Some afternoons when my kids get home from school they find me mid project and they become part of it. This one was fun because I did most of it while they were home and they were helping me figure out what would work best, creative ideas to use and they even created some of their own! This is a fun Halloween project that you could do with your littles at home or for a party. It’s Halloween Pops-your favorite Halloween characters on a stick!
They are kind of goofy looking, but cute and fun right? And kid friendly. Oh and they taste great too! That’s Ding Dongs and Twinkies inside there!
Halloween Character Pops:
I made lots of versions. I will show you mine and give you some pointers for each one, but you can be as creative as you want with these!
- Ding Dongs/Twinkies
- Melting Chocolates (I got mine at Michael’s Craft Stores
- Edible Eyes (also available at craft stores or Target and some grocery stores)
- Fruity Tootsie Rolls (for some characters)
- Straws (for the sticks)
- Brown sprinkles (for the werewolf)
For each one I melted the melting chocolate in a shallow bowl in the microwave for about 1 minute to a minute and a half, stirring a little in the middle of that.
Then I would place the Ding Dong or Twinkie on a stick and dip it in. It is helpful if you can get some of the chocolate to coat the stick area too. This just holds it in place better.
After dipping, set it on a non stick surface (like a Silpat mat or wax paper) to dry.
Be sure to add the eyes BEFORE it dries!
To make the witch I used a Ding Dong on a stick and green melting chocolate (this is the lime green color). Once she is dipper, add the eyes. I then used a Fruity Tootsie Roll to shape a cone nose and added that right below the eyes.
Melt some dark chocolate melting chocolates and pour a little bit into a baggie. Then snip off the tip-just a tiny bit-and use that to pipe on some hair. On your non stick surface use that dark chocolate to create a hat and allow that to dry. Peel the hat off and add a little more melting chocolate to the top of her head to use as a glue for the hat. Press the hat in place and hold until dry.
Pipe on a little mouth and she is ready!
The mummy is made of a Twinkie and it’s an easy one. You might want to use something taller to melt your chocolate for this one so that you can dip the Twinkie way down in it. Once it is dipped, add the eyes and let it dry.
Once it is dry, pour some melted chocolate into a baggie and pipe back and forth across the mummy to create bandages.
This one is sort of goofy. And maybe could be a black cat? But it’s cute right? To make this I dipped the Ding Dong in dark chocolate and then added chocolate sprinkles to look like fur (I added the eyes before the sprinkles). Then I piped some triangles to create ears onto a non stick surface and allowed them to dry. Use a little bit of melted chocolate as glue to attach the ears. Hold them in place until they will stay by themselves. Then I piped a little bit of white chocolate and let it dry and then cut it into triangles for the teeth. Again, I used melted chocolate to be the glue to add to the mouth area.
This one is a Ding Dong dipped in white chocolate. I then piped dark chocolate from a baggie (see instructions in witch description) to make the hair and his suit coat at the bottom of his face and mouth. I cut the teeth from dried white chocolate and made the bowtie from two triangles cut from a Fruity Tootsie Roll.
This one is just a Ding Dong in orange melting chocolate with eyes and a Fruity Tootsie Roll stuck in the top! Easy!
Dip this Ding Dong in green melting chocolate and add the eyes. The hair is piped with dark chocolate and so is the mouth. Then a half Tootsie Roll on each side of the head.
I dropped my poor bat on the way to take his picture, so he’s a little broken! But he was really cute before I dropped him! Dip the Ding Dong in chocolate and then add the eyes. Pipe some wings on a non stick surface and then when they are dry, use melted chocolate as glue to add them. Add some white triangles for teeth and you are set!
I hope you enjoy making these!
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