(video from Amee Nicholson)
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Soot Sprite Cookie Pops
12 Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
1/2 Bag Black Candy Melts
Chocolate Jimmies (sprinkles)
5-6 Vanilla Tootsie Rolls (or you can use white fondant if you've got it)
Konpeito Sugar Candy or Large Star Sprinkles or Stars cut from Fondant (optional)
12 Lollipop Sticks
Microwave Safe Bowl or Cup
Butter Knife or Spreading Knife (optional)
Waxed or Parchment Paper
Small Circle Cookie Cutter
Small Rolling Pin or Cookie Roller (optional)
1. Melt the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl or cup in the microwave at 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until fully melted & smooth. Stir in a tiny amount of canola oil to make it more dip-able/spreadable. Carefully separate each cookie so that 1 side has all of the cream. Taking 1 lollipop stick at a time, dip 1 end into the melt & then place the stick, dip-ended, into the center of the cream side of 1 of the cookies. Gently press the sandwich cookie closed & set aside for a few minutes. Repeat until all of the sandwich cookies have sticks inside of them.
3. Using your fingers & a small roller flatten the vanilla Tootsie Rolls to about 1/16"& then cut out 24 circles (you can ball up & re-roll the excess to cut more circles as needed). Gently form each circle into a slight oval & then press 2 each onto the cookie pops to make the eyes of the soot sprites. Reheat the melt if needed & then use a toothpick to dab little circles of melt onto the eyes to make the pupils. If adding konpeito or stars to your cookie pops, use a dab of melt to make them stick. Let the pops sit flat on the waxed paper for several minutes so the melt can fully harden before standing upright in the styrofoam.
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