Friday, October 5, 2012

Spider Cookie Pops...




Ok, so...  I DO NOT like spiders. Just puttin' that out there.

I mean, these fun edible cookie pops, I like... but real creepy, crawly ones... um, no.

To top it off, there are a ton of spiders where we live... a TON! Hawaii had its fair share of disgusting insects, but the spiders there weren't nearly as big and scary as the ones we have here.

And can I tell you?..... I am so tired of walking through spider webs. It doesn't matter that I sweep them often. The next day... guess what...  they're back. Yep. No joke.

Also... I see a spider... I squish it. Sorry nature, sorry Dalai Lama, it's a reflex. Even the Daddy Long Legs get the wrath. I know they kill the super poisonous spiders and that's something I probably need to think about, since we do get those here as well. I'm considering sparing them in the near future.

Anyway, the point to this story?

Well, there really isn't one. I just wanted to vent one of my many phobias to you.....

..... and let you know that I made some cute, FUN creepy crawlies that you should totally make yourself.

Totally.


Spider Cookie Pops

Begin by cutting the licorice into one inch pieces. You will need 8 licorice pieces per cookie pop. Twist off one side of the Oreo cookie, leaving the cream filling in tact on the other side. Place a lollipop stick, measuring about half way up the cream filling, and gently press into the filling. Take 8 licorice pieces and press them, also gently, into the cream filling, arranging them like spider legs. 

Melt about half of the candy melts in a heat proof 1-cup measuring cup or small heat proof bowl in 30 second intervals, until they can be stirred smooth. You can add more candy melts and microwave them as needed. On the Oreo half without the cream, spread a bit of melted candy melts in a circular motion onto the center of the cookie, about the size of a quarter. Place this half of the cookie back onto the cream filling half, sandwiching the the spider legs and the top of the lollipop stick in between. 

Add a small amount of the melted candy melts to the back of the candy eyeballs, using a toothpick or the tip of a lollipop stick. Place on the face of the Oreo cookie, eyeball side up, and arrange as desired. Allow the cookie pops to set, about an hour or two. 

*If you prefer cookies to cookie pops, don't add a lollipop stick. Easy peasy! 
*The Double Stuf Oreos seem to work the best.
*The Candy Eyeballs can be found in the Cake Decorating aisle of your local craft store or online.
  Check your local grocery store, too... that's where I found mine! 

Enjoy!

I'm sharing this post over on I'm Lovin' It and Whatever Friday!

3 comments:

  1. These are DARLING spider pops! I agree with you 100% about the real deal!

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  2. I too HATE spiders. YUCK. Especially the big ones that just laugh at you when you try and kill them. *Shudder* I think I'd get perverse joy from eating these. :)

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  3. How adorable these are and how easy they look. Thanks for such a cute, doable idea.

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