Boo! Zoku Halloween Pops

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1. GHOST O’ LANTERN   
Makes up to 6 pops
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INGREDIENTS
1 Fruit Roll Up* of your choice (used to make the facial features)

For the Vanilla base
1 cup (8 oz) 2% milk
¼ cup + 1 Tbsp heavy cream
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Chocolate base
2 Tbsp (1 oz) water
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp (½ oz) bittersweet chocolate
1 Tbsp sugar
1 pinch of salt
2 Tbsp 2% milk
2 Tbsp half & half 

MAKE THE VANILLA POP BASE
Whisk together the Vanilla base ingredients until sugar has dissolved.

MAKE THE CHOCOLATE POP BASE
In a medium saucepan over low heat, whisk together the water, chocolate, sugar, and salt until the chocolate has completely melted (do not boil) about 5 minutes. Let cool (about 10 minutes). Whisk in milk and half & half. Refrigerate until cool. In a Hurry? Simply substitute the Chocolate base with chocolate milk. 

ASSEMBLE THE POPS
Follow the instructions included with the Zoku Character Kit, instead of using fruit slices use Fruit Roll Ups* to create the facial features. Once the features are applied, insert sticks and pour 1 ¾ ounce of the Vanilla base into each cavity. Let this layer freeze completely, then pour in the Chocolate base until it reaches the fill line. Allow this layer to freeze completely, then remove pops with the Super Tool and enjoy!

2. SPIDER FUDGE
Makes up to 6 pops
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INGREDIENTS
1 cup (8 oz) water
2
 ½ oz bittersweet chocolate
⅓ cup sugar
1 pinch of salt
⅓ cup (2 ½ oz) 2% milk
1 Tbsp half & half

For the White Chocolate Quick Shell
⅔ cup white chocolate chips
⅓ cup coconut oil

MAKE THE WHITE CHOCOLATE QUICK SHELL
Yields ¾ cup
In a double boiler over barely simmering water, whisk together the white chocolate and coconut oil until the chocolate has completely melted. Remove from heat and let cool completely. 

MAKE THE CHOCOLATE BASE
In a medium saucepan over low heat, whisk together the water, chocolate, sugar, and salt until the chocolate has completely melted (do not boil) about 5 minutes. Let cool (about 10 minutes). Whisk in milk and half & half. Refrigerate until cool. In a Hurry? Simply substitute the Chocolate base with chocolate milk. 

ASSEMBLE THE POPS
Remove the Zoku Quick Pop Maker from the freezer. Insert sticks and pour the Chocolate base until you reach the fill line. Let freeze completely, then remove with the Super Tool. To make the spider web, drizzle on the white chocolate with a small spoon into a web shape.

3. CANDY CORN
Makes up to 6 pops 
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INGREDIENTS
For the Vanilla base

¼ + 2 Tbsp (3 oz) 2% milk
2 ½ Tbsp heavy cream
1 ½ Tbsp sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

4 ½ oz orange juice
3 oz pomegranate juice

ASSEMBLE THE POPS
Remove the Zoku Quick Pop Maker from the freezer. Insert sticks and pour about ¾ ounce of the Vanilla base into each cavity, allow layer to freeze completely. Next pour about ¾ ounce of orange juice into each cavity and allow layer to freeze completely. Finally, pour pomegranate juice until you reach the fill line (approximately ½ ounce per pop and allow layer to freeze completely. Remove pops with the Super Tool. Repeat with remaining pops and enjoy!

4. JUICE O’ LANTERN
Makes up to 6 pops
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INGREDIENTS
½ cup of orange juice
1 Fruit Roll Up* of your choice (used to make the facial features)

ASSEMBLE THE POPS
Follow the instructions included with the Zoku Character Kit, instead of using fruit slices use the Fruit Roll Ups* to create the facial features. To make the teeth, cut the mouth shape out of the fruit roll ups with the large half-circle stencil, and then use the racetrack shaped stencil to cut the teeth into the mouth shape. Once the features are applied, insert sticks and pour the orange juice until you reach the fill line. Let freeze completely. Remove the pop with the Super Tool. Repeat with remaining pops and enjoy!

*Fruit Roll Ups are a registered trademark of General Mills.

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Posted on: October 10, 2011