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DIY recipe : Pancake pops

You’ve seen lollipops.

I imagine by now you’ve also come across cake pops.

But what about pancake pops?!

Everything appears to be more fun when served up on a stick, and this breakfast treat is no exception.

They’re simple enough to make too. Just make regular pancake batter (the American fluffy pancake style of batter that is), pour a little on a heated, flat griddle pan and pop in your lollipop stick, smoothing the batter over the top. Then just flip to cook the other side and, when lightly browned on both sides, serve up drizzled in maple syrup!

DIY recipe pancake pops

Amazing!

For more in depth details just head over to No. 2 Pencil and if you’re looking for lolly sticks here’s a handy link for you :)

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Apfel Lollies

Those that know a little, or a lot, of German will know that apfel is actually just apple. Although these apple lollies are very similar to the chocolate apples that usually get stocked in supermarkets before Bonfire Night, there’s one difference… they’re sliced before dipped!

This idea, found over at Rosa Rot, makes perfect sense for mini mouths although it’s never crossed my mind before! Good job we have the internet, full of endless ideas that never enter our heads!

These are great for a guilt-free treat to tempt your child. Or even for yourself if you’re eating healthily but just can’t stay away from the chocolate* ;)

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* Frozen, chocolate-covered bananas with crystallized ginger are bloomin’ good too. They’re my summer snack of choice when I’m trying to balance out my chocolate habit with fruit!

Pretty Pops

Today I have some recipes for fruity summertime treats, that beat the multi-coloured, ‘fruit’-flavoured, sugar-packed, store offerings hands down! These are great for a quick cooling snack on a hot day in the garden, or to offer as a dessert at a party. And yes, the intention is that they are for the kids but should one happen to fall into your mouth… well, what are you supposed to do?! :)

Strawberry shortcake popsicles (below left) from Bakers Royale
Pureed strawberries sandwiched between a mixture of vanilla (Golden) Oreos and vanilla yogurt – Mmm mmm mmm!

Firecracker Ice Pops (below right) from Martha Stewart
Strawberries, blueberries and natural yogurt in a red, white and blue swirl (if only I’d seen these in time for Alice’s party…!)

Fruit Kabobs (below left) from Pioneer Party Very simple but very cute heart-shaped fruit (I guess you could use a selection) with yogurt dip.

Fruity frozen yogurt pops (below right) from Honey
Fruit, yogurt, honey and vanilla blended and layered makes up these pretty pops!

Raspberry and peach popsicles from La Tartine Gourmande
Peach and yogurt purée coated in raspberry coulis – my mouth is actually watering now!

Lovely aren’t they? So easy to make too and you could make this into a holiday activity by getting the kids involved (also a good way to get them to eat healthily without them realising!) and why not get them to make up their own recipes?! You don’t need purpose made moulds either, just your everyday juice glasses will work fine. Enjoy!

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