Monday, November 12, 2012
Hot Chocolate Pop Tart Pops!
Yea...you read that right, pop tart pops! Move over cake pops, a new pop is coming to town, baby! I love these so much better than cake pops because I can not stand all that sickly sweet frosting in the cake then dipped in chocolate to boot. Ugh, too much for me. These pop tart pops are made with cream cheese so they are a much milder sweet flavor and I absolutely LOVE them!
I originally got the idea from Pinterest, from this post about Pumpkin Pie flavored ones from the Pin Sized Baker! I am also going to try these but I happened to come across hot chocolate flavored Pop Tarts and I knew I had a winner! Oh My Yumm! Here is what you need:
I used some lollipop sticks, I got the short ones, and I got some pop bags for the left overs (yea right). I bought a tray of melting chocolate, one 12 count box of hot chocolate pop tarts, 1 8oz tub of cream cheese and marshmallow bits ... think cereal style marshmallows... they have a little crunch to them, AMAZING! I pulled out my brand new chocolate melter too, it was only 20 bucks at Michael's and I was tired of fighting with the microwave...this was the best purchase I made in a long time!
I chopped all 12 pop tarts threw them in the food processor and blended til smooth..with me so far?
I transferred the pulsed tarts to the mixer and added the cream cheese ... (yea this is the pumpkin pie flavor ones here but you get the idea...right?) Also, if like me you are too impatient to wait for the cream cheese to warm up to room temperature, just put it in the microwave for 15 to 20 seconds, easy peasy! Still with me?
Ok, back to the right pic here lol. You are going to dip your stick in the chocolate then stick it in the balls... this will help keep it in there when you are dipping and twisting :) I made a few of these a bit too big but thankfully I got them to hang on ever when they came loose, whew! And when they are done no one is the wiser, trust me. (Put these on wax paper btw, so they do not stick)
After you dip the balls in chocolate, sprinkle the top with the marshmallow bits immediately and they will set in to the chocolate. See the top left one that looks kind sad and marshmallowless... that is because at first I tried dopping the pop in the marshmallows... that did not work so well, so take my word for it and drop em on from the top. Also when you are done you can give your daughter all the marshmallows that fell on to the waxed paper and she can make hot cocoa lol.
I let them solidify and then I put them on my cake carried, covered em and put em in the fridge to harden and set and also there is cream cheese in there so... yea. Oh and on a side note, if you individually wrap them in the cake pop bags you can freeze these in individual sized portions, pull em out and in 5 to 10 minutes they are ready to eat any time!
These were too easy, and way too delicious. The box made 21 exactly, if I had made a couple a little smaller as I should have I would say you could maybe get 25. Everyone loved them and I know you will, too! If you try it out, let me know!
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