Candace Cameron Bure calls this adorable twist on traditional cake pops “the cutest of all the little treats!” She also says they “add a total fun factor, whether the party is for kids or adults.”
- 12 lollipop sticks
- 12 marshmallows
- 1 c. white candy melts melted
- 1 c. light cocoa candy melts melted
- 1 c. dark cocoa candy melts melted
- 24 mini pretzels
- 2 red gumdrops
- 2 green gumdrops
- Wilton snowflake and holly leaves and berries sprinkles
- Light corn syrup
- Red Sixlets candy
- Small candy eyes
Insert 1 lollipop stick into curved side of 1 marshmallow; remove stick. Dip end of stick in candy melts; re-insert into marshmallow. Repeat with remaining sticks and marshmallows. Let dry, 10 minutes.
Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with wax paper. For antlers, arrange pretzels in pairs on baking sheets. Transfer 1 Tbs. of each candy melts to separate bowl; cover and reserve.
Dip 1 marshmallow pop into remaining desired color of melted candy melts to cover completely; let excess drip off. While still wet, place pop, flat side down, on one pair of pretzels. Repeat with remaining marshmallows and pretzels; let dry, 20 minutes.
For bowties, knead red gumdrops together; roll out to 1/8" thickness. Sprinkle with red edible glitter; press onto gumdrops using rolling pin. Cut out 1 1/2" rectangles; pinch in centers. Trim ends to make straight edges. For bowtie centers and bows, knead green gumdrops together; roll out to 1/8" thickness. Sprinkle with green edible glitter; press onto gumdrop using rolling pin. For centers, using 1/2" round cutter, cut out shapes. For bows, with knife, cut out 1"x1/2" rectangles; pinch centers and trim ends. Attach gumdrop rounds and snowflake sprinkles to bowties and bows with dots of corn syrup. Let dry, 15 minutes.
Re-melt reserved candy melts. Using candy, attach Sixlets for noses, candy eyes, holly leaves and berries sprinkles to pops. Return to baking sheet to dry.
Attach bowties and bows with candy melts. Let dry, 15 minutes. Makes 12 pops.