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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine Cookie Pop Topiary

Thank you all SO very much for your kind comments on the Valentine Bon Bon Boxes.

Now, onto today’s tutorial.

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As promised I have the second part of the tutorial today. The “cookie pop” is oh so easy to make and completely adorable just on its own.

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You will need one box of double stuffed sandwich cookies, pink or white candy melt and lollipop sticks. I purchased all of the items at Wal Mart for around $5.00. You will also need a bag of red hots which I found at the dollar store.

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Open the package of candy melt and place it in a double boiler (two pans~ the one below is filled with water). The candy concoction will melt very quickly so watch over it.

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While you are waiting you can place the lollipop sticks into the crème filling of the cookies.

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Once the candy discs are melted dunk your cookie into the mixture. Be quick or the cookie might fall off into the pot. If this happens spoon it out and try to place the cookie back onto the stick. Yelp and lick the hot candy mixture off of your fingers as quickly as you can. If the cookie resists and falls apart stuff the failed evidence into your mouth. (hee hee)

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If you happen to have an empty egg carton in your recycle bin fish it out, create a small hole and set the cookie in it to dry. Laying the cookie on wax paper also works. Add colored sprinkles if you wish.

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Open the package of red hots and scoop out a bit to fill your Valentine Bon Bon box or other container.

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Once you have filled the container the lollipop stick should balance in the midst of the candy quite easily.

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It is a really cute gift for around 60 cents.

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I made eight topiaries to give to the girls in my Tuesday bible study group.

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The remaining cookie pops were packaged in clear cellophane treat bags (available in the cake decorating aisle). I was happy to finally find a use for all the little bits of ribbon I had on hand. No doubt Sweet Boy’s classmates will love these treats at the school’s upcoming Valentine party.

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Will you be creating any sweet treats?

Laura

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The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

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13 comments :

  1. Love love love love love this!!!!! Thanks for the how-to!!! Off to pin this one! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  2. Laura adorable as usual!! You always make me smile when I read your posts!! Very cheering~!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  3. Yummy and beautiful! What a sweet treat!

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  4. I could do this one! Yay! I could even do the yelp and lick off the evidence part. In fact, that's the part I could do the best.

    Very, very cute.

    (It's nice to hear your old "voice" returning in posts. Please don't think for a second that I have forgotten that you have been through a wringer and are very probably still hurting. )

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  5. I LOVE this idea Laura, because it looks easy and soooooo cute!! I think I may have to give this a try for my special Valentine dinner that I'm hosting for my family (Jim, Sarah, my parents, my sister and her family, which includes 3 of my adorable little nieces! - they would love these!)

    Thanks!!
    Linda

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  6. Yep...Mother of the Year award, no doubt!!!

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  7. Laura, TOO cute, but where did you also get the French mushrooms?? Want some!! xxoo A

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  8. Laura,

    Our internet is sporadic on a good day. Since January, it has been almost non-existent. Your Valentine treats are sure to please! Sweet to the eyes and taste buds.
    I hope you and Tracy have a wonderful day celebrating the love of friends.

    Your Friend,
    Deborah
    FairfieldHouseNJ.com

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  9. Oh what a great idea! Love it! Kit

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  10. darling. You've got my mouth watering! Gotta get to the store to get some stuff to do these 'lollipops'!

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  11. SMART! I wish I would have thought of this when my daughter was little. This would have been such a hit at school! :)

    ~Liz

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  12. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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