By Amanda Formaro
are looking for a fun and easy recipe to do with the kids, try these
deliciously simple Winter Cookie Pops. The kids will smile and giggle while
making these treats, and will have something fun to give to family and friends!
You will need
20 vanilla wafer cookies
1/2 cup peanut butter
6-ounce bag white chocolate chips
colored candy sprinkles, red & green combo
pull apart licorice whips, cut into 1-1/2" lengths
M&M mini candies
fruit roll ups, cut into 4" lengths
writer gel in green, black, and orange tube of white cake decorator frosting
with flower tip
ice cream sticks
wax paper or paper plates
Spread peanut butter onto the flat side of the cookies.
Place an ice cream stick into the peanut butter on half the cookies. Top with
another cookie so the stick is sandwiched between the two cookies.
chocolate chips in the microwave, one minute, then in 20 second increments,
stirring until smooth.
Dip cookie pops in the melted chips, covering
completely. Roll pops in red and green sprinkles and lay or stand on waxed
paper or paper plates. Place in refrigerator to chill.
Using a licorice whip, while chocolate is still warm on pop, form
headband and position to regular sized M&M candies as ear muffs. Lie pop flat on
waxed paper and let cool. When cool, use black decorator gel for eyes and mouth
and orange for the nose. Gently wrap a fruit roll up around the bottom of the
cookie at the stick.
While chocolate is still warm, dip
top of pop into red sprinkles for Santa's hat. Lie flat on waxed paper and let
cool. When cool, dot top of hat with white decorator icing using flower tip.
Use flower tip and white icing to add his bear and line the brim of his hat.
Use black decorator gel to dot on eyes.
is still warm, position to red mini M&M candies off center in the chocolate.
Let cool. When cool, use green decorator gel to draw on holly leaves, fill in.
Note: You can tint the melted chocolate with food coloring, or leave the
chocolate white and use different colored sprinkles. Decorate with any other
candies you wish, or leave some plain. Another variation is to use vanilla or
chocolate frosting instead of peanut butter for the filling.
These can also be made without sticks. use one stick to be able to dip
the cookies in chocolate and roll in sprinkles, then remove the stick and put
on wax paper or paper plates, then chill.
Here's what your kids will be
doing when these yummy treats are finished! This recipe was adapted from Penny
Warner's Cookie Pops available in the Kid's Party Cookbook
Amanda Formaro is the entrepreneurial
mother of four children. She is also the owner of FamilyCorner.com Magazine at
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