Graduation Treat Pops

Have any graduates in the upcoming weeks?

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‘Tis the season for graduations.  Whether it be pre-school, kindergarten, high school or a college graduation, chances are you know someone who will graduate to something larger within the next few weeks.  I always like to give the graduates something fun and festive to go along with a gift card or money.  So this year I came up with some chocolate covered Oreo’s on a stick.  And seriously…who doesn’t LOVE chocolate covered Oreo’s or food served on sticks?  Okay…well most food served on sticks {not a huge fan of corndogs}!

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And the best part about these graduation treats is that they are really easy to make and can be ready to go within an hour of making them.  I like to actually use the Oreo Cakesters rather than regular Oreos because the sticks fit very nicely in between the two cake layers without breaking the cookies which can sometimes happen when you use regular Oreos.  If you want to use the regular kind try to get the double stuffed Oreos.

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Take regular popsicle sticks (can be purchased new at most craft stores) and stick them between the two layers of cake.  I sometimes put a bit of melted white chocolate on the end of the stick.  This helps “glue” the stick to the inside of the cake layers and makes it more stable and less likely to fall out.

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Melt some white chocolate, almond bark or Vanilla CandiQuik in the microwave in 20 second intervals.  Then dip the Oreos into the chocolate and be sure to cover the entire surface and especially the popsicle stick at the base of the oreo.  While the chocolate is still wet, but not dripping, roll the sides of the Oreo into some fun colored sprinkles.  Then set them on a piece or wax or parchment paper till the chocolate cools are hardens.

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Now you can take some black cardstock and cut out two different pieces to make your graduation cap.  I cut one strip that measured 3.75 inches by 1.75 inches for the base of the hat and rolled it into a circle and held it together with a piece of tape.

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The square piece will be the top of the hat.  Hook them together with some glue like this…

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Then while the chocolate is still sticky place it onto the pop.  I set mine off to the side, but you can put it wherever you would like to.

When the chocolate is cool you can take some Black Gel icing, which can be found in most supermarkets in the baking aisle, and write the graduation year on the front of the Oreo pop.

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This icing will need to sit for a while so that it can dry if you are planning on packaging the graduation pop.

Then I whipped up a little card to go along with it.  This time I made a little yellow diploma and attached it to the card with a glue dot.

And…inside the diploma is some cash I rolled up!  So be sure to let the recipient know it is there…or you can just roll up the cash and put it in place of the yellow decoration.

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This is something little but shows that you put some effort into their gift rather than just opening your wallet and handing over some cash…but hey…if someone offered me some cash from their wallet…I wouldn’t care too much that it wasn’t packaged pretty!

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Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.

Comments

  1. 1

    Love these!

    I tried to make Oreo cookie pops recently and the cookies kept breaking. For the life of me I could not figure out an alternative. The Cakesters…. brilliant!

  2. 3

    Oh my gosh…you rock. I would love to make these for my daughters graduation. What would be a good way to display them upright?

    • 4

      I usually stick them in some cute pots or buckets with some styrofoam in them. Just cover the top of the sytrofoam with some green moss (craft stores) and stick your sticks into the sytrofoam!

  3. 5

    Thank you! i have a graduation party to go to and i wanted to bring something a little special but just didn’t want to hassle with cake balls or anything like that. these look so simple, and i can use school colored sprinkles! did you have trouble getting the paper hat off to eat them? perfect idea!

  4. 7

    So cute!!! I love this!! only no more graduations for me this year!!:-(

  5. 8

    what a SWEET idea! ;) I definitely want to make a few of these for the graduating seniors in my Young Women. Thanks for sharing Amy!

  6. 9
    Suzanne says:

    So cute!

  7. 10

    OMG! I LOVE< LOVE< LOVE THIS IDEA!!! I will definitely be doing this!

  8. 11

    I love this!! I have tried to make cake pops but I lack the patience for all the steps. This, I can do..like making ice cream cake out of ice cream sandwiches..right up my alley!!

  9. 12

    I love these Amy! Such a cute idea. Should use them for my preschooler’s graduation. ;)

  10. 13

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Just found it on Pinterest! Would love for you to link it up today at THE Pin It Party! The three co-hosts pick their three faves and pin them to a board with over 250 followers. Hope you can make it! XO, ellie

    http://creativegeekery.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-pin-it-party-3.html

  11. 14
    Kristin says:

    Can I make these a couple days before the party and them still taste fresh?

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