All the awesomeness of a Take 5 Candy Bar… on a stick! These homemade Take 5 candy bar pops are easy to make and crazy delicious.
You know what’s awesome about homemade Take 5 pops? Everything. The chocolate, the peanut butter, the peanuts, the pretzels, the caramel. Some genius at the factory decided to put all of these things together in one package. The perfect salty and sweet combination. I’m pretty sure every food group is represented, too. And yet, the candy bars aren’t always easy to find. Not to worry. You can go ahead and put these five things together yourself, in this handy, dandy, convenient lollipop form.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that everything is better on a stick. Or at minimum, everything is cuter on a stick. And chocolate and caramel can be sticky, so the lollipop stick takes care of any messy fingers before they happen. Easy to make. Easy to eat. Easy to serve, too. Prepare these treats for a party and prop them in a Stryofoam block.
You can find the lollipop sticks (6-inch sticks are used here) and 12-inch, disposable decorating bags in the baking section of any craft store. Disposable decorating bags are one of my favorite tools to use in the kitchen. They make creating cute foods so much easier. I use them for piping not just icing and frosting, but, in this case, chocolate and peanut butter, too. Be sure to choose smooth peanut butter so you don’t have trouble piping it from the decorating bag. If your peanut butter is on the thicker size, just snip a bit more from the tip of the bag.
These lollipop sticks can handle a lot. First the chocolate, then the peanut butter, then the nuts and the pretzels… and even more weight from caramel! Oh my, but these sticks can take it. If you want to save some time, these pops also taste fabulous without the last step, the melted caramel. I guess they’d be called “Take 4” pops then.
This post for homemade Take Five Pops also appears on Food Fanatic.