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Alligator Cookie Pops

 Alligator Cookie Pops
Our talented food styling team created these adorable cookie pops for the reptile lover in your family. They're easier to make than you think and use everyday ingredients.
12 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + standing

Ingredients

  • 12 circus peanut candies
  • 14 lollipop sticks
  • 1 package (14 ounces) green Wilton candy melts
  • 12 Nutter Butter cookies
  • 24 miniature semisweet chocolate chips (about 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 24 semisweet chocolate chips (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1/3 cup white baking chips, melted
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Directions

  • Cut a slit in each circus peanut, forming a mouth. Using two lollipop
  • sticks, prop mouths open. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  • In a microwave, melt candy melts; stir until smooth. Twist apart
  • cookies. Dip the end of a lollipop stick into melted coating and
  • place on a cookie half; replace cookie top. Repeat. Place pops on a
  • waxed paper-lined baking sheet; refrigerate for 10 minutes or until
  • set.
  • Meanwhile, dip a circus peanut in coating and allow excess to drip
  • off. Place on waxed paper. Repeat with remaining circus peanuts; let
  • stand until set.
  • Reheat candy melts if necessary; dip a cookie pop in coating and
  • allow excess to drip off. Insert stick into a styrofoam block to
  • stand. While wet, position a coated circus peanut on the cookie for
  • a head. Repeat.
  • For eyes, attach a miniature chocolate chip to each chocolate chip

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Alligator Cookie Pops (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • using melted white chips. Attach to head using melted chocolate.
  • Using remaining melted chocolate, pipe nostrils onto faces; pipe
  • teeth with melted white chips. Let stand until set. Yield: 1 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie pop equals 326 calories, 16 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 95 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.