These would be perfect for a birthday party or just because! They are a little bit different than traditional pops as the lollipop stick doubles as Pinocchio’s nose! I think he’s been lying quite a bit…
Step 1Melt both packages of CandiQuik according to the package directions. Stir 1 1/2 tablespoons of peanut butter into each tray of CandiQuik. Pour coating into a deep, microwaveable bowl. Insert the lollipop stick approximately 3/4 of the way into each cake ball at a slight upward angle. Quickly dip each cake pop in the bowl of CandiQuik, allowing the excess coating to drip off; set on wax paper and position so the lollipop stick is pointing straight out, parallel to the table or surface you are working on (while still wet, you can drag the cake pop across the wax paper if too much coating pools around the base).
Step 2While the coating is still wet, attach a gum drop to the top of the cake pop (slightly leaning off to one side).
Step 3Using the yellow cake writing icing, pipe a rim around the base of the gum drop.
Step 4Melt the additional 8 oz. of Vanilla CandiQuik and stir in black oil-based food coloring. Pour into a piping bag (or plastic ziploc freezer bag w/ a tiny corner snipped off) and pipe on the hair for Pinocchio.
Step 5Using your edible marker, draw a raised eyebrow (directly under his hair part) and use a dab of Vanilla CandiQuik (with a toothpick), or white cake writing icing, to draw on eyes.Use a blue edible marker to draw on the iris of his eye.
Step 6Use your black edible marker to draw the mouth and pupil. Cut the Twizzler candy into short strips. Use a dab of candy coating to attach to the hat. Finally, pipe a blue line of writing icing around the middle of the hat.