You can be sure Pokemon themed party favours are about to get VERY popular!
Great for parties, easily customisable to include your favourite Pokemon and loads of fun to smash open, these cute little candy pokeballs are sure to be a hit with Pokemon fans everywhere – big or small. As an added bonus, you don’t have to chase these guys all over town, and they’re delicious.
Ingredients For Candy Pokemon Pokeballs!
- Melted red candy melts
- Melted white chocolate
- Melted black candy melts
- Mini M&M’s (or nerds or any small candy you like)
- Pokemon Printables (optional – easy to find on google)
Make sure your silicone cake pop mold is clean and dry and melt your chocolate & candy melts using a microwave, chocolate pot or double boiler.
Scoop about half a teaspoon of white chocolate into one-half of the mold cavity and use the back of the teaspoon to distribute the chocolate evenly around the circle in a nice thin coat. Repeat for as many Pokeballs as you’d like.
Tip: Don’t make this coat too thick.
Scoop about half a teaspoon of red candy melts into the other half of the mold cavity and use the back of the teaspoon to distribute the candy melts evenly around the circle in a nice thin coat. Repeat so you have a partner for each of your white halves.
Place in the fridge to set (approx. 10 minutes).
Remove your silicone moulds from the fridge and add another ¼ teaspoon of melted white chocolate, spreading once again to make an even second coat. Repeat with the red candy melts on your second half.
Tip: Pay attention to the top edges of your Pokeball as these will be easier to stick together if they are a bit thicker.
Return to the fridge for a further 5-10 minutes until fully set.
To remove your Pokeballs from the mold, you’ll need to peel the silicone away from the edges of each sphere. Be warned, these might ‘pop’ out at you so be ready to catch them!
Pair each white half-sphere with a red half-sphere and fill one side with mini M&M’s, nerds or any small candy you like. If you are using a cardboard Pokemon character, add this now.
WARNING: Make sure you warn your guests if you are adding a non-edible character into the Pokeballs, to prevent choking.
Scoop some melted white chocolate into your zip lock bag and cut off a small corner to make a fine piping tip.
Gently put your two sphere halves together and hold them at the top and bottom so the seam is exposed. Pipe a line of chocolate over the seam and count to 5, before using your fingertip to wipe off any excess chocolate creating a smooth even finish.
Tip: If you have “hot hands” you may wish to wear cotton gloves to hold the sphere while you join the two halves.
Using your paintbrush, dip into your melted black candy melts and paint a nice thick line all the way around your Pokeball.
Paint a large black circle on the front of your Pokeball (make sure you choose the best side for your front).
Using your toothpick, add a dollop of melted white chocolate in the centre of the black circle, and affix your white round sprinkle to complete your Pokeball button.
Store at room temp (NOT in the fridge) for up to a week in an airtight container.
Elise Strahan’s Incredible Candy Pokemon Pokeballs
HAPPY POKEMON HUNTING!
The Carousel thanks Elise Strachan from My Cupcake Addiction for this recipe.
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She also just released a cookbook due out in November so if fun, creative recipe ideas are your thing, check it out at www.mycupcakeaddictioncookbook.com
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