So this week, we’ve covered on-the-go breakfasts, kid-friendly lunches, and fun things to do with your kids in the kitchen. I think we’re all ready for a little dessert, don’t you?
or Easy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
to help you get into the fall spirit.
or Fruity Candy Popcorn.
(mine will fight to the death for the ones with Glace Icing), Colorburst Cupcakes,
or Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies. And speaking of birthdays, when cake time rolls around (which, after all, is the most important part of birthdays), this monkey cake (and cupcakes) is top banana. Bad joke. It’s been a long day. 🙂
and shake it to remove the excess chocolate. Insert a lollipop stick into the bottom and lay the chocolate-covered treat onto a piece of wax paper coated with vegetable shortening.
Chocolate Owl (and Baby Owl) Pops
These cute little owl pops are a great for any fall party, and kiddos love ’em!
- Rice Krispy Treats (on the cereal box) and/or Double Stuft Oreos
- 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 Tbsp. canola oil
- Peppermint Mentos
- Candy corn
- Long lollipop sticks
- Wax paper
- Using a heavy-duty round cookie cutter, cut desired number of circles out of the Rice Krispy Treats. If using Oreos, carefully insert a lollipop stick about halfway into the cream filling. Set aside.
- In a 9″ pie plate, combine the chocolate chips and oil. Heat on high for about 2 minutes or until the chocolate is smooth and liquid, stirring every 30 seconds.
- Dip each treat/cookie into the chocolate and twirl to remove the excess chocolate. Insert a lollipop stick halfway into the dipped Rice Krispy treat. Place dipped treats onto a sheet of greased wax paper.
- Place 2 Mentos on each “owl” for eyes and a candy corn for a beak. Spoon a few tablespoons of remaining chocolate into a Ziploc bag and cut off a tiny corner. Dot each Mento to make an eye. Allow to cool and harden–you can place them in the fridge or freezer to hurry things along.
- Great tip: If making Rice Krispy Treats, be sure to line the pan with greased wax paper. When they have set up, you can just pull out the wax paper, making your life infinitely easier!
Kate– Do you know how long these will last if stored in an air tight container?? I want to make these for some of my students (Rice University Owls!) and need to make quite a few, so wasn’t sure how long they will last after making them? Thanks!
I imagine they’d be good for quite awhile. I would actually leave them out for a few days to make sure there’s not moisture before you seal them up because any moisture will cause problems.
I think the Chocolate Owl Pops could be transformed into turkeys for Thanksgiving : )
Oh my….how cute! I was supposed to take cupcakes for the Cupcake Walk, and had planned on buying them, b/c I thought the kids would like them better. Now I'm totally making Owl Cupcakes! Thanks for your great ideas!
I made these as a class treat for my 2 year olds class. They were a hit! I did use marshmallows for the eyes instead and dipped a toothpick in the chocolate to do the eye centers. Sure cute! I only did oreos. Had a few causalities but we quickly took care of them 🙂 I am loving your blog!
Kathryn–Mine have always just slid right in. I'm thinking they might have been sitting on the shelf at the grocery store for awhile? What if you heated a few in the microwave for just a few seconds at a time until the filling softens up?
I had a really time inserting the sticks into the double stuff oreos. ANY suggestions? I tried to cut out a piece of cream, I tried melting the cream a bit and then gently putting the stick inside. I tried gently screwing it in. HELP! I need to make 15 more!
Thanks Sara. Great idea!
I was given super short notice that my daughter's first day of preschool(today)would require her to bring in birthday treats. My weekend was completely booked with her party and fifteen million other things to attend. I needed something quick but super cute. Lo and behold, this post showed up on my reader. A package of Oreos later, my daughter excitedly brought in 20 baby owls for her birthday treat. It was a fun way to start preschool! Thank you, thank you for saving me from store bought cookies!!
Stacey- yes, I do! Because I thought of turkeys too the moment I saw those cute owls! I am just going to use upside-down candycorns 🙂
The owls are adorable and could morph into really cute turkeys with the addition of some candy feathers. Different colors of Wilton candy melts piped into feather shapes would work, but does anybody have a better (read that as easier) idea?
Love the ideas and the owls are so cute. When I need a really big round cookie cutter, I use a can. You have the whole bottom to push against, and yes, my (arthritic) hands do thank me!
Look forward to doing some of these with the grand kids!
These are adorable.
My 2 younger kiddos saw your oreo owls…guess what we're going to be making for class treats?
Love your site! Thanks for all you share!
I had strawberry puree in the fridge that I was trying to figure out what to do with, AND I had watermelon that had to be used today. We had strawberries and cream Popsicles and strawberry watermelon slushies today. Thanks for solving my problem. 🙂
The Hincliff Family–You're right, I did stick the stick in first in these pictures. Which is why I'm telling you not to, hahaha! 🙂 I've done it both ways and it was so much harder to put the stick in first. With the Oreos, it's no big deal, but the Rice Krispy Treats start falling apart.
Those owls are cute, but wouldn't it be easier to insert the lollipop sticks before dipping them in the chocolate? I would think that would make the dipping easier and cleaner. In the picture, it looks like maybe the stick is in when dipping, but under the photo and in the recipe, you mention putting the stick in after dipping.
These look perfect for treats at halloween/fall festival parties in school!!!! Even better – I can make all rice krispy ones and use ingredients that are totally safe for my older son!
great! can't wait to try them
My son's 1st birthday is next week and I have been looking EVERYWHERE for the bright sprinkles like you have shown on the colorburst cupcakes. Where did you get those??
Those owls are amazing!
I've loved your blog for a long time now, and I use your recipes constantly. But I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed your posts this week. All the great ideas and fun – I'm looking forwards to trying them all. Thank you!
Oh, I love those cute little owls!
I like these owls, they may just be the Harvest Party craft/ snack for a 5th and 3rd grade classroom soon 🙂
My son wants to help in the kitchen, but he's too bossy. I'm not confidant enough in the cooking department to be told how wrong I'm doing it.
It usually ends poorly, so I avoid it for now. Maybe later when we've both learned better interpersonal communication skills.
My daughter is really starting to express interest in being in the kitchen (which just makes my heart flutter). These owls will be the perfect thing for us to try together. Thanks for posting!
All of your recipes are always so great–I love when you do round ups of all your past ones–I really need to make those colorburst cupcakes–how fun!
I just had to say that I am a lurker on your blog but I have so been enjoying your posts this week that I had to comment and tell you.
Your blog is awesome and I can't wait to get in the kitchen with my kids and try some of the tricks and recipes you posted on this week.
My husband is the cook in our family and really doesn't like having our daughter cook with him. He says that it's his way of relaxing and when she cooks with him then he doesn't get his relaxing time.
Me, I hate cooking, so having my daughter cook with me couldn't ruin it any more ;D