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Like the popular dessert cup, our "dirt ball" pops is another fun spin on a treat kids adore. The fun and simple recipe is great for getting even the youngest cooks involved in the kitchen. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies, crushed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • 1 cup Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 20 gummy worms
  • Lollipop sticks

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the almond butter, honey, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir in cereal and coconut.
With wet hands, shape mixture into 1-in. balls, inserting gummy worms into balls. Roll in cookie crumbs. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; insert lollipop stick into balls. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 20 truffles.
Editor's Note: Look for unsweetened coconut in the baking or health food section.
Originally published as Dirt Ball Pops in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p167

Nutritional Facts

1 pop: 145 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies, crushed
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened finely shredded coconut
  • 1 cup Oreo cookie crumbs
  • 20 gummy worms
  • Lollipop sticks
  1. In a small bowl, combine the almond butter, honey, cinnamon and vanilla. Stir in cereal and coconut.
  2. With wet hands, shape mixture into 1-in. balls, inserting gummy worms into balls. Roll in cookie crumbs. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; insert lollipop stick into balls. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 20 truffles.
Editor's Note: Look for unsweetened coconut in the baking or health food section.
Originally published as Dirt Ball Pops in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p167

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