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Monster Cereal Pops

These chocolate monster pops fittingly rely on the spooky Monster cereals (Franken Berry, Boo Berry, Fruity Yummy Mummy, Count Chocula and/or Fruit Brute) haunting supermarkets this time of year. They are easy enough for even the youngest of hands to help make and just cute enough to shake the creeps.

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Choose just one monster cereal, or make the entire family.

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To make monster cereal pops:

You will need:*

Monster cereals (Franken Berry, Boo Berry, Fruity Yummy Mummy, Count Chocula and/or Fruit Brute)
White candy melts
Lollipop sticks
Disposable decorating bags
Baking tray
Wax paper
Scissors
Black food coloring pen

*Find the candy melts, lollipop sticks, disposable decorating bags and food coloring pen in the craft store.

Separate the marshmallows from a handful of monster cereal(s). Use the black food coloring pen to draw dots on the marshmallows for eyes.

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Line a baking tray with wax paper and set aside. Place ½ cup to 1 cup of white candy melts in a disposable decorating bag.

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Melt the candy in the microwave at 70 percent power for 90 seconds. Massage the bag and continue to microwave at 15 second intervals until fully melted. With scissors, snip ½ inch from the tip of the bag. Pipe a dot on the baking tray. Place a lollipop stick on the dot of melted candy. Pipe a circle on top of the dot. Immediately press two candy eyes onto the chocolate and fill the rest of the circle with monster cereal.

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Fill the tray with monster pops and let sit at room temperature for about an hour until fully hardened.

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Meaghan Mountford, author of Sugarlicious: 50 Cute and Clever Treats for Every Occasion, has been creating crafty sweets for 15 years. She is especially fond of decorating cookies, marshmallows and putting sweets on sticks. See more on her blog, the decorated cookie.