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Posted by Maxine Cleminson - - 2 comments

Haven't got time to make cake pops?  Left it to the last minute?  Well, that's what I did yesterday.  We had 40 minutes between getting home from school until we were due to leave to go to a friend's for a Halloween pre-trick-or-treating feast!  And I had promised to make treats for the kids.  Ooops!

Not to be deterred, I decided that I could improvise a cake pop out of a kids' energy snack bar!  The ones I have are a bit like a flapjack or brownie... dense and chewy oatmeal based bars and very tasty!  Perfect for molding onto a stick and covering in chocolate!  Luckily, I had a pot of newly acquired Halloween sprinkles that were perfect for accessorizing the face!

You will need...

  • A ready made snack that will firmly fix onto a lollipop stick.  I used Clif energy snack bars, but you could adapt all sorts of things... rice krispie bars, even double stuffed Oreos would probably work!
  • Lollipop sticks.
  • Chocolate chips or candy wafers like Wilton Candy Melts.
  • Sprinkles or candy to decorate... I had some brilliant candy eyes that I have been desperate to try out on a project!

This is a very easy project.  Simply fix a lollipop stick into the snack bar, cookie or brownie and then decorate as for a cake pop.  My earlier post with the Jack O Lantern cake pops I made for a school bake sale has detailed instructions on how to do this!  I cut my energy bars in half to make them the perfect size.  I thought that the rectangular shape was just crying out to be turned into Frankenstein's Monster, but it would also make a fabulous Sponge Bob Squarepants!  Because the texture of the energy bar is quite pliable I guess I could have rolled it into a ball if needed.  I used green candy melts to cover the whole snack.  Then  created the monster's face with a selection of seasonal candy sprinkles... candy eyes, bats for the eyebrows, tombstones for neck bolts and a moon for the mouth. I then dipped the very top in dark chocolate and used a spare lollipop stick to create the look of hair.

This took about 20 minutes in total... and another 5 minutes in the refrigerator to chill!  A fabulous super-quick treat in under half an hour!

2 Responses so far.

  1. Rigby says:

    Very creative :)

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