I’ve always loved the simplicity of a smiley face; they, well, make me smile. My goal today is to make you smile!
Many of my edible craft recipes, admittedly, do require quite a bit of work. Well, not this one. Are you smiling yet?
Grab a package of Oreo Cakesters, some lollipop or craft sticks, yellow candy melts, and a food coloring marker and in about 20 minutes you can have your own smiley face lollipops.
Smiley Face Lollipops (makes 12)
Before you begin, if you don’t have experience working with or melting candy melts, read my Chocolate Making Tips tutorial.
12 Oreo Cakesters (I used Doublestuff)
14 ounces melted yellow candy melts* (or use white and color with yellow candy coloring)
12 lollipop or craft sticks
black food coloring marker*You want your candy melts to be kind of thick so you get a nice coating on your cakester, however, if your melted candy melts are too thick, you may need to add some Paramount Crystals (recommended) or a bit of vegetable oil in order to thin them out. Add a very small amount at a time until you have the desired consistency.
glass or mug
Unwrap Oreo Cakesters and insert a stick into the cream center. Pour your candy melts into a glass or mug. Dip the Cakester into the candy coating. Lift the Cakester out and allow excess candy coating to drip off. Set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Repeat, coating all the Cakesters. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes. Remove and allow the pops to come to room temperature.
Use a food coloring marker to draw smiley faces onto your lollipops. Allow food coloring ink to dry before packaging in cellophane bags. Or just tie some ribbon onto the lollipops and arrange in a container to set on your table at your party.That’s it. Simple, right?