In addition to paper and stamps, I have a not so secret smittening with cupcakes and delicious treats. What, smittening is not a word? Well, it should be, it perfectly describes my LOVE. I didn’t think there was a treat that could beat my desire for decadence when it comes to cupcakes, but alas, enter the Push Up Pop.
I discovered Pizzazzerie, and the Push Up Pop. Push-Up Pops, the book, is the creatively delicious effort of HGTV Stylist and Dessert Maker, Courtney Dial soon to be Whitmore. The stunning, mouth watering photography in this treasure is by renowned food photographer Kyle Dreier. The book would not have been the same without it. Each recipe is gorgeous and justly earned a delicious photo.
What I learned is that these push up containers can be used for crafting as well, creating confetti shooters, making crafty little kits and more. It crossed the bridge into my creative little world. I could have my cake and eat it too! Here is a link to an article by Sharon for the party blog, You Are My Fave, on how to create the aforementioned confetti shooters.
As an added treat, with special thanks to Pizzazzerie, enjoy this sample recipe from Push-Up Pops.
Hot Fudge Sauce
3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 cup sugar
1 small can evaporated milk
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package Oreo cookies
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 pint coffee ice cream, softened
1 can chocolate hazelnut pirouette cookies
To make hot fudge sauce, mix the chocolate, sugar, and evaporated milk in a double boiler (or saucepan) and heat until melted and smooth. Stir in the butter and vanilla until blended and heated through.
Place 28 Oreo cookies in a ziplock bag. Seal bag and crush cookies using a rolling pin until they are in small pieces. Mix the cookie pieces with the melted butter.
To assemble push-up pops, layer 1 to 2 tablespoons of cookie pieces into the bottom of a push-up pop container. Add 1 tablespoon of coffee ice cream. Top that with 1 tablespoon of fudge sauce. Repeat layers until full. Freeze push-up pops until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, remove the tops and let soften for a minute. Cut pirouette cookies in half and stick down in top of push-up pop. Refrigerate leftover fudge sauce for use with other ice cream treats.
Push-Up Pops is available online at amazon.com and also at these area Barnes & Noble Bookstores.
- 3000 Eden Prairie Center (Eden Prairie) 952-944-5683
- 13131 Ridgedale Drive (Minnetonka) 952-546-2006