Friday, October 16, 2009

mint chocolate frankenpops


Recently the three of us participated in a chocolate bulk buy with some friends, which included these yummy mint chips. Now that we've got them coming out of our ears, we've got to find a good way to use them! (You can only make so many pans of mint-chocolate brownies.) Stacy thought they were the perfect color for Frankenstein's face, so we melted a few and made our own Frankenpops, based on our marshmallow pops post. We made them for the kids, but I couldn't believe how yummy they tasted, especially with the chocolate frosting hair!

Frankenpops

What you'll need:

*Large marshmallows
*Sucker sticks
*Mint chips (we used about 1 cup)
*Shortening
*Chocolate frosting and an icing bag/tip

First, melt you mint chips in a glass bowl in the microwave. Start with about 60 seconds, then stir. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until smooth. Add about 1 tsp. shortening to the melted chips and stir to make the mixture thinner.


Next, stick your sucker sticks in the end of your marshmallows and start dipping! We just covered the tops and sides of ours.



Using a knife or frosting spatula, smooth out the sides and top to square-off Frankenstein's head.


A favorite tip of ours--stick them in playdough until they dry.


Before they hardened, we added eyes using Bake It Pretty's royal icing eye balls. These are so fun and last a long time. If you're just using frosting for your eyes, wait for your mint to harden. Then use your frosting in a bag with a small decorating tip to create hair, eyes, and mouth. We added the bolts on the side of his head the same way.




Isn't he cute? With the combination of mint and chocolate, these little pops are monstrously good!

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34 Responses to “mint chocolate frankenpops”

Jamie said...

Very cute! They look yummy! Love the playdough stick support too!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

These are so adorable!!!

Lindsey@creativeattempts said...

Those are so cute! I'll be making those for my halloween party! Thanks

Natalie said...

Those are adorable and look yummy!!! (Chocolate + Mint... I'm there!)

Any ideas on what could be used instead of marshmellows?

Martha said...

Very cute marshmallow pops!

Annchan said...

Bakerella would be proud

Jill said...

These are too fun!

Hollis said...

Very Very Cute! Good Idea! Thank you for posting. I will have to make some and let you know how it goes!

Little Birdie Secrets said...

If you are not a marshmallow fan you can try doughnut holes or cake pops. Yum!

Beverly said...

How cute!

Katie said...

so cute!

Atticelf said...

Excellent! Love those. (Very clever using the playdough to hold them, too.)

Here's another fun treat:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/photo/Funny-Bones-355110

Happy Halloween!

Katie said...

can you share the source for the chocolate bulk buy? I've been wanting to do one.

Little Birdie Secrets said...

We did a bulk order from Guittard chocolate. Anyone can do it as long as you place one large order of 500 or more pounds. This sounds like a lot, but it is an easy goal to reach. With the holidays here everyone wanted some. We ordered around 1200 pounds. That is really easy to do. They have a lot of different varieties. Contact them directly and ask about their bulk order option.

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh, girls!! I LOVE this. So cute! You are fabulous...but you already know I think so!

The Griffin Family said...

Your playdough trick is straight up GENIUS!!!!!!! I can not tell you how hard I have searched for the perfect roost for drying treats.I am about to go crazy nuts making some delish goodies now! Thanks!!
Katriana

Mod Podge Amy said...

These are so dangerous. Meaning, I would eat them all before any party that I would make them for! :D

Pink & Green Mama said...

Creepy and delicious!! I love it : )

Elli said...

Very cute!

Lei said...

darling!!!

Wendy said...

Too cute!!

Brittany said...

So cute, I'm going to steal your play dough idea!

April said...

They are so cute! I'm thinking about doing them for a church activity, so I'm wondering how long it takes for them to dry?

Little Birdie Secrets said...

The mint chips did not take long to dry at all. The frosting hair and icing did not dry as quick but that was due to the type of frosting we used. If you use a buttercream or royal frosting they will dry faster. You can also try melted chocolate.

Atticelf said...

A local (Kirkland, WA) source for good chocolate and molds, etc. is

Dawn's Candy and Cake
10015 NE 137th Street
Kirkland, WA 98034

Fun place for a Girls' Night Out too. :)

Emily Call said...

Those are so cute. I may have to make some with my girls. thanks for the idea!

Karen said...

GREAT idea. Darling, but simple enough to do with my kiddos. Thanks!

Duck said...

I so want to make these for my son. Senior in college, yet he would ADORE them. Need to buy, mint chips, adorable eyes, marshmallows, chocolate frosting, sticks, playdough, icing tips.... oh well. I can dream

Holli Dunn said...

Adorable!!!! I loove stuff like this!

Anonymous said...

these are great. I was wondering how far in advance you could make these? A day at most? 2? should you refridgerate if made ahead of time? Thanks!

Tsavah said...

Oh my gosh It looks like one of the things that I made!!!

Love~
Tsavah

Lindsay said...

We made these! But instead of marshmallows, we used brownies we'f broken up and rolled into marshmallow-shaped pieces. Yummm!

Amanda Factor said...

Love your frankenpops! Now check out ours: http://www.bunchfamily.ca/frozen-fruit-frankenpops

Nicola said...

Cute! I wonder if it would taste gross to use fruit, like an apple or banana cut into a similar square shape?
Nicola @ Twisty Noodle

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