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apple cookie pop

My kids would love to open their lunchboxes and find these adorable, smiling Candy Apple Cookie Pops. The recipe is from Family Fun and they have a candy apple red coating made with melted candy wafers, which are much easier to work with than chocolate. Pretzels make a perfect stem and candies and cookies make it easy to decorate them, too!

Candy Apple Cookie Pops

Ingredients:
9 pretzel sticks
green fruit chew candies
18 round sandwich cookies
red meltable candy wafers
vanilla frosting
brown mini chocolate candies

Instructions:
Snap the tips of 9 pretzel sticks into 1/2- to 3/4-inch pieces and set them aside.

Flatten several green fruit chew candies and snip them into 18 leaves, as shown. Shape the leftover candy into 18 mouths and set all the pieces aside.

Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Insert a popsicle stick into 18 round sandwich cookies by gently pressing each cookie between your fingers as you slide in the stick.

Melt a 14-ounce bag of red meltable candy wafers in a microwave-safe container according to the package directions (do not overcook the wafers; the heat will cause the cookies to fall off the sticks when you dip them).

Working in batches of five pops or less, dip each cookie pop into the melted candy until well coated, then transfer it to the parchment paper. Alternately, you can spoon and spread the candy onto the pops. If needed, reheat the candy wafers as you work.

While the candy coating is still wet, add a pretzel stem and a fruit chew mouth and leaf to each pop as shown. Let the treats cool completely, then finish them by attaching brown mini chocolate candy eyes with vanilla frosting.