Sugar Swings! Serve Some: Easy Spring Flower Candy Pops

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easy Spring Flower Candy Pops

Is it spring yet???! I think I'm ready.  After a couple weeks with colds around here which included 2 kids with double ear infections, pink eye, coughs, runny noses, nebulizer treatments, and then of course the grown ups get the same, yeah, I think I'm most definitely ready for spring time!

And these quick and easy flower pops, do remind me of the season!

Although I use a lot of color in my sweet creations which come from food colorings and food color gels, I do try to incorporate foods tinted from natural colorings when I can or as experiments, like these whoopie pies, this red velvet cake, these cupcakes with fruit glazes, these red, white and blue madeleines, these lego and super hero yogurt pops, and these cupcakes in fall flavors !

The color for these flower pops come from dried fruits including freeze dried blueberries, raspberries, and bananas, dried apricots, crystallized ginger, dark semi sweet chocolate, and pumpkin seeds (or pepitas).  I pretty much raided the local trader joe's and whole foods nearby!

These really couldn't be simpler.  
  • Melt some white chocolate in a zip lock bag
  • Snip an end and pipe your flower onto some parchment
  • While still wet, add your dried fruits/seeds
  • Let harden
I love the natural colors that deepen when the fruits are dried, and they really stand out against the white chocolate for the flower base.  You can mix and match or make any designs you like!

This was my attempt to get my kids to eat some dried fruits etc so I can change up their school snacks every once in awhile.  Because really, how can you eat pretzels and applesauce everyday and not be sick of it??  Although it was a big failure in that vein (I don't think I ate any of that stuff when I was a little kid either), my co-workers enjoyed them!

Did you know you can draw pictures in pic monkey?? Don't judge the art work people! This is why I work in sugar and not paint and pastels!

Thanks for swinging by, and have another awesome week!

Check out these fun treats made with dried fruits!

Mini dried fruit and nut cakes
Rice krispie treats with dried fruit
White chocolate bark with dried fruit
Fruity coconut cream truffles
Mexican bread decorated with dried fruit

And stop by these fun bloghops (and share your own!)

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  1. What a sweet idea! I LOVE these :) They are little, cute fruit flowers!

    1. thanks Jennifer, i like the natural rainbow it kinda makes!

  2. Very cute! And yummy. :-) If you get a chance I'd love for you to show these pretty flowers off at All Things Pretty.

  3. That last photo with the flower pots is so cute! Great idea for the pops! I didn't know you could draw on Picmonkey...learn something new everyday:)

  4. Love these lollipops! They are so fun :)
    Thanks so much for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker. I've Pinned this!

  5. Such a great idea, they are so cute!! I love the idea of a different treat in each petal; pinning :)
    Found you via Pint Sized Baker, see you around!


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