Who says pigs don’t make good Valentine’s?! These were a lot of fun to make, and it’s even better if you have lots of helping hands so everyone has a dedicated job – like an assembly line.
Oreo Pig Pops Adapted from Taste of Home Good Food for Kids!/Kids’ Party Food Magazine
16 large pink marshmallows
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 packages (12 ounces each) pink candy coating
32 Double Stuf Oreos
32 popsicle sticks
64 mini chocolate chips
64 mini M&M’s – I only used brown
64 heart sprinkles, optional (for the Valentine’s pig)
Melt the candy melts as directed on the package, or in a double boiler over simmering water. Stir until completely melted. Set aside.
Twist the cookies apart and set aside. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper (you will assemble the cookies on this).
Next, dip the popsicle stick into the melted candy and place it on one of the cookie halves and top with the other half – press gently. Continue with the remaining cookies and popsicle sticks. Place the cookies in the freezer for 10 minutes to set.
In the meantime, cut the marshmallows into thirds. Use the two outer ones for snouts, and cut the middle one into fourths (for the ears). Dip any sticky marshmallow pieces in sugar so they’re easier to work with (particularly the ears).
After the cookies are done in the freezer, spoon the remaining melted candy over the cookies and place them back on the wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Add the marshmallow snout, the eyes, and the ears while the candy coating is still wet. Press gently.
Next, take a small paint brush (for food only) and paint melted candy onto the back of the M&M’s (or Valentine hearts) and place on top of the snout, and press gently.
Place the cookie pops in the freezer for 10 minutes to set up.