Halloween Treats

    Posted by  ·  October 7, 2007

    I made these pencil pops for my daughter’s bake sale at her preschool.  I think they would make really cute (and easy) favors for classroom parties at school also!

    halloween-pencil-pops-4a.jpg

    I know, a little cheating since no baking is involved! I used Almond Bark in chocolate and vanilla purchased from the grocery store. I found the plastic molds, pencil pops, bags and candy melting discs in orange at my local cake and candy supply. 

     halloween-pencil-pops-1.jpg

    Melt the chocolate (I know this is NOT chocolate) in the microwave.  Do not overheat.   I melt it for a minute at first and then 30 intervals until smooth and melted.  I work in small batches melting only what I think I need to fill the molds.  The chocolate can easily be re-heated.  Place the plastic pencil pops in the molds.  Spoon melted chocolate into jack-o-lantern mold and ghost mold and refrigerate for about 15 minutes.  The suckers will easily pop out of the molds when thoroughly cooled.  One pound of orange candy disks makes 11 pumpkins.  One package of vanilla almond bark will make about 24 Ghosts.

    MY LATEST VIDEOS
    halloween-pencil-pops-2.jpg

    Melt about 3-4 squares of chocolate almond bark.  Place slightly cooled melted chocolate into a freezer zip-loc bag and cut a tiny hole in one of the bottom corners of the bag.  Gently squeeze chocolate out of the bag to embellish the jack-o-lanterns and ghosts.

    halloween-pencil-pops-3.jpg

    I wrapped each sucker individually in a candy bag and then tied with ribbon.  I stuck all of the Pencil Pop suckers into a block of green Styrofoam covered with black paper shreds and placed in a plastic cauldron.

    halloween-pencil-pops-5.jpg

    Leave a Comment

    Comments

    1. Friday, July 10th, 2009
      This is such a cute idea and I would love to make some for my grandchildren. Where do you buy the pencil pops from? I can not find any on the internet. Thank you
    2. Friday, October 31st, 2008
      wow how neat is that?
    3. Louisa
      Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
      I am soooo jealous!
      You get all the cool stuff over in the US! When it comes to baking, scrapbooking, crafts.. everything!
      Here in the UK I've never seen nor heard of making pencil pops, they look FABand i want some!!x
    4. baseballmom
      Sunday, October 28th, 2007
      These are great! My son's 4th grade class is sure to love them!
      Do you have a homepage? I have searched everywhere for it. I absolutely love all of your ideas!
      Thanks for sharing!
    5. Friday, October 26th, 2007
      simply fabulous and not at all intimidating. but, i guess the genius is in making everything look easy to do.
    6. Mslil65
      Friday, October 19th, 2007
      These are wonderful! You've inspired me to do the same thing (with different toppers) for the holidays! Thanks!
    7. Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
      i think those may be going to school with us at the end of the month!
    8. Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
      Yipes! That's cute!!!
    9. Monday, October 8th, 2007
      Gah! You amaze me! So far all I've done for halloween is buy a pattern, some fabric, striped socks and red hairspray.
    10. girlydigs
      Sunday, October 7th, 2007
      Cute idea! I used to make candies like this for Halloween and Christmas, but, I love the pencil topper idea.. thanks for sharing!