Let’s talk fudge…and Biscoff.
Please tell me you’ve had Biscoff, at least the cookies?
A lot of times I am asked, “What is the difference between CandiQuik and almond bark, candy melts, wafers, etc.?”.
Well, a lot! Truly. Candiquik is naturally flavored with all natural ingredients for one. Dos (as in, # two), Candiquik uses very fine sugar particles – this will come out in the taste. It will not give you that grainy texture, if you know what I’m talking about. Candiquik also uses more milk products & more cocoas, which also becomes very apparent in the taste. It tastes good, not like wax or something similar. It also comes packaged in this nice little tray; simply remove the overwrap and melt. Forget cleaning melted chocolate out of a bowl!
*Okay, I’m done*.
If you like cranberries and orange, you will love this recipe. If you can even call it that. It’s so easy to pull together and can literally be made in 15 minutes…that’s including prep time!
What’s your favorite candy bar?
Is it a gooey Snickers bar, or how about a creamy, salty Payday? Maybe you’re the good ‘ole Three Musketeers kinda person? Butterfinger?!
Well, Hayley (from The Domestic Rebel blog) and I have got you covered with all of those and many, many more. Plus, a couple spinoffs of traditional candy bars. Can anyone say, Biscoff Kit Kat Bars?! True stuff…keep reading.
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What do you use to hold your cake pops? Or any sort of ‘pop’ for that matter…
Are you using one of those green (couldn’t they make them white or colored?!) Styrofoam blocks that you picked up at your local craft store?
You know the one…they look like this:
Tipi, tepee, or teepee?
According to Wiki, they’re all correct. I prefer the latter.
Anyways, a while back I received a package from My Little Cupcake.
You may remember when I showed off one of the four molds with these Cupcake Cake Pops!?
The verdict? Love.
Not to mention all their other varieties…plus, rumor has it they have a snowman mold!! I want!
You can find more information on where to purchase the molds through the My Little Cupcake website here!
The nice thing about these…well, a couple things.
One – the cake ball mixture doesn’t stick. (Assuming you’re using cake, you could also use crushed oreos + cream cheese! Or fudge!? You get the point.)
Two – uniform cake balls – same size/shape, every time!
Trust me…this is a huge help.
Teepee Cake Bites
you will need:
1 My Little Cupcake Cone Mold (purchase here)
2 (16 oz) packages Vanilla CandiQuik Coating
2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
assorted sprinkles (triangles, leaves, etc.)
Americolor Gourmet Writers (can be purchased on Amazon.com)
Long grain rice (I used wild rice)
Tips for using mold:
Grab a healthy handful of cake ball mixture and roughly form it into a nice big blob. This creates a smooth surface when being used with the mold.
You want to stuff the mold plum full so that you get a nice evenly shaped cake bite.
Then squeeeeeze shut. You want to squeeze hard and completely shut so that all of the excess cake mixture is forced out of the mold. This ensures you aren’t left with a “rim” of excess cake around the cake pop.
To decorate the teepees I used wild rice, triangle-shaped sprinkles, fall-colored leaves, and star shaped sprinkles. I added more detail with the edible markers. The only brand that I have found to write on candy coating has been Americolor’s Gourmet writers. I purchased mine on Amazon.com.
I pinched a tiny amount of cake off the top, forming a slightly flat top, making it easier to press the wild rice on later.
After you’ve melted the Vanilla Candiquik, stir in a tablespoon or so of creamy peanut butter. This gives it that light tan color.
To dip the teepees…I poured my CandiQuik in a deep cup. A classy red solo cup works, too.
Insert a toothpick (about halfway) into the top of the teepee. Quickly immerge in the CandiQuik and pull straight out, letting the excess coating drip off; place on wax or parchment paper to set.
Press rice onto the top of the cake bites.
Immediately decorate with assorted sprinkles. If the coating dries before you get all your sprinkles on (this totally happened to me), simply use a toothpick and a dab of CandiQuik to attach any remaining sprinkles.
Once the coating has completely set, use the edible markers to add more designs.
Have fun with these!
Also be sure to check out my Cake Pop Tutorial HERE!