I am so excited to share my candy bar pops with you. These little reindeer are sooo cute and all you need is some fun sized Snickers bars, candy noses, melted chocolate, and pretzel twists! I came up with my reindeer and penguin candy bar pops last Winter in an attempt to create a no-bake, quick, simple alternative to cake pops. When I came up with the idea of using fun sized candy bars for the body of my, I couldn't believe I didn't think of this before! My candy bar pops are so easy to make and they are a real crowd pleaser around the holidays. Bring them to school or work as individual gifts, or wrap them up as party favors at a Christmas party. Even create a whole edible scene as a festive centerpiece! Hope you like them as much as I do :)
You will need
- lollipop sticks
- "Fun Size" Snickers (or Milky Way) candy bars
- mini tootsie rolls
- chocolate malt balls (I used "Whoppers")
- mini chocolate chips
- mini pretzel twist
- Rainbow Candy Coated Chips
- Black edible marker (or black food coloring and a fine tip paintbrush/toothpick)
Stick lollipop stick through the bottom of the candy bar (make sure you don't poke it through the top). Melt about 1/4 cup chocolate chips according to package.
For the legs, cut one tootsie roll in half lengthwise, and then cut each half in half again so you have 4 equal strips.
With melted chocolate, attach one leg to each corner of the bottom of the candy bar. Attach mini chocolate chip for the tail, a malt ball for the head, and a black or red candy coated chip for the nose (flat side facing out). Cut the pretzel twist in half to form antlers and attach them on the top of the head. Draw on eyes and a mouth with the edible marker, or paint it on with black food coloring.
Make individual Rudolph pops and individually wrap them in clear plastic bags for a party favor, or you can create a display for your pops. To create a display that your pops can stand upright in, take a block of Styrofoam and wrap it in festive wrapping paper or tissue paper. Push the bottom of each stick into the styrofoam for guests to easily grab and enjoy.
Or try creating all 9 reindeer and make an edible centerpiece!
If you like my "candy bar pops" technique, and want to share the idea, I encourage you to spread the word on your blog/site/facebook/etc., but please make sure you give credit with a link back to this post for the complete tutorial. Thanks so much! Can't wait to see all of your creations!
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