Halloween Treats

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!

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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10 Responses to “Halloween Treats”

  1. girlydigs Says:

    Cute idea! I used to make candies like this for Halloween and Christmas, but, I love the pencil topper idea.. thanks for sharing!

  2. laeroport Says:

    Gah! You amaze me! So far all I’ve done for halloween is buy a pattern, some fabric, striped socks and red hairspray.

  3. Kim Says:

    Yipes! That’s cute!!!

  4. heidi Says:

    i think those may be going to school with us at the end of the month!

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  6. Mslil65 Says:

    These are wonderful! You’ve inspired me to do the same thing (with different toppers) for the holidays! Thanks!

  7. Isabel Kallman Says:

    simply fabulous and not at all intimidating. but, i guess the genius is in making everything look easy to do.

  8. baseballmom Says:

    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!

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