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super duper crazy easy St. Patrick’s Day pops

st. patrick's day candy pops

I’ve a good bit o’ Irish in me, but long gone are the days of heading to an Irish pub in the wee hours to spend St. Patrick’s Day. Now I would so gripe about the long bathroom lines, spilled Guinness, and kids today. The most nuts I’d get this year may be to have neighbors over for said Guinness. And maybe crock pot Irish stew. And super duper crazy easy St. Patrick’s Day pops.

st patricks day candy pops

Melted candy on sticks is my go-to¬† for everything. See all these from Halloween? And it’s so easy, my kid helps me make these all the time. A couple of weeks ago when Maeve’s cousins were over, we pulled out some baking trays, candy melts, lollipop sticks and sprinkles and they all made their own candy pops. Totally unplanned. Because that’s how low-stress these are, and I always have all the supplies and ingredients on hand.

st patricks day candy pops

To make these…

you will need:*

green candy melts

disposable decorating bags

scissors

rubberbands

baking tray

wax paper

lollipop sticks

*Find the candy melts, decorating bags and lollipop sticks in the craft store.

 

what to do: Line a baking tray with wax paper. Place about 1/2 cup of candy melts in a decorating bag. Microwave at 60 percent power for 90 seconds. Massage the candy and repeat at 30 second intervals until the candy is completely melted. Close the bag with a rubber band if you wish. Snip 1/4 inch from the tip of the bag and pipe a dot the size of a dime on the wax paper. Place the lollipop stick on the dot of candy and pipe a shamrock on top. Repeat to fill the tray, using additional decorating bags and candy melts as needed. Let set well, a couple hours at room temperature or in the fridge.

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Posted March 4, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    These are SO cute! I love the little tags too!

  2. Posted March 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    These are so sweet and a perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day.

  3. Posted March 4, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    I love the texture that you got from piping! The kids must love coming to your house :)

  4. Posted March 7, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    I love super duper easy things! :) They are so simple but so gorgeous too! :)

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