I made these piggy pops for the kiddies a while back and I thought this should be the week we post about them since in a couple of days we will bring home our little piggies!
The kids loved them and I had fun making them!
We also made a "cookie" version....
Follow our granola bar recipe BUT don't add any of the extras to it like nuts or raisins. It will make it a bit harder to stick together.
To make the pops:
Form a ball in your hands with the granola. Stick a lollipop stick into the ball and then gently flatten it. Lay it on a non stick surface. Add the ears, which I made out of pie crust. I placed mini chocolate chips on for the eyes to make sure I had the right size circle. (I took the mini chips off before I put them in the oven.)
To make the ears out of pie crust I cut out a small triangle and just gave it a bit of a bend in the middle. I placed on the granola and pressed a little bit on the top of the ear. When it cooks it will stick together.
Once you have the ears on, place the pops in the oven and bake as directed.
As soon as the pops are finished and out of the oven place a chocolate wafer on for the nose. The heat from the pops will melt the chocolate just enough so it will stick when it dries.
Also, add the mini chips for the eyes.
I placed pink egg shaped sprinkles on the chocolate wafer. They will stick to the melted chocolate and stay in place once it's dried.
It's a fun healthy snack for the kids and really doesn't take that much more time to make it a little extra special.
If you don't have lollipop sticks you can also make "cookies" out the granola.
For the "cookies":
Cook the granola on a cookie sheet. I just needs a lip. Spray the pan or grease it. Press the granola down so it holds together nicely.
When the granola is finished cooking take a circle cookie cutter and cut out your shapes right away. As the granola cools it will become too hard to cut out a shape with out it cracking.
As soon as you have your shapes cut out place the chocolate mini chips on and the chocolate wafers on.
Again I used the pink egg sprinkles to accent the piggy nose, but you could use mini M&M's too if you had those.
Melt a few chocolate wafers so you can "glue" on the ears. I used almond slices.
There you have it!
You could easily pig out on these!