Oreo, chocolate marshmallow and … 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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