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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Accidental Cake Pop

Good Morning!
Ever have a failure ?  I did, but instead of crying over spilt milk, I decided to make lemonade out of lemons; well actually, cake pops out of failed squares.


 I had an awesome recipe for
 Caramel Cornflake Squares
1/2 cup margarine
6 tbsp milk
12 McIntosh toffee bars
12 cups Cornflakes
1 1/2 c almond slivers (optional)

Mix first three ingredients together and microwave until all melted.  Stop and stir so as not to burn.  Once melted,  stir in cornflakes and almonds.  Spoon mounds on to a greased cookie sheet and let cool.  Enjoy. 
  LOL
Enjoy, I would have, but they were hard as rocks.  I over cooked the caramel. Damn.
DON'T OVERCOOK THE CARAMEL!
 After staring at them for a week or so and being mad at myself for the screw-up,
I decided to grind them up in the food processor to a very fine; almost flour like texture.




  I mixed two cups of the mix to 1/2 cup of cream cheese. 
 I combined it all with my hands and formed them into 
 1 1/4 inch balls.


 I cut some stir sticks in half as I didn't have any sucker sticks on hand.  I put a stick in each one and popped into the freezer for about an hour.
 

 After the freezer,  I melted some white chocolate and coated each ball thoroughly.  The coating dried fairly quickly as the balls were frozen!









 I melted milk chocolate, and from my pastry bag, (you can snip the corner of a Ziploc bag) and drizzled the chocolate all over the cake pops.  So that's how I was like a superhero and saved the day!  Well, a superhero with no powers or motivation.....but anyways, they were very yummy.  And they made for a wonderful birthday treat for my sister!





  You can make these for your sweetheart as a Valentines Day Gift or, if you are lucky, you can just make the Caramel Cornflake Squares (and they will work for you cuz you wont overcook the caramel......but if it happens, you know what to do!!
Cheers.
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15 comments:

  1. oh what a quick thinker! they look yummy. a perfect treat for valentines.

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  2. Oh goodness those look good! Come link them up at our new weekly link party: http://mummydeals.org/pinteresting/

    Thanks!
    Clair

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  3. Hi, I'm a new follower from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. These look great! My kids love making cake pops and are always quiet fond of their creations! Thanks for sharing, we may just try this out this weekend. Have a great day!
    Theresa

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  4. following you from Aloha!plz follow me back.
    http://fashionwithfitness.blogspot.com/

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  5. Yummm! These look incredible! I found you on aloha blog hop and am your newest follower! Pop over and follow back?

    xx Kelly

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  6. What a fantastic idea! I love it. I got a set of Cake Pop makers for Christmas but haven't had a go with them yet. I must get on with that!

    Thanks so much for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  7. love these so much! You might want to stop by Katherines corner tomorrow! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  8. They looks so yumm yumm!! Thinking to make them on my b'day next 3 weeks, got enuf time to get ready for the needs. Thanks for visiting my blog-greetings back from Cindy from Thursday blog hop Katie. Stopping by again someday
    Great that we're linked hugs
    http://hakenindie.blogspot.com

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  9. They look delicious! Thanks for following...we followed right back :)

    Leenie
    www.undecidedmamas.com

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  10. I'll have to make these for the Mathemagician. He has a huge sweet tooth, and these would definitely be nice to take on a beach picnic as a fun dessert. I found you on the Aloha Blog Hop. If you get a chance stop by: penpaperpad.com. ~Aloha!

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  11. ha ha! what a great idea!!!! way to solve the problem and still have a yummy treat!

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  12. OMG, what an excellent save! You are brilliant...no I need to overcook my caramel next time so I can make theses delights! I'm so glad you shared this at Loving Valentines Day!

    TGIF!
    Marilyn

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Cheers to great words!