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how to make easy sea creature candy pops

sea animal candy pops

sea animal candy pops


I’m a sucker for the sea, but then, I grew up with sand between my toes thanks to that whole great-grandfather being a lighthouse keeper thing. While I would never own a fish tank because that kind of freaks me out (it just feels weird to me), I do so love sea creatures. I remember a time when starfish (and sea glass, remember sea glass?) could be found on the beach. And when crabs bit my toes in the ocean.


sea animal candy pops

It’s summer. The kids are in my hair. I’m allowed to check out and only do easy things. Oh, who am I kidding. I always check out and do easy things. And candy pops from candy melts are the easiest thing ever to make. See? I have a history. Chicks, bunniesmonsters, more monstersghosts, shamrocks, Christmas trees, and hearts. And every time I say the same things. These are easy, take minutes to make, and are kid-friendly. All you need are disposable decorating bags, candy melts, lollipop sticks and candy eyes, all available from the craft store.


sea animal candy pops

sea animal candy pops

sea animal candy pops


how to make sea creature candy pops

you will need:*

candy melts
disposable decorating bags
baking tray(s)
parchment or wax paper
lollipop sticks
candy eyes

*Find the candy melts, disposable decorating bags, lollipop sticks and candy eyes in the craft store, or see below for resources.

sea animal candy pops


Line a baking tray or trays with parchment or wax paper and set aside. Fill a decorating bag with about 1/2 cup of candy melts. Microwave at 60 percent power for 90 seconds, then at 30 second and 15 second intervals until the melts are fully melted, massage after each time in the microwave. Twist the top closed tightly.



Pipe a dot on the baking tray. Place a lollipop stick on the dot. Pipe the sea creature design on top (see below) and immediately add two candy eyes. Fill the tray and let set at room temperature until fully hardened, about 1 hour. TIP: Candy melts harden quickly, so only melt one bag at a time (except for the turtles, I melted both greens at once), work with one color at a time, and make one whole pop at a time.

The crabs are red circles with six little lines for legs.

sea animal candy pops


The starfish are basically messy yellow stars.

sea animal candy pops


The octopi (octopuses?) have only four legs to make them less crowded. Tell the kids they are sitting on the other four.

sea animal candy pops


The turtle is fancy, made with two shades of green.

sea animal candy pops


The fish is just a circle with a “V” shape tail.

sea animal candy pops


sea animal candy pops

sea animal candy pops





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  1. Posted July 7, 2014 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    I think these are the cutest Candy Melt pops you’ve made. I love them all!

  2. Linda
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    I will try to make these for my grandchildren.,

  3. Posted July 9, 2014 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    I love these adorable little sea pops! The turtle just gets me. You might call it “checking out”..but I call it genius!

  4. meaghanmountford
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Aw… thank you ladies!!!

  5. Jazmin
    Posted July 16, 2014 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    The pops look wonderful. Is it possible to use white chocolate and food coloring?

  6. meaghanmountford
    Posted July 17, 2014 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    Thank you Jazmin! You can tint white chocolate, only food coloring can be tricky. The liquid in the coloring can react with the fats in the chocolate. If you want to tint white chocolate, look for “candy colors,” which are special food colorings just for chocolate and other candies.

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