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fuzzy monster pops

monster pops

I don’t know at what point we, as a collective imagination, decided monsters needed to be fuzzy. Oh wait, yes I do. Good call, Jim. The fuzzy part makes monsters decidedly less scary and infinitely more cute. Here, coconut is the fuzz.

monster pops

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how to make fuzzy monster pops

 

you will need:*

green candy melts

purple candy melts

green and purple food coloring

shredded coconut

Ziploc bags

disposable decorating bags

lollipop sticks

baking tray

wax paper

candy eyes

*Find the candy melts, disposable decorating bags, lollipop sticks and candy eyes in the craft store, or, see links below. For food coloring, I suggest the Electric Green and Electric Purple Americolor Soft Gel Pastes (links below).

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step one: tint the coconut

Pour some shredded coconut in a Ziploc bag. Add a drop or two of food coloring and mix like crazy until the coconut is a uniform color. Set aside.

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step two: prepare your trays

Line baking trays with wax paper and set aside.

 

step three: melt the candy melts

Place 1/2 cup to 1 cup of candy melts in a disposable decorating bag. Microwave at 70 percent power for 90 seconds. Massage and continue at 15 to 30 second intervals until the melts are fully melted.

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step four: make your pops

Snip 1/2 inch from the tip of the decorating bag. Pipe a dot, place a lollipop stick on top and pipe a larger circle on top. Sprinkle coconut over the circle in a coordinating color. Press two candy eyes on top. Jam the eyes in, if you can, so they stick to the candy below the coconut. If needed, add another dab of candy melts on top of the coconut so the eyes stick. TIP: Be sure to do one pop at a time, as candy melts harden quickly. Let the tray sit for about an hour. Lift the pop off the tray and gently shake off any excess coconut.

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8 Comments

  1. Zeenat
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Brilliant…

  2. meaghanmountford
    Posted October 25, 2013 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    :)

  3. Posted October 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Are you supposed to eat these or cuddle with them? Adorable!!

  4. Posted October 25, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Adorable little monsters!!

  5. Posted October 27, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    these are sooo cute! And putting the candy melts into the piping bag before you melt them is genius! I would never have thought of that! Thanks :)

  6. Posted October 28, 2013 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    Reminds me of the always lovable Grouch! The colors are perfect. Really~Really cute! :)

  7. Posted October 29, 2013 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    these are so cute!

  8. Posted October 31, 2013 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your monsters! You can see them here:

    http://funfamilycrafts.com/fuzzy-monster-pops/

    If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. We’d love it if you would submit any other kid-friendly projects you have. Thanks for a great project idea!

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