Saturday, 4 February 2012

A pop you'll fall in love with........

Big week for us here at Meko, although I do always say that don't I? Matt and I have been busy most of the week putting the finishing touches on everything for our vintage aeroplane 1st birthday party tomorrow. Matt has been busy decorating all sorts of sweet treats, but mostly the theme of the food for this party seems to end in the word 'pop'! Think cake pops, marshmallow pops and even rocky road pops! You can take it from me, our white chocolate rocky road pops are sensational! I should know.....I've been eating them all week!

With Valentines Day only around the corner, rocky road or rocky road pops can be a great gift for that special someone. Hey nothing says 'I love you' more than chocolate, right?! Matt alerted me to the fact this week that you can in fact put anything you want in rocky road......yes anything! Of course marshmallows and glace cherries are always nice, but you can be as experimental as you like! In our rocky road pops (pictured left) we used white marshmallows, red glace cherries and blue cloud lollies to fit in with the colour scheme of our aeroplane party.

Try this for an extra sweet Valentine's Day gift........Grab yourself a baking tray (it needs to have decent depth on it) and line it with baking paper. In a bowl place some pink and white marshmallows and some red glace cherries. Then comes the fun bit. See if you can get your hands on some red gummy kisses lollies, or some sour peach hearts, or any other lolly you can find that fits the theme. If that fails, try some strawberries n' cream lollies or raspberries as an alternative. Basically you can put what you like in it, but just make sure it screams 'love'! Then melt some white chocolate in the microwave and pour over the lolly mix. Mix together and then pour into the baking tray lined with baking paper. Push the chunky bits well into the corners and smooth over the top. Then pop in the refrigerator to semi set. Once it starts to firm up a little, pull it out and carve it up into decent sized cubes. If you want to make it a 'pop' grab yourself some lollipop or paddle pop sticks and insert into each one. Place back in the fridge to set through. Then decorate with some pretty red ribbon and package up in cellophane bags or noodle boxes with more ribbon. And there you have it, a 'Lovey Dovey Rocky Road Pop' for the one you love. Too easy.

Happy popping x

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