Puppies are so darn lovable and cute and they are hard to resist. These Chocolate Nutter Butter Puppy Pops with their floppy chocolate ears and sweet candy eyes are just as irresistible and will make sweet treats for Valentine’s Day, puppy adoptions, and birthday parties.
When I think of love I can’t help but envision my dog. She is just the sweetest fur ball ever and she fills my life with tremendous joy. She loves to cuddle and take long walks. Plus she is excited every time I walk in the room. When I’m under the weather she curls up with me in bed and keeps me warm. If I cry she licks away my tears. She wags her tail when I’m excited and even smiles herself.
If a stranger comes into the house she growls and barks, she alerts me to dangers outside, and get’s me to run and play even when I’m tired. My love for her is beyond words. She’s my fuzzy little Valentine.
Do you feel that way about your dog too? It’s hard not to. Am I right?
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching and the thought of love on all our minds, I couldn’t resist creating these Chocolate Nutter Butter Puppy Pops. They are so doggone cute and anyone who has ever felt the love of a puppy or even felt their first tender puppy love will find it hard not to melt when being presented with one of these Valentine’s Day treats.
They don’t look anything like my little white fur ball, but I love the design. Their faces with their floppy ears and bright red tongue are really sweet.
Each of these Chocolate Nutter Butter Puppy Pops is dipped in milk chocolate and decorated with modeling chocolate/candy clay so the flavor of these treats is wonderful. The combination of the crunchy peanut butter cookie topped with decadent milk chocolate and soft, chewy, modeling chocolate makes for a delectable dessert.
I used melted and tempered pure milk chocolate to make my puppy pops but you can use melted confectionery coating (Candy Melts, CandiQuik, or Almond Bark) instead. If you aren’t experienced with working with chocolate, check out my Chocolate Making Tips page for detailed melting instructions.
Also if you’ve never made modeling chocolate (candy clay) you are going to love it. It looks like fondant but tastes like chocolate. You can find the recipe on my Chocolate Making Tips page, and find even more detailed information in my new book, Candy Clay Creations.
Watch the video below to see how you can make these Chocolate Nutter Butter Puppy Pops at home.
You can find the supplies you need to make these Nutter Butter Puppy Pops on Amazon (commission earned for sales).
If you’d like to have the ultimate guide to working with Candy Clay (modeling chocolate) be sure to get your printed or e-book copy of Candy Clay Creations. This 102 page book is filled with tips and tricks for making and working with candy clay along with 17 step-by-step tutorials for decorating cupcakes, cookies, and more using candy clay. It’s a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to make festively decorated treats.
- 12 ounces melted and tempered pure milk chocolate
- OR 12 ounces melted light cocoa confectionery coating/Candy Melts
- 6 Nutter Butter Cookies
- 2 ounces light brown modeling chocolate/Candy Clay
- 1/2 ounce black candy clay
- 1/2 ounce red candy clay
- 12 (1/2 inch) candy eyes
Pour the chocolate into a 3-4 inch tall glass, mason jar or mug.
Use a thin knife to crack open the Nutter Butter Cookies leaving the filling on one cookie half.
Brush the other cookie half with a thin layer of the chocolate.
Lay the top 1/3 rd of a craft stick over the chocolate then flip it over so that both sides are covered in chocolate.
Set the other cookie half on top recreating the sandwich cookie.
Repeat with all the cookies then allow the chocolate to harden.
Roll out the light brown modeling chocolate/candy clay to about 3/16th inch thickness.
Cut out six 1 1/2 inch circles for the snouts and twelve 1 7/8 inch tear drops for the ears.
Pinch off small pieces of the black candy clay and shape them into noses.
Make tiny tongues using the red candy clay.
Reshape the chocolate snout so that it's more oval.
Attach the nose to the snout using a dab of water.
Use the blunt end of a wood skewer to create 3 dimples on either side of the nose.
Attach the tongue to the bottom edge of the snout using water.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper or wax paper.
Arrange the candy clay ears with just enough room in between the two so that the Nutter Butter Pops can be set on top.
Dip a Nutter Butter Pop into the chocolate.
Lift it out of the glass and allow the excess to drip off.
Set on the candy clay ears.
Immediately attach the snout and two candy eyes.
Repeat creating 5 more puppy pops.
If using pure chocolate place the pops in the refrigerator to chill until the chocolate hardens for 5-10 minutes.
If using Candy Melts place them in the freezer instead.
- You will have extra chocolate left over, but it’s difficult to dip the pops if you don’t have enough chocolate to do so. You can use the extra chocolate to make some chocolate bark. Break up some Nutter Butter Cookies, stir it into the chocolate, then pour it out onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, chill until hardened, then break up into pieces and enjoy a very tasty snack.
- You’ll use a small amount of water to attach the modeling chocolate/candy clay pieces together. I love using a Wilton Water Brush but any small food use only paint brush will work well.
- Find the recipe for Modeling Chocolate/Candy Clay here.
- If you are really excited about learning more about Candy Clay be sure to check out my new book, Candy Clay Creations.
If you liked this Kid’s Recipe, then you need to check out these other fascinating recipes that your little ones will love!
If you recreate these Chocolate Nutter Butter Puppy Pops
be sure to link to this tutorial and send a picture to firstname.lastname@example.org,
so I can share it in my Readers’ Gallery.