Friday, February 10, 2017

Peeps Flower Pops

Hmmm..what to get my Mom for her (day before) Valentine's birthday.
Candy or flowers..or both!!

Yes! Here's a crazy easy and cute as can be Valentine's Peeps treat. 

Peeps Strawberry marshmallow hearts with Mike and Ike candies makes for a sweet flower pop to give to your special Valentine.

I think my Mom is gonna 💓 these!
You will need several..oh no, wait, just three items to make your flower pops. Peeps hearts, Mike and Ike candies and lollipops sticks.

Well, one more. You will also need a sharp knife.
Insert the lollipop stick into the heart.

Cut the green candy in half.

Press the sticky cut edges onto the lollipop stick.

You're done!

Now let us all celebrate this sweet holiday with those we love most and watch our love grow!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Sweet thoughts, Karen 💗

Friday, February 3, 2017

Football Marshmallow Pops

Let me just say, it is getting pretty exciting down in our neck of the woods!

The Falcons are going to the SUPER BOWL!!

#RiseUp #FlyFalcons #Woohoo

If you've got room for one more football treat in your game day grub fest, I think my football pops are a great way to kick off the night!

Our Sunday evening church service begins at 6 o'clock so we have our DVR set to record. I'm hoping to avoid anyone with a smart phone who (so kindly) wants to share the score! So if anyone sees me sticking my fingers in my ears and leaving out by the side door, you'll know why! Haha! 😜  
I used:
10 ounce bag Ghirardelli chocolate wafers
white gel food color tube
two-inch oval cutter
no-stick cooking spray
lollipop sticks
parchment paper
small cup of water
You will first have to look through your marshmallow bag to find ones that are large enough to fit the cutter. They are not all the same size!

Lightly spray your cutter, wipe off excess and press into the marshmallow cutting through.
Dip end of lollipop stick into water, shake off excess and insert into end of marshmallow. 
Melt chocolate according to package instructions or in a small saucepan over low heat.

Dip football pop in chocolate and place on parchment paper to set.
It was kinda hard not to sample as I dipped.

*Correction. I sampled as I dipped.😋
If I make these again, I think I would use regular white icing as opposed to gel. It would have made for cleaner lines..but these still turned out cute!
Don't drop the ball..make your football treats today!!

Here's to a great game with the Falcons and the Patriots!
Let's Go Falcons!

Have a sweet day, Karen