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Honeycomb Oreo Pops- with Bees!

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Adorable Honeybee Oreo Pops are sure to make your summer picnics more fun!!!

There is something so fun about using bees and honeycomb as a dessert decoration. I originally wanted to use a chocolate transfer with a honeycomb design on these- but I couldn’t find the transfers available in the states (except for in bulk- which I definitely did NOT need!). I decided to experiment with bubble wrap instead and they turned out SO cute. Goodness- I love these. When I gave them away to friends they all asked how I made the honeycomb. I thought it would be obvious that I’d used bubble wrap, but all they could see was the honeycomb until I explained.

These are maybe one of the easiest Oreo pops I’ve done. You really need to try them!

Here’s how we made them: (printable recipe here)

(If you have never made Oreo Pops before, check out our tutorial here.)

INGREDIENTS: (makes about 24 pops)

  • One package of Double Stuff Oreos
  • 2 bags of Wilton’s candy melts in yellow
  • 1/4 cup of Wilton’s candy melts in white
  • Candy bees (I got mine here)

DIRECTIONS:

  • Gently twist apart all Oreos.
  • Melt white candy melts in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between until melted and smooth.
  • Dip end of a lollipop stick into the white chocolate, spread a little on the top of the white Oreo filling and then press the stick flat into the center of the filling.
  • Place top of Oreo on, and set on a cookie sheet. When all Oreos have sticks inserted, pop these in the freezer for 15-20 minutes (until they are nice and firmly set).
  • While these chill, cut bubble wrap (try to find a small bubble variety- I used 1/8″ bubbles) into squares just big enough to cover the top of an Oreo.
  • Melt yellow candy melts in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between until melted and smooth.
  • Spoon yellow melts over the top of each chilled Oreo pop, making sure all sides are completely covered. Tap stick against side of bowl to remove excess candy melts and slide bottom against edge of bowl to take excess off.
  • Set coated pop on a sheet of parchment paper and gently press bubble wrap on top.

  • Repeat this with all Oreo pops and allow candy melts to harden completely (refrigerate to speed process up)
  • Gently peel bubble wrap off top of Oreo (I thought it might pop and leave plastic behind, but it came off perfectly!)
  • Use remaining candy melts to “glue” a bee on top. Simply use a toothpick or small knife to wipe a bit of melted yellow candy on the back of a candy bee, and set it on top. Allow this to harden. 

  • Place each Oreo into a little cello bag, and tie with ribbon for a cute summer treat that will keep for weeks in a cool place! ENJOY!!!!

My thoughts: SO FUN!!!!  Oreo pops are always fun- no matter what they are decorated with- but these Oreo pops are just especially cute! Goodness. I love them! Perfect for the end of a picnic or for a honeybee themed party! I hope you get a chance to try these out! Enjoy! ~r

Like cute bugs? We have a few recipes here for your summer insect enjoyment 🙂 (click on a photo to see the recipe)

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Peppermint “Smoke Bomb” Brownies!

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Smoke Bomb5Celebrate July 4th with these fun peppermint brownie cups! Fun to make and sooooo yummy to eat!

I got a little chocolate bomb mold a few months ago and I love it. I have used it for so many creative things! This time, I am using it to make actual bombs- edible smoke bombs that is! The inside of this red candy shell is packed with sweet mint filling that mixes with the dark chocolate of these brownies perfectly!

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Yes, these are a little fussy. It seems like anything super fun in the food realm takes some effort. If you want to make these SUPER easy, they are simply an adaptation from my Candy Cane Brownies from last Christmas. You could certainly add a little blue to the mint filling and just sprinkle stars on top for a fun (and equally delicious) patriotic alternative. OR you could be an over-achiever and make mint smoke bombs. Your choice! 🙂

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Here is how we put these fun treats together: (printable recipe here)

INGREDIENTS:

Brownie:

  • 1cup butter
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk

Chocolate Glaze:

  • 6oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons butter (do not substitute margarine here!)

Mint “Smoke Bombs”:

  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • Food color in red and blue
  • One bag of Wilton’s Candy melts in red
  • One bag of Twizzler’s Red, White and Blue licorice (I found them at Target)
  • Large Star Sprinkles
  • Mini Star Sprinkles

DIRECTIONS:

Brownie:

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Cream butter and sugar together. 
  • Beat in eggs, cocoa, vanilla and salt.
  • Add flour and milk (alternating them and mixing well in between)
  • Spoon evenly into 24 cupcake liners in a cupcake tin.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes (don’t over bake- they will start to pull away from the liner)
  • Cool.  
Chocolate Glaze:
  • Melt butter and chocolate together in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between until completely melted and smooth.
  • Set aside until bombs are made

Mint Smoke Bombs:

  • Melt red candy melts in microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between until smooth.
  • Use a pastry brush to brush melts into a chocolate bomb mold and freeze for a couple minutes until hard. Do two coats- freezing in between.
  • Make mint filling  by adding melted butter to sugar and extract.
  • Mix well, using water to bring it to a thick but spreadable consistency.
  • Divide into 3 parts and color 2 of them red and blue using food coloring.
  • Place all three colors into a large zip-top bag and swirl together with a knife before sealing bag.
  • Cut a corner off bag and pipe mint filling into each red bomb shell- filling them about 3/4 full.
  • Refreeze these for a few minutes before gently popping them out and setting them on a plate. (I took pictures of this process in an earlier recipe here– but I didn’t fill these shells all the way full like I did there).
  • Repeat this process until you have 24 mint bombs ready.
  • Assemble brownies by spooning a little glaze on top of a brownie cup and then setting a bomb on top. Sprinkle edges with small star decorations and freeze to harden the glaze.
  • Once all your brownies are in the freezer, make the wicks by pulling apart the licorice and cutting into 1 to 2 inch pieces of blue. 
  • Dip one end into the leftover red candy melts (you might need to remelt these) and set it on top of a large red star sprinkle to harden. 

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  • Once these have hardened, and your brownies are nice and cold, take a few brownies out of the freezer, dip the end of a “wick” in red candy melts and hold it to the top of a cold peppermint bomb. It should immediately set and hold the wick in place.
  • Then- simply enjoy the smiles as people bite into your yummy (and very patriotic!) peppermint brownies!!!

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My thoughts: Ah…I loved making these. I always wonder if the idea in my mind will come across the way I pictured it, and these did—-makes me smile! I loved sharing these with friends and family too. Makes me wish I had a 4th of July party to go to this year!!! 🙂 I hope you get a chance to try these and that you love them as much as I do!  ~r

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Other fun desserts to make for the Fourth of July!!! (click on a photo to see the recipe):

Bomb Pop Cupcakes!!!American Flag Oreo Pops!!!!Patriotic Tie-Dye Cake!!!!Fire Cracker Cookies!

 

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