This week has been busy, but it's a good busy! Spring is in full swing!
We haven't seen any barn owls around here lately and I'm okay with that since we have new little kittens to protect! I do think barn owls are fun to spot though, so we decided, in order to get our fill of barn owls we would make some out of our
granola bar recipe. It's much safer for the kittens that way!
These are made just like the Granola Baa Pops. For instructions on how to make the pops and cookies please visit that post.
To make these owl pops I used an egg shaped cookie cutter.
I placed two white chocolate wafers on for the eyes as soon as they were cut out. This way they are still very warm from being in the oven, so the chocolate melts nicely to the granola. I then placed a mini M&M onto each wafer. When the wafers soften you can gently touch the M&M and it will secure itself to the soft wafer.
I melted about a handful more of white chocolate wafers in a double boiler. When those were melted I spread some of it onto the granola. This is the glue for the almond slices. Cover as much of the owl as you can with the chocolate.
Start at the bottom of the owl and work your way up to the eyes. Layer them so they overlap each other and look like feathers.
Once the body is finished put some white chocolate at the top of his head. Start at the top of it's head and again work down towards the eyes layering as you go.
Slide a few almond slices in around the outside edges around the eyes. Dip one end of the almond slice in the melted chocolate, if you can't spread it on with a knife, and set them in place.
For the finishing touch, add the orange beak. I used an orange sprinkle that was a leaf, but had a triangular shape to it. You could also use an orange starburst flattened out and cut into a triangle shape. I attached the beak with a dab of melted chocolate and set it in place.
There you have it! A few simple ingredients and you've got yourself an owl pop!
To complement the sliced almonds you may want to substitute the vanilla flavoring for some almond flavoring, in the granola bar recipe! Super yummy!
If you don't have any lollipop sticks to make the pops you can leave the sticks out and make them "cookies"!
Either way, they'll be gone in a flash!
Whoo wants one?