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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Candy Corn Pop Critters


Beaulah is cackling with glee over her
 Candy Corn Brownie Pops
that we whipped up for a family dinner.  

I am sure you know those little grocery store cookbooks that try
to jump in the cart as you are checking out and last year
we had purchased one entitled
  Halloween Food, Fun & Crafts
by Best Recipes.


These cute little guys caught our sweet tooth attention and so
we had some fun trying to make ours as cute as they
were in the magazine.  We failed, but since we aren't going
to show you their's, these will be cute enough.


We started by making our favorite brownies and forming
them into a triangle on a stick.  Pop those in the fridge
for about 20 minutes.  Just before pulling them out of
the fridge melt some candy melts on the microwave
for 30 seconds, stir and then melt for another 30 seconds
if needed.  Dip the stick into the melted candy and insert
the stick into the shaped brownie.

Replace the pan of pops in the fridge while you melt
the three colors of candy melts for the candy corn pops.


After melting,we placed the melted candy into these small deep dishes as
you want to be able to dip the pop completely.

Start with the yellow and completely coat the pop.  
Stand the pop upright in a piece of styrofoam until the coating
solidifies.  When it is solid, dip the pop 2/3 of the way into
the orange candy.  Again place it in styrofoam and let it
become solid.  Finish with the white.

Now here is something we learned - the pop needs to be wider
at the bottom and tiny at the top as that top is going to end
up with 3 layers of candy coating on it, so ours turned out
more oblong than theirs.

Meanwhile, heat some orange and yellow chewy candies
like Starburst or Laffy Taffy in the microwave a few
seconds.  Shape the eyes and nose.  Use a tweezer to
dip the eyes in a little melted candy coating and place
on the face.  They are tiny little things and will love to
roll away from you.  

Place dots on the eyes and shape the crazy smiles
with a little melted black candy coating.  The recipe
suggests black piping gel but that is way too runny
and will make a mess of your cute little faces.


(They look like something on Sesame Street!)

Even though his shape is a little on the long side,
we still loved them and Beaulah was proud as punch
at her creations.  We stuck a little floral foam in pewter
goblets and topped them off with candy for a holiday
presentation.

9 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

LOVE them-I think they're adorable with lots of fun character! I saw the neatest thing at Macy's the other day... there is a ceramic cake pop 'work station' out now, even has the holes so they can stand up to dry... just sharing:@)

Shug said...

Now, aren't these just the cutest little things ever? so adorable!
You gurl....are so creative!
hugs

scrambledhenfruit said...

These little pops are so cute! I bet they're delicious too. I love their little smiles. :)

Sue said...

They are so cute! Thanks for the dipping and shaping tips!

It's me said...

Hahahahaha !! they are so cute !!...love from me...happy weekend...xxx..

Mary said...

Tell Beaulah these are adorable~ I can't imagine how they could be any cuter! I love their squiggly grins :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a great project for older kids! These are adorable :)

Designs By Pinky said...

SOOO cute! Love their adorable faces:) XO, Pinky

A Little Cuppa Tea said...

Such a cute idea! Love it!

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