Cutie Pie Pops for Valentine’s Day! These adorable treats on a stick are stuffed with Valentine M&M’s.
This must be the week for cute desserts! Yesterday’s post was for Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups and today we’ve got Cutie Pie Pops. After looking over my most popular posts from the past year, I realized that 2 of the posts were pie pops and promised to make some more soon. Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for making cute, sweet treats! It took me a while to decide what filling to put in the pie pops. The most obvious choice would be something pink or red. I thought about using jelly but my kids only like grape jelly. While walking around Target, we spotted the Valentine M&M’s and decided to use them to fill the Cutie Pie Pops.
Unroll 2 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts on silicone mat and cut out eight 2 1/2 inch shapes from each pie crust (I used a cookie cutter with a scalloped edge: Blossom Nesting Metal Cutters) so that you have a total of 16 circles. I had to knead and re-roll the scraps to get 8 out of each crust.
Place 8 of the cutouts on a silicon baking mat or parchment paper lined baking sheet. Pile about 8 M&M’s into the center of eight of the circles. Position a lollipop stick so that the top reaches the center of the circle and gently press it into the dough.
Gently flatten the remaining 8 pie crust dough circles so that they are a little bigger. Place them over the M&M’s. Use a fork to crimp the edges together. Brush lightly with a beaten egg white.
Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.
Melt 2 ounces of vanilla CandiQuik or white chocolate chips. Frost the tops of the pie pops with the vanilla candy coating and top with sprinkles.
My kids think they taste better when they are warm so feel free to put the Cutie Pie Pops in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them up before eating them.