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Peep Cake Pop Recipe

8 Apr Peep Cake Pop - Poor Girl's Guide Chicago
Peep Cake Pop - Poor Girl's Guide Chicago

Peep Cake Pop – Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago

As part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series, we’re giving you some of our favorite (and cheap) ideas for Easter. Try these adorable “Hatching Chick” Peep Cake Pops this Easter.

Ingredients *Makes 24 cake pops

  • 1 Box Cake Mix (Your choice)
  • 1 Can Frosting (Your choice )
  • 2 boxes of white chocolate chips
  • 24 Cake pop sticks
  • 24 Peeps
  • Styrofoam block
  • Clear treat bags (if desired)


  • Bake cake as instructed
  • Let cake cool
  • Crumble cake as small as possible in large bowl
  • Mix in frosting by hand slowly
  • Shape cake in to small ball/egg shapes, use an mini ice cream scoop if you have one
  • Roll the balls on to a plate covered in wax paper
  • Melt half the chocolate as instructed (double boil or microwave)
  • Dip half the ball in chocolate and place back on the plate with wax paper
  • Put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes
  • While pops are in the freezer, cut the faces off the peeps and set aside
  • Melt the remaining chocolate and place small amounts at a time in cup
  • Remove cake balls from freezer, place a stick in each
  • Dip cake balls carefully in to the cup of chocolate so they are fully covered
  • Let the excess chocolate drip off
  • Take the peep and place it on the front of the cake pop, push it lightly so it sticks
  • Place cake pops in the styrofoam block and put them in the freezer
  • Serve them as is or individually wrapped in clear baggies or treat bags

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Brown Sugar Smokies- Game Day Recipe

2 Feb Brown Sugar Smokies
Brown Sugar Smokies

Brown Sugar Smokies

This super easy recipe cooks in under 30 minutes! Great for the Super Bowl, game day or any party.

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 (16 ounce) package little smokie
  • sausages
  • 1 cup brown sugar, or to taste Continue reading

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

25 Jan Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe
Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Chef Roger Waysok of South Water Kitchen will be preparing a special Red Velvet Twinkie for guests on their Five-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner Pre-Fixe Menu. For those not in Chicago, South Water Kitchen has kindly shared the recipe below, which is easy enough for at-home chefs to replicate!

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Pomegranate-Champagne Punch- New Year’s Punch Recipe

30 Dec ww.marthastewart.com

This easy punch is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Pomegranate-Champagne Punch

1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
1 cup pear nectar
1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne

In a large pitcher, combine pomegranate juice, pear nectar, and orange-flavored liqueur. Slowly add Champagne. Serve over ice.

Recipe adapted from: www.marthastewart.com

New Year’s Eve Punch Recipes

27 Dec New Year's Punch
New Year's Punch

New Year’s Punch

Throwing a New Year’s bash on a budget? A punch is a great option to keep your alcohol costs down. Below are some festive holiday punches to help ring in the new year!

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