In celebration of the relaunch of our blog we have a fun and easy project to share with you…and lots more to come each week! Check out these no-bake rainbow cookie pops! I just couldn’t resist the sale on some Valentine’s Cookie Pop kits at the craft store. I knew I could transform them into something colorful. Who doesn’t love rainbow colors as we wish for warmer springtime weather…at least us here in the northeast!
Step 1 of rainbow cookie pop project – assemble all of your supplies!
This was my first attempt at making cookie pops. I liked the idea of not having to bake anything and was curious on how the kit was going to work. If you follow the directions you should get 12 cookie pops, as you can see I only ended up with 8 since I made them a tad big. Now it was time to decide what sprinkles to use on them to give them the burst of color I was looking for. And the winner is…..sanding sugar!
Step 2: time to get a rollin’
The kit gave you all you need to make the Valentine’s pops. I made some minor adjustments and changed out the pop sticks it came with to the white plastic ones we carry as they are a little more sturdy. I also didn’t use the hearts sprinkles it came with since I wanted to make some rainbow colored pops. Included in the kit was a bag of vanilla cookie crumbs, a small bag of icing, white candy coating discs and easy to follow directions. I mixed up the cookie crumble mixture per the directions by adding a little water and the icing packet to the cookie crumbles and mixed. I rolled out 8 balls from the mixture to match the amount of sanding sugar colors that I picked out to decorate them. I wish I had made 9 to give myself an extra for an unexpected mistake that of course happened on the last cookie pop! Whoopsie!
Step 3: securing your cookie to the stick.
I got side tracked and let the cookie balls set out to dry a bit before I had a chance to insert the pop sticks. They cracked a little but they were pretty easy to shape back in place (except for one). I poked a hole in the top of the cookie ball with the lollipop stick, melted a little of the candy discs and dipped one end of the lollipop stick into the melted candy then inserted into the cookie ball. This step is important as I did find these were a little more finicky to deal with because I let them dry a bit before completing all of the steps. You need the pop stick to be secure so I let them set up in the cookie ball before I dipped them in the rest of the melted white candy coating.
Step 4: chocolate candy coating time!
Next step…dipping time! The candy coating discs the kit came with melted nicely and was very smooth. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked and that it wasn’t gloppy and too thick. I was hoping for a smooth finish to the pops. I had a back up of candi-quick coating just in case but didn’t end up needing it. I had my bowls of pretty sanding sugar colors all set to go and started to dip one cookie pop at a time.
Step 5: time for some color!
It is important to make sure to shake off the excess coating before you sprinkle on the sanding sugar so you don’t end up with a puddle of chocolate at the bottom of the pop. Oh yeah did I mention I was making upside down pops so I could set them on a tray once they were finished and set. This is where they come to life….color!! All went smooth until I got to the very last one…the purple! As mentioned before I wish I had saved a little of the batter and made an extra because an issue did come up. I think by the time I got to the last one I had let them set out to long and the cookie part had dried out. It crumbled into the chocolate coating. I used a leftover cupcake to make an impromptu cake pop just so I could complete my 8 color rainbow set!
The finished results!
This was the burst of color I was going for…don’t they look nice! The sanding sugar looked great once they set up and it gave a nice sparkle to the pops. Even though there is one that is not like the others (Mr. purple) they were fun and pretty easy to make! Just don’t let them dry out too long before you dip them in the candy coating if you are trying out the cookie pop style kits. I’m glad I spotted these on sale and was able to turn a Valentine’s Cookie Pop Kit into some pretty rainbow cookie pops! And the price was so good I have a few extra kits to come up with something else!
One lucky winner gets to choose what prize they want!
As a special promotion for the grand relaunch of our blog we ran a contest on our facebook page Sunday night 3.2.14. Fans had to guess what was the main ingredient used on the inside of the pop. Those that guessed correctly (or the closest answer) had their name entered and one lucky winner was drawn. The winner gets to choose prize pack A OR prize pack B so they can have some of the fun supplies we used to make the rainbow pops plus they get a bonus set of cute rainbow pin back buttons! We had 2 that guessed sugar cookies which was the closest to what the main ingredient was (vanilla cookie crumbles). Congrats to Amanda for being the lucky winner! You get to pick what fun prize pack you want! Thanks for all that played and for all the creative guesses on what might be in the middle! Stay tuned as we will be running fun contests and giveaways often!
Thanks for stopping by! We will have fun projects, recipes and party tips to share with you each week!
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