I love new ideas and have been throwing this one around for a while now..today I got a chance to try it out. I thought about cake balls when I would look at tootsie roll pops or charms bubble gum suckers..thinking they should be coated with chocolate or candy making chocolate..so today I got started and this is what I came up with. I have a theatre/rec room where we keep glass jars and jugs full of candy for the grandkids for movie nights..saw the suckers while cleaning down there this morning and away I went with decorating..hope you enjoy. Simple and perfect for kids..even the big ones!!
Unwrap all suckers that you want dipped in candy making chocolate coatings...also, find a sturdy box..like a shoe-box and cover with wrapping paper of choice, or foiled paper, take a small screwdriver and poke holes in the box about every 4 inches or so, eyeball it as to how you want it to hold the suckers once done. You can also use styrofoam, or green floral sponge and cover with covering of choice. Get all your dipping sprinkles and candies, ribbons..decorating utensils together so you have them handy once you start dipping your suckers.
In a microwave bowl add chocolate or flavored coatings of choice and melt as directed on bag..usually I do 15 second intervals depending on how much I have in the bowl that needs melting. Once melted..take the sucker and dip into melted mixture now swirl in the coating..once you have a light coating then tap the sucker stick on the side of the bowl to get any access coating to drip back into the bowl. Now sprinkle by hand any coating you want on your sucker...I find doing it by hand is easier than dipping, because dipping sometimes causes the coating to clump.
Once coated and dipped..place in hole on prepared box and allow to set up. Once it is set up..you can draw a face on with colored frosting with toothpicks dipped into the frosting OR..use a small decorator's tip and bag and pipe on.
If making these for a bake sale or candy sale..bag indiviually as I have done on some to show you..I took baggies and cut the ziplock part off it and then tied a ribbon around the neck of it to keep sucker secure.
AS I said...there are so many different ideas that you can do..this is what I had on hand, otherwise I would have used more coatings, flavors, etc.
This would be great for so many occasions..kids will love this for birthday celebrations..bake sales, school parties...Enjoy!