Popsicles are great in their original form, but there are just too many ways to make them a little more fun. So, I created monster popsicles. The have these scary little faces, which makes sense since I am the queen of weird faces myself.
Make these for fun monster popsicles, for a monster-themed birthday party, Halloween, or just because.
The perfect size of popsicles that I used were Budget Saver Popsicles.
The great thing about this brand is you can pretty much find them ANYWHERE. They have a product locator so you can see where they are nearby:
Ingredients for Monster Popsicles
To begin your monster popsicles, Remove Budget Saver popsicles from plastic wrap and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Place back in freezer, keeping covered (but not too tightly!) with plastic wrap.
Pipe black gel icing onto gum balls, or giant confetti sprinkles cut in half for varying eyes.
You can also use eye ball sprinkles, which are ready to use.
Removing popsicles one at a time from freezer, use white icing to adhere different sprinkles to form facial features on your monster popsicles.
For this monster popsicle, I used a giant confetti sprinkle. I piped black icing gel to make the pupil. Then, I used white icing to stick the “eyeball” onto the popsicle.
Then, I used the white icing to stick rainbow chips on as “warts.”
For this monster popsicle, I used triangular-shaped sprinkles for teeth. Round, white candies worked well for they eyes, with the black icing for pupils.
After decorating your monster popsicle, place back into freezer until ready to serve.
- Pat popsicles dry before decorating. Wet popsicles are difficult to decorate.
- Work in a very cool room. If they melt, they will be impossible to decorate or keep until serving.
- Work on only one popsicle at a time, leaving the others on the cookie sheet in freezer.
- Not all icing is created equal. If your icing does not make the sprinkles stick well, and seem runny, stir in sifted confectioners sugar into icing to make it more tacky/sticky.
- Work quickly, but not sloppily.
Rawrrrrrrr. Or, whatever.
I decorated one purple popsicle with eye sprinkles, then the other with chocolate covered sprinkles, lightning-shaped sprinkles for eyebrows, and large confetti sprinkles with black eye gel.
Now, watch the video tutorial for monster popsicles:
- Black icing gel
- White icing
- Remove Budget Saver popsicles from plastic wrap and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Place back in freezer.
- Pipe black gel icing onto gumballs, or giant confetti sprinkles cut in half for varying eyes.
- Removing popsicles one at a time from freezer, using white icing to adhere different sprinkles to form facial features.
- Place back into freezer until ready to serve.