Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Chocolate Mustache Suckers

This is Pork Chop, who would love to have face hair if it was made out of chocolate.
Well before I get started I have to state the obvious. This is not a baking post per say.  I mean I used the microwave and all, but that was it.  No egg cracking, no flour sniffing Pork Chop and no butter.  ( If you have not read my blog before, that is totally going to be the weirdest sentence you have ever read.)  

  But when I saw this mold in Micheal's, I knew I needed it.  I actually needed it when Pork Chop turned 6 and I had a Super Mario party.  I mean I cut out 30 felt mustaches that no even played with and only one kid took home.  Now if they had been chocolate, that would have been awesome.  Way to drop the ball Wilton!

  Anyway this is going to be a picture heavy post, because for some reason I felt the need to document every little step.  Because putting candy melts in a mold is hard to figure out.  I know, I stink at blogging some times.

  So without further ado, the most amazing tutorial ever, on how to put candy melts in a mold.  And then have the people you give them to have no idea what they even are.  Sigh.

This is the mold, I know without this picture, the post would not work.
Man, sometimes I just don't get it.  I think, this is going to be so cute and easy and no trouble at all.  Then I start and realize I'm an idiot.  It wouldn't be so bad if I did one thing at a time, but I usually have like three things going.  And this time one of those things was making chocolate suckers.

I was at Michael's, and I have to say I have been really good about not going in there for a long time.  I may have an issue with having coupons and not using them.  And I may walk around the store to find something, anything I can use it on.  This last time, I found two things, one of them being the mold.  So I really had to have it, and for the $3 something I got it.

So I thought how fun this would be for Pork Chops hockey team.  I was all, they are going to think they are the coolest things ever! I will be the coolest Mom!

Then they burst my bubble, they thought they were hockey sticks.  D'oh!

Anyway they were easy, if time consuming, to make.  I made about 35 and it took me all night.  But only because I was also making donuts, diner and sewing at the same time.  I would make a batch, put them in the freezer and forget about them. So if you actually paid attention and stuff, it would be pretty fast I bet.

So I just melted chocolate candy melts and put them into squeeze bottles.  This way I could keep the bottles in a pot of water on the stove to keep them fluid.

I had an issue with the sticks falling out, not sure why, so I had to sort of prop it up on a cookie sheet, which worked.  I would fill the molds, tap them to settle the candy melts then put the stick in and roll it to cover it.  Then into the freezer.  It probably only took like 5 minutes to harden, but I didn't get back to them until later.

And this is how I had to set it up because the stupid lollipop stick kept falling out.
When they were set I would pop them out, and put them in a wax paper lined cookie sheet in the fridge. Once they were all done I wrapped them in cheap sandwich bags and tied them with a ribbon.
This is the pan I kept in the fridge to hold the finished pops until I was all done.

And this is Pork Chop, who obviously thinks he is Miley Cyrus with that hand gesture.  
So even if the kids thought they were hockey sticks, I was still the cool hockey mom.  Or at least in my head I am cool.

  And I am really getting somewhere with my sewing project so I have to start sharing that soon, because I am cool, and you all have no choice but to pretend I am too.

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Brandi said...

My son loves Mario too. These would be so cute to hand out at a party. Glad your son's hockey team enjoyed them!

Sylvia Blum said...

these are SOOO cool!!!! :) :) :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Your posts crack me up, Sue! You certainly have a way with words...and chocolate mustaches too. LOL! :)

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I do that same thing! I start a project, then I start three other things at the same time and make it way harder. These mustaches are so cute, hockey sticks or not! :)

Penny said...

The cute picture alone was worth making the lollipops!
Love Penny

Fuzzy Slippers said...

So stinkin' cute!!!!!! I think you probably must have been a HUGE hit with the team. :)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

So very cute and what a ham, he is.....

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

How cute is your little fella with that mustache??!! What a fun idea!! Check & see if you can remove word verification. It makes ist hard to comment as some of the words are hard to read.

Katie @ DIY Wedding Blog said...

What a cute idea! I've just featured your post on my blog. I hope you can come check it out and grab a featured badge!

Christine@ Projects Around the House said...

I love this! Your so looks so cute. What a fun project. I think I need to get these molds :) They would be really funny to take to work.

Christine @

Anonymous said...

Those are really cute, especially when modeled by your adorable son. One of my Sunday school teachers when I was a little girl had a daughter who made these to sell. She did them with different color details and everything. Usually for holidays, our teacher would bring each of us one to class to enjoy. I looked forward to seeing these new creations each time. They were almost too cute to eat....but I always managed. My mottos is, a girl's gotta love some chocolate!

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Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

Cute. I think you are a cool mom!!

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

Oh, how cute your son looks with this mustache! Fantastic idea!

Connie the Cookie Monster said...

ahaha these are perfect for movember!