Finally, a cooking post...
Some very good friends had their Jack&Jill over the weekend and I made some "pops" for the occasion.
Considering that the preggo brain never went away, and I get so easily sidetracked by Bean, I ixnayed turning on the oven to avoid burning down my kitchen.
(which is no exaggeration considering my forgetfulness these past few months)
More pops than food in the fridge...
A few things that I found helpful:
I do not have a food processor. Which would have made it a lot easier, and would have spared me from smashing Oreos and graham crackers in a ziplock back with a pot at 1am. Ghetto styles but it's do-able. (ok, maybe that point wasn't quite helpful... a food processor would have been helpful...)
I kept the graham crackers a little coarse on purpose to add some texture.
After forming the Oreo balls, I put them in the freezer for a few minutes to get them a little firm before inserting the sticks and freezing them completely. Much easier for the sticks to stay in!
Work quickly when coating the chocolate, and try to stir the chocolate frequently between coats. The quicker you work, the more likely that you'll avoid the chocolate from hardening, separating, seizing, getting grainy... you get the idea.
I bought a styrofoam block at the art store and wrapped it in tissue paper as the base for the pops.
Both pops were super easy to make and only 3 ingredients each!
Plus, everything tastes better on a stick.
Supervisor Bean was confined to the chair and wasn't even allowed to taste test.