We have designs on these pat-oreo-tic pops, yet again..bring on the stars and stripes! Have a happy 4th, y’all!
If, like us, you consider yourself a world citizen, even though you’re a desi at heart, you know that you’ll always adore the Stars and Stripes just as much as the Ashoka Chakra in tricolor splendor. That the 4th of July signifies much more than the fireworks that light up the sky, making up in whatever minuscule way for the lack of Diwali luster in these shores. That when your little ones sing “..where atleast I know I’m free..” your heart flutters just a little, as you think back to the assembly line you stood in as a child, dedicatedly chanting “..Jaya He..” That you’ll always dig sampling some fingerlickin’ grilled fare at a friend’s backyard cookout, even if all you pine for is a spiced up Bhutta. That you’ll love America’s favorite cookie just as much as our very own Britannia Bourbon biscuit.
To the spirit of being in the USA with a desi heart, then. To freedom and unity, in diversity..we present our Pat-oreo-tic Pops that are not only a treat for the merry munchin’, but also good for the overt oglin’! Happy July the 4th!
1 Box Double-stuf Oreos
1 Package White Candy melts
1 Package Lollipop sticks
Sprinkles – Red sugar and candy stars, or as desired
Melt a few of the candy melts as per the package instructions. Dip one end of a lollipop stick into the melted candy and insert it carefully into an oreo, about half an inch or so. Lay on a wax paper lined tray to dry. Repeat for all the cookies. Allow them to dry completely, for about half an hour, so that the sticks stay firm when the pops are dipped and eaten. In case a cookie cracks while inserting the stick, go ahead and use it for a snack, because it won’t hold up while dipping.
Meanwhile, prepare a container with a piece of Styrofoam or Thermocol or even a florist sponge or block to stick the pops in after they are dipped. Get the sprinkles ready in small bowls.
Melt about a cup of candy melts in a narrow cup. Carefully dip each pop into the candy coating, shake off the excess by twirling the stick. Hold the pop horizontally over a plate, sprinkle with the red sugar and add the stars. Wait a few seconds for it to set a bit and then insert it in the prepared container to dry. Repeat for the remaining pops, melting more candy as required, and microwaving it for 15-30 seconds if it gets too thick. Allow the pops to harden and then arrange them in a dish or pot with the Styrofoam or chosen base, spread candy in complementing colors to cover the top. Serve with tall glasses of iced milk.
this is such a fun idea! you all have a fun weekend !
Thanks, Richa! Happy 4th of July to you too!
very sweet- loved the write up -the pat(oreo)tic spirit in you in appreciated- nice-enjoy the long weekend and yes Happy JULY 4
Thanks so much, Priya! So glad to hear you enjoyed our Pat-oreo-tic spirit! 🙂
Oh my gosh, these are so fun, I love them! I bet the kiddos would love to make an activity out of these on the 4th 🙂 thanks so much for sharing.
Thanks Heather, we’re sure the kids will have fun licking up all the melted candy. Thanks for hosting Friday Potluck!
Glad you do, Sue! We love ’em too! Happy 4th of July! 🙂
Hi! I’m having a linky party called A Themed Baker’s Sunday. Usually I have a theme every week, but this week I want to see what everyone is making for the 4th. I would love if you linked up your delicious and patriotic sweetness!
We just did, thanks for the invite! Love all those themed treats.
happy 4th of July
Thank you! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend too!
Thanks for the link on Bake with Bizzy. It is so special and creative.
Thank you, Chaya! Bake with Bizzy is abuzz with many such treats for sure!
Lovely post….I liked the Pat(oreo)tic pops !!! Happy 4th July:)
Thanks and right back at you! 🙂
Congrats! You were featured on my blog as one of the top 6 of my linky party! Be sure to come back this next linky party that starts today, where the theme is CARAMEL! Link up any and every recipe involving Caramel! Hope to see you there!
Woot! Thank you, Alyssa! Caramel treats sound like fun, we’ll be sure to come by and check them out!
they look so amazing……. !!!! your blog is also very nice…!!
Thanks so much, Sanjivini! How nice of you to visit and also look us up on FB! 🙂
These are so fun I bet my son would love them..
So glad to hear that, thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Wow that was strange. I just wrote an very long comment on https://tadkapasta.wordpress.com/2011/06/30/pat-oreo-tic-pops but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say great blog!
So sorry about that, Tyler. What a bummer! We’d have loved to read your message. Thank you so much for writing that long comment, and sticking around to write this one.